• Instructional Systems Designer - American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) #2019-2483

    Location US-MD-Rockville
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    Instructional Systems Designer - ASAM


    As the Instructional Systems Designer at The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), you will create new live, blended, and online courses to train medical professionals who deliver education for addiction diagnosis and treatment to other stakeholders. Your work will accelerate and improve the nation’s response to the opioid crisis.  

    ASAM is leading the movement to transform America’s addiction treatment and dramatically expand patient access to high quality, evidence-based, comprehensive addiction treatment. This is a new role in a fast-growing organization. You will report to the Director, Learning Innovation and work together to provide instructional design/educational technology expertise and effective instructional strategies to ASAM’s educational curriculum. You will assess instructional design and development learning opportunities/needs and provide individual training and coaching for faculty to meet those needs. In addition, you will lead the development and management of an online faculty management system to recruit, onboard, train, and evaluate ASAM faculty.


    In your first few weeks, you will spend most of your time getting to know your colleagues and gaining an understanding of ASAM’s processes, available technologies, and current and projected educational offerings. Within your first couple of months, you will begin collaborating on the implementation of the faculty management system and establishing major milestones in the timeline. Once the faculty management system is in place, you will serve as the primary point of contact for ASAM’s faculty recruitment and onboarding process.


    ASAM is a fast-growing professional medical society representing over 6,200 physicians, clinicians, and associated professionals who are leading the movement to transform America's addiction treatment infrastructure and expand access to research-validated, results-based care in the field of addiction medicine. This is an important time to be joining ASAM. Landmark legislation, H. R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, now provides significant resources in support of opioid use disorder prevention, recovery, and treatment. This funding allows communities to dramatically expand patient access to high quality, evidence-based, comprehensive care. Training, education, and standards are the keys to success, and ASAM is at the forefront of that work.


    Responsibilities of the Instructional Systems Designer


    Instructional Design and Curriculum Development

    • Design interactive learning content for live, blended, and online delivery.
    • Conduct needs analysis to define learning objectives; design and develop training courses.
    • Research and recommend best practices instructional and curriculum design.
    • Implement and make recommendations on learning and technology strategies.
    • Ensure training products comply with applicable guidance and regulations (SCORM, Sections 508 and 504, brand/style guides, etc.).
    • Assist with content writing, editing, and scripting for online courses and related initiatives.
    • Facilitate the maintenance and continuous improvement of ASAM’s educational products.
    • Coordinate course development activities with various ASAM departments to ensure quality, consistency, and a positive learner experience.


    Faculty Development

    • Collaborate with the Director, Learning Innovation, in establishing an organizational strategy and a consistent process for recruiting and onboarding ASAM faculty.
    • Lead the implementation of a faculty management system to recruit, onboard, train, and evaluate ASAM faculty.
    • Once implemented, continuously explore ways to enhance the faculty management system to record and maintain faculty information.
    • Serve as the primary point of contact for the ongoing maintenance and support of the faculty management system.
    • Provide one-to-one training and coaching for faculty to meet instructional design and development learning opportunities and needs.
    • Contribute to faculty development workshops in areas related to teaching and learning strategies.

    Other Responsibilities

    • Manage and/or assist with vendor relationships, as needed.
    • Handle special projects as assigned such as summarizing evaluations, following up with faculty, preparing tracking reports for the project grant, etc.
    • Understand and adhere to ACCME and CME guidelines as needed.
    • Manage and assist with other programs and projects as determined by the Chief Learning Officer and Director, Learning Innovation, working with department staff as needed on other education programs.
    • Travel (1-3 trips a year) as needed for live faculty development and training, and/or to provide assistance and management required for the successful operation of courses.
    • Explore the idea of developing a community of practice knowledge-sharing platform that allows faculty to engage and share best practices with one another.


    Qualifications of the Instructional Systems Designer

    • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in instructional design, curriculum development, adult education or related field preferred.
    • Experience in adult education and training, to include working with adult learners and subject matter experts on curriculum and course development.
    • At least two years of experience with, and proficiency in, learning management systems (LMS), Microsoft Office Suite, online databases, and other e-learning software.
    • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Articulate 360, Camtasia, Adobe Captivate, Audacity, UI/UX, instructional design, e-learning authoring tools, and audio/video editing is a plus.
    • Experience implementing a new database, software tool, and/or web portal is a plus.
    • Association experience, particularly in a medical society, is preferred. Familiarity with continuing medical education (CME) and working with physicians is a plus.
    • Proven record of successful project and budget planning and management.


    Attributes of the Manager, Learning Design & Technology

    • Adaptable. You anticipate and respond to change in a fast-paced environment; you skillfully manage numerous daily commitments, easily shift gears, reprioritize, and stay focused on key priorities. You are open to feedback on how to improve.
    • Autonomous. While we work closely together, we trust you to exercise independent judgment, do your job well, and know when to seek guidance.
    • Clear communicator. You have excellent writing skills with expertise in proofreading and keen attention to detail.
    • Collegial. You thrive as both a self-guided contributor and a team collaborator. You are approachable and responsive, and you build trust through your actions. You have a positive attitude, enthusiastic energy, and the ability to have fun with team members; you interact professionally with individuals at all levels of the organization.
    • Problem solver. You understand the big picture and provide innovative, sensible, and technically creative solutions. You are resourceful and creative. You think ahead, anticipate challenges, and take initiative from start to finish.
    • Project manager. You have excellent organization skills. You wisely set priorities in work assignments, manage competing projects, and follow through on assignments.
    • Service-oriented. You understand that your role is primarily to help your end users meet their goals. You listen carefully to their needs and develop appropriate solutions to help online learners become more effective, more productive, and more capable – regardless of their technical sophistication.
    • Tech savvy. You are adept with a variety of software platforms and what you don’t know you can easily learn.


    What’s Attractive to the Right Instructional Systems Designer  Candidate?

    • ASAM’s work is helping millions of patients, families, and communities impacted by addiction. Thanks to new funding, our work will continue to help address this vast national crisis – and your role is vital to ensuring we have the right trainers in place.
    • ASAM will welcome your input on cutting edge tools and technology to expand their ability and increase their impact.
    • We enjoy a strong organization culture, living by our values of open collaboration, trust, courage, and connectedness. We are proud to have earned the Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility.
    • We offer competitive compensation and benefits that include generous paid vacation and sick leave, transportation reimbursement, health insurance, flex savings accounts, retirement contribution, tuition reimbursement, and more.


    To Apply for the Instructional Systems Designer position:


    Use the "Apply" button on this page, or simply email your resume to Ellen Greenwood at resumes@staffingadvisors.com with “ASAM – Instructional Systems Designer #2019-2483 SA” as the subject of the email. Please include your resume as a Word or PDF attachment to the email and paste your cover letter in the body of your email.


    Alternative Titles: eLearning Manager, e-Learning manager, instructional designer, assistant director of professional development, online learning, adult education, continuing education.


    Internally this position title is: Associate Director, Learning Innovation, Professional Development.


    Staffing Advisors has been engaged to find the right candidate and is committed to helping create a diverse work environment for our client. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. This position may require pre-employment screening potentially including a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history.



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