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11 Mar 2021

Marketing and Communications Digital Instructional Designer

Advocates for Children

Job Description

Advocates for Children of New York, Inc. (AFC) is a not-for-profit organization that serves New York City’s most disadvantaged students, ages 0 – 26, to ensure that they receive a quality education.  AFC works on behalf of children and youth who are at greatest risk of academic failure because of their poverty, race, disability, immigrant or English Language Learner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, homelessness, or involvement in the foster care or juvenile justice systems. We use uniquely integrated strategies to advance systemic reform, empower families and communities, and advocate for the educational rights of individual students.


Job Summary

NYS-TEACHS, a project of AFC, provides technical assistance to schools about their legal obligations to identify, enroll, and provide appropriate services to children and youth experiencing homelessness across New York State. We provide this technical assistance in the form of professional development training, an Infoline that provides case-specific feedback, resources and outreach materials, and district-specific grant and policy review and consultation.

Currently, we primarily provide synchronous training to schools and service providers. We will be launching a comprehensive asynchronous learning module and would like to incorporate training videos, interactive resources, and quizzes developed specifically for asynchronous learning. The training program will be focused on the responsibilities of McKinney-Vento Liaisons, who work in schools to support students experiencing homelessness. The content is legal technical assistance with emphasis on building relationships between families and schools, trauma sensitivity, and racial and social justice.

We currently have a Teach:able subscription but the developed training resources should be flexible to work in other programs as well. The asynchronous module will be launched Spring 2021.

We are seeking to hire a temporary, part-time employee who has experience designing asynchronous learning modules, including video editing and creation of supplementary learning tools. Our team will provide content expertise, feedback, and support.


The temporary, part-time employee we seek will take the lead on the production of 12-15 asynchronous learning segments/modules that represent distinct learning goals for McKinney-Vento Liaisons.

  • Other NYS-TEACHS team members will be the primary author of content. The temporary staff member’s responsibilities will involve reviewing content and providing feedback on length and clarity. The temporary staff member will possibly be responsible for recording video components (reading off of a script).
  • The temporary employee will create 3-6 virtual learning tools, other than recordings of PowerPoint slides. Examples: digital flashcards, interactive games, drag-and-drops, virtual simulations. Each module will include a short quiz at the end.
  • The temporary employee will be responsible for configuring the training modules in our virtual learning platform and troubleshooting tech issues that arise, with support from the NYS-TEACHS team.


  • Basic video production and video editing skills.
  • Experience with asynchronous training design.
  • Knowledge of and experience creating training modules using an asynchronous teaching platform (such as Teach:able).
  • Ability to research and navigate web-based learning tools and apps with confidence, including those that are new to the candidate.
  • Excellent organizational skills, self-motivation, and ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.


This position is paid hourly at $35/hour. Please note that the role does not come with benefits. The expectation is for the Instructional Designer to work 15-19 hours per week, remotely. This position is part-time and will occur from March through May/June 2021.

How to Apply

How to apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to No phone calls, please. Candidates should highlight any personal or professional experience that demonstrates their connection to the populations that AFC serves.

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Temporary. Job Types: Marketing and Communications.