As Cornell University's online learning unit, eCornell delivers online professional certificate courses to individuals and organizations around the world. Courses are personally developed by Cornell faculty with expertise in a wide range of topics, including data analytics, management, marketing, human resources, leadership, and STEM. Students learn in an interactive, small cohort format to gain skills they can immediately apply in their organizations, while earning a professional certificate from Cornell University. eCornell has offered online learning courses and certificate programs for 15 years to over 130,000 students at more than 2,000 companies.
eCornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented identities to apply.
eCornell Directors of Instructional Design lead teams of Instructional Designers (IDs) and Instructional Design Associates (IDAs) and are focused on creating best-in-class online learning solutions. They work in collaboration with senior eCornell leadership to set strategic direction for course design and development while leading their teams to meet organizational and production goals. They also work with Cornell University faculty and stakeholders to facilitate design discussions and ensure the success of all eCornell course-development efforts.
Directors of Instructional Design lead the planning process for online course development and delegate content development to their team of direct reports. They work effectively and efficiently as project managers, reporting on progress to both internal and external stakeholders through diplomatic, timely and clear communication. This role contributes to the refinement and evolution of eCornell's products and online course design methodologies to meet the changing needs of students while maximizing emergent and relevant technologies.
Additionally, you will:
Review ID coursework and observe ID interactions in faculty collaborations (including course charter meetings and content outline events), providing relevant and actionable feedback.
Effectively and efficiently communicate and collaborate with eCornell internal and contract staff leveraged to execute course-development tasks, including deployment, marketing, and sales.
Leverage production data to make strategic resource allocation decisions for IDs and IDAs that meet production goals; ensure all projects assigned to IDs are on time and on budget.
Manage a team of 4 -7 direct reports (IDs and IDAs) - mentoring, inspiring, delegating, and coaching them towards their fullest potential
Assist in the recruitment and retention of ID and IDA talent; lead effective onboarding for new ID and IDA employees.
Ensure positive and productive faculty-stakeholder management for all projects.
Effectively represent eCornell in interactions with Cornell faculty and staff.
Design and develop courses as strategically assigned.
What we need:
Bachelor's degree in relevant field with 5 - 7 years of professional experience in the instructional design field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum two years direct management experience (preferably teams of IDs) with a proven track record of enabling those teams to reach production and quality goals.
Demonstrated leadership acumen with the ability to encourage, motivate and guide individuals in process improvement and maximize effectiveness.
Excellent time- and project-management skills.
A constructive attitude, sense of urgency, and willingness to ensure you and your team achieve project goals within budget and on deadline.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong collaborative qualities as well as the ability to explain technical concepts in non-technical terms to faculty and students; excellent interpersonal, influencing, and negotiating skills.
Excellent editorial skills, including the ability to edit and author (as needed) course content in a conversational tone.
Proven ability to manage and meet deadlines with multiple projects running concurrently.
Ability to deal well with ambiguity and fast-paced change.
Creative, practical problem-identification, problem-reporting, and problem-solving skills, including the application of those skills to the design and development of the final product.
Experience applying instructional design principles and practices--including needs and task analysis, design, development, implementation, and measurement--to the build of discrete learning solutions/interventions.
Significant experience (minimum five years) with training development and learning program development in team environments.
Active interest in adult learning theory and emerging approaches to online learning, including but not limited to, social networking, mobile learning, problem-based learning, and story-based learning.
Experience in instructional systems design, preferably in the context of corporate training, executive education, and/or professional development.
What we prefer:
Experience leading ID teams through the design and development of online learning materials within both commercial/corporate environments as well as University environments.
Four years direct management experience (preferably teams of IDs) with a proven track record of enabling those teams to reach production and quality goals.
Lean Six Sigma certifications.
Experience in large scale capacity planning.
Some knowledge of CSS and HTML.
**No VISA sponsorship or relocation assistance is available for this position.**
What we offer:
The opportunity to work with a dynamic group of people in a high-growth organization where employee development is promoted.
A broad set of competitive benefits under the Endowed program, including educational opportunities, access to virtual wellness programs, health care options, 3 weeks of paid vacation, 13 paid holidays, and superior retirement contributions. https://hr.cornell.edu/benefits-pay
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