Lead Instructional Designer
Job Title: Lead Instructional Designer
Job ID: 24172
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Job Code: 0420
About the Position
The incumbent supports the University's mission to advance the effective use of current and emerging technologies to develop innovative and engaging e-learning environments. The incumbent will work with SJSU academic departments, industry, and other educational institutions in moving the University forward in providing new and innovative methods of delivering instruction through technology. This lead position will be primarily responsible for assisting in implementing policy, providing guidance, and initiating curriculum design for e-learning, ensuring that the University's learning management system is properly maintained, working to enhance the faculty’s pedagogical understanding of technology in e-learning environments, and serving as an advocate for institutionalizing e-learning within the culture and administration of the University.
1. Technology Management
Maintain and administer the learning management system and/or other instructional technologies to serve the educational and administrative community with resources in support of instruction.
Design, develop, and maintain dashboards to reflect technologies supported by the department.
Translate application requirements into user-friendly systems and applications.
2. Faculty and Student Development and Support
Design and develop online instructional materials that support academic courses/programs grounded in sound educational theory and best practices in instructional design.
Work with faculty to develop teaching and learning environments that emphasize active learning and incorporate appropriate instructional technologies.
Generate reports and analysis for Director.
Support e-learning by designing, developing, and implementing tools and resources for students.
Provide telephone, in-person, and online (e.g., email, web-conferencing) contact for administrative and educational support and solutions.
3. Online Courses, Program and Certificate Development
Represent eCampus and work with Colleges/Departments/Faculty and to promote the development of online-based courses.
Consult with faculty and staff to adapt existing courses and programs for online delivery and other forms of e-learning.
Design and implement detailed plans and academic models for online courses and programs.
Advise and communicate to internal clients and project teams on the instructional design process and explain instructional design rationale.
Review analytics and develop reports
4. Lead Responsibilities - eCampus Initiatives
Manage at minimum one eCampus core initiative from conception to implementation, annually. Responsible for all project planning and management of the initiative(s), including resources, timelines, activities, deliverables, and communication.
Provides leadership in design theories and methodologies application as well as systems design and technology integration. Responsible for developing and maintaining an annual report to stakeholders which details the appropriate design theories and methodologies for the SJSU community.
Leads the efforts to conduct evaluation (at minimum two evaluation projects per year) of campus e-learning needs. As lead, he/she is responsible for initiating and managing projects to address those identified needs, including the development and management of evaluation tools for courseware and curriculum as well as student self-evaluation.