Self-motivated project leader specializing in the design and development of educational products for a wide range of disciplines and channels. Experience in learning technologies with a strong track record of developing and producing products that drive revenue and improve learning outcomes. Passionate about building innovative learning solutions that produce positive user experiences.
A flexible, process-driven, natural-planner, who thrives when working hands-on to solve problems, bring order to a project and effectively meet business goals. Skilled at fostering innovation and collaboration across project teams and unifying stakeholders.
Experienced in needs analysis, adult learner curriculum design, technology development lifecycle management, constructing design & requirements documentation as well as project plan and proposal writing.
Lover of food, dogs, jigsaw puzzles, and baseball.
Experience: 11-15 years
Availibility: 40+ hours/week
Type of work: Part-time contracting, Full-time contracting, Permanent part-time position
Work location preference: Local, Remote, Available to travel
Portfolio link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cathiprofitko/
- Learning design
- Learning technology
- Project management
- Quality assurance
- Learning analytics
- Content curation
- Custom content writing
- UI/UX design
Certificate at Instructional Design Graduate Certificate, University of Wisconsin - Stout
Certificate at PMP Certification, PMI
Bachelors degree at BS Business Administration, Wagner College
International Culinary Center
(from 06/2015 to 05/2018)
Director, Online & Curriculum Development, Designed, developed and launched new culinary business program. Key success metrics: 98% retention rate, 41% increase in student success, above average rating in student exit surveys, and 50% decrease in program run costs. Responsible for client stewardship and partnership relations, scope definition and profitability analysis for new business proposals, implementation and management of contract training. Launched ebook program for costs savings of $200K per year.
(from 12/2012 to 05/2015)
Director, Digital Studio, Unified and managed studio of 15+ local and remote project managers, instructional designers and producers as part of a cross-unit team responsible for producing higher educational product portfolios. Managed internal operations with a focus on profitability while deploying zero-defect product with plant budgets of $12M+. Portfolios produced growth of $100M+ over three years.
(from 12/2008 to 12/2012)
Project Development Manager, Led cross-functional project teams to elicit, prioritize, and validate requirements including design, user experience mapping, data collection and reporting and technical specifications for educational technology product including ebooks, simulations, video, and adaptive assessments. Defined and managed a $2M+ annual plant budget.
(from 07/2002 to 12/2008)
Content Development Manager, Content project manager for MyITLab, a market-leading assessment and training product that transitioned MS Office Application textbook material into a simulated learning experience. Defined and implemented content requirements, instructional strategies and authoring tool development. Managed development and end-user testing through three Microsoft Office release cycles. Key success metrics: 5M+ users and revenue of $25M+.