Sr. Learning Experience Designer for Post-graduate Programs

African Leadership Group

African Leadership Group

Design
kigali, rwanda
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024

ABOUT THE ROLE

As a Sr. Learning Experience Designer (LED) at ALU, you will play a pivotal role in developing and enhancing our post-graduate students' learning journey. Your responsibilities will span a wide spectrum, from curriculum development and course design to harnessing cutting-edge instructional technology and delivering projects seamlessly. In addition, you will be a linchpin for quality assurance, fostering collaboration, and sharing expertise within our dynamic learning environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Curriculum Development:

  • Assist with the design and implementation of ALUSB curriculum for the MBA, PgDs, Custom Programs, and Executive Education Courses.
  • Research, write, and curate educational content that aligns with program/course maps.
  • Create assessments, assignments, and quizzes to evaluate student understanding.
  • Ensure content is up-to-date and aligned with industry best practices.

Course Design:

  • Collaborate with faculty and SMEs, to design engaging and effective in-person, online, and blended learning experiences.
  • Create multimedia content, including videos, animations, and interactive elements.
  • Utilize Learning Management Systems (LMS) to design and organize course materials.
  • Contribute to design, assessment, customization, and continuous improvement of instructional design templates for ALUSB courses and programs.

Instructional Technology:

  • Stay updated on the latest educational technology trends and tools.
  • Implement innovative technologies to enhance the online learning experience.
  • Troubleshoot technical issues related to course delivery.

Project Management:

  • Lead and manage learning design projects from inception to completion, ensuring that projects are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Define project scope, goals, and deliverables in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
  • Create project plans, timelines, and milestones, and monitor progress.
  • Coordinate the work of cross-functional teams involved in course development projects.
  • Identify and mitigate project risks and issues.
  • Prepare project status reports and communicate progress to leadership and stakeholders.

Quality Assurance:

  • Review and evaluate course materials for clarity, consistency, and quality.
  • Conduct user testing and gather feedback from students to improve courses.
  • Ensure content accessibility and compliance with copyright and licensing regulations.

Collaboration and Training:

  • Work closely with relevant stakeholders to envision, plan, coordinate, and maintain the design and development of face-to-face, hybrid, and blended initiatives for academic, non-academic, and professional learning and development.
  • Work closely with faculty, staff, and SMEs to provide guidance and support in course development.
  • Train faculty and SMEs on effective instructional design principles and technology usage.
  • Collaborate with other instructional designers to share best practices and resources.

Executive Coaching for Leadership Programs

  • Implement established coaching strategies to enhance leadership capabilities, ensuring a harmonious balance between support and challenge for continuous professional development.
  • Collaborate with faculty to integrate concepts from leadership programs seamlessly into coaching sessions while staying informed about the latest advancements in leadership across various sectors.
  • Provide personalized individual and group coaching sessions for participants within leadership programs, incorporating comprehensive leadership assessments and constructive feedback sessions.

REQUIREMENTS

Essential

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in fields related to postgraduate education, curriculum and instruction, or instructional design, or the like.
  • At least 7 years of relevant professional experience, that includes one or more of the following: curriculum mapping, instructional systems design, online learning design and development.
  • Strong understanding of higher education trends, accreditation standards, and best practices in undergraduate education, particularly in Africa.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and collaboration skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities with an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Strong commitment to increasing educational access on the Continent.
  • Proficiency in utilizing educational technologies and data-driven decision-making.
  • Excellent coaching and project management skills.

Preferable

  • Familiarity with designing learning experiences on Canvas LM