Instructional Designer II - Office of Teaching & Learning

Aug 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Instructional Designer II - Office of Teaching & Learning

Position Category: Staff - Full-Time

The Department of Teaching and Learning is hiring a full-time Instructional Designer II. The successful candidate will work directly with faculty and staff to design, develop, and deliver technology-based courses and other educational media; exercises skills in current educational and internet technology, including major learning management systems, social media, office and multimedia software, and web development; collaborates and coordinates with IDS team members; and manages individual and group projects, particularly new online course development; collaborates with faculty in implementing new teaching practices; maintains and assists in improving local standards, processes, and procedures for educational media production; develops strong, cooperative relationships with campus entities; researches and develops educational tools, technologies, practices; assesses and evaluates the appropriateness and effectiveness of technologies and educational media, as well as teaching and learning experiences; trains and mentors faculty and staff on the use of technology to enhance teaching.

Required Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited institution with a master’s degree in Instructional Design, Technology, Education, or a related field and one year experience related to the essential duties or equivalent education and experience totaling seven years.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of and work-related experience in developing curriculum, educational programs, trainings, on-line courses, or educational media.
  • Fluency in learning theories, instructional design, program planning, andragogy, and engaged learning practices.
  • Knowledge of accessibility guidelines and copyright compliance.
  • Working knowledge of web authoring tools (e.g. Dreamweaver), HTML, and CSS.
    Demonstrable skills (such as a portfolio) in developing and delivering creative learning experiences.
  • Experience with decision-making in a highly active environment.
  • Ability to work as a team, lead small groups, and manage projects.
  • Ability to use computers and operating systems, such as Windows or Mac with great competence.
    *Ability to use a variety of distance education technologies including major learning management systems (e.g. Canvas and Moodle), social media, office and multimedia software.
  • Ability to collaborate with faculty in the design and development of activities and assessments for courses.
  • Ability to plan, manage, produce, direct, implement, and evaluate training and education programs - online course production a plus.
  • Positive attitude and flexibility, leading to the ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Preferred Qualifications:

Physical Requirements:
Ability to sit for long periods of time. Fine hand manipulation is done continuously. Ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: $41,804 to $55,739

Advertisement Number: ST26917
Open Date: 08/28/2017
Review Start Date: 09/11/2017
Close Date: 9/17/2017
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: Please list any higher education teaching experience as part of the resume and cover letter.

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Utah Valley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access Employer and committed to fostering a diverse workforce. As an inclusive community, we actively seek diversity among our applicants for this position. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply.