Temporary Part-time

US Division

HQ: Waltham, MA

EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT CENTER (EDC)
EDC is one of the world’s leading nonprofit research and development firms.  EDC designs, implements, and evaluates programs to improve education, health, and economic opportunity worldwide. Collaborating with both public and private partners, we strive for a world where all people are empowered to live healthy, productive lives.
 
EDC is committed to diversity in the workplace.
 
The College and Workforce Success Portfolio has an opening for a Casual Curriculum/Instructional Design Specialist (I), reporting to the Senior Project Director, in Waltham, Massachusetts.
 
EDC casual employees generally work as needed.  A casual position receives statutory benefits of Social Security contributions, Medicare contributions, unemployment insurance, worker’s compensation insurance and sick leave.  A casual position ends when work is complete.
               
The College and Workforce Success Portfolio seeks to broaden participation in the workforce by: building the capacity of all youth—especially youth from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those with disabilities—to succeed in postsecondary education and a range of careers; creating opportunities for all students to participate in educational experiences that enable them to develop the academic, 21st century, and technical skills and dispositions necessary for success in a rapidly evolving workplace; building the capacity of practitioners, educational leaders, intermediaries, and systems to provide equitable educational experiences that work for all students; and conducting research to build knowledge of how to broaden participation in college and workforce success.
 
This position will work on a range of projects focused on PreK–adult STEM education, including the design and development of curriculum materials and educational resources as well as educator professional development (both online and in-person). Experience working in schools or with teachers is highly desirable, but the most important qualifications are a demonstrated capacity to write in a clear and engaging manner and ability to develop new skills.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The person in this position is expected to communicate clearly and courteously; to develop and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, collaborators, co-workers, field sites, and funders; and to work respectfully with EDC colleagues. The job requires adherence to EDC policies & procedures.
 
With instruction, the Curriculum/Instructional Design Specialist (I) participates in provision of curriculum/instructional design services and other project activities, including:
• research
• drafting
• product testing
• documenting and cataloguing
• maintaining records
• disseminating information
• supporting proposal work
• market research
 
The Curriculum/Instructional Design Specialist (I):
• Facilitates project teamwork; accepts and utilizes feedback
• Seeks creative ways to engage students in learning
• Assists with quality assurance
• Provides logistical support
• Does on-site work (e.g., pilot testing in schools)
• May be expected to travel, primarily locally
 
QUALIFICATIONS
This position requires educational achievement; excellent writing skills; demonstrable initiative, creativity, and flexibility; ability to work independently and effectively in groups; and strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Specific requirements:
 
• Bachelor’s degree
• 2–4 years related experience in a disciplinary area (science or engineering preferred), education, training, curriculum design, writing, or consulting, including experience with computer applications, instructional design, and Internet research
• Classroom teaching experience is desirable
 
CONTACT
EDC, 43 Foundry Ave, Waltham, MA 02453
No phone calls, please
 
Posted:  10/19/17
 
As an EOE/AA employer, EDC does not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity national origin, and veteran or disability status. EDC is a smoke-free workplace.