See the world. Make it better.

On February 1, 2019 Foundation Center and GuideStar joined forces to become Candid, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Candid connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to do it.

Every year, millions of nonprofits spend trillions of dollars around the world. Candid finds out where that money comes from, where it goes, and why it matters. Through research, collaboration, and training, Candid connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to do it. Candid’s data tools on nonprofits, foundations, and grants are the most comprehensive in the world.

Candid’s vision is an ambitious one. But we know that when we make investments in our talent, it translates to more access and better knowledge for those working for social good around the world.

POSITION: Instructional Design Consultant

REPORTING TO:

Director of Programs

SCHEDULE:

15 weeks (hours as needed to meet deadlines)

LOCATION: New York City preferred, but applicants in other cities are encouraged to apply.

POSITION SUMMARY

NEED

Candid is seeking a consultant to support our work in instructional design. The candidate will be working closely with Candid’s in-house Curriculum Design Manager to create trainer support materials for existing curriculum, and to adapt in-person courses for online learning delivery.

ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES

The ideal candidate is a highly organized self-starter with the ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks. Superior writing and editorial skills are essential, as is experience with curriculum design for both in-person and online dissemination, training, facilitation and video editing. Candidate should have a general knowledge of the capacity building landscape for the social sector.

CONTRACT TERMS

This is a freelance consultancy expected to last 15 weeks, with contract period beginning June 17, 2019. Candidate will work remotely, and will be expected to provide status updates/repots on deliverables at agreed upon dates/stages of the fifteen weeks. All necessary Candid content will be provided.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Proven track record with managing projects
  • Superior editorial and writing skills (spelling, punctuation, grammar, etc.)
  • Instructional design skills for both in-person and online dissemination
  • Experience working in learning management systems; knowledge of Bridge is a plus
  • Classroom training and facilitation experience
  • Knowledge of adult education principles
  • Video editing skills
  • General knowledge of the social sector capacity building landscape
RESPONSIBILITIES

Scope of work will include two main areas of work: 

  1. Creating trainer support materials
  2. Turning identified classes into self-paced eLearning courses (for the public)

Creating trainer support materials for two existing Candid courses

  • Meet periodically with Director of Programs and Curriculum Design Manager to coordinate courses’ creation, including:
    • an initial meeting to align on each course’s learning outcomes, course plan, and timeline for course creation
    • status updates & content reviews
    • a closing meeting to ensure all files are transferred and work is complete, as well as iterate on process for future projects
  • Edit a video of an expert instructor teaching identified course into a series of short (3-6 minute) videos
  • Design facilitator guides for each course, which include guidance on timing segments, active learning strategies to use, and how to use each PowerPoint slide
  • Draft quiz questions and FAQs related to each segment of the course’s content
  • Create 1-2 Vyond videos per course (e.g. a welcome to the course, discussion of potential icebreakers, a closing video reinforcing key takeaways)
  • Draft content to be implemented as text in the Bridge course (e.g. a welcome message, course overview, introductions to each video, closing message, etc.) in adherence with the course plan
  • Confirm that all learning outcomes stated in the course plan are met
  • Implement content in Bridge

 Turning two identified courses into public-facing self-paced eLearning courses

  • Meet periodically with Director of Programs and Curriculum Design Manager to coordinate courses’ creation, including:
    • an initial meeting to align on each course’s learning outcomes, course plan, and timeline for course creation
    • status updates & content reviews
    • a closing meeting to ensure all files are transferred and work is complete, as well as iterate on process for next time
  • Edit a video of an expert instructor teaching the course into a series of short (3-6 minute) videos
  • Create 1-2 Vyond videos per course (e.g. a welcome to the course, discussion of a key concept, a closing video reinforcing key takeaways)
  • Draft content to be implemented as text in the Bridge course (e.g. a welcome message, course overview, introductions to each video, closing message, etc.) in adherence with the course plan
  • Draft quiz questions related to each segment of the course’s content
  • Confirm that all learning outcomes stated in the course plan are met
  • Implement content in Bridge