26 July 2013

Training Consultant - Instructional Designer - eLearning Director

This position description was distributed by Indeed.com, as posted on Monster. The recruiting organization is Career Management Associates, Inc., for a position in White Plains.

Position Description 

Our client is launching a new corporate university. This person will be the primary eLearning development person. They will also develop traditional instructor led training.  Subject matter of the courses is corporate operations. Legal, Accounting, Marketing, etc. Most of the audience is located in White Plains but there are people located all over the world that will need to take the classes. 

As a member of Talent Management Training Consultant will support Talent Development initiatives in general and specifically design, develop and deliver blended learning solutions aligned to increasing skill level in competencies. 

  • Supports the design, development, and promotion of the global corporate university
  • Develops, implements and evaluates training plans and program materials in response to organizational needs as a generalist or in a combination of disciplines, such as management development, technical or nontechnical training, or e-learning development
  • Monitors routine and standardized training programs, assesses results, and implements enhancements as needed
  • Conducts training needs assessments and determines requirements for new program development
  • Conducts ongoing evaluations to ensure effectiveness of programs and recommends modifications as necessary
  • Provides LMS system administration to include custom report generations, utilization analyses, and quality control
  • Designs and develops eLearning standards, processes, templates, and best practices.

TASK | %-age of Time 

  • Consults with managers, other trainers, and other employees on learning and development | 20% 
  • Conducts needs assessment and feasibility/cost-benefit analysis with supervision, plans, designs , implements and evaluates the design and development of training curricula targeted to specific business populations | 35% 
  • With supervision, participates in the delivery of business/functional specifications for learning solutions. Manage the roll out, production, administration, evaluation and continues improvement of learning solutions. | 15% 
  • Manage training utilities, learning management system, produces blended learning & instructs classes. | 30% 


Competencies required are customer service, technical savvy, consultation, business partnerships, builds networks, planning and organizing, project management, process improvement. 


General knowledge of training technologies and skill in applying corporate sanctioned technologies. (eLearning & LMS). Experience with one or more eLearning rapid application development tool. S/He needs to have training design and development background and strong interpersonal skills, as well as, business acumen and collaboration skills. S/He needs to have a basic understanding of business principles in general and of businesses specifically. 


Bachelor’s in Education, Instructional Design, Human Resources or a related field.  Master’s degree preferred.

07 July 2013

Knowledge Management Program Officer, Research & Organizational Learning

This posting was brought to the blogger's attention from Indeed. The post is an SME facilitator role in mathematics instruction within an education setting -- a natural for KM. New Visions claims that it is responsible for starting 139 small schools in New York City.

Assessment is pending.

Knowledge management program officer for the Research Unit plays a critical role in New Visions' efforts to build a national dissemination and knowledge management center to ensure that the strategies, materials, tools, and findings of a major, federally funded “Investing in Innovation” grant, Accessing Algebra through Inquiry (a2i) are shared with hundreds of schools struggling to implement the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.  These resources will take multiple forms such as:
  • A national visitors’ program to proactively inform teachers, administrators, policy leaders and experts about the use of formative assessment lessons and inquiry teams to drive student achievement;
  • A video library of classroom instructional practices;
  • Quarterly press releases and impact reports that combine strategies implemented, data on impact and testimonials from practitioners.
Key responsibilities include
  • Manage and implement the knowledge management strategy of a multi-school, federally funded impact study.
  • Collaborate on building process monitoring systems and benchmarks that enable tracking of the dissemination efforts of the a2i program.
  • Coordinate high-level visits to a2i schools in collaboration with a2i project leads.
  • Collaborate on the creation of a video library related to a2i, common core (possibly in literacy as well as mathematics), and inquiry practices.
  • Collaborate on the development of a literature repository for dissemination of cutting edge innovations related to the inquiry process and formative assessments in math as well as other subject areas and the common core.
  • Support cross-unit knowledge management strategies around key bodies of work within New Visions.
Additional Responsibilities
  • Sets goals and evaluates progress on a regular basis;
  • Identifies professional development opportunities;
  • Addresses performance problems in a timely and effective manner;
  • Ensures regular use of New Visions reporting systems by New Visions staff to share work and enhance communications.
Education and Experience
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in field of education or relevant field including library sciences or knowledge management; background in mathematics education desirable but not necessary;
  • A minimum of five years experience in one or more of the following fields: education, library sciences, knowledge management, school reform or related fields;
  • Experience working with multi-media tools and video production desirable.
Required Skill Sets
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead complex, multi-strand projects.
  • Strong group facilitation skills -- ability to get consensus and collaboration across diverse New Visions’ units, New Visions’ Partnership School Organization and charter schools.
  • Ability to translate complex ideas to different stakeholders.
  • Exceptional Internet research, qualitative analysis, oral and written communication, organizational and project management skills.
  • Experience or interest in knowledge management essential.

Applicants may apply via the New Visions Recruitment Portal