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E-Learning Specialist

Company: Wayne State University
Location: Detroit
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Posting Number


Position Title

E-Learning Specialist

Number of Vacancies



49 - Human Resources

Primary Department

H4904-Organization and Employee Development

Essential Functions (Job Duties)

Guide the creation of a digital learning strategy. Analyzes, designs, develops, implements & evaluates virtual and blended learning solutions, including eLearning, video, and other digitally-produced learning on demand resources such as a knowledge base. Leads learning management system administration and supports technical/systems training/documentation requirements as needed. Collaborates with Organization & Employee Development, Human Resources, and internal/external subject matter experts to produce rich, meaningful, interactive learning experiences and support their evaluation/maintenance. Reports to Director, Organization & Employee Development.

An opportunity to really craft how we bring learning and development experiences to our campus colleagues in a meaningful way using technology (individuals have the ability to create something new here as we learn how best to craft great learning experiences in our new, hybrid work environment)

Can bring their expertise to many on campus and be seen as a thought-leader (including OED as well as our HR colleagues, HR Learning Council)

Can work flexibly - blending time to work in an autonomous manner with times when they'll be collaborating with others/SMEs on our vibrant Campus

Access to highly educated colleagues/faculty and research

Will be a valued, key partner to a high performing small team - working on many different key initiatives that will truly change our campus environment for the better (improving how HR is seen with the creation of an HR Leader Academy, improving how hybrid workers perform in this new work environment, and creating a roadmap with us for the learning needs of the future)

Unique Duties


Design and create courses and learning paths, considering the user experience throughout the development process, and adjusting or refining the project as necessary. Develop learning and performance experiences and support materials utilizing a variety of technical tools (Articulate, Captivate, Lectora, Camtasia, etc.). Evaluates and maintains/updates virtual learning over time.

Build relationships with stakeholders, subject matter experts, project managers, and training development team members. Recommend virtual learning strategy for campus staff and leader professional and career development. Collaborate with Organization & Employee Development instructional designer/s and campus partners/Subject Matter Experts to implement appropriate eLearning and development solutions to meet identified needs.

Lead administration of learning management system; creates custom curriculum paths; promotes/tracks usage. Develop graphics, animation, audio, video, and multimedia elements for blended learning solutions; creates custom quiz/assessment interactions; creates software simulations that track users' input and responses to measure progress.

Document job/task analysis and conducts instructor-led or blended learning as needed on a variety of topics, including systems and technical skills. Effectively manage multiples projects. Prototypes learning interactions using of a variety of tools to test the validity of learning interactions.

Performs other related duties as assigned.



Bachelor's degree required in Training & Development, Education, Human Resources Management or a related field from an accredited college or university.

Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


Minimum of 5 years experience with an emphasis in human performance technology, training, or a related training-specific area.

Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, or other eLearning development software.

Experience in performing job, job task, needs, and audience analyses; and the associated ability to create and administer valid surveys, analyze/evaluate data, and write survey reports.

Experience in designing and developing eLearning content and implementing online training solutions through learning management system.

Experience with adult learning theories.

Higher education experience or experience in large, complex organizations preferred.

Preferred Qualifications


Demonstrated ability to design and develop high quality, relevant, interactive multimedia, and eLearning training solutions.

Excellent communication skills (written & oral) and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels within the organization.

Ability to determine appropriate training methodology, make sound judgment calls, and ascertain what is best for specific projects.

Ability to consistently apply systems and controls that support compliance with quality and Section 508 accessibility standards.

Ability to analyze systematically both current and desired levels of performance and to offer a wide range of interventions with which to improve performance and evaluate results.

Ability to incorporate technical editing skills when creating eLearning products or task/job documentation.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Familiarity with AICC, SCORM and xAPI protocols.

Driven by a curiosity and passion to use technology in new and better ways to achieve higher levels of learning & development.

Exhibits a collaborative spirit, with high levels of integrity and initiative ? known for getting things done and learning agility ? aware of own strengths & limitations, unafraid to admit mistakes and seek help from others, doesn't need to be seen as the only expert on topic.

Seeks the best for those we serve, is service minded, and puts the needs of WSU students, clients, and HR team over seeking to look good personally.

Ability to provide creative technology solutions to learning requirements.

Ability to work independently, handle multiple projects and meet deadlines and project plans effectively.

Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and other applications to create/modify graphics, animation, audio, video, multimedia, etc.

Proficiency in coding (HTML5, CSS, JavaScript).

Comfort with facilitating instructor-led learning as needed.

Testing Requirements

Not Applicable

Test Scheduling

Working Conditions

Wayne State University requires all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: WSU Covid-19 Website

Job Type


Job Category

Professional/Administration & Supervisory/Management

Keywords: Wayne State University, Detroit , E-Learning Specialist, Other , Detroit, Michigan

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