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Posting Number S02729P Working Title INSTRUC TECH DEV PROF ASSOC Department Research Compliance Admin About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The Office of Research encourages and supports innovative interdisciplinary research, scholarship and creative activities that contribute to the physical, emotional and economic well-being of the people of Georgia, the nation and the world. Through partnerships and collaborations, we seek to share knowledge, increase innovation, and deliver the products of our research to the marketplace.

College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Full/Part time Full Time Work Schedule Additional Schedule Information

Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Advertised Salary $35,000 - $38,500 Posting Date 03/07/2019 Open until filled Yes Closing Date Proposed Starting Date 05/06/2019 Special Instructions to Applicants Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Information

Classification Title IT Technical/Paraprofessional/Professional Pay Grade FLSA Job Family IT FTE 1.00 Minimum Qualifications

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualificaitons.

Preferred Qualifications

- Expertise with other Adobe products (e.g. Illustrator) and audio programs (e.g. Audacity)
- Knowledge of instructional design concepts and principles, especially agile development paradigms
- Experience with Cornerstone OnDemand Learning
- Familiarity with SCORM content creation
- Ability to effectively communicate with non-native English speakers

Position Summary

Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President for Research Integrity and Safety and the direct supervision of the Director for Support Services, the Instructional Designer supports the mission of research education through e-Learning course design and the development of instructional materials. The Instructional Designer collaborates with Subject Matter Experts to create online learning that can translate complex ideas into teaching tools to maximize learner understanding. Additionally, the Instructional Designer contributes significantly to safety training development in the Environmental Safety Division.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

-Solid technical expertise and proficiency in creating interactive online content using authoring tools, preferably Articulate Storyline
-Familiarity with working within a learning management system
-Strong PC skills and expertise in Microsoft Office (especially advanced PowerPoint) and Abode Photoshop
-Aptitude for effective visual, oral and written communication
-Ability to adapt to ad hoc requests, scope changes and remain productive in response to a fluctuating work environment
-A motivation for continuous professional development and ability to stay current with emerging technologies

Physical Demands

Sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, carrying, lifting, reaching, pushing, pulling

Is driving required to perform essential duties outlined in this position? (This does not include infrequent trips) The successful candidate would have to provide proof that s/he has a valid driver's license when offered employment. Does this position have financial responsibilities? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Design and produce creative, innovative learning materials in a variety of formats, including print, graphics, audio, video, e-Learning and blended learning, that are engaging, self-directed and which support the objectives and goals of the Research Training Program.

Percentage of time 50 Duties/Responsibilities


Contributes to compliance data entry and stewardship.

Percentage of time 15 Duties/Responsibilities


-Proofread and edit own work and work of others to improve quality, readability, consistency, and effectiveness of learning materials.
-Develops tools to evaluate and assess instruction and its impact.

Percentage of time 10 Duties/Responsibilities


Analyze and identify the skills or knowledge gaps in a target audience and conceptualize ideas that bring simplicity and increase concept retention for training on a wide range of topics (e.g. safety, use of technology, regulatory guidance), based on sound instructional theory and best practices.

Percentage of time 15 Duties/Responsibilities


Analyze characteristics of existing and emerging technologies and make recommendations on their implementation and use related to the objectives and goals of the Research Training Program.

Percentage of time 10 Posting Specific Questions

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  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
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    Posted: 3/8/2019
    Application Due: 7/27/2019
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