Seeking Instructional Designer for Professional Development

Charlotte Pontifell Opportunities

The Global Centre for Pluralism is seeking an instructional designer to support the development of effective interactive learning experiences for six online modules based on content developed by the Centre. The Consultant will apply best practice learning design methodology to provide detailed feedback, develop exercises and create tests or quizzes that align with the Centre’s learning outcomes.

 

Instructional Design Consultancy
Terms of Reference

Position: Short-term consultancy
Location: Home-based; availability to meet with Ottawa-based staff electronically
Duration: Estimated 100 hours over a period of 8 weeks (April – June, 2020)
Hourly rate: 40$/hour

THE GLOBAL CENTRE FOR PLURALISM
Founded by His Highness the Aga Khan in partnership with the Government of Canada, the
Global Centre for Pluralism is an independent research and education centre created to advance
positive responses to the challenge of living peacefully and productively in diverse societies.
For more information, please consult: www.pluralism.ca.

SUMMARY OF CONSULTANCY:
The Global Centre for Pluralism is seeking an instructional designer to support the development
of effective interactive learning experiences for six online modules based on content developed
by the Centre. The Consultant will apply best practice learning design methodology to provide
detailed feedback, develop exercises and create tests or quizzes that align with the Centre’s
learning outcomes. To understand the GCP’s Education Program more broadly and our
Professional Development Training specifically, please refer to: www.pluralism.ca/education.

Duties and responsibilities
• Review and analyze content of six 2-hour modules (video scripts, readings, discussion
prompts, and assignments) and make recommendations based on best practices in
learning technologies and instructional design.
• Review instructional end goals and ensure that content and assessment matches them.
• Provide exercises and activities that enhance the learning process.
• Devise modes of assessment, such as tests or quizzes, to measure the effectiveness of the
course.
• Visualize instructional graphics, the user interface and the finished product.
• Work collaboratively and meet weekly (online) with the Centre’s education staff, as well
as WhiteBoard animators and a Learning Management System expert to finalize the
product.

Requirements and qualifications
• 3+ years of hands-on experience planning, designing, developing or producing course
content.
• In-depth knowledge of learning theories and instructional design models.
• Ability to write effective copy, instructional text, audio and video scripts.
• MA degree in instructional design, educational technology (or similar relevant field) or
demonstrated equivalent work experience.
• Hands-on experience working with Learning Management Systems (LMS).
• Understanding of the use of mobile applications, web 2.0 applications and social
networking applications in education development.
• Excellent interpersonal, collaborative, and communication skills in English.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:
Qualified applicants should send their resume and cover letter by:
E-mail: katie.obrian@pluralism.ca
Subject Line: Instructional Design Consultancy
Deadline for Submission: April 13, 2020

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.