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Online Learning Specialist


Posted: 9/23/2019
Job Reference #: 689
Categories: Other/General
Keywords: online, commercial

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KQED - San Francisco

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Position Summary:      

The Online Learning Specialist contributes to the creation of content, as well as product development and support for KQED’s online platforms focused on media literacy for educators and students in formal and informal educational settings and to the fulfillment of the overall vision of KQED Education.

The Online Learning Specialist will support educators in the utilization of public media for teaching and learning through the development and use of online tools and resources.  This position will support the integration of media and technologies into in- and out-of-school educational environments based on knowledge of current trends as well as expertise in the intersections of media literacy education with science, arts, and civics curricula.

Essential Functions:

  1. Supports ongoing development, design, and implementation of KQED’s online learning platforms for teachers and students.
  2. Creates content for online lessons and courses focusing on effective use of digital media technologies in the learning environment.
  3. Assists with the design, creation and implementation of online courses, online learning resources, and other online learning activities for teachers and students.
  4. Provides support and instruction in digital media technologies to teachers and other participants through mediation of online lessons, courses, and professional learning community.
  5. Supports implementation of community management and engagement strategies directed at educators designed to create a safe and supportive community of learners, encourage the completion of professional learning courses or activities, and facilitate implementation of classroom resources in their learning environment.
  6. Assists with and advises on the production of media content for online learning courses including script development, as well as video, graphic, animation, and interactive elements.
  7. Communicates user voice and needs and advises on production topics and media formats to ensure relevance to teachers and students.
  8. Contributes to evaluation activities, focus groups, and user testing associated with products and services produced by KQED Education.
  9. Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge/Experience Required:

  1. Demonstrated experience in curriculum development and teacher professional learning.
  2. Demonstrated experience with integrating media and media-based technology tools into teaching of content for formal or informal education contexts.
  3. Demonstrated experience in successful project design and management.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of Common Core State Standards, media literacy and 21 st  century skills in teaching and learning.
  5. Skilled at engaging diverse adult learners online.
  6. Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills and follow-through capabilities.
  7. Excellent oral and written communication as well as presentation skills.
  8. Ability to work effectively with colleagues and educational partners.
  9. Commitment to educational equity for all students.

Knowledge/Experience Desired:

  1. Demonstrated experience in interactive media design and/or in video and media production.
  2. Teaching credential or graduate degree program in education or instructional design.

Let us tell you more about our benefits:

Whether you’re single, married, have children, are in a domestic partnership or anything in between, we have you covered. Employees at KQED enjoy a family friendly workplace offering 20 days of paid time off, 11 paid holidays, paid parental leave, family medical leave benefits, comprehensive health/vision/dental and commuter benefits as well as a 403(b) with employer match. KQED encourages diversity, openness and offers training to support personal and professional development. In addition we are proud to offer Employee Resource Groups, wellness programs as well as free KQED membership.

The mission that drives us:

KQED is for everyone who wants to be more.
Our television, radio, digital media, and educational services change lives for the better and help individuals and communities achieve their full potential.

KQED serves the people of Northern California with a community-supported alternative to commercial media.
We provide citizens with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions; convene community dialogue; bring the arts to everyone and engage audiences to share their stories. We help students and teachers thrive in 21st century classrooms, and take people of all ages on journeys of exploration- exposing them to new people, places and ideas.

We celebrate diversity, embrace innovation, value lifelong learning and partner with those who share our passion for public services.