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Instructional Designer

Wednesday, October 02, 2013  
Posted by: Human Resources
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Job Title: Instructional Designer 
Department: Information Technology
Reports To:     Director of IT
FLSA Status:   Exempt/ salaried

SUMMARY:
The Instructional Designer will be a key communicator and able to build positive relationships within the organization.  The individual will work with instructors across a broad spectrum of curriculum and program focus to design and develop innovative in-person instruction and online learning in a variety of formats including programs, courses, hybrid courses, instructional modules, open content, mobile, etc. The Instructional designer will also provide input on the development of departmental academic technology strategic initiatives. They will take the lead on keeping instructors up to date with current and emerging learning technologies. In this role, the Instructional Designer will interact frequently with a departmental contact (designated by the department chair), the Information Technology team, and departmental faculty and staff in the design, development, and delivery of online learning.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Online Course Development
• Work with instructors to design and develop instructionally effective and engaging online learning in a variety of formats (online courses, hybrid courses, instructional modules, etc.), ensuring that the content and instructional strategies meet established learning objectives.
• Work with Subject Matter Experts to identify course objectives and material requirement of course content
• Coordinate with faculty to ensure that academic technology initiatives are aligned to established departmental strategic priorities.
• Structure content and activities for student learning.
• Apply learning principles and theories to the development of instruction.
• Manage online course creation through all phases of the instructional design process including analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation.
• Create media to support learning (e.g., various multimedia for e-learning and online)
• Adapt instructional materials created for one format to another format (i.e., face-to-face to e-learning)
• Develop assessment

Academic Technology Support
• Provide training and consultation to instructors at all levels of technology expertise on available University instructional software and development tools with experience in Moodle, Angel, Blackboard or similar LMS
• Assist in developing and managing academic technology support materials (e.g., training guides)
Faculty Professional Development
• Keep faculty abreast of academic technology trends and issues in higher education.
• Stay current with University-supported learning technologies and serve as a change agent for their adoption and implementation in the department as appropriate.
• Design, develop and deliver professional development initiatives for faculty and staff including individual consultations, workshops, trainings and outreach events.
• Provide recommendations, guide and support faculty course development and delivery strategies.
• Other duties as assigned.  


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
None


QUALIFICATIONS: 
• High energy self-starter; must be able to take initiative with minimal guidance and be comfortable working both as an individual and as part of a team.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills with various stakeholders.
• Effective time management skills.
• Demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities in working with faculty, staff and students with diverse backgrounds including academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation, and disabilities.


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Required:
• Master's degree in education, educational technology, instructional design, or related field
• At least two years of experience in the design of online and/or hybrid courses as a course designer or subject matter expert leading curriculum development.
• Residential, Blended and Online teaching experience.
• Willingness to learn and support a broadening range of academic technologies
• Experience with a variety of instructional technologies including course management and/or learning management systems such as Moodle, Angel, Blackboard or similar LMS.
• Experience with content deliver and development tools such as Adobe Connect, Wimba, Virtual Classroom, or real-time educational conferencing applications; Adobe Presenter, Camtasia Studio, or other screen casting and development tools.
• Strong communication skills both written and verbal
• Strong organizational skills with excellent attention to detail
Preferred:
• Three or more years of teaching experience
• Experience with the application of learning theory principles to the development of classroom, online and blended courses and programs
• Ability to interact effectively with instructors with a wide range of knowledge and comfort levels with technology
• Experience in a higher education environment working with faculty and students
• Excellent consultation and group facilitation skills
• Experience working in a team environment
• Ability to work independently in a fast-paced work environment
• Knowledge of current trends and issues impacting academic technology in higher education
• Experience creating professional development programs on learning technologies
• Experience conducting research in academic technologies

TO APPLY:

Resumes will be accepted until the postion is filled.  Please email a resume, cover letter including salary requirements and a list of 3 references to PJ Way:

PJ Way, Director of IT

pjway@rockford.edu

 


 


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