Online Course Instructional Designer, Part-Time

Location
Moon Township, PA
Posted
Mar 04, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 493155
Work type: Staff Part-Time
Department: Online and Off-Campus Programs
Location: Moon Campus
Categories: Other
Position Title Online Course Instructional Designer, Part-Time

Position Department Online and Off-Campus Programs

Position Type Staff Part-Time

Overview
The Online Course Instructional Designer is responsible for partnering in the oversight of the creative direction and project management associated with the development of online courses. This person will also support and work with the subject matter experts designing the courses and the reviewers conducting the review of the courses. This person will comply with RMU's online course development processes and procedures necessary for a smooth design and delivery process. The Online Course Instructional Designer will work with others in the Department in organizing and conducting training workshops for teaching and learning online. This is a part-time position not eligible for University benefits. Work hours are limited to 950 per calendar year and less than 29 hours per week on a regular basis.

Responsibilities
Assist subject matter experts in translating content knowledge into an online course design map leading to the final product of an online course based on RMU's processes and guidelines. Appraise course creation quality in terms of design, writing, editing; identify and provide for corrective action when needed. Apply the appropriate learning theory and instructional theory necessary for quality online course design and implementation. Manage the development of online and blended courses from conceptualization through production. Develop and communicate online course design and production schedules with subject matter experts. Ensure that the online courses meet RMU's quality standards and are delivered on time. Assist subject matter experts in navigating the course management system in order to understand content application. Manage and complete all phases of the design process, including the use of applications when needed. Oversee and complete revisions to already created courses. Remain current and have a thorough understanding of the latest industry technology tools and trends in online education. Develop, revise, and maintain instructional formats and content. Understand and maintain expertise related to the online course development and service provided by RMU.
  • Organize and conduct training workshops for teaching and learning online. Other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum Qualifications
    Master's degree is required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in designing and revising online courses is preferred.
  • Knowledge of Blackboard is required.
  • Understanding of IT applications for instructional design purposes is required.
  • Previous experience in best practices in teaching is required.
  • Experience training faculty to teach online is required.
  • Experience with multiple learning management systems is preferred.
  • Previous experience in working with subject matter experts to develop curriculum relative to the program and produce a product ready for delivery.
  • Experience in creating courses from master syllabus through duplication on a course management system.
  • Excellent project management skills, written and verbal communication skills and excellent understanding and application of technology for instructional design purposes.
  • Ability to manage multiple course development simultaneously.
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Quality Matters certification is preferred.
  • Certificate in Instructional Design is preferred.


  • Exemption Status Non-Exempt

    Act 153 Clearance Required No

    Required To Pass a Motor Vehicle Report Check No

    Required to Pass a Credit Check No

    Additional Posting Information None

    Special Applicant Instructions None

    Advertised January 2, 2018 Eastern Standard Time


    ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY
    Robert Morris University (RMU), founded in 1921, is one of the leading universities in the Pittsburgh region. RMU provides a professionally focused education with an emphasis on engaged learning and is one of the most affordable private doctoral-level institutions in Pennsylvania. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. In 2016, for the first time in its history, RMU was ranked nationally by U.S. News and World Report. In 2017, RMU had among the biggest increases of all national universities in the U.S. News and World Report annual "Best Colleges" rankings released, rising 12 spots to No. 176.

    Robert Morris University is dedicated to changing the lives of its students and employees so that they can go out and change the lives of others. The University combines academic excellence with a professional focus offering numerous undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs. In 2011, Robert Morris University was named as a "Top Workplace" by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette , which names the best places to work in the Greater Pittsburgh region.

    RMU offers faculty members an environment where teaching, research and service are supported and valued.

    RMU's main campus in Moon Township features 230 rolling acres and provides all the benefits of a traditional university campus, just minutes from the airport and downtown Pittsburgh.

    INSTITUTIONAL EQUITY VISION STATEMENT
    At Robert Morris University, we believe that institutional equity reflects our continued commitment to a community where everyone is both valued and respected. Institutional equity encompasses racial, ethnic, gender and religious diversity, cultural perspectives, national origin, sexual orientation, physical ability, as well as socioeconomic contexts, and educational backgrounds. We are dedicated to developing a diverse population by fostering an environment where intellectual and social growth, individual perspectives, and all human experiences are valued. We strive to be an inclusive community that celebrates and embraces differences as a means of responding to the cultural and social demands of a global society. Inherent in our inclusion efforts is a strong commitment to intercultural and global education to produce and include citizens who will serve as educational, social, economic and cultural ambassadors to the world. Robert Morris University is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, RMU complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin.
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