Higher Colleges of Technology
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Assistant Manager – Instructional Design

Job Description and Requirements
Position Summary

To support the Senior Manager e-Content Development in the implementation of the division’s strategy and the management of complex e-Learning projects. To evaluate and define design methodologies, pedagogical approaches, and innovative technologies to produce e-Learning Content/courses and oversee user research plans in collaboration with key stakeholders.


Main Responsibilities


  • Support the work of the Senior Manager e-Content development and contribute to strategic decisions.
  • Contribute to the formulation and execution of the Education Technology strategy.
  • Draft and curate policies and procedures document related to e-Learning, Blended Learning, and e-Content design & development.
  • Collaborate with the concerned stakeholders to understand the business requirements of HCT’s various functions and campuses and to determine pedagogical/technology needs.
  • Build networks by establishing contacts across the Higher Education sector in learning design and online/ blended learning.



  • Responsible for the project management processes of the e-Content Development team (agile/lean project management); contribute to the creation of high performing and positive team environment which can thrive under clearly defined deadlines and allocations of responsibility.
  • Liaise closely with internal and external stakeholders for project planning and timeframes about project delivery schedules.
  • Actively participate in meetings and communication channels, and work collaboratively with all project team members to ensure tight deadlines are achieved using all team members’ expertise and creativity appropriately.
  • Provide and seek feedback on plans, designs, and created resources in a timely and constructive manner to ensure accurate and high-quality creation of deliverables.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with faculty, academic, and professional services staff at a broad range of levels disciplines.
  • Responsible for individuating appropriate design methodologies, pedagogical approaches, and technologies to develop e-Content and learning objects for self-paced and instructor-led training to enhance the learning experience in the classroom and the connected online environments.

People management

  • Provide coaching and professional development support to team members and selected colleagues from Education Technologies Faculty and other business units.
  • Collaborate with the Human Resources function for the recruitment of talent within Education Technologies.
  • Contribute effectively and efficiently to the recruitment and development of UAE Nationals.






  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree (Education, Design, Management, Communication, Marketing, Multimedia, EdTech, or equivalent)
  • Full English proficiency is required.
  • Advanced computer literacy is required
  • Project Management and design-related certificates are a plus


  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in designing online/blended courses based on learning science evidence, ideally in a higher education environment
  • Experience in e-Learning content development, digital storytelling, and relevant storyboarding techniques
  • Experience in public speaking/presentation delivery, design-workshop facilitation
  • Experience in agile e-learning project management and stakeholders management