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Position Number: 00102639
Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
DELTA’s role within the Office of the Provost is to foster the integration and support of learning technologies in NC State’s academic programs, both on the campus and at a distance. We coordinate the funding and production of all distance-based credit programs and courses for the university, and promote high-quality education by extending the reach of the faculty and collaboratively applying expertise in technology and pedagogy in an efficient, effective, and service-oriented environment.
The Associate Director will be part of DELTA Instructional Innovation Services, a highly-collaborative team with a variety of skill-sets that explores and develops innovative solutions for online teaching with technology.
Essential Job Duties:
• Participates in instructional design and development projects as a designer, technology expert, developer, and project manager, collaborating with colleagues and faculty in the analysis, design and development of effective and innovative courses.
• Partners with colleagues across DELTA in researching, brainstorming, developing, implementing and evaluating innovative and pedagogically-sound solutions for addressing instructional challenges.
• Provides leadership for the instructional design & development team, which is responsible for exploration of emerging tools and techniques, building expertise in instructional design and applying that knowledge and expertise to the solution of instructional challenges.
• Manages the instructional design & development team, providing overall direction and priority-setting for the team and overseeing business and personnel operations (e.g. work planning, employee supervision, professional development planning).
• Works with the Director, Instructional Innovation Services and the Creative Director, New Media Development to facilitate course development project intake and prioritization and ensure collaborative approaches to brainstorming, exploration and problem solving for instructional production projects.
• Provides coordination and direction for DELTA instructional design and course development efforts (supporting the IDEA Grants program, DE course development needs, Large Course Redesign projects and other strategically identified instructional production needs), managing the course design and development schedule, facilitating team production workflow and collaboration and coordinating responsibilities with the Senior Associate Director, New Media Development.
• Provides consulting services to university faculty on needs assessment, course redesign, project management and implementing evaluation procedures to assess effectiveness of different technologies in the teaching/learning process.
• In collaboration with the Director, Instructional Innovation Services, make recommendations for expenditures and manage expenses within the appropriate budget phase for the instructional design and course development unit.
• Works with Project Coordination specialists and Project Managers to facilitate effective process, maintain internal workflow and coordinate resource management, client management and project communications.
• Purposefully builds positive, collaborative working relationships with staff members across DELTA. Serves as proxy for, and/or attends designated meetings for the Director, Instructional Innovation Services and for the AVP, Instructional Technology Support and Development Services, upon request.
• Serves as the liaison between the Instructional Design and Instructional Training teams, working closely with the Associate Director, Instructional Technology Training to ensure that training and support resources are available to instructors that DELTA has provided course development for, to contribute expertise and resources to workshops, seminars and other training efforts and to collaborate on Instructional House calls, defining and facilitating appropriate hand-offs between teams depending on the instructor’s needs.
• Under the leadership of the Associate Vice Provost, Instructional Technology Support and Development Services, serves as a member of the ITSD managers team, and serves as a member of other operations and leadership councils as part of DELTA leadership as assigned. Actively participates in strategic planning discussions for the department as part of these teams.
• Works with the Director, Instructional Innovation Services and the Creative Director, New Media Development to prioritize instructional production projects from various programs, including ad hoc requests.
• Masters degree in a design, technology, education or related field.
• Demonstrated experience leading collaborative teams in the creation of instructional materials.
• Extensive professional experience in the development of instructional materials in collaboration with subject-matter experts.
• Experience in supervising professional support staff (full time, temp and/or contract) in an instructional design, e-learning, technology, design or related setting.
• Experience developing learning experiences in an online course management system, such as Moodle, Sakai or Blackboard.
Departmental Required Skills:
• Awareness of and interest in emerging technology as related to online instruction, web technologies, multimedia applications and distributed and/or distance technologies.
• Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, ability to facilitate teamwork, ability to work well in a collegial relationship with faculty, staff, and students, and ability to be flexible yet highly motivated.
• Ability to converse knowledgeably with colleagues, instructors and staff about pedagogy, instructional design, new and emerging technologies and student learning outcomes.
• Demonstrated success in an academic or training environment in the development of instructional projects using multimedia or distributed/distance technologies.
• High level of independence and initiative and the ability to multi-task.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:
• In-depth experience in developing course materials in Moodle and/or in supporting the delivery of courses and programs in Moodle.
• Experience synthesizing and interpreting educational research and applying to instructional technology practices.
• In-depth experience in designing learning using innovative instructional tools and emerging pedagogies.
• Additional certifications in the instructional design area, and/or additional advanced degree (additional MS, MEd, MA or Ed.D, PhD) in a design, technology, education or related field.
• Experience in applying principles of instructional design, particularly assessment and evaluation, to the training and support process.
• Experience teaching at a college level (including teaching leveraging instructional technologies).
Necessary Licenses or Certifications:
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