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6 Nov 2012

Full-Time Instructional Designer (San Francisco, CA)

teachscape – Posted by TechWhirl San Francisco, California, United States

Job Description

Teachscape seeks an instructional designer with experience building interactive, multimedia-based content for use in K-12 professional development. This full-time position is based in San Francisco.


Position Overview
The instructional designer designs, writes, and oversees content for a variety of online resources and print materials. The research-based professional learning resources developed by the instructional designer include:
·         Best practice videos of real teachers in real classrooms
·         Lesson plans and student work from featured lessons
·         Opportunities to reflect on what works and doesn’t work in classrooms
·         A range of other experiences that promote analysis of teaching and learning to improve professional practice
Specific Responsibilities


Content Development
  • Act as lead instructional designer to oversee the design and structure of professional learning resources 
  • Develop media inventories, video outlines, and propose design for online courses 
  • Write and edit content for a variety of online and print materials including project blueprints, conceptual designs, video design, online content, and facilitator materials 
  • Develop and write specifications for graphic, interactive and other multimedia needs 
  • Develop print and online product training resources for Teachscape technology tools and applications 
  • Work closely with other instructional designers on strategic planning and special projects as needed 
Client Relations
  • Act as Teachscape’s primary contact with internal and external clients for content development work 
  • Be responsible for maintaining client relationships 
  • Communicate with clients and partners to get direction and gather feedback 
  • Confirm and receive client approval on development plans, and on all aspects of instructional design 
Project Management
  • Develop and manage timelines, production schedules, and budgets to meet deadlines. 
  • Lead and support efforts of content development team including instructional designers, video producers, and video editors to ensure deliverables meet client’s expectations 
  • Maintain and ensure the quality of the materials being developed meets Teachscape standards 
  • Manage and coordinate with members of the production team (text editors, graphic designer, web developers) to ensure that deliverables meet client’s expectations and are delivered on time 
  • Communicate regularly with Teachscape staff about status on projects, including Vice President, Instructional Effectiveness; Director of Production; members of professional services teams, and/or Account Executive 
  • Experience in the design and development of interactive instructional materials 
  • Knowledge of school settings is essential; teaching experience in K-12 settings a plus 
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills, specifically, the ability to raise issues in a timely manner, meet deadlines and manage production schedules, and pay attention to detail 
  • Strong consulting capability, including the ability to articulate the strategic intentions of clients or projects. Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to create clear, concise executive-level presentations or positioning documents 
  • Ability to supervise and manage additional contract writers or editors (as needed) 
  • Awareness of instructional design standards and methodologies 
  • Experience in training course design and multi-media applications 
  • Knowledge of e-learning activities

Job Categories: Information Design and Instructional Design. Job Types: Full-Time.

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