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27 Aug 2013

Director Online Instructional Design – eLearning (Brooklyn, NY)

Amplify – Posted by TechWhirl Brooklyn, New York, United States

Job Description

Job Code: 2945
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Employment Duration: Regular Full-Time
Amplify is re-imagining the way teachers teach and students learn. We enable teachers to manage whole classrooms and, at the same time, empower them to offer more personalized instruction, so that students become more active, engaged learners.Amplify is comprised of three divisions. The Amplify Insight and Amplify Learning divisions grew out of the work of Wireless Generation and, as a complement, the Amplify Access division was created shortly thereafter.


The Associate Director of Online Course Development, e-learning will focus on the design and implementation of online professional learning through exceptional project management over cross-functional teams in the development of instructional content and design. This position will collaborate with senior leadership and serve as Amplify’s primary online course development consultant on the effective use of interactive instructional design strategies, web-based resources, multimedia technologies and instructional systems to improve and implement our online course delivery.We are seeking a strategic visionary who can make relevant recommendations on the use of the best technology for our professional development services and become an instrumental part of the implementation. Additionally, this individual will provide mentorship in the area of instructional course design best practices for our instructional designers.

Responsibilities of the Associate Director of Online Course Development:

  • Lead cross functional teams encompassing instructional design, content development & multimedia specialists in developing Amplify’s online instructional course library
  • Collaborate and consult with senior leadership, instructional designers and additional staff on the effective use of instructional design strategies
  • Coordinate the development of instructional materials that are informative, interactive, and consistent with sound adult learning principles
  • Provide recommendations for interface design, sequencing of instruction, use of assessments, and online interactive activities
  • Manage project deliverables and coordinate with team members and partners to meet project deliverables
  • Research and evaluate new and emerging technologies, approaches, and policies
  • Assist in the development of engaging online instructional courses including content, video, audio, and graphics
  • As appropriate, evaluate the instructional effectiveness of programs, courses, and training products

Basic Qualifications of the Associate Director of Online Course Development:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Proven knowledge of online e-learning platforms (LMS) including Moodle and/or Blackboard
  • 3+ years’ professional experience in managing, designing and developing online instructional courses
  • Project management experience
  • Experience working with creative multimedia technology including Flash, Inquisiq, Captivate and/or HTML5
  • Ability to travel as needed

Preferred Qualifications for the Associate Director of Online Course Development:

  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Experience with K-12 or university level
  • Ability to understand technical content, communicate well with subject matter experts and translate technical content to non-technical staff
  • A passion for educational innovation and effective teaching
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to make presentations, facilitate meetings, and transfer knowledge of training intent to others



This position may be funded, in whole or in part, through American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds
Amplify Education, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.

Job Categories: Information Design and Instructional Design.

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