Position title
Curriculum Specialist/Instructional Designer I

Global Language Center (GLC) is a Woman Owned small business providing a wide array of professional services to the US Government and commercial clients worldwide. Founded in 1996, GLC has grown because of our superb performance, care of employees, and in-depth language expertise. We offer several services customized to our clients’ organizational or individual needs.

GLC is currently accepting resumes for a Curriculum Specialist/Instructional Designer I position to work on a government contract.

Curriculum Specialist/Instructional Designer I

Required Professional/Educational Experience & Corresponding Duties:

  1. Minimum 5 years of curriculum/instructional design experience or 2 years instructional design experience plus BS/BA (or higher) degree in related field. Curriculum/instructional design experience should include foreign affairs, tradecraft, foreign language, leadership, or applications/IT systems training.
  2. Proven expertise serving as curriculum/instructional designer of classroom courses and informal training products in a corporate training environment that demonstrate sound instructional principles, strategies and techniques for adult learners. Experience conducting needs assessment and analysis, designing appropriate instructional approach, and working on a team to design, develop, pilot, implement, and evaluate training for an adult, professional audience.
  3. Knowledge of learning theories and their application to instructional design
  4. Experience with Curriculum Development / Maintenance, i.e., developing and revising/updating courses and informal training products that use a range of methods, from lecture-based to experiential, as appropriate to the content, learning objectives, and associated KSAs (Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes), with the goal of structuring the learning experience so that it results in transformation – deep, nuanced understanding and dramatically improved performance.
  5. Experience with appropriate integration of educational technologies and continuous learning techniques to enhance the learning experience, maximize achievement of learning objectives, and facilitate transfer of learning to the workplace or personal setting, as appropriate to the course goals.
  6. Ability to collaborate effectively with Subject Matter Expert/s (SME) to conduct needs/audience analysis; develop training objectives, evaluation strategy, and course/product outline; design course/product content; develop scaffolded, interactive course activities and assessment items. This includes compiling and organizing information, and writing and editing Page 15 of 71


instructional materials to adapt policies and procedures, regulations, reference documents, and raw materials into clear, effective, interactive, and experiential training.

  1. Experience in designing and leading facilitation sessions with all participants in the curriculum development cycle, for the purposes of needs assessment, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of courses and programs.
  2. Experience integrating formative assessment throughout the course design, both to ensure that learners are able to track their progress and that instructional staff are able to measure the extent to which learning is progressing as intended. Experience with the appropriate use of checklists and rubrics for performance-based assessment, as well as quizzes and tests for assessment of developing knowledge.
  3. Significant, proven experience as a member of a team and a team leader; positive interpersonal skills and a customer-service orientation, particularly with clients from a wide variety of cultures.
  4. Ability to design needs assessments and survey questionnaires used to gather data on training needs, reactions, application and

organizational impact.

  1. Experience in blending learning design valued.
  2. Experience in experiential learning, gaming and/or simulations valued.
  3. Experience integrating flipped design methods valued.
Employment Type
Job Location
Arlington, VA
Date posted
May 6, 2021
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