A program of the Atlanta Speech School, the Rollins Center for Language & Literacy is dedicated to the mission of training and supporting teachers of young children in the area of language and literacy development. We synthesize the nation’s best research in this area and translate it into best practices teachers can put in place right away. Through our on-site live work and online campus, we offer ongoing mentoring and coaching to teachers with the goal that by 2020, ALL children are on a path to reading proficiently by the end of third grade. Our online Read Right from the Start on the Cox Campus courses are available free of charge (



The Rollins Center is currently seeking a creative, experienced instructional designer with a focus on education (Kindergarten through 3rd grade). S/he will embrace the Rollins 2020 goal and have a clear vision of how this role directly supports the effort. The ideal candidate will have a background in education, a passion for online learning, and a strong conviction about its power to change adult behavior. S/he should be able to meld minds with subject matter experts and team members.



Working under the supervision of the Rollins Assistant Director for Academics, Data, and Evaluation and the K-3rd Content Coordinator, the K-3rd Instructional Designer conceptualizes and creates online professional development content that will enable Kindergarten – 3rd grade teachers to become more effective in their work. The K-3 Instructional Designer works closely with other content and online team members to design and develop innovative coursework and related educational resources that bring critical content to life for our online learning community.  In close collaboration with our subject matter experts and using a custom eLearning platform, S/he will write, edit, revise, and produce instructional content that emphasizes adult learning concepts and interactive learning practices, and integrates graphic and instructional design principles.


The instructional designer will have a vision for the product and creative ideas for how to transform content into engaging online experiences for the target audience. In this effort, the K-3rd Instructional Designer will work collaboratively with our subject matter experts to drive the scripting/design process through various iterations and reviews, to ensure content accuracy and inclusiveness.  This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to create original work that will inspire and benefit teachers of young children and will make an impact in the landscape of language and literacy professional development.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with subject matter experts to identify and develop learning goals and objectives
  • Apply innovative instructional design methods to design and develop interactive learning experiences
  • Support all aspects of the instructional design process, including defining, developing, implementing, and revising, instructional materials and assessments
  • Using established formats, develop content outlines and scripts for learning modules
  • Write and incorporate training reinforcements
  • Develop, maintain and organize educational resources for online Resource Library
  • Develop presentation slides
  • Create/write content for social media, e.g., blog posts
  • Collaborate in the development ofassessment tools to measure learner satisfaction, comprehension, and application of strategies and knowledge
  • Analyze data/feedback on course assessments and make recommendations for change and improvements
  • Identify new trends and adopt new approaches as needed
  • Identify ways to improve teacher learning experiences, including through the use of community discussions, training reinforcements, webinars, and communication


    What might projects look like? Examples of the work

  • Develop instructional content for a specific online unit
    • Develop powerful assessments
    • Develop reflection and community questions
  • Create new resources related to language and literacy development
  • Create online adaptive learning reinforcements using Intercom technology


Supervisory Responsibilities: None

REQUIRED Skills/Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Instructional Design, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Technology
  • Background in education strongly preferred
  • 3-5 years of professional experience in online instructional design, using technology to develop meaningful educational and training content
  • Experience teaching inK-3rd classrooms or knowledge of education space strongly preferred
  • Knowledge and deep understanding of instructional design and adult learning principles
  • Knowledge of developing learner engagement and knowledge/skill transfer activities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter who can excel in a highly iterative and deadline driven environment

  • Strong team player who is able to share knowledge and contribute ideas but also able to execute on another’s vision

  • High degree of flexibility and good humor!
  • Extraordinary organization skills with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work on multiple projects
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with others to accomplish tasks and deadlines in a teams based environment
  • Ability to quickly understand target learner population’s characteristics and needs, and reflect those in the design of products


    Additional requirements:

  • Must provide samples of previous project work



Compensation and Benefits:

This is a 220-day, full-time school position, offering a generous benefit package including health/dental/life/vision and long term disability insurance. The Speech School subsidizes health insurance premiums of staff and families. Other benefits include Flexible Spending Account; 403(b) Plan; cost reduction of some Atlanta Speech School services; complimentary meals during working hours; and accrued sick leave.


Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience.


To Apply:

To ensure that your application is considered, please submit cover letter, resume, and college transcript by February 15, 2019. In addition, please provide a written statement describing how your skills, talents, and expertise in instructional design would support the Rollins Center in reaching its 2020 goal of ALL children being on a path to reading proficiently by the end of third grade (please limit to 500 words).



Subject line:
Early Learning Instructional Designer for RRFTS on the Cox Campus 


Please no phone inquiries.


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