Course Development Specialist

Idaho Digital Learning Academy Not Applicable Curriculum Secondary Full Time Posted 11M ago

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Position Description - Course Development Specialist

Position Summary:
The Course Development Specialist for the Idaho Digital Learning Alliance (IDLA) is an experienced master practitioner and teacher-leader who, under some administrative direction, performs professional work and serves as a resource for IDLA. This position influences decisions in content-area curriculum, teaching strategies, student intervention strategies, accessibility solutions, implementation of state standards and evaluation of instructional materials within online courses.

The Course Development Specialist will lead and work with team members to revise and develop IDLA computer science curriculum to provide an engaging, high quality online learning experience for all students. This position will build course content in the LMS using content tools and resources provided
by IDLA. This position will also work with the Content Team, IDLA Faculty and Staff, and other team members to help provide equity, opportunity and access to Idaho students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

●Provide leadership and oversight in the implementation of state standards, curriculum, instruction, and assessment within online courses to increase student achievement.

●Provide direction, expertise, and strategies to course designers and online instructors to support the academic needs of students with unique learning needs including ELL, ESL, and Special Education.

●Work with various team members to complete revision and development of IDLA curriculum in a project-based approach.

●Serve as project manager for team-based development projects, hosting weekly meetings, documenting progress, and providing support and training for external team members.

●Maintain IDLA Computer Science Curriculum to account for updated links, broken items, and other adjustments needed as directed by the IDLA Curriculum Manager.

●Support and coordinate tasks with IDLA Lead Teachers.

●Assist in documenting IDLA Course Development procedures and styles.

●Develop and teach a wide repertoire of learning strategies and differentiated instructional strategies that can be implemented into online courses.

●Support faculty by providing professional development and growth activities, with a focus on best practices for teaching and delivery of online courses.

●Serve as a statewide online instruction specialist, providing collaboration and assistance to IDLA stakeholders.

●Represent IDLA with a high level of professionalism in various stakeholder meetings and events.

●Complete a variety of special projects and/or instruction or subbing duties within computer science classes as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

●Idaho Teaching Certificate with 6-12 Computer Science endorsement or 6-12 Math endorsement with experience teaching Computer Science Courses

●Three years classroom experience or background in K-12 and/or higher education

●Two years experience with implementing technology in an educational setting

●Experience in online instruction, curriculum development, instructional design, assessment, and professional development

●Superior communication and collaboration skills, including evidence of a strong ability to build and maintain relationships with teachers and staff

●Excellent and demonstrable project management skills with the ability to meet project quality and schedule commitments

●Strong technology skills and experience using technology for teaching and learning

●The ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment with multiple project management responsibilities

Desired Qualifications:

●Master’s Degree or advanced coursework in educational technology, online learning, or curriculum & instruction

●Participant in OnRamp training facilitated by Apple

●Five years classroom experience/background in K-12 and/or higher education

●Experience using the Schoology Learning Management System (or similar LMS)

●Leadership experience in online learning curriculum development

●Experience with multimedia authoring programs, HTML and web development tools

●Experience leading professional development and/or training of teachers


●Ability to provide excellent customer service to stakeholders via written and verbal communication.

●Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment.

●Ability to produce and edit complex documents and correspondence.

●Ability to analyze and interpret data.

●Ability to easily adapt to and learn new technologies.

●Maintain important records efficiently and accurately.

●Maintain confidentiality of information processed or prepared.

●Perform duties and responsibilities independently.

●Ability to coordinate, research, and analyze special projects/reports.

●Proficient operation of office equipment including a computer and job-related software such as Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and others.

●Proficient knowledge of database structure with the ability to enter, manipulate, and report data.

●Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other IDLA employees, supervisory personnel, State and local elected officials, and the public.

●Perform multiple tasks simultaneously, including handling interruptions, and return to and complete tasks in a timely manner.

●Perform time management and scheduling functions, meet deadlines, and set project priorities, including following up on such functions or projects.

●Ability to perform duties with awareness of all requirements and IDLA policies.

●Must be detailed-oriented and highly organized.

●Must possess positive, professional interpersonal skills.

Physical and Mental Demands:

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Position is open until filled. Applications are available online at

Documents required for a complete application include: Current resume, letter of introduction, and one recent letter of reference. Application materials will only be accepted through the online application. Questions about the application process can be emailed to

Hours and Salary:

This position is full time and year-round with benefits that include medical insurance, PERSI retirement and paid leave. During working hours, the employee is to concern themself strictly with the business of Idaho Digital Learning Alliance and the duties of this position. At no time during working hours, shall the
employee perform any services or make or receive any telephone calls on behalf of any other entity/individual or for any private business or employment that are not part of the employee's job responsibilities with Idaho Digital Learning Alliance, unless previously approved by your Director.

Salary is $52,000 annually, dependent upon the applicant’s credentials.


The position is remote and employee is responsible for maintaining a home office with reliable, high speed Internet. Computer equipment is provided by IDLA. The successful candidate may be asked to travel to the Boise office for required collaboration or training up to 4 times per year. The applicant
must currently reside in Idaho.

The Idaho Digital Learning Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Idaho Digital Learning Academy is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.