TITLE Instructional Design and Educational Specialist, Abstinence Education Program (AEP)
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 2489
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Principal Investigator, Abstinence-based Education grant
MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Director, School of Social Work
The Instructional Design and Educational Specialist, AEP analyzes and translates complex subject matter into teachable information for specific audiences in the classroom. The Instructional Design and Educational Specialist, AEP identifies training needs and develops and provides training for instructors in using technology tools to facilitate learning. The Instructional Design and Educational Specialist, AEP designs, develops, and implements blended learning tools and resources for implementation in classroom settings. The Instructional Design and Educational Specialist, AEP provides support to staff, students, and instructors regarding resource and technology issues and troubleshoots classroom management as it relates to blended learning practices.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A Master’s degree in a relevant field, such as Education, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, or a closely related field is required.
Experience: At least two years of experience designing and implementing technology tools used in a classroom setting and managing and/or facilitating data collection using technology tools is required. Two years teaching experience is preferred.
Certification: Missouri Teachers Certification is preferred.
Skills: Knowledge of Microsoft and Macintosh word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications is required; knowledge of course management software is required. Strong leadership and interpersonal skills are required. The ability to work both collaboratively and independently is required. Flexibility, creativity, and the ability to thrive in a complex, changing environment with competing demands are required. A demonstrated commitment to providing quality services to diverse members of the campus and broader communities is required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Public speaking skills are required. The ability to plan, introduce, and manage changes in educational technology is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures of backgrounds is required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Analyzes and transforms complex subject matter into more understandable information for specific audiences in the classroom and for use as resources.
2. Creates concise documentation related to resources and technology tools.
3. Identifies training needs, develops and provides training for instructors and staff in the use of technology tools to achieve program objectives.
4. Designs, develops, and implements blended learning resources and activities (e.g. classroom management, cooperative learning, and online coursework and evaluation) for implementation in the classroom setting.
5. Prepares, updates, and manages a wide variety of materials (e.g. reports, spreadsheets, workshop and course materials, articles, data analysis, etc.)
7. Researches a variety of information such as online tools, resources, software applications, and other materials and strategies for the purpose of developing new programs and tools to meet the needs of students, staff, and instructors in the program.
8. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
9. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional relationships with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as required by the supervisor.
10. Contributes to the overall success of the School of Social Work by performing other duties as assigned.
The Instructional Design and Educational Specialist, AEP is supervised by the Principal Investigator, Abstinence-based Education grant.
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