Applicants must have a Ph.D. or Masters Degree or equivalent experience in an appropriate field plus two years of successful research, research administration, and experience in one of the following courses of study: Instructional Technology, Curriculum and Instruction, Emerging Technologies in Education, or a related field, such as Human Resource Development, Computer Assisted Instruction, Communications, or Computer Science in an Educational Environment. The course of study should have offered training and expertise in critical areas that would support initiatives sought by HRM as described in the duties section. Experience in educational technology or developing blended learning curricula and programs is required.
The incumbent should have recent experience with adult learners in either a college/university, business, non-profit, or government setting. Additional experience in a corporate university environment is desired, but not required. Professional experience should include adult learning technology, curriculum development, implementation, evaluation, and follow up with stakeholders.
Necessary qualities include excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to collaborate with stakeholders at all levels, ability to manage projects, and the ability to achieve results both as an independent project leader and as part of a team.
The incumbent will be expected to have demonstrated skills and experience:
• in web design, video editing, html5, and Adobe Creative Suite (CS6);
• using the instructional systems design process for the design and development of e-learning materials;
• managing learning management systems (e.g., Success Factors, Plateau, Moodle,Sakai, and/or Blackboard);
• developing materials for use with Web 2.0 technologies (Facebook, blogs, wikis, twitter, etc.);
• in the use and management of web conferencing or academic presentation technologies (e.g., Camtasia Relay, MediaSite, Echo 360, Cisco WebEx, Jabber, Tegrity, MediaCAST, Matterhorn, and/or Crestron); and
• in managing projects and schedules.
This position will be filled under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA). For an IPA assignment, the individual remains on the payroll of his/her home institution and the institution continues to administer pay and benefits. NSF will reimburse the institution for NSF’s negotiated share of the costs. Individuals eligible for an IPA assignment include employees of State and local government agencies, institutions of higher education, Indian tribal governments, federally funded research and development centers and qualified nonprofit organizations. For more information about IPA assignments, visit our website at http://www.nsf.gov//about/career_opps.
You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date of the job announcement.
All online applicants must provide a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated on the extent and quality of your experience, expertise, education, and research activities relevant to the duties of the position. We strongly encourage you to specifically address the Quality Ranking Factors below. This will ensure that you receive full consideration in the evaluation process.
Quality Ranking Factors
1. Demonstrated experience relevant to instructional technology, learning management systems, and the development of electronic educational programs.
2. Experience using E-learning technology assessment and evaluation tools.
3. Demonstrated experience managing large, complex projects and project schedules.
4. Demonstrated proficiency to anticipate, design, plan, coordinate and manage complex portfolio and program deliverables to achieve organizational objectives in developing, implementing and managing a learning center, and implementing eLearning, Mobile-learning, and blended learning courses.
5. Ability to communicate effectively and present and advocate NSF policies and plans convincingly to peer groups and high-level decision-making and policy groups, both inside and outside the agency. To preview questions please click here.