Senior Education Manager
Disabled Sports USA
Location: Rockville, MD
Job Status: Full-Time
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Disabled Sports USA, a national leader in sports and recreation for individuals with disabilities, seeks an experienced professional for a full time, salaried position in Rockville, MD. This position will lead our national education programing, which is the largest adaptive sports training program in the U.S., to date reaching over 2,000 people in more than 325 organizations.
Disabled Sports USA seeks a Senior Education Manager who is ready to lead the reimagining of its training and education programs, and to support our vision of ensuring that anyone, regardless of ability, has equal access to sports and recreation in their community. Disabled Sports USA, a Member of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, has provided adaptive sports opportunities for more than 52 years and currently supports 139 community-based chapters in 40 states, plus Washington D.C.
Disabled Sports USA’s “Vision 2028” sets the stage for transforming the public’s mindset when it comes to disability through empowering individuals to showcase their sports abilities. In order for this to happen, a robust, leading education platform must be established to train coaches, teachers, volunteers, community groups and others throughout the U.S.
-Supervise the education department (currently two staff) to deliver an annual calendar of more than 25 adaptive sports trainings and webinars, including Disabled Sports USA’s annual Adapt2Achieve Leadership Conference
-Lead and manage Disabled Sports USA’s educational strategy
-Ensure effective delivery of educational programs and products using diverse methodologies including online content, printed materials, in-person trainings and web-based learning
-Implement a robust suite of online tools and training for Disabled Sports USA’s primary audiences
-Develop and manage a learning management system for Disabled Sports USA that will support strategic goals of the organization
-Work with the communications department to create a marketing and communications plan to advance and expand Disabled Sports USA’s education programs
-Analyze and apply trends and best practices in learning technologies and instructional design
-5+ years work experience
-Undergraduate degree in related field, sports background preferred
-Experience envisioning and delivering education strategies and solutions
-Experience developing, and implementing training/education programs and evaluating/improving educational processes
-Experience with learning technology, including LMS
-Project management, supervisory and budgetary management experience
-Collaborative attitude, with ability to network and build partnerships
-Leads independently and exercises good judgement
-Strong initiative and effective decision making
-Detail oriented and effective multi-tasker
-Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
-Proficiency using Microsoft (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint), Adobe Suite, CRM’s, WordPress (or similar), good visual design skills and the ability to use general office technology
-Proficiency in WordPress CMS (or similar), basic HTML and visual design i.e. Photoshop, Illustrator a plus
-Experience in instructional design is a plus
-Ability to travel
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