We're looking for a Learning Management Systems Coordinator
Job title: Learning Management Systems Coordinator
Availability: Flexible 2-3 days per week
Compensation: £65/day plus allowable expenses
Closing date for applications: September 18th, 2022
About the role
The Learning Management Systems Coordinator position is a new role perfect for individuals with pedagogical and technical skills, creativity, and a commitment to social change. This exciting opportunity to work with a creative and diverse team from the Global South-North is open to a candidate with proven experience designing and managing online learning platforms. Whether you are looking for an inspiring and worthwhile project for your CV or a chance to hone your skills, this position would suit a person seeking an internship or a more experienced person as pro bono/in-kind.
About us and the project
At InsightShare, we know that video and participation tools are powerful ways to connect people across distances. We have vast experience delivering distance training and remote mentoring. Over the last couple of years, we have pivoted our training approach to respond to our new digital realities, creating online training programmes that support the needs of our global trainees. We have already designed and tested some content, including a bank of tutorial videos, so the ideal candidate would play a key role in developing and coordinating our new online learning platform to enable self-guided learning. On top of managing our learning resources and their ongoing maintenance, we are looking for someone who brings innovative ideas on how to promote the content itself. In addition, we would like the candidate to explore various business models, such as free and paid offers. We aim to launch our new self-paced online learning platform in early 2023.
Our digital learning approach contributes to our low-emission targets and allows us to share our methods and expertise with local changemakers working across different sectors. Most recently, it has enabled us to support some of the world’s most marginalised populations to use communication technologies safely for self-determination, self-representation and positive local action. Last year, we trained 38 young Indigenous leaders across Africa using a flipped-classroom approach. Through our Living Cultures Indigenous Fellowship, we have adapted our resources and toolkits to create a visual and comprehensive curriculum that is not reliant on continuous internet connectivity.
Qualifications and skills
- Bachelor’s degree in education, instructional design, instructional technology or a related field.
- Communications and LMS management: experience with LMS platforms such as Moodle.
- Instructional design: experience designing online learning modules; understanding the learning outcomes, objectives and assessments for online courses.
- Copywriting and proofreading: read copy or proof to detect and correct spelling, punctuation, and syntax errors (desirable).
- Experience with graphic design software (desirable).
Last but not least, the ideal candidate should have the motivation to make positive change in the world!
Other knowledge, skills and abilities
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and desirable a second language (ideally French, Spanish or Portuguese).
- Basic knowledge and/or motivation to learn about the international development sector, decolonisation initiatives and participatory approaches.
- Demonstrate a commitment to decolonising approaches to education, creative expression and diversity.
- Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
Work is typically performed during office hours, but the ideal candidate may also be required to work evenings and weekends to meet deadlines or to troubleshoot problems related to the LMS platform. The candidate can work in our Oxford office or independently from home (anywhere in the world).