Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Learning Expert
Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired

The Learning Expert collaborates with the learners as they develop their ability to integrate the insights they gain from Hadley content into their learning/life experience, so they can make choices that help them thrive at home, at work, and in the community.

  • Requires 3+ years experience
  • Full time
  • Winnetka, United States
  • Requires Master's degree
January 2, 2019

Deliberate planning, monitoring, and regulating of learning processes towards self-directed mastery of learning objects:

  • Provides timely, positive and accurate support/feedback to the learner
  • Demonstrates a high level of enthusiasm for the content area
  • Facilitates the learner’s journey by providing guidance related to additional Hadley learning objects and learner-centered community forums
  • Produces and moderates weekly/bi-weekly discussion groups that create learning communities that promote knowledge co-construction
  • Provides learners with relevant information and referral options inclusive of external federal, state and local community resources

Maintains up-to-date records and submits all needed reports in a timely manner to contribute to the accuracy of the record-keeping system: 

  • Effectively uses ESS and the new Hadley learner reporting system
  • Maintains learner-related logs/notes
  • Clears follow-up reminders within five business days

Contributes to learning object development, enrichment, review, and/or revision to maintain high quality and engaging learning opportunities:

  • Serves as primary subject matter source, researcher and author for the revision and/or development of new learning objects
  • Continuously monitors learning objects for accuracy and relevance
  • Creates and maintains accurate and relevant supplemental resource materials

Participates in committee work, special projects or other duties as assigned by supervisor to achieve organizational goals: 

  • Collaborates inter-departmentally regarding projects that help advance the organization’s goals and initiatives
  • Participates in outreach activities that may include presentations to learner groups or community partners
  • Actively participates in Hadley Professional Learning Communities 

Follows an effective plan of continuing education to provide for professional growth and enrichment:

  • Maintains relevant certifications/endorsements
  • Reviews literature relevant to areas of professional expertise
  • Participates in relevant internal/external professional development opportunities that contribute to professional growth related to the position

Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications

  • Strong organizational skills that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail, achieving high-performance goals and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders including learners, learning experts, learning advisors, and other staff, and the drive to find ways to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Affable, warm personality. Respectful, collegial, professional and service oriented.
  • Confident public speaker.
  • Emotional maturity and demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving.
  • Highly resourceful and creative team player with the ability to be effective independently.
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), and Zoom Conferencing Platform.
  • Commitment to the rehabilitation needs of older adults with vision loss.
  • Enjoys interacting with and instructing groups of learners, both in person and online.
Who You Are

Education and Experience

  • Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (CVRT), other certification/degree relevant to the area of instruction. (Masters of Occupational Therapy or Masters of Education) (Advance degree preferred)
  • Braille Proficiency
  • Experience working with adults who have vision loss
  • Experience developing multi-media, multi-platform educational modules.
  • Experience using social media to facilitate training objectives.
  • Availability to work a flexible schedule that may include evenings and weekends to meet learner needs.
Who We Are

Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired

At Hadley, we believe that giving people the opportunity to learn can be a life-changing experience. We lead the field by offering a tremendous variety of courses, webinars and instructional videos, provided free of charge, to empower people to thrive at home, at work and in their communities. Each year, more than 150,000 people from throughout the United States and 65 other countries turn to Hadley for support. Whether it’s learning braille; starting their own business; finding a new way to participate in a beloved hobby; learning how to use the accessibility features of their iPhone; or learning to navigate their world with confidence, there is something for everyone at Hadley.

We are in innovative, inclusive organization that offers a competitive benefits package, located a block away from the Metra station.

Job Function
Online Trainer/Online Facilitator/Online Moderator
Subject Matter Expert (SME)