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Director of Instructional Design and Product Development

LRDC  Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh  (22007931)

This position is with the Institute for Learning, at the Learning Research and Development Center.The Institute for Learning is a branch of the Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC) at the University of Pittsburgh, that bridges research and practice. The IFL helps educators bring research-backed teaching and learning into classrooms, helping students reach the high standards demanded by today’s colleges and workforce. It serves as a professional development leader to increase instructional effectiveness across numerous school districts, nationally. For more information about The Institute for Learning, please visit their website at www.ifl.pitt.edu.

The Institute for Learning has built a strong, national reputation as a leader in K-12 professional development. The Director Instructional Design and Product Development will be critical to the continued success of the IFL in its development of digital and printed learning materials and experiences.Key responsibilities for the Director of Product Development include:Manage the product development lifecycle for print and digital materials, and online courses, meeting launch deadlines that include feedback from subject matter experts, designers, and leadership.​Maintain a focus on equity in product design and distribution.Collaborate with designers in the production of products and marketing materials.Communicate with print vendors to ensure products are proofed, bundled, and shipped according to IFL requirements.​Manage and update the IFL’s e-commerce websiteOwn the selection, implementation, and maintenance of a digital rights management solution for IFL products.

Build relationships with groups inside and outside of the University to ensure projects run smoothly.Consult with IFL teams on technology needs and provide internal education opportunities for best practices.​Support the production of digital marketing materials including marketing emails, social media, and other platforms, as needed.This job requires an advanced degree (master, equivalent, or higher) in educational technology or related field; experience designing and implementing professional learning opportunities; excellent communication skills; and a demonstrated commitment to collaboration and flexibility.Please include a cover letter, CV, and copies of work samples, or links to samples online.

Masters OR Bachelor’s plus 10 years related experience. Significant level of relevant experience may be considered for degree requirement. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets. The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit coronavirus.pitt.edu to learn more about this requirement. 

Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Job Classification Staff: Instructional Development.II
Campus: Pittsburgh
Minimum Education Level Required:Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 10+ years experience
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00, possible evenings/weekends
Work Arrangement Hybrid: Combination of On-Campus and Remote work as determined by the department.
Hiring Range: $40,092.00 – $65,676.00
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter, Other (review job description for more details)
Optional Documents: Writing Sample, Media Sample

Executive Assistant, Institute for Learning

LRDC  Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh  (22007650)

This position is located at the Institute for Learning (IFL), an outreach of the Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC) at the University of Pittsburgh, a multi- disciplinary center for research to advance the science of learning by bringing together leading researchers in the cognitive, social, and educational sciences.

The Executive Assistant will support the Directors of the Institute for Learning at the Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh. The candidate will provide administrative support and project assistance to the Executive Director and Director of Operations. The position requires superb attention to detail and organization; responsive, timely, and professional communication; and ability to prioritize and problem-solve around important deadlines. The candidate will also be responsible for IFL office management and general clerical duties. Must be enthusiastic about the fundamental goal of advancing student learning in K-12 public education.

Qualifications/Competencies:

    • Bachelor’s degree and at least one year’s relevant experience required. 3-5 years professional experience preferred. Significant relevant experience may be considered for degree requirements.
    • Advanced knowledge of MS Office 365 and Google Workspace, Shared Drives (Google Drive, Office365 OneDrive), and video conferencing platforms (Zoom, MS Teams).
    •  Excellent written and verbal communication, strong knowledge of calendar management and meeting preparation.
    • Ability to cultivate and sustain relationships with culturally and racially diverse internal and external partners and clients.Responsibilities/Essential Job Functions:
    • Maintain Executive Director’s calendar to coordinate workflow and meetings, including daily tasks and appointments
    • Act as the initial point of contact for all inquiries; manage correspondence and projects; coordinate and schedule meetings; create/gather preparatory materials for meetings
    • Sit in on executive meetings to take minutes and note critical points of discussion and follow-up items; distribute notes to appropriate members
    • Manage video-conferencing meetings
    • Collect and maintain inventory of office equipment and supplies, organize for efficiency, and oversee preparation of professional development shipping materials
    • Perform general clerical duties to include, but not limited to, copying, scanning, mailing, and filing
Bachelor’s degree and at least one year’s relevant experience required. 3-5 years professional experience preferred. Significant relevant experience may be considered for degree requirements. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets. The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit coronavirus.pitt.edu to learn more about this requirement.
 
Assignment Category Full-time regular
Job Classification Staff.Administrator.II Non-Exempt
Campus Pittsburgh
Minimum Education Level Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required 1-2 years experience
Work Schedule Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:00, evenings/weekends possible
Work Arrangement Hybrid: Combination of On-Campus and Remote work as determined by the department.
Hiring Range $26,988.00 – $43,212.00
Relocation Offered No
Visa Sponsorship Provided No
Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances Not Applicable
Required Documents Resume, Cover Letter
Optional Documents Not Applicable