Adjunct Data Governance Instructor

The Center for Government Excellence (GovEx) is searching for an Adjunct Data Governance Instructor for its Executive Leadership Program, a new initiative integrating training and coaching to maximize the data management and use capacity of mayors and their c-suite leadership by building skills and evaluating impact at scale. GovEx seeks a part-time Instructor with subject matter expertise in data governance to develop and deliver high-quality instruction in online, blended, and in-person formats as designed to meet the needs of adult learners in the public sector. The desired candidate will have extensive background and knowledge in data governance that can be drawn upon to create and deliver relevant content for GovEx’s Executive Leadership Program for mayors, their c-suites, and staff.

GovEx is dedicated to teaching data use and management practices and other leading edge skills to public sector employees. GovEx develops and maintains a full suite of online, blended, and in-person courses and training programs to grow and deepen capacity among public sector employees at all levels of their organization. The Executive Leadership Program aims to build the skills and capacity of mayors and their c-suites through effective data governance and performance management practices and empower data-driven decision-making across 100 city halls across the US, Canada, and Latin America.

The Adjunct Data Governance Instructor will work collaboratively with internal and external subject matter experts, which includes our Data and Performance Program Manager, our Academic Curriculum Manager, and our curriculum development and design team to develop and deliver facilitated courses and training programs in practice areas related to data and performance management, analytics, community engagement, government innovation, and other topics critical to effective public sector decision making.

GovEx is deeply committed to working with communities that are focused on ending legacies of structural, entrenched racism. The Adjunct Data Governance Instructor must be willing to think about a reimagined city hall and engagement models through the lens of dismantling these legacies.

This position reports to the GovEx Data and Performance Program Manager.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop high quality online, blended, and in-person courses, training programs, and resources to support the GovEx curriculum for the Executive Leadership Program
  • Contribute to the development of educational media products such as webinars, video, and graphics across GovEx
  • Provide subject-matter advise to and collaborate with the Data and Performance Program Manager and Mayoral fellows around data governance
  • Collaborate with team members to effectively use instructional design strategies, web-based resources, and multimedia technologies to improve teaching and learning for mayors and their c-suites
  • Develop successful working relationships and consult with internal/external subject-matter experts to develop cutting edge content and ensure integrity of the data governance curriculum
  • Serve as a data governance subject matter expert for GovEx learners
  • Support implementation, administration, and evaluation of day-to-day activities of online education programs
  • Coordinate with Monitoring & Evaluation Team to assess survey data and program feedback for continuous improvement of content, delivery, and materials
  • Support the wider team to tailor existing learning materials and content to meet general market as well as specific client/funder needs
  • Stay current with state-of-the-art developments, best practices, and trends in coaching government officials in leading and/or transforming the culture of data governance across city governments
  • Contribute to building a repository for best practices, new trends, and learning objectives relative to data usage by governments
  • Collaborate with the Academic Manager, Curriculum Developer(s), and Content Creator(s) to design data governance focused learning materials appropriate for Mayors and their c-suites
  • Partner with the Deputy Director of GovEx to align materials with other GovEx programs
  • The Adjunct Data Governance Instructor is an energetic, engaged professional with outstanding educational technology and interpersonal skills

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Education, or related field
  • Two years of progressively responsible experience in course design and development, faculty training, or program/course assessment/evaluation required
  • Advanced degree may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate Degree
  • Experience facilitating and delivering education or training programs to adult learners and/or non-traditional student populations
  • Experience working with executive leadership in local, state, or federal government
  • A record of strong professional achievements in data governance practice in government settings

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience developing educational programs using the Backwards Design model
  • Proficiency in using learning management systems
  • Proficiency in using G-Suite or similar software
  • An understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Familiarity with project management software and applications
  • Familiarity with TalentLMS or other learning management systems
  • Knowledgeable, energetic, and passionate about data and education
  • A commitment to a collegial workplace
  • High level of self-motivation, initiative, and demonstrated success working within a results-oriented and entrepreneurial organization
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to review the work of others for accuracy, credibility, and value
  • Experience launching data governance initiatives in the public sector