Job Category:  Bilingual

Location: United States (Remote)


Pay:
To be discussed.


Overview

The Learning Architect is responsible for overseeing the design, development, and implementation of learning products (e.g., academic programs) through close collaboration with academic and business representatives of partner institutions/organizations. The Learning Architect is the subject matter expert in digital product design and development and learning theories. The Learning Architect keeps the Director of Learning Solutions informed of issues that impact the design and development of digital products. This position resides in the Product, Strategy, Innovation and Development (PSID) group within Global Products and Services (GPS) works with a number of teams across GPS to ensure the design and development of learning products support the vision of the institution and academic subject matter experts. The Learning Architect works with a range of internal and external academic experts, employers, product development staff, vendors, and institutional representatives to ensure adherence to product design decisions, business requirements, and academic expectations. The Learning Architect ensures that quality standards are consistently met and delivered.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Works collaboratively with subject matter experts, academic and business representatives, marketing professionals, educational media specialists, and quality assurance staff to design, develop, and implement learning solutions.
  • Plans and facilitates program summits to address marketing research and analysis, regulatory issues, industry trends, competitive landscape, unique differentiators, instructional framework options, and core themes and topics for product development.
  • Documents design decisions and assists with the preparation of documentation for institutional approval as appropriate.
  • Works collaboratively with academic representatives to identify and secure content subject-matter experts.
  • Works with vendor management staff to secure and onboard contracted writers, instructional technologists, editors, and other production specialists to create learning content.
  • Reviews learning content for adherence to program/product design decisions, business requirements, and academic expectations, and ensures that internal and partner reviews occur and that feedback/required changes are incorporated.
  • Works closely with academic representatives to support institutional approval of learning materials, including participating in university curriculum meetings as appropriate.
  • Works with project managers to ensure all deadline dates are met throughout the design and development process.
  • Manages the selection of learning resources, ensuring adherence to business and regulatory requirements, and works collaboratively with sourcing staff to ensure availability of learning resources.
  • Works collaboratively with academic and business representatives to identify, plan for, and execute continuous improvement to learning products being taught/delivered by partners.
  • Maintains expertise in online learning, instructional design and technology, adult learning theory, and andragogy/pedagogy to support program and course development.
  • Applies research skills to assess current and prospective technologies and innovative products to enhance the student experience in the online classroom.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
May perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.

MANAGEMENT/SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Manages key relationships and collaborates with others (but no direct supervisory responsibilities).

TECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL, and PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIRED
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on performance of each essential function. Appropriate reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in curriculum design and product development strongly preferred.
  • Master’s degree (or a combination of a bachelor’s degree and at least 10 years of professional instructional design experience) required; doctoral degree preferred
  • Degree in Instructional Design or Instructional Technology a plus
  • Extensive knowledge of instructional design, curriculum development, and educational technology
  • Successful experience in relationship management across a range of partners
  • Strong interpersonal skills and history of positive results achieved collaboratively
  • Experience working with higher education professionals preferred
  • Strong organizational skills and excellent at follow-up and attention to detail
  • Strong writing skill and facilitation skills
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)

BUSINESS COMPETENCIES

  • Experience in finance and budgeting a plus
  • Experience in negotiating or managing contracts a plus
  • Successful experience in relationship management across a range of partners
  • Strong interpersonal skills and history of positive results achieved collaboratively
  • Strong organizational skills and excellent at follow-up and attention to detail
  • Models professionalism

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