Instructional Design and Quality Control Specialist

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Instructional Design and Quality Control Specialist Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 201902158441 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $53,700 - $92,850 Position Information In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. UCR is a world-class research University with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a required qualification. UC Riverside has received recognition in many national and international rankings (https://www.ucr.edu/about/ranks-and-facts). The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities’ air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.UCR Extension is the continuing and professional education division if the University of California, Riverside offering over 80 professional and certificate programs to domestic and international students to mostly working adults. The academic program portfolio is currently focused in the following areas: Education and Credential programs, Business and Management certificate programs, Technology and Engineering certificate programs, and Healthcare and Human Services certificate programs. UCR Extension also hosts a large and highly successful International Education program.Reporting to the Director of Academic Services, the Instructional Design and Quality Control Specialist helps shape curriculum content into instructional modules to achieve academic goals. Is responsible for designing instructional content for distance learning, creating interactive media content, building content modules in the Canvas platform aimed at encouraging student engagement. Uses multiple software applications in support of academic and professional programs at University Extension. This position is responsible for the interactivity, engagement and content quality control of Canvas distance learning system. Works with a high degree of collaboration and diplomacy in problems analysis and solves content or delivery related issues with creative solutions.Candidate finalist for this position will be required to provide work samples of implemented courses to be taken into consideration during the selection process. Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required Advanced degree in related area. Preferred
Experience Experience Requirement Of the related experience, 3-5 years experience with course design. Required 4 - 7 years of related experience. Required Experience implementing Canvas. Preferred Of the related experience, 2 years working experience with Canvas is a must. Required
Minimum Requirements Thorough knowledge of the technical tools and platforms required to achieve the delivery of engaging and media-rich online learning content, and of trends in the use and effectiveness of educational technology and learning.
Thorough knowledge of e-learning strategies including but not limited to courses (e.g., processes and technologies, etc.).
Strong analytical, verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and strong collaboration and negotiation skills.
Thorough knowledge and skills with relevant business software systems.
Thorough analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.
Thorough knowledge of applying adult learning theories and educational methodologies.
Thorough knowledge of functional area and understands how work within one course may impact work being done on other courses or in other areas.
Thorough knowledge of instructional design principles and learning strategies, including needs analysis, backwards design, learning outcomes and assessment design, and instructional approaches including lecture, discussion, activities, projects, etc.
Knowledge to conduct appropriate job and task analyses in the context of instructional design of technical or specialized training.
Advanced level skills in application of planning, resourcing and monitoring of effective design life cycles of training and other learning and performance solutions to support the organization.
Must be familiar with various learning styles in a continuing education environment.
Must be skilled in creation of multimedia content, including interactive learning activities, video, and audio components.
Preferred Qualifications Thorough knowledge of organization policies and procedures, including policies that impact online course development.

Additional Information In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.


  • UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

  • UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

  • In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview
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Posted: 3/19/2019
Application Due: 7/21/2019
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