Job Description Summary
The Learning Designer works collaboratively with faculty, learning development specialists, and quality assurance personnel to design and develop media rich teaching and learning environments that engage learners by utilizing appropriate learning theories, strategies and appropriate technologies.
In addition, they will provide consulting and design services to faculty in the development of transformative eLearning content for online and blended learning environments including the design and development of online courses using an innovative pedagogical model. This position does not have any direct reports and reports to the Assistant Vice President of Learning Design.
Duties and Tasks:
- Educate and assist faculty in development of quality content including such activities as mapping content to curriculum requirements, analyzing audience-learning preferences, reviewing methods for design of instructional materials, etc.
- Help foster a positive culture within Learning Design of collaboration, collegiality, innovation, and product excellence.
- Work in partnership with departments and programs to support course and program goals through design as well as pilot projects.
- Potentially participate on strategic initiatives related to, but not limited to, content, learning innovation, teaching strategies, and assessment effective practices.
- Represent Saint Leo University Learning Design at meetings and conferences.
- Create supporting material/media (audio, video, simulations, role-plays, games etc).
- Plan and execute media rich course design.
- Write effective copy, instructional text and A/V scripts.
- Other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Master's degree (preferably in instructional design) from a regionally accredited college or university.
- Previous work experience in Instructional Design.
- Successful track-record of planning and executing media rich course design.
- Understanding of trends in higher education, such as distance learning, adaptive learning, competency-based education, use of open education resources (OER), etc.
- Knowledge of learning theories and instructional design models.
- Understanding of ADA compliance.
- Experience with Learning Management Systems.
- Experience with course development software (i.e. Articualte Storyline, Lectora).
- Lesson and curriculum planning skills.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Excellent social, interpersonal, and communication skills.
- Basic HTML5 and CSS skills and knowledge preferred.
- Pro-active approach to problem solving, constraints, and issues.
- Manage multiple projects and priorities.
- Positive attitude and the ability to encourage the same from team members.
- Demonstrated alignment to Saint Leo University's core values of excellence, respect, integrity, stewardship, community and personal development.
Each year from 2012 to 2016, Saint Leo University was named one of Tampa Bay's Top Workplaces by the Tampa Bay Times .
The Top Workplaces in Tampa Bay program was created by the Tampa Bay Times and WorkplaceDynamics. The companies in this survey were ranked based on leadership, compensation and training, workplace flexibility, and diversity.
One of the Top-Ranked Universities in Florida
One of the top-ranked universities in Florida, Saint Leo is a Catholic, liberal arts school serving learners of all faiths.
We are traditional, but we are cutting edge
Established in 1889 by the Order of Saint Benedict of Florida, the university seeks balanced growth in mind, body and spirit for all members of our community. Saint Leo has grown from a peaceful campus in the rolling hills of Central Florida to an institution of international consequence-ranked one of the best regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report
Our Tampa-area campus remains committed as ever to student-centered liberal arts education, and is strengthened by the global reach of our regionally accredited online programs and Education Centers in seven states across the U.S., including on many military bases.
We are Catholic, but we are for everyone
Our determination to make higher education more accessible to all has made Saint Leo a world leader in redefining the 21st century university. Saint Leo now serves more than 16,000 students from 49 states and 86 countries-ranking us among the five largest Catholic higher education institutions in the United States. Saint Leo is also one of the nation's 10 leading providers of higher education to the U.S. military.
While we are proudly Catholic, we teach students not because they are Catholic, but because we are Catholic. And our faith compels us to imagine and contribute to a more socially just society.