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Curriculum Developer – Illinois Applied Research Institute


The Illinois Applied Research Institute (ARI) seeks applicants for a part-time Curriculum Developer position in our Building Science group.


As part of a project in support of the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act, the Curriculum Developer will interact with stakeholders and subject matter experts to identify, analyze, and compile existing curricula related to clean energy job opportunities for Illinois job seekers, and a develop framework for new curricula and related educational assessments to fill gaps identified in existing resources.



  • Once specified, create course objectives for each course and align them with target program outcomes
  • Engage with stakeholders and subject matter experts to identify existing clean energy curricula and curricula gaps
  • Assist with identifying the appropriate courses, content, and curriculum framework for educational courses
  • Assist with the creation and review of assessment strategies, activities, and materials development
  • Develop instructor toolkits and questionnaires to collect feedback from regional stakeholders
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor's degree
  • One year of experience in curriculum development
  • (Preferred) Degree in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, or closely related field

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in curriculum design, adult learning principles, and

                effective assessment strategies

  • Knowledge of digital learning tools and the ability to select teaching methods appropriate for

                industry and audience

  • Experience working with subject matter experts (SME) to develop accurate, relevant content
  • Strong written, listening, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to receive and incorporate feedback into the course material from program leads, subject

                matter experts, students, and instructors

  • Excellent computer skills including experience with computer-based training software
  • Strong ability to manage, prioritize, and organize multiple tasks
  • Ability to reliably meet project deadlines with attention to detail
  • Proactive, collaborative, and flexible; working as part of a team


This is a non-benefits eligible Academic Hourly appointment with a pay range commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Please submit a cover letter and resume to:

Fitsum Abebe, Online Instructional Designer

Applied Research Institute - Building Science


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