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Job: Training and Development Specialist
Job Title: Research Operations Instructor
Section: Training and Education – HTS
Reports Operationally To: Training Team Lead
Provides SME expertise and assists in the design, development, delivery, and assessment of the HTS training program curriculum, with emphasis on research design and research ethics. Coordinates closely with the HTS Directorate Social Science Advisor and the social science directorate. Delivers integrative and interactive instruction in applied socio-cultural research to students and HTS faculty. Provides SME input to the design of student practical applications and exercises. Coordinates with other team members to ensure full complimentary integration of the Visiting Scholars program.
Masters degree required in a relevant discipline of applied social science. PhD is preferred. Candidates must have field experience in the design, conduct, and assessment of applied socio-cultural research performed in support of operational or tactical military units. Must have strong background in research ethics; experience with IRB preferred. Must have demonstrated expertise in qualitative, and experience in quantitative research methods. Must understand, and have experience with the HTS 5-step research process.
Essential Job Functions:
Develop and deliver interactive instruction in applied socio-cultural research and research design to students, provide SME support to instructional design, development, and method of delivery of the educational material. Conduct coordination and self-study to remain current and abreast of changes in the operational environment; and modify / revise curriculum accordingly.
Provide SME review and input of curriculum, HTS products, or other appropriate articles, publication, briefing as required.
Serve as role player or coach role players during practical applications and exercises. Provide SME input into learning objectives in support of the practical applications and exercises.
As SME, prepare and staff professional products pertaining to the instruction, assessment, or methods of applied quantitative and qualitative socio-cultural research.
Review and implement recommendations into course curriculum based on student feedback and assessments of the course, instructional methodology and learning objectives.
In addition to the above, some combination of the following skills is essential:
Understanding of adult learning theory and course-based assessment methodology
Flexibility and ability to consistently meet deadlines
Excellent training, communication (writing and oral), and interpersonal skills
Experience in developing instruction for adult professionals
Experience in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and other Microsoft software
Place of Performance
Government-provided work spaces.
Candidate must be a team player with uncompromising integrity, capable of working collaboratively with peers, subordinates, students, and supervisors. Initiate changes that improve, apply, and adapt a wide range of ideas and visions. Personally effective and efficient and can adapt to change. A self-starter with expressive communication skills (verbal and written).