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Senior Curriculum Developer and Accessibility Lead

National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Washington DC,US

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Founded in 1969, the National Council for Mental Wellbeing (National Council) is a membership organization that drives policy and social change on behalf of nearly 3,200 mental health and substance use treatment organizations and the more than 10 million children, adults, and families they serve. The National Council is a 501(c)(3) association that advocates for policies that ensure people who have mental health and substance use challenges have access to comprehensive, high-quality services. We also offer state-of-the-science education and practice improvement consulting and resources to ensure services are efficient and effective.

The National Council’s Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) department leads a ground-breaking program with over 2 million Americans trained to date, that teach people how to recognize and respond to mental health substance use challenges. Demand for this program comes from an ever-growing base of stakeholders across the country and aligns with the National Council’s full portfolio of public education, technical assistance and policy activities intended to promote healthy minds and strong communities.

The National Council is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and commit ourselves to creating an inclusive environment for everyone.

Position Summary

The Sr. Curriculum Developer and Accessibility Lead is responsible for designing and developing new components of the Mental Health First Aid at Work curriculum as well as evaluating and making modifications to existing components. The person in this role should be passionate about developing innovative learning solutions that exceed the expectations of our members, clients, partners and participants.

In addition to standard curriculum development responsibilities, this role will have a specific focus on ensuring accessibility compliance for all MHFA curricula materials and learning systems.

This is an individual contributor role without any direct reports.


Work with subject matter experts to assess the learning needs of a variety of audiences
Design and develop learning material to be used in in-person, virtual and blended delivery models
Review course feedback and evaluations to identify and make necessary changes
Write instructional scenarios
Manage small- and large-scale instructional design projects
Manage and fulfill timely accommodation requests and communications with instructors, learners and internal and external stakeholders.
Apply pedagogical principles and learning theories to create engaging course designs
Maintain awareness of learning and teaching best practices, as well as emerging educational technologies
Provide coaching and guidance to members of the Curricula Development and Learning Systems teams in the areas of web accessibility, accessible online education, and creating course materials and processes that meet accessibility standards
Review course materials to ensure that they meet accessibility compliance standards
Track progress towards accessibility for all MHFA curricula and learning systems
Recommend and drive the implementation of adaptive technologies, as needed

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
5+ years of instructional design experience
Ability to write effective copy, instructional text, audio, and video scripts to make course materials accessible
Experience developing learning content for in-person, virtual and blended delivery models using sound principles of instructional design and project management
Expertise in conducting audience analyses and creating or modifying learning content and approaches to meet identified needs
Skilled at designing learning materials using Adobe InDesign
Experience developing eLearning modules using Articulate Storyline and Articulate Rise 360
Knowledge of laws and regulations associated with ADA compliance, including sections 504 and 508, and accessibility considerations for online learning
Familiarity with principles of Universal Design for Learning
Strong understanding of adaptive technology products such as NVDA, JAWS, Dragon Naturally Speaking, Kurzweil, ReadSpeaker, and others

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in Instructional Design, Educational/Instructional Technology, Adult Learning, Learning Design/Experience, or comparable field of study
Background in mental or behavioral health
Fluent in Spanish, Korean, Khmer, or Chinese

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Proficient using the Microsoft Office suite
Strong project management skills
Exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal skills
Results-oriented with a very high attention to detail
Able to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a demanding, fast-paced environment
Technically proficient and able to navigate new learning technologies as needed

National Council is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. We use E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please contact the Department of Homeland Security at 888-897-7781 or

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