Adaptive Thinking and Leadership Instructor Job



  Full Time   Employee

Fort Bragg
North Carolina
United States

Adaptive Thinking and Leadership Instructor (Job Number:421624)


Currently, there are openings for an Adaptive Thinking and Leadership Instructor at Fort Bragg, NC.

Position Description:

Individuals provide technical/professional assistance, curriculum development, and instructs regarding the planning, development, and implementation of Adaptive Thinking and Leadership subject matter delivered to Civil Affairs (CA), Psychological Operations (PSYOP), and Special Forces (SF), as well as future instruction initiatives. Instruct courses having complex development and presentation dilemmas based on psychological theory. Teaching is conducted in group and individual settings, and includes general education in human performance along with personalized training on how to acquire and apply specific mental skills and techniques. Using these principles, the instructor will help Soldiers to become high performers and help foster high performing “unit teams” in preparation for, during, and following combat operations. This instructor will provide tailored education to facilitate tasks, responsibilities, and additional duties.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Integrates and codifies institutional leadership and adaptive thinking and cognitive instruction objectives into viable instruction products, materials and programs; and integrates the requirement into ARSOF qualification pipelines, advanced instruction courses, and Professional Military Educations (PME) programs to achieve SOF leader and adaptive thinking and cognitive instruction targeted competencies. 2. Advise on modules for ARSOF courses requiring the establishment of instructional design and development criteria through the analysis of accepted and emerging educational or instructional theories, methodologies, and techniques.

Adapts or extends available material, or develops new approaches, methods or techniques. Writes and/or reviews course content. Develop instruction to resolve controversial, unconventional or novel problems. Accurately forecasts develop plans, requirements and milestone data to ensure timely completion of assignments. Designs and develops leadership instruction materials and integrates those products into qualification courses, advanced instructional courses, and instructor development opportunities. Materials may include instruction aids, self-study materials, distributive learning products, reinforcement aids, and research/reference data related to leader assessment philosophy and methodology, career development, and structured adaptive thinking and cognitive instruction.

Ensures the research of emerging desired operational capabilities is used to determine leadership education impact on basic and advanced instruction and programs. Recommends the time and emphasis to be given to each unit of study, to determine viability of instruction solution and the level to which students should be trained on each item or subject area. Determines which performance aids would be paramount for education and instruction in specific task or tasks. Selects appropriate instruction venue to maximize effectiveness.

Assures integration of complex adaptive thinking and cognitive theories and learning components into the program of instruction, letter of instruction, course administrative data and other key support and validation documents, e.g., sequencing and clustering of learning events and objectives; task learning relationships, and instructional design plans.?

Develops assignments across a variety of specialty areas in education and instruction for a given organization, geographic area or program. Incorporates the full range of instruction strategies (e.g., discussion, gaming, tutorial, drill practice, simulator, and simulation), distributed across the instructional arena utilizing various media delivery apparatuses such as: computer, iPOD, DVD, CD ROM, interactive software, video telecommunications, print media, and emerging technology. Incorporates new or emerging design changes in equipment, material, computers or other developments to ensure universal access and utilization in classroom and field settings.

Applies detail knowledge of projected instruction requirements, the Army’s force structure and mobilization/deployment requirements, historical usage of allocations, and availability of current and projected resources, to identify and recommend solutions for potential problems that may affect unit readiness or hinder individual’s instruction plan. Utilizes knowledge of instruction regulations, policy, procedures, eligibility and availability of allocations.

Explores full range of instructional possibilities for presenting leadership instruction material/modules, and adaptive thinking and cognitive competencies, understanding, and processes, to include computer- based interactive courseware, multimedia instruction or distributive learning instruction that will complement or enhance terminal learning objectives and ensure instruction efficacy.

Attend training exercises and field operations as requested by individual units to coach Army Soldiers and Leaders on the acquisition of adaptive thinking and leadership techniques and their application to individual military tasks and unit operations.

Assist or provides overview briefings to VIPs and high-ranking leaders when required.

Develop and maintain professional development relating to all aspects of leadership, adaptive thinking, academic proficiency, and SOF- related knowledge.

Perform additional duties as required.

TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and ten (10) years or more of related experience; Masters and eight (8) years or more experience ; PhD or JD and two (2) years or more experience.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree with 5+ years of relevant experience.

Required Qualifications:

Individuals will have a Master’s degree, with doctoral degree preferred, in psychology or a related field from a graduate school that is regionally accredited.

Individual will be certified by the Associate of American Psychological Association (APA), or Association for Psychological Science (APS), or I- O section of Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), or European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP).

Personnel must have excellent oral and writing English communications skills and possess effective interpersonal skills.

Experience teaching large, small, and individual audiences

Ability to work well within a team environment

Desired Qualifications:

Previous experience working in a military setting is preferred.

In- depth knowledge and familiarity with military environment, military instruction, and audio visual technology.

Masters or PhD desired in performance, cognitive, social, sport or human factors psychology.

AASP Certification or other professional certification related to performance psychology or education is highly desirable.

Clearance Requirement:

Must currently possess or be able to obtain a Secret security clearance

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EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Posting: Aug 30, 2016, 4:02:38 PM
Primary Location: United States-NC-FORT BRAGG
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Teleworking: No
Travel: None
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: Full-time

To apply for this job, contact:
Jane Ormerod

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