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 Program Specialist (Content Specialist) contributes to the development and execution of the Department’s content development strategy 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 and manages various types of educational content for K-12/University), including standards-based online/offline lessons, activities and learning objects, teacher guides and resources, and curated video clips among other types and formats. 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 oversee that the content development team creates presentation materials, handouts, and curates clips of video following standards and guidelines, and that implementation via online and face to face formats is effectively executed.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a high level of subject-matter knowledge (e.g. education, Holocaust/genocide education, 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 Director of Education.
Monitoring and Reporting
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.