E-Learning/Distance Learning, Instructional Design & Development
The Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) is seeking an experienced Instructional Designer/ Technical Writer. We have one (1) permanent position available for a January 2018 start date.
As Ontario’s real estate regulator, RECO administers the legislation that governs real estate in the province. This means that real estate registrants (sometimes referred to as “real estate agents” by the public) must be registered under the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act 2002 in order to trade in real estate, and it is also our role to enforce this legislation that they must follow. We do this work on behalf of the government of Ontario, protecting the public interest through a fair, safe and informed marketplace.
With just over 135 employees, RECO is a small but dynamic work environment where quality work/life balance is valued. A career at RECO is a challenging, satisfying and rewarding experience. We have a collegial team of employees that welcomes new people and new ideas with enthusiasm and warmth. Our employees enjoy attractive benefits plans, education and training programs, advancement possibilities, and the opportunity to contribute collectively to the regulation of the real estate industry and protection of the Ontario consumer.
Under the direction of the Manager, Education, the Instructional Designer/Technical Writer is responsible for the design, development and continuous improvement of workplace readiness, professional development and performance support learning materials. This is an integral role that will be directly involved in defining and establishing learning strategies and deliverables to support achievement of RECO’s registration education requirements and the Registrar’s continuing education program objectives.
Create performance and learning outcomes and assessment criteria to address knowledge and skill gaps, satisfy identified learning needs, and meet competency requirements.
Identify appropriate learning strategies, instructional techniques, technologies, and materials required to achieve desired performance and learning outcomes; work with subject matter experts to design and develop performance based formal and informal learning materials and experiences.
Collaborate with internal departments for the implementation of the developed learning materials; evaluate effectiveness of learning materials launched, amend/update as required to address any areas of concern.
Review and analyze existing courses; develop concepts and strategies to adapt and repurpose existing course content into other modalities, additional experiences, and/or performance support tools; design and develop identified learning materials accordingly.
Conduct ongoing critical evaluations of learning materials and experiences to ensure continued effectiveness; identify and address opportunities for improvement and enhancement.
Identify and recommend opportunities to support achieving departmental mandate (e.g., leveraging learning technologies; supporting implementation of LMS/LCMS, establishment of learning/course standards, etc.).
Other related duties as assigned.
Post-secondary accreditation in Adult Learning, Training & Development or a related discipline, or equivalent experience.
CTP or CTDP designation an asset.
Minimum 3 years’ progressive experience following ADDIE methodology in the development and delivery of competency based workplace readiness programs and materials.
Solid Instructional Design and Technical Writing experience with demonstrated expertise in the development of performance support programs/tools to support learning transfer and application.
Broad experience with learning technologies and eLearning tools/standards (e.g., LMS/ LCMS applications, SCORM/AICC standards); adept at acquiring proficiency on new platforms and applications. Expertise working with Moodle and Storyline preferred.
Strong analytical, problem solving and report writing skills.
General understanding of the real estate industry and REBBA 2002 as it applies to education and registration requirements.
Excellent organizational, project and time management skills, including ability to prioritize and multitask.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Experience within a regulated industry or professional association would be an asset.
The Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) is responsible for regulating real estate professionals in the province on behalf of the Ontario government. We protect the public interest through a fair, safe and informed marketplace.