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Curriculum Manager

Are you someone who is proactive and enjoys working independently? Do you prefer to have lots of variety and multi-tasking in your day?  Is your communication style personable, but factual and to the point?  Do you believe that completion of a task is focusing on the small details and doing something 100%?

If this sounds like you and you’re looking to be a part of a national non-profit association, please take 7-8 minutes to complete this survey.


I.  Position Overview:

This position is responsible for providing high level curriculum and instructional theory oversight for the Electronic Security Association’s (ESA’s) Training & Certification program. With a strong mastery in learning theory and course development practices, this individual oversees the creation of new curriculum, assesses current course content and provides support to instructors and subject matter experts. They will work closely with the Vice President of Training and Certification and the Instructional Technology Manager to execute strategies that accomplishes ESA’s goals as set by this Vice President, the Executive Officer, Board President and Executive Committee.


II.  About ESA:

Established in 1948, the Electronic Security Association (ESA) is the largest trade association representing the electronic life safety and security industry. Member companies install, integrate and monitor intrusion and fire detection, video surveillance and electronic access control systems for commercial, residential, industrial and governmental clients. In cooperation with an alliance of chapter associations, ESA provides technical and management training, government advocacy and delivers information, advice, tools, and services that members use to grow their businesses and prosper. ESA may be reached at (888) 447-1689 or on the Web at .



v Design and manage various types of learning materials including instructor and student materials, course manuals, as well as learning exercises, exams, and activities aligning with content.

v Manage course development projects to completion within allocated deadlines through cross-team collaboration with Subject Matter Experts.

v Knowledge of instructional techniques, instructional methods, instructional design and instructional technologies.

v Championing instructional design recommendations that are based in learning science and contribute to high student satisfaction and strong learning outcomes.

v Analyze training needs, develop, update, maintain, and deliver training curricula, materials and programs that are appropriate for targeted audiences, using varied instructional design and delivery techniques to a manufacturing and production environment.

v Employ knowledge of the effectiveness of methods such as computer-based training, instructor-led training, multimedia projects, student guides, performance support tools, and self-paced content to deliver accurate, high-quality learning opportunities on time and on budget.

v Provide assistance to the Instructional Technology Manager in regards to developing technology based learning tools.

v Oversee the management and tracking of all course materials, including version control.

v Responsible for ensuring ESA’s course content is copyrighted with the US Federal Copyright Office.



 v 3+ years’ experience in learning and development and designing course materials preferred.

v Experience in instructional design (the process of translating concepts into teachable content) and facilitation (the ability to impart that content in an appropriate teaching modality)

v Knowledge of the adult learning principles including social learning and blended learning strategies.

v Ability to comprehend technical information and distill this information into learning materials for others of various backgrounds and professional experiences;

v Strong organizational and project management skills

v Experience with learning management programs

v High level skill set using MS Office programs including: MS Word, MS Powerpoint and MS Excel.



v Non-profit and/or Association experience

v Experience in electronic security, construction, or technology fields

v Experience working within a membership structure

v Experience working with volunteers and volunteer leadership as a current or previous job responsibility

v Experience with Association software

v Proven leadership and ability to drive sales teams

v Industry experience with concentration in employee training, licensing and compliance.