Title: Critical Thinking Instructor Location: Springfield, VA Compensation: Competitive hourly pay plus benefits
Work Requirements: This program requires a Critical Thinking Instructor to develop and deliver critical thinking training classes to government agencies and the Department of Defense (DoD). The successful candidate will work as part of a team of contract and government geospatial analysts, imagery analysts, imagery scientists, systems instructors, and intelligence and management professionals. The instructor will teach the important concepts and principles of critical thinking; demonstrate how to work within the analytical cycle; and communicate the value of structure analytical techniques by guiding students in evaluating concepts and problems. The instructor shall provide instructional methodologies that reflect critical thinking approaches designed for adult learners, such as the use of student reading and pre-course work, experiential learning with immediate diagnostic and cross-leveling student/group feedback. Additional instructional methodologies include elements of thoughts issue-based student integrated work to enhance learning in the context of the IC operational environment, and case study exploration to facilitated discussion for an integrated collaborate centered environment with others to reach more sound analytic judgments.
* Delivers in-resident and distance learning instructional programs in accordance with course requirements. Uses instructional methods such as, guided discussions, lectures, demonstrations, small group exercises, seminars, workshops, and laboratories. Uses Instructional technology, including but not limited to Blackboard. Conducts assessment strategy in accordance with the course design, including instructor observation, testing, and grading. Provides formal and informal student feedback. Provides subject matter expertise throughout the curriculum creation process, including content review and feedback to development staff. Relevant instructional experience includes, but is not limited to, experience developing and delivering technical training and educational courses in academic, commercial, government, or industrial organizations. Relevant subject matter expertise (SME) experience includes, but is not limited to, experience in technical field as described below. * Demonstrate working knowledge of the principle of guided exercises. * Proven working knowledge of the principles of learning styles, student feedback, and immediacy behaviors affect student satisfaction. * Working knowledge of multiple communication strategies and student-center environment. * Proven working knowledge of agencies within the IC and the Department of Defense (DoD). * Proven working knowledge of Tasking, Collection, Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination (TCPED). * Proven excellent writing and briefing skills including command of grammar and business communications style, i.e. the ability to convey ideas clearly and concisely. * Knowledge of Instructional Systems Design (ISD) as well as knowledge in the development and implementation of course materials, and how to make those course materials ISD compliant. * Proven experience with MS Office and associated software tools, e.g., Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
Minimum Education and Experience: 4 years work experience or equivalent experience related to the required skills section
Required Skills and Education: Minimum Teaching Experience: 4 years' relevant experience as an on-podium trainer/instructor for class sizes up to 20 personnel
Minimum SME Experience: 10 years' relevant experience
Preferred Skills and Education:
* Experience in creating presentations, briefings, and geospatial products for demonstration purposes. * Experience with the testing, development of curriculum, creating presentation and briefings, and evaluation of new equipment/systems. * Experience with training in a military or Intelligence Community environment. Clearance must be current and active. We cannot sponsor new clearances for this role.
At TPGS, we understand and value the unique needs of our government clients and industry partners as well as the pressing need to complete projects on time. We also understand this can only be accomplished with the right people. Since opening the doors in 2012, the founders had a simple vision: Build a company that never loses sight of taking care of all of its highly talented employees.
Everyone is family at TPGS and you can feel it the minute you join the team! Whether its team lunches, dinners, happy hours or holiday celebrations and get-togethers, you never feel like a number at TPGS.
Our benefits package includes:
* Comprehensive Medical Benefits * Competitive Pay * 401K Retirement Plan * Training/Tuition * Paid Time Off (PTO) * Team Lunches * Leadership Incentives TPGS CORE VALUES
* BE THE BEST * UNDERSTAND THE URGENCY * NEVER GIVE UP * HAVE THE COURAGE TO EXCEL * MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TPGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.