TITLE Instructional Designer
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 2562
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Senior Instructional Designer
The Instructional Designer provides faculty with course design and curriculum development support for the creation of effective and engaging learning environments that are informed by desired learning outcomes. The role involves consulting with faculty from diverse disciplines to identify course goals, student learning objectives, and applicable evidence-based instructional strategies. The Instructional Designer works closely with faculty to develop courses/instruction that are pedagogically effective for distance learning, blended, and face-to-face delivery. The Instructional Designer also provides pedagogical training to faculty through course development programs, college/department outreach, workshops, webinars, video tutorials, job aids, blogs, online communities, etc. on topics that are related to college teaching (online, blended, and face-to-face), the university’s course management system, course design, and the integration of instructional technology.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Design, or a related discipline is required; a Master’s degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Design, or a related discipline is preferred.
Experience: With a Bachelor’s degree as described above at least three years of instructional design or related experience is required. With a Master’s degree as described above at least one year of experience is required. Experience working with a Course Management System and other instructional technology is required. Experience providing instructional design support using the Blackboard LMS is preferred. Experience teaching face-to-face, online and/or blended in a college environment is preferred. Quality Matters (QM) and/or Online Learning Consortium (OLC) certification in online course design and/or delivery is preferred. Experience working with both Macintosh and Windows platforms is preferred. Graphic Design experience is preferred. Experience creating web pages is preferred.
Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required to work effectively with staff and multi-disciplinary teams. Expertise and competencies in instructional design 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 pedagogical practices used in the improvement of instructional effectiveness in higher education is preferred. A demonstrable knowledge of web design principles and experience creating web pages is preferred.
Other: The primary work location is an office environment in the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning. The scope of the position requires working and communicating effectively in face-to-face and virtual environments. The ability to work in a team environment, manage projects, and deadlines is required. Occasional attendance and participation at evening and weekend activities and workshops may be required. Occasional travel to workshops, seminars, professional development, and University events may be required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Works with the instructional community in any teaching modality, including online, blended, and face-to-face to enhance the pedagogy of any class.
2. Works with faculty on the development of online, blended, and face-to-face instruction and ensures course quality through the appropriate blend of pedagogy and technology based on learning theory and instructional design practices.
3. 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, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and accessibility issues, copyright, and effective assessment strategies.
4. Supports faculty use of instructional technologies through training and tutorials, troubleshooting, and providing other support services as needed.
5. Improves the level of understanding of the instructional community by providing course development programs, workshops, webinars, college/department outreach, and other resources in support of research-based learning.
6. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
7. 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 Senior Instructional Designer and the Director, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning.
9. Contributes to the overall success of the online, blended, and face-to-face education program by performing all other duties as assigned.
The Instructional Designer is directly supervised by the Senior Instructional Designer in the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
REVISED MAY 2022