The Education Department at USC Shoah Foundation works to bring testimony-based education programming, multimedia resources and digital tools to educators and students worldwide that support them in attaining curricular outcomes and promoting the capacity to counter hate in the world. As such, the Learning and Development Specialist (Content Specialist) contributes to the execution of the Department’s content and curriculum development strategy, training and professional development program. We seek a candidate who is dedicated to ensuring that the Department’s testimony-based content and programming is innovative, compelling, accessible and high quality.
The Learning and Development Specialist (Content Specialist) creates various types of educational content (learning plans, curriculum, resources and materials), including standards-based online/offline lessons, activities and learning objects, teacher guides and resources, and curated video clips among other types and formats for Spanish speaking kindergarten to senior high school audience in the U.S. and Latin America. All content is grounded in 1.) audio-visual testimony from the Institute’s Visual History Archive, 2.) developmentally-appropriate and research-based instructional practices, 3.) established guidelines and 4.) strategic priorities. The successful candidate will demonstrate the capacity to create well-written, high quality content within an established publication workflow involving review, feedback and short turn-around times. The Learning and Development Specialist (Content Specialist) also will develop online/face to face training and professional development programs including the creation of presentation materials, handouts, video clip curation, and implementation via online platforms and other related tasks. This individual will determine the most effective instructional methods and resources to reach the desired audiences.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a high level of subject-matter knowledge in (e.g. Holocaust/genocide education, social-emotional learning, and other related areas), understanding of the field of education, ability to critically think through and prioritize tasks successfully. The Learning and Development Specialist (Content Specialist) will contribute to the development of the content plan and ensure its successful implementation. The candidate will demonstrate an interest in working closely within a cross-functional team, demonstrate strong communication and facilitation skills and demonstrate sensitivity and good judgment. The Learning and Development Specialist (Content Specialist) reports to the Head of Programs - Education.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree
Minimum Experience: 3 years
Minimum Field of Expertise: Experience in developing and conducting training classes. Development of instructional materials.