Curriculum and e-learning experience designer [apply via website]

Small Economy Works - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Small Economy Works is a social enterprise that works in local contexts deploying training programs to catalyze grassroots economic empowerment for small communities to thrive.

Our work for the past three years has been focused on remote Arctic communities in Canada, through our platforms Inspire Nunavut and Inspire Nunavik. These initiatives have invigorated grassroots economies and resilience in the arts, culture, essential services, food and apparel among others.

We are committed to supporting the development of digital learning infrastructures across the Arctic. We are looking for an educational design strategist to work alongside our Manager, Training and Development who can utilize the latest instructional design techniques to design, develop, and maintain engaging and effective curriculums for remote and in-person educational programs.

About the role:

Education Design

  • Work with internal team and external partners to form learning objectives, develop curriculum, and plan programs from ideation to implementation.
  • Apply relevant pedagogical principles in course planning and strategy.
  • Participate in the development of effective learning objectives, course content, scenarios, storyboards, media scripts, practice activities, and scenario-based/experiential assessments.
  • Review and revise content based on testing / performance validations, course evaluation analysis, and feedback from clients, team members and other stakeholders.
  • Participate in frequent brainstorming, research, and user experience exercises.
  • Engage in the evaluation, data collection, and reporting of program impact and success.

Project Coordination

  • Perform needs assessments with clients to understand program requirements and propose innovative solutions.
  • Advise on project plans and required resources for internal and external programs.
  • Deliver projects efficiently so that tasks are complete on time and problems are anticipated or resolved quickly.
  • Maintain organized file and folder structures and timely storage/record keeping of source information.
  • Maintain clear and transparent communications about project progress and needs with all relevant team members.

What you’ll bring to the role:

  • Educational or professional experience in one or more of these areas: pedagogy and curriculum design, adult learning, human-centered design, learner/user experience research, design thinking, educational technology (or general information technology)
  • 1-3 years of experience developing content with an educational purpose for publication, web-based delivery, or classroom use.
  • At least 1 year working with educational technology and designing programs for digital platforms.
  • Knowledge of eLearning, Learning Management Systems (Canvas, Blackboard, or Brightspace preferred).
  • Excellent written, verbal, listening and people skills, with a strong desire to develop impactful educational experiences.
  • Excellent project management and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, to collaborate with others, to manage multiple concurrent assignments and work successfully in a fast-paced environment.

Who are we looking for?

  • Curiosity combined with a desire to learn and grow; you're a life-long learner who is willing to explore new tools and approaches
  • Openness, objectivity, and self-awareness; you are collaborative and seek and share feedback and ideas with your peers
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills; you frame, structure, and present work clearly and confidently, including to product stakeholders and senior leaders

Additional information:

  • 40 hours/week.
  • Toronto. Remote work might be subject to the healthcare recommendations by the Government of Ontario.


Expected start date: 2020-07-15

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $50,000.00-$60,000.00 per year

Work remotely:

  • No