The following describes the various aspects of the designated job. Some or all of these aspects may be changed over time, with or without notice, at the sole discretion of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States (US) on a full-time basis. The ACGME will not provide employment sponsorship for this position (e.g., H-1B Visa or other US employment authorization).
Title: Instructional Designer
Department: Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) Program
Reports To: Director, Institutional Outreach and Collaboration
Work Schedule: Full-Time
This position involves designing and producing instructional materials and multimedia elements in support of blended professional development programs and continuing education offerings delivered through a learning management system, as a web-based solution, and as a hybrid course. The Instructional Designer must have strong and dynamic design skills and experience.
The Instructional Designer will develop new online courses, select methods, techniques, and technologies for delivering continuing education programs, and provide hands-on support to instructors and participants in the use of online system and tools.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Conceive and develop ideas to optimize the user interface and learning experiences for self-paced modules and individual professional development programs, as well as relationship- and community-based approaches with groups of professionals; design elements and the user interface should enhance online teaching and learning, increase faculty member/instructor/presenter presence and voice (where appropriate), and improve the quality and capacity for web-based delivery of professional development.
Select and implement the most appropriate and effective methods, techniques, and technologies for delivering online and blended professional development programs.
Design and develop user interface elements, instructional media pieces, interactive activities, and other digital assets that integrate successfully into the ACGME’s learning management system and into web-based solutions.
Develop applications of new digital media technologies and methods for learning and instruction, including mobile technologies, social media, group projects, online collaboration, and synchronous class meetings and group work.
Collaborate with the ACGME’s Office of Distance Learning to develop applications of new instructional technologies and methods for learning and instruction, including mobile technologies, social media, group projects, and online collaboration.
Stay current on emerging learning technologies, trends in distance learning in higher education, best practices for online professional development, and effective practices for teaching and learning online.
Other duties as assigned.
Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Bachelor’s degree in instructional design or a related field required. Master's degree desirable.
Three to five years relevant experience developing online teaching materials and designing learning activities required.
Experience working with faculty members and content experts in a higher education environment required.
Solid understanding of web standards, compression, and best practices (W3C Web standards, WAI, ADA, & Sections 508 and 504 compliance) required.
Experience with learning management systems and online solutions required.
Position requires the significant use of standard office equipment, such as a computer, keyboard, mouse, photo copier, fax machine, telephone, etc.
Most of the work of the Instructional Designer is done in the ACGME office with the typical physical demands of an office environment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the Instructional Designer:
Will frequently be required to sit in meetings for long periods of time.
Will frequently be required to sit and work for extended periods of time at computer terminal using various computer programs and other computer tools.
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled and Veteran Employer
About Acceditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is an independent, not-for-profit, physician-led organization that sets and monitors the professional educational standards essential in preparing physicians to deliver safe, high-quality medical care to all Americans.