Junior Instructional Designer
Western Electrical Contractors Association, Inc. (WECA) is hiring a Junior Instructional Designer for its Electrical and Low Voltage Apprenticeship Programs.
WECA is a nonprofit organization serving merit shop electrical contractors, their employees and the industry suppliers that support them. In California, WECA offers federal and state-approved Commercial, Residential, and Low Voltage (Voice Data Video and Fire Life Safety) Electrical Apprenticeship programs, a state-approved Electrician Trainee program, certification exam preparation classes, and state-approved continuing education classes for journeyperson electricians and low voltage technicians. In Arizona, WECA offers a federal and state-approved Commercial Electrical Apprenticeship program and continuing education classes for journeyperson electricians. WECA additionally shares its expertise by producing curriculum products and publications for the industry.
This position can based at either WECA’s Rancho Cordova, CA headquarters or its San Diego, CA training facility.
Works with instructional designers and other curriculum development personnel, experienced instructors, and subject matter experts to develop classroom-based instruction, hands-on competency-assessed lab experiences, online self-paced, and online instructor-led courses for the electrical and low voltage industries. Coordinates curriculum corrections and continuous evaluation, and updates and improves processes. Assists with the administration of the Learning Management System for apprenticeship programs. With oversight, utilizes instructional design and adult learning theory to design blended learning courses including formulating learning objectives, selecting/recommending appropriate methods and media, developing course content, and working closely with subject matter experts to edit and produce electrical curriculum and learning products. Assists with developing learning assessments and continuously evaluates training effectiveness. Transforms technical content into logically sequenced, interactive and engaging learning activities. Incorporates use of multiple learning technologies within existing and new curriculum.
- Work with curriculum developers, experienced instructors, and subject matter experts to develop online self-paced, online instructor-led, print-based curriculum products, and classroom and lab-based courses for the electrical and low voltage industries
- Coordinate curriculum correction, continuous evaluation, and update and improvement processes.
- Assist with the administration of the Learning Management System for apprenticeship programs.
- Utilize instructional design and adult learning theory to design courses, including formulation of learning objectives, selection/recommendation of appropriate methods and media, and development of course content and learning assessments
- Capture technical content and transform it into logically sequenced, interactive and engaging learning activities
- Develop measurable learning objectives, tests and assessments, activities, and continuously evaluate the training effectiveness of learning and curriculum products
- Act as copy editor for curriculum and other WECA apprenticeship publications.
- Find and fix formatting, typographical, and design errors in print and eLearning-based curriculum.
- Incorporate uses of multiple learning technologies within existing and new curriculum.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience (Required):
- At least one year of professional experience in instructional design and curriculum development
- Proficient in creating classroom-based Instructor-led curriculum using a wide variety of learning methods.
- Copy-editing skills and experience, with exquisite attention to detail
- Experience with print and digital curriculum production
- Experienced with, or willingness to learn, Learning Management Systems
- Experience creating self-paced eLearning for online delivery and LMS (Learning Management System) platforms
- Technically adept; comfortable learning new software
- Ability to work closely with a team and perform independent work, as required.
- Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite—Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
- Proficiency with Adobe Acrobat
- Knowledge of Articulate 360 Suite (eLearning/interactivity creation software)
- Ability to write clear and concise internal and external communications
- Effective verbal communicator; comfortable conversing in a professional tone with outside entities
- Ability to set a professional and positive image for the Association
- Ability to work on and prioritize multiple short-term and long-term projects at once
- Friendly, professional and helpful attitude; a self-motivated team player
- A Bachelor’s degree in any field
Knowledge, Skills and Experience (Recommended):
- A Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Design or a related field
- Experience with competency-based education
- Experience developing instructional content for the construction trades
Salary and Benefits:
- Competitive salary and benefits including:
- Health insurance
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Flexible spending account
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
Please submit a resume and cover letter to HR@goweca.com. Please specify the position for which you are applying in your subject line.
Part-Time WECA Instructor - Online, Nights, and/or Saturdays
It's the side gig that lets you earn extra cash while easily working around your fulltme position!
Are you on top of your game as an experienced electrician? Do you have what it takes to be a WECA instructor?
WECA is currently hiring part-time instructors for night and weekend classes. Most of the instruction takes place online.
- Are you an experienced and knowledgeable electrical professional, with at least one of the following qualifications?
• California Certified Residential or General Electrician with at least five years in the trade?
• Current C10 Contractors license in California with at least 5 years in the trade?
• Electrical engineering degree with some electrical trade experience?
• Vocational teaching degree with previous experience teaching electrical code and theory and experience in the electrical trade (will require further evaluation on WECA’s part of your knowledge and qualifications)?
• Retired Electrician with 10 years of experience (will require further evaluation on WECA’s part of your knowledge and qualifications)?
• Maintenance electrician with 10 years of experience (will require further evaluation on WECA’s part of your knowledge and qualifications)?
• Electrician working for a non-C10 contractor with 7 years of experience (will require further evaluation on WECA’s part of your knowledge and qualifications)?
- Are you an excellent communicator?
- Do you have a passion for teaching, explaining, and sharing your knowledge with others?
- Do you have at least 5 years in the electrical trade?
- Do you know how to use a computer?
- Would you like the opportunity to teach from your own home computer*, if you have the skills, equipment and an internet connection that meets WECA's requirements?
-Do you reside in California or Arizona?
- Would you like to be paid a competitive hourly rate, plus the potential for regular bonus stipends, and with regular evaluation for performance-based raises?
If you answered yes to the questions above, email your resume and a letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Partial list of requirements in order to be able to teach from home two nights per week from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.:
• A quiet room containing all equipment needed to teach.
• Reliable, High Speed Internet Connection
• 1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Microsoft® Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1; At least 2 GB RAM
• Additional requirements for RAM, OS, and browser
• 1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor for Mac OS X 10.7.4, 10.8, and 10.9
• Additional requirements for RAM, OS, and browser