Instructional Technologist, Professional and Continuing Education

Job description

Instructional Technologist, Professional and Continuing Education

Job Number: 646
Position Status: Full-time regular
Location: San Diego
Position Type: Continuing Education, Administrator

Position Title & Department:

Instructional Technologist, Professional and Continuing EducationPosting #


Department Description:

The University of San Diego's Division of Professional and Continuing Education (PCE) offers a robust portfolio of courses and programs needed by aspiring professionals that evolves in response to their professional development in the fields of business, education, and health care. PCE nurtures key partnerships on the local, national and international level to better serve working professionals who seek to enhance or build their careers, as well as with their employers to help achieve their highest value and potential.

University Description:

The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity’s urgent challenges.

Detailed Description:

Under general direction of the Director of Online Education, and with the Senior Instructional Technologist as the work leader, the Instructional Technologist is responsible for online course building efforts within the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. Includes constructing courses in the Learning Management System (LMS), and for developing and producing any custom infographics, animations, interactions, simulations, videos, or podcasts. Also includes website development, producing communications and instructional materials using the web, audio, video, and other electronic media, which may involve writing, editing, designing, production and/or programming. Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced electronic communications professional to produce design and layout for a variety of web site applications, including non-routine and moderately complex web sites, specifically course sites within online learning management systems. Demonstrates a full understanding of industry practices and campus policies and procedures. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods, technologies and techniques for constructing online courses. Receives general instructions and guidance in an open and collegial manner and exercises good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for course, program and instructional improvement. Fully knowledgeable in online learning strategies, technologies, and program development. Collaborates with USD Information Technology Services staff for learning management system access, network access, and technology use policy. This position reports reports to the Director of Online Education, Professional and Continuing Education Project and task management from Sr. Instructional Technologist (as work lead).

Examples of Work:

  • Produces design and layout for a variety of online courses.
  • Meets and consults with clients (typically instructors and designers) on a variety of electronic communications projects including moderately complex assignments, and develops, presents, and recommends interactive or multimedia elements and visual material.
  • Assists as assigned with highly complex projects, including monitoring web sites and responding or drafting responses to complex or sensitive e-mail inquiries.
  • Maintains currency with emerging and state-of-the-art technical and other web-related equipment, requirements and developments (for example, accessibility issues) and recommends and as directed, takes action to ensure compliance with regulations and consistency with USD campus standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires Bachelor’s degree in instructional technology, web development or related area.
  • Two years of demonstrated work experience in an education, or related environment.
  • Understanding of the administrative functions, academic programs and requirements of a university.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability.
  • Ability to negotiate.
  • Demonstrated technology skills and ability – LMS management, digital audio and video production, web programming, CSS, graphic design, motion graphics, web layout, and cloud storage management.

Performance Expectations: Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of writing, grammar, syntax, editorial style, and punctuation, including skill to write in a clear and lively style.
  • Thorough understanding of technical language and requirements of the assigned work.
  • Thorough knowledge of content management systems and/or relevant web applications used for web site production, and campus-specific computer application programs.
  • Thorough skills to create clear, east-to-navigate, informative, accurate, well-designed, and functional web sites that provide web content consistent with the campus message and in keeping with management directives and client objectives.
  • Thorough understanding of institutional processes, procedures, and applicable rules and regulations for web communications.
  • Thorough technical skills in computer applications for web production, digital audio and video, image handling, motion graphics, graphic design, illustration, presentation preparation, animation, web interaction, and/or other state-of-the-art web communication capabilities.
  • Thorough interpersonal communication skills.
  • Thorough skills to develop and implement original ideas and correctly identify and effectively solve problems.

Special Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends in order to meet project deadlines.
  • Must be able to work with all required technologies and tools.

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

Posting Salary:

Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits

Special Application Instructions:

Click Apply Now to complete our online application. In addition, please upload a cover letter and resume to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review. If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at [email protected]

Additional Details:

Hours: 37.5 hours per week; Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Closing date: Open Until Filled

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit

Advertised: March 01, 2019 Pacific Standard Time
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Posted: 1/29/2019
Application Due: 5/30/2019
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