Instructional Designer

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Job Description Summary:

It is the academic mission of the George Washington University's School of Business (GWSB) to be a preeminent business school recognized for scholarly research, teaching excellence, innovative curricula and focus on the responsible management of organizations in the global environment.

As part of its mission, GWSB utilizes state-of-the-art techniques and media to create engaging online courses that promote real-world experiences and active learning in degree and certificate programs. Currently, approximately 1500 students participate in GWSB online courses. To support this effort, GWSB is searching for an Instructional Designer. This individual will play a key, broad role in supporting the School's online programs and the efforts of GWSB's Office of Instructional Design.

This position reports to the Senior Instructional Designer. The position has no direct reports but may schedule, train, and supervise student workers in their roles as instructional design assistants.

The primary focus of this position is to help faculty conceptualize, design, develop, and produce new online courses, and improve existing ones as a team member in GWSB's Office of Instructional Design.

Key responsibilities:

Work closely with team members to maximize teaching effectiveness for faculty using modern learning theory and educational technology.

Maintain a high degree of knowledge about instructional design theories and advances in hardware and software that can be used to improve teaching and learning as well as the production of modern online media.

Work with other members of the instructional design team to implement the application of new knowledge and improved methods in course development.

Assist in the concrete production of the courses by recording and producing instructional video and animation.

Assist with the continual improvement of existing online courses and the creation of online components for on-campus courses.

Evaluate online courses for compliance with industry standards (e.g., the Quality Matters rubric).

Assist with helping faculty to develop learning objectives and assessments that promote course alignment.

Design, develop, and deliver occasional workshops and training sessions to faculty and professional staff on instructional design topics.

Perform other duties related to supporting the online infrastructure that further quality teaching and learning.

Conceptualize instructional strategies and build digital materials that promote active learning, with instructional activities linked to explicit learning objectives.

As a member of the Office of Instructional Design, serve as an in-house resource to approximately 120 faculty in the GWSB.

Perform other duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of pedagogical and andragogical methods and their practical applications in course design.

Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.

Knowledge of the Quality Matters or Quality Scorecard. Quality Matters certification preferred.

Experience with course design software, interactive media, and other instructional technologies.

Experience working with faculty in a university setting.

Experience with a Learning Management System for the development of learning content; familiarity with BlackBoard preferred.

Experience with course authoring tools such as Storyline 2, Lectora, or Captivate.

Experience with video editing software such as Premiere Pro, Camtasia, or Final Cut Pro.

Master's degree preferred, but not required.

Typical Hiring Range $54,900 - $75,500 How is pay for new employees determined at GW?

Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C. College/School/Department: School of Business (SB) Family Academic Technology Sub-Family Academic Instructional Design Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9AM-6PM; some nights and weekends Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants:

Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S007813 Job Open Date: 11/30/2018 Job Close Date: 12/21/2018 If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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    Job No:
    Posted: 12/1/2018
    Application Due: 12/22/2018
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