Instructional Designer

LIM College
New York, NY
Feb 13, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
LIM College – Where Business Meets Fashion is currently seeking candidates for the position of Instructional Designer. Founded in 1939, LIM College educates students for success in the global business of fashion and its many related industries. As a pioneer in experiential education, LIM fosters a unique connection between real-world experience and academic study in business principles, offering master's, bachelor's and associate degree programs in a variety of fashion-focused majors. Located in the heart of New York City — the nation's fashion and business capital — LIM provides students with innumerable opportunities for firsthand experience and professional development. POSITION PURPOSE The Instructional Designer (ID) will provide course design, development, and maintenance for online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses. The ID will provide technical support to various members of the LIM community including faculty, subject matter experts, department chairs, and students. The ID will apply learning science/ instructional design models and consult on instructional challenges encountered in the delivery of all teaching modalities. Successful applicants will have a history of progressive technical experience, strong communication and interpersonal skills, and a broad fluency of educational and digital learning tools. The ID will be pivotal in ensuring academic excellence and a dynamic learning experience is achieved across face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online courses. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES
  • Works closely with faculty (full-time, part-time, fully-online, and on-campus) and other subject matter experts to design, develop, and support high-quality online, hybrid and face-to-face courses
  • Collaborates on the development of SMART learning objectives and aligns them to assessments and learning experiences
  • Applies Universal Design (UDL), backwards design, learning theories, multimedia design, and best practices in online learning to enhance student learning experiences while complying with accessibility standards
  • Consults on the development of course outcomes and objectives, faculty-generated course materials, development of interactive courseware, multimedia assets, assignments and assessments
  • Creates and maintains tutorials and other online learning resources for students and faculty to support the integration and delivery of educational tools and applications, as well as effective online teaching practices
  • Facilitates the course revision and refresh process, and quality assurance testing of all course materials before the course is made available to students
  • Consults with faculty on course revision and updates online course content based on feedback
  • Maintains accurate records and data for all supported courses using the designated project management software
  • Provides regular status updates on projects
  • Keeps current with emerging online instructional technologies, pedagogies, and quality best practices
REQUIREMENTS: The person selected will have the following qualifications:

Minimum Required Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree in Instructional/Educational Technology, Education, Psychology, Learning Science or the equivalent combination of education and comparable skills
  • At least two years of professional experience working as an instructional designer within a higher education environment
  • Experience working closely with faculty in a higher education environment to design courses in online and hybrid formats
  • Experience designing courses within an LMS (preferable Blackboard and Canvas)
  • Experience developing interactive course content utilizing digital creation tools such as Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline
  • SMART learning objectives and alignment
  • Instructional Design models (Backwards Design, ADDIE)
  • LMS such as Blackboard or Canvas
  • Basic adult learning theory and multimedia design principles
  • Basic video production and post-production using software such as Adobe Premiere, Camtasia, or Captivate and/or Articulate Storyline
  • Voice Thread, Panopto or other interactive web-based video-recording tools
  • Video-conferencing tools such as Adobe Connect, ZOOM, Hangouts, Teams, etc.
  • Knowledge of best practices for supporting and/or integrating Universal Design for Learning, accessibility and Open Educational Resources
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Teaching experience in a higher education environment, a strong grounding in instructional and pedagogical design, adult learning theory, evidence of successful project management
  • Certification in Quality Matters, OLC or other similar online course quality standards