Thank you for your interest in employment at Family Caregiver Alliance. We are currently hiring for the following positions:
Instructional Designer for Consumer Health and Caregiving Topics — Full Time
Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA), a nonprofit organization, works locally and nationally to improve the quality of life for family caregivers of adults living with chronic, disabling health conditions, through services, education, advocacy and research. The FCA staff is committed to the mission of the organization, and is welcoming and collegial.
Position: This new position is an excellent opportunity for an experienced and adventurous e-learning professional looking to inform and support family caregivers nationwide. The Instructional Designer will re-design FCA’s nationally recognized consumer content and class curriculum for delivery via our new online virtual caregiver resource center, FCA CareJourney. You will work with a team to create audiovisual micro-learning modules responsive to the expressed needs of caregivers, those receiving care and their family.
The successful candidate will be a friendly, service-oriented, capable individual with excellent attention to detail, and attendance, who will be responsive to cross-department needs and will represent the agency's mission with good judgment and integrity.
- Research, coordinate, write and edit educational curriculum, micro-learning scripts, related content and resources for a lay consumer audience.
- Effectively apply adult learning theory to create materials that will be accessible to a wide range of learners.
- Develop and confirm learning objectives through ongoing assessment and co-development work with caregivers.
- Consult with subject matter experts to identify appropriate content to meet learner needs.
- Work collaboratively with FCA staff and occasionally with cross-country teams and advisors to plan and scope requirements for learning and training material.
- Contribute to storyboarding, authoring, and development of e-learning content and blended learning solutions.
- Work with developers to optimize the use of current technology for developing specific curricula.
- Develop course descriptions and work with the Communications Specialist to create course-specific marketing documents and tools.
- Employ continuous quality improvement techniques to determine the best style, quantity and interactive design for this new learning resource.
Required Knowledge and Skills
- Minimum of an Associate or Bachelor degree in instructional design and/or a related instructional field and/or equivalent industry experience or certification.
- Minimum of 2 years direct experience in e-learning development in academic, health or business environment.
- Ability to expediently and accurately synthesize and write course content based on input from subject matter experts, existing materials, and independent research.
- Able to organize and work under strict time and production deadlines, while producing quality deliverables.
- A proven track record in developing original and innovative training programs, workshops and demonstrations; experience developing instructor-led training materials and self-paced learning content. (Examples of your work will be requested.)
- Knowledge of accessibility barriers, and capacity to design and implement accessible learning material.
- Managing projects that involve multiple stakeholders.
- Travel locally and/or nationally on occasion, as requested. Travel may include climbing stairs and/or navigating narrow pathways when visiting a caregiver at home.
- Complete fluency in English language written and verbal communication for the purpose of documentation and curriculum development, editing and consumer communication.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word and PowerPoint, particularly as used in the development of instructional content.
- Highly motivated and able to work with minimal coaching or supervision.
- Collegial, respectful and capable of working both independently and as part of a team.
- Must be available for meetings and consultation during agency business hours, typically between 9am to 5pm pacific time, and, on occasion, availability is required before or after normal business hours during the week and/or on a weekend.
Additional Desirable Skills
- Strong interest in FCA’s work on behalf of family caregivers and values consistent with those of not-for-profit organizations.
- Experience working with culturally, socially and economically diverse communities.
- Knowledge of Spanish and/or Chinese welcome but not required.
- Competitive benefits including paid vacation, sick leave
- Company paid health, dental, vision care and life (100% employer paid)
- 403(b) retirement plan with discretionary company match
FCA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Interested parties should forward a resume and cover letter to: [email protected]
Be sure to write Instructional Designer in the subject line. We are looking to hire the right person to fill this position immediately.
To learn more about Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) please visit us online at https://www.caregiver.org
For information on other volunteer opportunities, send an email to info (at) caregiver (dot) org, call (800) 445-8106 or visit FCA's page on VolunteerMatch.
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