Key Job Responsibilities
The Instructional Designer supports faculty in course development / design processes, evaluates course design and instructional practices, and coordinates and develops instructional materials in any modality, including face-to-face, in order to enhance the pedagogy of any class.
The Instructional Designer investigates educational technologies and works in collaboration with faculty to design, develop, effectively utilize, and evaluate the instructional environment and learning materials in order to meet the teaching and learning goals of faculty.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Works with faculty in any teaching modality, including online, blended, and face-to-face in order to enhance the pedagogy of any class.
Works with faculty on the development of online and blended courses and ensures course quality through the appropriate blend of pedagogy and technology based on learning theory and instructional design practices.
Provides consultations and serves as a resource to faculty on the design, development, evaluation, and revision of learning outcomes, course modality, high-impact learning practices, and accessibility issues, copyright, and effective assessment strategies.
Supports faculty use of instructional technologies through training and tutorials, troubleshooting, and providing other support services as needed.
Improves the level of understanding of the instructional ecosystem by providing webcasts, workshops, and other resources in support of research-based learning.
Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, attending training and / or courses as directed by the Director, IDT
Contributes to the overall success of the online, blended, and face-to-face education program by performing all other duties as assigned.
A Master’s degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Design, Educational Technology, or a related discipline is preferred.
Certificate in Instructional Design will be a plus.
3-4 years’ Experience in instructional design fundamentals. Expertise in Moodle, Google Drive (including Google Docs and Sheets), Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint.
Expertise with graphic design principles preferred. Familiarity with ID models preferred.
Skills Required for the Role
To be successful in the role the candidate would be required to demonstrate the following :
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required to work effectively with staff and multi-disciplinary teams.
Expertise and competencies in instructional design, the practice of educational development, and adult learning theory are required.
Knowledge of best practices in instructional technologies, online, blended, and face-to-face pedagogy is required.
Skill in designing and delivering training programs that focus on instructional technology and practices used in the improvement of instructional effectiveness is required.
A demonstrable knowledge of web design principles and experience creating web pages is preferred.
Experience with learning management system
Meticulous, detail-oriented, and analytical
Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to quickly learn new technical skills
Ability to work well in a collaborative team atmosphere
Strong work ethic
Ability to manage time well and meet deadlines as needed
Good typing skills.