Sr. Learning Designer
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Duties & Responsibilities
The Teaching and Learning Lab (TLL) within Academic Affairs is seeking a Senior Learning Designer to lead the design and development of complex, multi-faceted learning design projects. We seek a self-starter with the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders and has the willingness and flexibility to help meet team/School goals in any capacity.
This position reports to the Assistant Director of Learning Design and provides leadership on the creation and improvement of new and existing online modules through all phases of the work: discovery, design, development, delivery and debrief. The position works with the technical and creative staff within the TLL, the program staff in Programs in Professional Education, and faculty chair(s) and doctoral students to define goals, identify metrics for success, and develop processes, milestones, and timelines to create and write design plans that ensure modules meet objectives and expectations and takes appropriate action to overcome obstacles where necessary.
This individual will marshall the project resources (such as multimedia producers, learning technologists, platform managers, etc. to name a few) allocated to projects. These resources may be assembled from across the School, forming several truly cross-functional project teams. The Senior Learning Designer will liaise with all stakeholders on an ongoing basis and report on project progression to the appropriate audiences and within the appropriate tools.
This is a 2-year term position with the possibility of renewal.
• Works with program faculty chair(s) and partners in the TLL, PPE, and IT to develop curriculum within and across CAEL modules, including an assessment program and badging constellation.
• Manages the creation and enhancement of four 3-month online learning modules with an international enrollment of at least 100 students that include both synchronous and asynchronous experiences.
• Leads the development of new and innovative designs for digital learning experiences using a wide variety of tools, strategies, and platforms.
• Manages on-line satisfaction and learning surveys throughout the program and the modules in general. Identifies key areas for improvement and recommends appropriate changes.
• Leads the TLL portion of online course design projects by developing and maintaining project plans, providing analysis and consultative leadership, and preparing reports and presentations at project and executive levels.
• Clearly defines project scope, goals, schedules, and deliverables.
• Develops materials for and participates in all collaborative project meetings, including kick off and design meetings, regular status updates, and strategy meetings.
• Fosters strong working relationships with key project staff in PPE, TLL, and IT.
User Experience Design
• Lead the exploration and adaptation of user experience design approaches that serve the success of the TLL portfolio.
• Discover and communicate the realized and potential impact of user experience design on TLL-supported learning experiences and products, leveraging best practices from higher education, business, and design fields.
• Partner with TLL leadership in identifying and supporting areas for the adoption of user experience design within the portfolio.
• Collaborate with TLL team members to incorporate user experience design practices and protocols within relevant projects.
• Advise on strategies to enable more learner-centered designs that leverage user research and iterative development.
Any applicant wishing to be considered for this position must indicate that they meet all of the basic requirements in either their cover letter or resume.
Applicants wishing to be considered must supply a cover letter in addition to their resume.
Please attach resume and cover letter as one document.
We regret that the Harvard Graduate School of Education does not provide Visa sponsorship.
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USA - MA - Cambridge
00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
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