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Lead Learning Designer

ESMT Berlin is the highest-ranked business school in Germany. Founded by 25 leading global companies, ESMT offers master and PhD programs, as well as executive education on its campus in Berlin, in locations around the world, and in an online blended format. We strongly believe in cross-team collaboration to achieve our mission to develop entrepreneurial leaders who think globally and act responsibly. 

ESMT’s Learning Innovation Lab provides support to ESMT’s programs for online and technology-enhanced learning, explores entrepreneurial projects and participates in thought leadership on learning innovation internally and externally.

To further strengthen our team, we are looking for a

Lead Learning Designer
(m/f/x, full-time - 40 h/week, to start in July/August 2024)

You will

  • Lead the learning design team to work with key stakeholders across the organization to execute design on digital offerings, inclusive of training that supports excellence in learning design
  • Advise the Learning Innovation Lab Director on the strategic, tactical and operational issues with current and future learning design practices and procedures
  • Collaborate with the Learning Innovation Lab Director and Leads on determining the standards, policies and practices for  learning design across the school’s portfolio of technology-enhanced programs
  • Act as a learning design consultant during the development of new technology enhanced programs
  • Assess the effectiveness of learning experiences, design and development processes, and identifies and implements opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Collaborate with the Learning Innovation Lab Director and Senior Project Manager to oversee learning design team capacity and project allocation
  • Create and maintain quality standards for technology enhanced course development and ensures consistency of existing and new courses for quality
  • Support the design, development, and delivery of workshops and presentations for instructors and staff on topics related to learning design
  • Develop training materials and documentation for teaching and course-delivery teams
  • Recruit, onboard and mentor the learning design team

As a Lead Learning Designer, you will play an active role in university groups and committees focused on technology-enhanced teaching and learning. You will also stay informed of the latest research and advancements in learning design theories, principals, and practices related to technology-based learning in higher education and beyond in order to continuously improve and provide exceptional support for digital learning experiences.

You are qualified for this position, because you have

  • Expertise in online and blended learning design in the education industry with a preference for higher education (at least 7 years), and experience in a team lead role (at least 4 years)
  • Experience in a lead role in all phases of one or more organization-wide learning and development projects
  • Ability to review and evaluate learning modules for effectiveness
  • Ability to take initiative, influence others, and lead peers and external partners
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and drive them to completion
  • Intellectual curiosity to explore a range of management and business-related subjects
  • Collegial attitude to collaborating and sharing knowledge, challenges, and ideas for improvements related to learning experiences and design practices
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Creative design skills and proficiency in tools such as Adobe Suite or similar
  • Knowledge and experience with Web Content Accessibility Standards and Guidelines
  • Native-level or equivalent English (C1/C2)

This is what we can offer you

We offer a very collegial and international environment with employees from more than 35 different countries. We encourage initiative and contributions with meaningful and lasting impact. We celebrate and support diversity for the benefit of our employees, our programs, and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that guarantees employment opportunity regardless of race, ancestry, gender identity, religion, disability, age, or sexual orientation.

You will work on our campus in the heart of Berlin-Mitte and/or remotely (two days) every week. Arrive easily by public transport or bike and enjoy your lunch in our private restaurant or next to the beautiful Spree. Make use of our beautiful garden and enjoy coffee and tea on the house. In addition, we offer a subsidy for your public transport season ticket, the ‘JobRad’ bike leasing scheme, and regular ESMT community events. As ESMT is a member of Hochschulsport you can also participate in a wide range of sports. Feel free to check out our website for more information.

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Please submit your application by using our online application system, including:

  • CV with relevant certificates and references
  • Salary expectations and possible start date
  • Motivation letter (max. 1 page), including answers to the following questions:
    • Why would you like to work at ESMT Berlin and in this role?
    • Why you (what can you bring to the role)?
    • What is one of the favorite projects you have worked on in your career?
    • Please note: an application without a motivation letter will not be considered

ESMT Berlin
Melanie Seyffert 
HR Manager
Schlossplatz 1
10178 Berlin
Tel: 030 21231 0
Jobs at ESMT Berlin