Lead Instructional Designer

Job description

Job ID: 24646
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Code: 0420
Department: E-Campus


Classification: Information Technology Consultant - Expert
Salary Range: $6,249 /month - $11,748 /month
FLSA status: Exempt

San Jose State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package. For more information on programs available, please visit http://www.sjsu.edu/hr/benefits/

About the Position

The Lead Instructional Designer supports the Universitys mission to advance the effective use of current and emerging technologies to develop innovative and engaging e-learning environments. The incumbent works 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 is primarily responsible for 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 facultys 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.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

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 course templates based upon research best practices and quality assurance.
-Design, develop, and maintain dashboards to reflect technologies supported by the department.
-Maintain innovative, research-based technology resources/resource lists.
-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.
-Conduct workshops on educational technologies.
-Support faculty exploration of innovative technology/teaching strategies.
-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.
-Provide 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.
-Lead the department efforts for quality assurance in course design, such as course template adoption, outreach, course certification.
-Lead the efforts to conduct evaluation (at minimum two evaluation projects per year) of campus e-learning needs.
-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.

Education and Experience

Bachelors degree in computer science, information systems, educational technology, communications, or related fields, or similar certified coursework in applicable fields of study and five years of experience supporting information systems and technology.

Preferred Qualifications

-A Master's degree in a related field
-Seven to ten years of progressively responsible experience in educational technology, instructional design, distributed learning, or an equivalent discipline
-Experience in using and managing Learning Management Systems
-Experience with technical information systems and application program packages
-Experience with common software application packages used in higher education teaching
-Experience conducting research, gathering data, compiling analytics, and generating reports
-Experience in course development and design
-Experience in a team-based environment
-Experience in teaching workshops in higher education

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

-Thorough knowledge in using learning management systems and other instructional technologies, as well as, knowledge of software administration.
-Ability to understand, analyze and diagnose faculty, staff, and student needs and translate these needs into instructional solutions.
-Ability to facilitate quality control and ensure that the online materials and practices are successful by applying established CSU and Faculty Senate criteria to meet course learning outcomes.
-Ability to conduct research, gather data, compile analytics, and generate reports.
-Knowledge of training theory and practices demonstrated by an ability to develop and deliver technical training and user documentation.
-Proficiency and hands-on experience in web and mobile technologies with programming knowledge of Application Programming Interface (API) and web development tools such as Java, HTML, XML, and .NET.
-Ability to enhance web-based courses with knowledge of best practices and e-learning principles.
-Thorough knowledge and demonstrable skills in applying a variety of software applications and web-based authoring and publishing systems: e.g., Camtasia, Photoshop, HTML editors, WebEx, Microsoft Office, etc.
-In-depth knowledge of systems analysis and development, applications programming, and database analysis.
-Ability to design and develop user-friendly interfaces that comply with accessibility as defined in Section 508.
-Working knowledge of managing vendor-supplied application maintenance and patch life cycles.
-Knowledge of instructional processes.
-Knowledge of quality assurance practices regarding online and hybrid course design.
-Ability to understand, analyze and diagnose faculty, staff, and student needs and translate these needs into instructional solutions
-Ability to enhance web-based courses with knowledge of best practices and e-learning principles.
-Skilled in developing and conducting faculty training workshops and materials.
-Ability to teach/instruct faculty to integrate existing and emerging instructional and interactive technologies into their courses/programs. Strong consultative skills to assess user needs and provide appropriate support.
-Strong oral communication skills to translate complex technical concepts into terms to support e-learning.
-Possess leadership, collaborative and communication skills with a commitment to quality service and understanding of current and emerging distance learning and information technology skills.

Posting Date

July 13, 2018

Application Screening

Application Screening begins July 28, 2018
Applications received before that date will receive first consideration.

This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Required Application Material:

Letter of Interest-PDF
List of References-PDF

Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.

Note To Applicant

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a driminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a conditional offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San Jos State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Statement

SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.

Contact Information

One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0046
Phone: 408-924-2250





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Posted: 11/12/2018
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