Thursday, February 18, 2010

Job Opening at eCollege/Pearson in Denver

Hi Everyone-

Gail Krovitz sent information about a local job opportunity some of you may be interested in.

From Gail:

I'm the Director of the Academic Training & Consulting group at Pearson eCollege, as well as being an online anthropology instructor for CCCOnline.

We are looking for another Academic Trainer and Consultant (ATC) for eCollege and I’m wondering if you know anyone you can forward the job ad to. I am looking for candidates with online and on ground teaching experience, who are excited about online education and the use of technology in education. The ATCs are the academic voice of eCollege and we work with a wide variety of faculty and administrators to help them get up to speed with online learning or to learn more advanced skills. This is a full time position in the Denver Tech Center office, but the ATCs are encouraged to continue their online teaching (if applicable), so any adjunct instructors you know who are looking for full time work might be a great fit.

If someone you know wants to apply, they should submit a resume and cover letter through this website:

Please let me know if you have any questions I can answer about the position. Thanks for your consideration.


Gail Krovitz

The Academic Training and Consulting Team is committed to assisting faculty and administrators at academic and corporate institutions in the exploration and implementation of Internet Educational technology.  All Academic Trainers and Consultants are responsible for faculty development in the use of Internet technology tools for the traditional on-ground and online classrooms and in the design, development and teaching of online courses using the eCollege System. Academic Trainers and Consultants are also called upon to train on a wide variety of technical solutions that the company offers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Consult (in person and/or via phone and email) with faculty and administrators to provide general information about online education, Internet technology, the eCollege system, and its tools, as well as specific assistance with online course design and development;
  • Train users regarding process, best practices, and instructional strategies relating to the eCollege system to meet their needs through online workshops, consultations, and demonstrations;
  • Works closely with Academic Services’ Project Managers and educational partners on the implementation planning for eCollege’s products, as well as train users on functionality and academic strategies relating to these systems;
  • Train users on the functionality and use of additional eCollege products, solutions, and third party integrations;
  • Conduct instructional design course reviews, a comprehensive quality appraisal of an individual course relative to learning theory, content presentation, and system features/tools utilization;
  • Coach instructors on teaching strategies for online learning through personal knowledge of pedagogy, instructional design, and previous experience in online teaching and various available presentations;
  • Maintain resources for faculty through manuals, teaching tips, student orientations, and postings that allow for self teachings;
  • Write articles and tips for the Educators’ Voice and ATC Blog sections of the company newsletters;
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Travel is required (up to 40% of the time)

QUALIFICATIONS  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
: Two or more years experience in classroom teaching (including curriculum design and development) is required, and previous wok in online teaching/learning is also preferred.  Master’s (or Terminal) degree in related field is required.

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Detail-oriented
  • Must be self-directed and have the ability to operate with little supervision as well as in a team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to visualize on a global level and understand how online events can affect the programs and systems of an institution
  • Excellent presentation and training skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to perform academic research
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Comfort with computers, technology, and related tools
  • Knowledge of HTML as well as a familiarity with multimedia and audio/video programs
  • Understanding of educational cultures, environments, etc.
Travel is required (up to 40% of the time)

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