American InterContinental University Senior Development Specialist - AIU in Schaumburg, Illinois

This position is located in Schaumburg, IL, it is not remote

The Senior Development Specialist holds primary responsibility for the design, development, delivery, and evaluation of training content for faculty within AIU Academics, effective evaluation of faculty needs, connecting communication with faculty around AIU initiatives and strategies; including, but not limited to, new faculty orientation and onboarding, instructional strategies, and University-level initiatives. Responsible for supporting education technology initiatives to ensure alignment with academic policy relative to usage statistics and best practices for students and faculty; including testing, configuration recommendations, and training. Additionally, the Senior Development Specialist should provide thought leadership and guidance to the business regarding training and development best practices, instructional design principles, adult learning theory, leadership practices, performance improvement, change management, and communication.

  • Assess and evaluate faculty needs against suite of offerings

  • Engage in programs evaluations to ensure relevance toward AIU initiatives and faculty opportunities

  • Design, deliver, and evaluate overall training and development programs, workshop sessions, and learner materials for faculty

  • Maintain knowledge of education technologies including functionality, improvements, and consultation on best practices relative to AIU’s pedagogical model

  • Conduct full analysis of and provide recommendations relative to education technologies to ensure efficient student and faculty use

  • Conduct classroom functional analyses to determine efficiencies and make recommendations regarding instructional support

  • Design and deliver ongoing communication plan with faculty and key stakeholders

  • Assist in maintaining compliance of training programs and courses with standards of AIU’s accrediting bodies

  • Manage process for and fully support new faculty during onboarding process

  • Develop and maintain consistency of university-wide and student resources where applicable

  • Facilitate faculty learning events in multiple modalities; including synchronous classroom and web-based instruction, asynchronous learning modules, and social media

  • Provide one-on-one coaching and feedback sessions with individual adjunct faculty members

  • Initiate and lead medium to large sized projects and programs for the Faculty Development and Support Team

  • Design and implement program evaluations following Kirkpatrick’s levels of evaluation. Assess survey data and provide feedback

  • Coordinate and facilitate cross-functional/cross-departmental teams throughout the University to develop and deliver faculty and academic learning events that will ensure consistent application of University policies and departmental processes

  • Assist director in establishing overall strategic direction of department and in selecting appropriate tools and services to support the training and development needs of faculty community

  • Maintain and frequently update suite of training materials

  • Manage end to end projects including determining processes, tracking, and faculty updates

  • All other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, Competencies

  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills

  • Training and facilitation skills

  • Excellent project management and time management skills; must be well-organized and able to manage multiple complex projects

  • High degree of proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Professional, and Adobe Connect

  • Familiarity with Campus Vue, the Virtual Campus, and the MyCampus portals

  • High degree of proficiency with Captivate, Storyline, Camtasia, and other instructional design software platforms

  • Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively

  • Ability to meet objectives as an Individual Contributor as well as actively engage as a contributing member of a high-functioning team to meet organizational goals

  • Highly-developed understanding of fundamental business concepts

  • Excellent ability to translate strategy into actionable items and to link activity to business results

  • Familiarity with common LMS platforms

Education and Experience: Minimum

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (or international equivalent) required

  • 2-3 years of relevant experience required

  • Experience with instructional design software required

  • Knowledge of the principles, techniques and methods of instruction; use of visual aids, learning processes

  • Fundamental understanding of departmental policies and processes within the University.

  • Experience in effective communication with faculty and other key stakeholders within the university

  • High degree of professionalism and experience

Education and Experience: Preferred

  • Master’s degree from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (or international equivalent)

  • Background in education, instructional design or instructional technology strongly preferred

  • Proven success and experience in training development and training delivery/facilitation/public speaking preferred

Title: Senior Development Specialist - AIU

Location: Illinois-Schaumburg

Requisition ID: 40610