TITLE Instructional Designer - Bolivia Project
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 2588
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Senior Instructional Designer
MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Director, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning
The Instructional Designer – Bolivia Project is an externally funded position. The Instructional Designer – Bolivia Project works collaboratively with MSU faculty developers to design, develop, and build online courses for the MSU-Universidad de Aquine Bolivia (UDABOL) cohort program. The Instructional Designer – Bolivia Project works with faculty developers in the design of student-centered assignments, projects, discussions, and other activities that support the intended learning outcomes of the course. The students in the MSU-UDABOL cohort are international students and the Instructional Designer – Bolivia Project employs research-based online design and pedagogical practices that are effective with English language learners and distance students. The Instructional Designer – Bolivia Project provides support and training for faculty developers and faculty teaching in this program with online pedagogy and the strategic use and implementation of educational technology. The Instructional Designer – Bolivia Project works with the MSU-UDABOL Program Coordinator and contributes to an assessment plan for evaluating the success of each course delivered through course evaluations, student outcomes, and faculty surveys. During the length of this program, The Instructional Designer – Bolivia Project works closely with faculty developers to make adjustments to the course and provides a high-quality learning experience for students in this program.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Design, Education Technology or a related discipline is required; a Master’s degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Design, Education Technology or a related discipline is preferred.
Experience: With a Bachelor’s degree, as described above, a minimum of one year of professional experience designing, developing, and building online courses is required. A Master’s degree, as described above, may substitute for the one-year of experience in designing, developing, and building online courses. Experience working with a Course Management System and other instructional technology is required. Experience with closed-captioning is required.Graphic design and experience with visual communications is required. Experience working with both Apple and Windows platforms is preferred. Experience working with international students is preferred.
Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required to work effectively with faculty, professional staff and multi-disciplinary teams. Expertise and competencies in instructional design, the practice of educational development, and adult learning theory are required. Practices in cultural diversity and learning or working with international students is preferred. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Collaborates with MSU-UDABOL program coordinators and faculty developers in the systematic design and creation of the online courses, course content, student learning activities and assessments.
2. Proactively consults with faculty developers to identify and obtain learning objectives and content necessary for building the online course.
3. Concurrently manages multiple course development projects, creates project plans, manages project tasks and course production, and meets deliverable timelines.
4. Works with faculty developers on the development and build of online courses that ensure course quality through the appropriate blend of pedagogy and technology based on learning theory and instructional design practices.
5. Supports faculty use of instructional technologies through training and tutorials, troubleshooting, and providing other support services as needed.
6. Provides recommendations for course template design, sequencing of instruction, assessments, and online engagement activities.
7. Ensures design and style consistency for quality standards, branding, and accessibility.
8. Ensures compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1976 and Title III for the Americans with Disability Act.
9. Writes and develops content as needed and develops a faculty guide or other supplemental materials for each course developed that will guide faculty on the facilitation of the course design and best practices for working with international students at a distance.
10. Provides course testing and/or review of each MSU-UDABOL course prior to it being made available to students.
11. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
12. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as directed by the Senior Instructional Designer.
13. Contributes to the overall success of the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Senior Instructional Designer.
The Instructional Designer – Bolivia Project is supervised by the Senior Instructional Designer.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES