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Company: Kamehameha Schools
Location: Honolulu, HI
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Job Posting Title

Senior Instructional Designer

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Job Exempt?


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Open Until Filled

Aloha mai!  Mahalo for your interest in Kamehameha Schools.  If you are looking for an opportunity to utilize your skills and talents and grow in your profession, while serving and strengthening our Native Hawaiian community, we would love to have you join our ʻohana!

Job Summary

Provides system-wide support and consultation in instructional design and implementation of innovative blended and online learning solutions associated with educational improvement in alignment with strategic vision and direction of KS Groups, to include 1) project management and leading cross-functional teams, 2) blended & online learning solutions design, development, and testing, 3) facilitation, training and capacity building, 4) evaluation and quality assurance, and 5) mentoring and coaching instructional designers.

Essential Responsibilities

Project Management

  • Leads moderate to high risk/complex innovative blended and online learning projects through establishing project objectives, scope, risk mitigation, high-level timelines, cost-benefit analysis, project milestones, and detailed work plans.
  • Builds collaborative positive working relationships with cross functional teams to ensure successful project completion.

Learning Solutions Design/Development/Testing

  • Leads cross functional work teams to design, develop, and implement innovative, culture-based blended and online solutions associated with educational improvement in alignment to strategic vision and direction of KS Groups. Applies learning theories, various instructional design principles and frameworks (e.g. ADDIE, Design Thinking, Agile Project Management, Improvement Science, etc.) to deliver exceptional solutions. Facilitates the design of solutions that are in the best interest of the KS educational system, while working with all groups to identify and mitigate risks. Collects and provides access to necessary resources needed for design and/or implementation. Directs the design of solutions and products that are assessable. Identifies risks associated with product design that are not fully within the project's control, but are important to success with becoming a standards-based system. Develops learning solutions to address complex challenges requiring skills in application of multimedia development software, learning management systems (LMS), web and mobile development, and visual design.
  • Attempts to mitigate identified risks by proactively identifying problems and critically evaluating solution pathways. Utilizes appropriate channels (i.e., design and training teams and other internal KS resources) to review, evaluate and decide on design change requests.
  • Identifies appropriate learning solutions for testing and utilizes effective and efficient testing and evaluation methods. Oversees the testing of the products through development and execution of team-self review, peer review and live trials with educators.  Plans, executes, and reports evaluations of products and processes.

Facilitation and Training

  • Oversees training on various educational innovative blended and online solutions (e.g. products, process, resources, emerging technologies for learning) utilizing appropriate resources, methods and technology.  Directs project team discussions to produce various deliverables. Appropriately addresses questions and/or concerns voiced by training participants.
  • Delivers ongoing updates regarding development of project plans, development and implementation of training modules and the achievement of milestones to various stakeholders. Collects and addresses questions and feedback from these stakeholders.  Communicates items that are out-of-project-scope, but are important to the success of student learning and professional performance standards.  Facilitates and runs meetings, documents results, tracks issues, and ensures resolution. Works to build capacity while managing client relationships.

Evaluation and Quality Assurance

  • Provides administrative oversight and compliance in collaboration with supervisor to include project budget development and allocation, and related accountability, and program evaluation to assess initiative strategic goal achievement.

Mentoring and Coaching

  • Serves as mentor, providing coaching and feedback regarding attainment of instructional designer and/or multimedia developer work plan milestones, and individual goal achievement. Provides capacity building and professional development opportunities in best practices and emerging technologies for blended and online learning. Ensures that designers and developers are sufficiently prepared when representing the division.

Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications - A combination of education and experience may be substituted for the requirements listed.

  • Masters degree in Education, Instructional Design, Educational Technology, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 7 years of directly related work experience.
  • Expert knowledge in instructional design theories and frameworks, including blended and online learning standards and trending digital innovations.
  • Expert knowledge of instructional design and multimedia development tools and software, learning management systems (LMS), web & mobile development, and visual design.
  • Expert knowledge of and experience with designing and assessing standards based curriculum and the integration of culture and curriculum (e.g., lessons, units).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all stakeholders via face to face interactions, electronic and web based communications.
  • Ability to facilitate complex small and large group work sessions (face-to-face, blended, or online)
  • Self-motivated with the demonstrated ability to take appropriate initiative.
  • Skilled in working with various constituent groups—Administrator/Management, Faculty, students, Educational Support Group – within and beyond KS.
  • Work flexible and at time, long hours as necessary and be able to travel frequently.
  • Expert competence with with MS Office, Google Suite, Adobe Creative Suite applications (i.e. Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Flash, Acrobat) and a wide variety of instructional design and development tools (e.g. Articulate Storyline, Captivate, Camtasia, audio/video, web conferencing, enterprise applications, etc.)
  • Knowledge of 21st century skills for students and educators
  • Experience working in collaborative teams to achieve desired outcomes and milestones
  • Ability to be adaptive and shift with job demands and conditions
  • Must be able to work independently and manage time and work to meet deliverables and outcomes.
  • Structured Project Planning, Execution and Control: Ability to methodically plan, execute and control moderate to high-risk/prioritized initiatives. Able to manage project scope, quality, cost and schedule to pre-determined constraints.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with instructional coaching and/or supporting other educators, instructional designers & multimedia developers.
  • Experience with nohona, `ike, and `ōlelo Hawai'i and culture-based education
  • Knowledge of KS's strategic plan, including the vision, mission and goals.
  • Experience in managing competitive and conflicted work situations.
  • Experience in teambuilding and collaborative work processes.
  • Involvement in professional activities at the state or national level.
  • Recognized as an outstanding instructional designer and proven ability to work successfully using a wide range of instructional strategies to address diverse age groups and learning styles.

Physical Requirements

  • Frequently sits, perform desk-based computer tasks and grasp light or fine manipulation, talk or hear.
  • Occasionally stand and/or walk, write by hand, and lift and/or carry, push and/or pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Rarely twist, bend, stoop, squat, kneel, crawl, climb, reach or work above shoulder, or grasp forcefully.

Working Conditions

  • This position may involve traveling to various locations, including neighbor islands to conduct business.
  • Work is conducted in an office/school environment and may require work to be conducted in non-standard workplaces.
  • Work is typically conducted Monday through Friday at normal business hours but evening and weekend hours are often required to meet goals and objectives

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents assigned to this job.  This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, duties and skills required.  The incumbent may be expected to perform other duties as assigned.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Please contact us at hr@ksbe.edu or 808-534-8040 if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job.  Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

Primary Location

Kawaiahao Plaza Annex

City, State

Honolulu, Hawaii

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