Endocrinologists are at the core of solving the most pressing health problems of our time, from diabetes and obesity to infertility, bone health, and hormone-related cancers The Endocrine Society is the world’s oldest and largest organization of scientists devoted to hormone research and physicians who care for people with hormone-related conditions. Our inclusive community is made of scientists, physicians, educators, nurses, and students in 122 countries.
We are seeking an Associate Director, Learning Design to architect, implement, and manage the content strategy and instructional design techniques for the Society’s digital learning programs and products. Our ideal candidate is enterprising and innovative, utilizing data-driven instruments such as needs assessments/gap analyses, as well as adult learning principles, to guide current and future educational products through the lens of member and industry needs and advancements. With a strong focus on instructional design and content needs, you will have the opportunity to provide programmatic management and support, project planning, and educational design input to ensure that our product pipeline not only is congruent with relevant learner needs and complies with the accreditation standards, but also integrates accreditation activity criteria during course design.
What you’ll bring to the job:
BA/BS degree with a minimum of 5 years prior experience in portfolio blueprinting and instructional design for both in-person and virtual activities, ideally for member-based organizations is required.
Intermediate-advanced knowledge of course authoring tools such as Articulate 360.
Strong written and verbal communication skills and professional presence.
Excellent interpersonal skills required to work with a diverse group of stakeholders (staff, committee members, learners, collaborators, etc.).
Highly skilled in fostering a team culture by showing concern for each team member, recognizing their contributions and thoroughly enjoys energizing and motivating others toward a goal.
Proficient in content strategy and data-driven program design.
Ability to work in a fast-paced collaborative environment.
Be highly motivated, results-oriented, and able to prioritize team efforts to use limited resources efficiently.
Ability to travel several times a year and work weekends or after-hours, on occasion.
Appropriate technical skills required for proficiency in the use of technology (Outlook, Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, database management, etc.) and able to learn new technology as required.
Consensus-building and collaboration skills, including ability to seek out the facts and pertinent information before drawing conclusions and listening and responding to people with sensitivity and directness.
Our Values: We believe in and empower our staff. We know that with our investment in their growth, they have an even greater potential to contribute to our organization. Our core values embody the character and culture of our staff – they guide our decision making, interactions and how we serve our members. As an organization, we are committed to: demonstrating responsible stewardship, treating one another with trust and mutual respect, supporting work life balance, sustaining an inclusive environment, and fostering an environment that encompasses communication, service, collaboration, results & innovation.
What you’ll own:
Leads, manages, and supports the content planning process for the digital learning portfolio:
Identify new program opportunities through learner performance data, needs assessment processes, member group discussions, and other qualitative/quantitative collection tools
Collaborate with staff across the organization on design and management of new educational activities
Manage a data-driven methodology/process in which programs are slated for the ensuing year, and outlined and calendarized in a blueprint that can be socialized throughout the organization
Serve as a secondary contact for the Special Programs Committee regarding development and maintenance of funded activities
Serves as the primary instructional designer for new digital learning products:
Assess, recommend, and implement new approaches to learning design to diversify the Society’s education portfolio
Ensure the Society keeps pace with contemporary learning design practices and complementary formats/modalities preferred by current/prospective learners
Collaborate with the Director of Digital Learning and Development and Strategic Partnerships staff on program development to ensure novel design approaches.
Coach and supervise two Managers of Program Development and the Manager of Practice Resources:
Ensure program conceptualization and development for funded activities incorporates innovative design thinking
Guide the Manager of Practice Resources through the development of new and derivative products for the clinical and scientific community
Other duties as assigned
What you’ll do well:
Demonstrate ability to plan and organize the work of a group, department or project and to establish effective priorities. Effectively use time. Demonstrate ability to “think outside the box” for solutions or ways to accomplish the job in a more effective way. Handle projects responsibly (including expense management). Prioritize as needed and meet deadlines. Communicate challenges/barriers to supervisor. Collaborate and share progress with others to get the project completed. Demonstrate effective delivery of completed project.
Anticipate the implications and consequences of situations and take appropriate action to be prepared for possible contingencies. Notice trends and develop plans to prepare for opportunities or problems. Anticipate how individuals and groups will react to situations and information and plan accordingly.
Work with and coach staff to develop their capabilities. Provide helpful, timely feedback and provide new opportunities that will help develop staff’s abilities. Identify knowledges, skills, and abilities necessary to fulfill current or future job/role responsibilities effectively.
Develop and maintain strong relationships with members by listening, understanding, and responding to identified needs. Respond to member/leadership/community needs. Actively promote positive relationships with the membership and other groups (committees, leadership, stakeholders, etc.). Exhibit high level of customer service and identify ways to improve service procedures/levels within own position. Respond and follow-through on internal and external requests.
What you’ll get out of it:
Working with a staff that has passion for our mission, believes in one another and has fun.
The chance to work in an environment that empowers staff to take informed risks and create new programs and services.
A chance to make a contribution in a fun job with room to make it your own.
A strong and competitive salary and benefits package that focuses on your well-being and financial health.
Proof of Vaccination & Work Location:
The Endocrine Society values the safety of our employees, our members, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to an HR partner or you must request an exemption before your actual start date. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with the Endocrine Society.
This position is located in Washington, DC and walking distance to Metro and major bus lines. The Endocrine Society offers a flexible, hybrid work environment. Effective May 2nd, 2022, employees will be expected to work from the office at least 2 days per week to foster our collaborative culture and support cross-functional interaction.
Endocrine Society offers a convenient downtown DC location within walking distance of Farragut North/Farragut West and Foggy Bottom Metro stations. Qualified candidates interested in a purposeful work environment, competitive salaries and excellent benefits, including a generous TIAA- CREF retirement plan with 10% employer contribution, submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements.
Endocrine Society is the world's largest and most active professional organization of endocrinologists in the world. Founded in 1916, the Society is internationally known as the leading source of state-of-the-art research and clinical advancements in endocrinology and metabolism. We are dedicated to promoting excellence in research, education and clinical practice in the field of endocrinology. Society membership continues to grow with more than 18,000 members from over 100 countries. These professionals are dedicated to the research and treatment of the full range of endocrine disorders: diabetes, infertility, osteoporosis, thyroid disease, obesity/lipids, growth hormone, pituitary tumors, and adrenal insufficiency.
For employees, Endocrine Society offers a stimulating, collegial work environment of 86 staff where top performance is recognized and appreciated. We pride ourselves on our competitive pay practices and excellent benefits program, including a 10% annual employer contribution to a TIAA-CREF retirement plan, subsidized health, dental and vision insurance, fully paid life and disability income protection, professional development and tuition assistance programs, an on-si...te employee fitness room and generous leave benefits. We have a convenient Downtown D.C. location accessible by the Metro red line Farragut North and blue and orange line Farragut West stations.