The Instructional Designer works collaboratively with faculty, colleagues, College Advancement and Student Services to analyze instructional outcomes and provide expertise in the planning, development, and delivery of effective, efficient, essential learning experiences through all modes of delivery. The Instructional Designer is an essential member of a highly productive Instructional Design Team guided by a commitment to professionalism, accountability, and attention to results.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Director of Instructional Design
- Provides consultation to program faculty and subject matter experts regarding curriculum and assessment.
- Provides design, development, technology integration, and planning for curriculum and instructional implementation.
- Reviews content and assessments for quality and alignment to curriculum development principles and standards during quality review cycles and prior to release.
- Recognizes and collaboratively resolves potential process issues during curriculum development; identifies and implements solutions so the curriculum development principles/standards and planned delivery dates are achieved.
- Participates in and attends, on an ongoing basis, meetings and team activities related to curriculum design/development.
- Collaborates with Instructional Design, Professional Development, and IT staff to develop and deliver customized training for faculty in the use of various software and technologies.
- Remains at the cutting edge of technology-enhanced learning, curriculum, and assessment strategies through professional development.
- Integrate affordable educational resources into curriculum development.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
The Instructional Designer must possess the following skills and attributes: positive attitude; ability to apply active learning theories, learning cycles and best practices in curriculum design; solid organizational and research skills; strong interpersonal and teamwork skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; outstanding analytical skills with attention to precision and detail; strong computer skills with online instruction applications software products (such as Canvas, Panopto, Starfish, Articulate 360); a customer service focus and a strong work ethic. Qualifications
- Bachelor's Degree in education or related field.
- Demonstrated success working with a Learning Management System (LMS) or Learning Relationship Management System (LRM).
- Three years of related experience in similar position or activities which include:
- Teaching and instructional design experience
- Experience developing learner-centered performance-based curriculum
- Experience with a variety of teaching strategies and techniques, such as cooperative learning, teamwork, and brain-compatible techniques to facilitate learning
- Knowledge and experience using quality management principles, quality tools, facilitating teams, and managing projects.
- Ability to make independent decisions and exercise sound judgment in a variety of settings and situations
- Ability to multi-task, prioritize assignments and manage complexity under deadlines
- Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization including students, faculty, staff and the community.
- Ability to work in an environment that has multiple calendar due dates and achieve goals to meet internal and external customer needs. Flexible scheduling is required.
- Knowledge and experience of college operations.
- Understanding of the academic operational and budget processes and procedures.
- Operational knowledge of MS Office Suite.
- Able and willing to work flexible hours. Must be able to work occasional nights and weekends to meet deadlines and staffing needs.
- Master's Degree preferred. Course work in curriculum and instructional design, instructional technologies, and interactive software are preferred.
- Experience using WIDS (Worldwide Instructional Design System) for performance-based learning preferred.
- Experience working in an institution of higher education preferred.
- Experience working with Competency Based Education design methods preferred.
6 to 8 hours: Grasping, performing repetitive movements, sitting, working indoors
4 to 5 hours: None
1 to 3 hours: Balancing, bending, standing, twisting, walking
Less than 1 hour: Climbing, crawling, driving, kneeling, pulling, pushing, reaching, working at heights, working in temperature extremes, working outdoors
Lifting and Carrying:
Less than 10 pounds: 1-10 repetition (s) per hour
10 to 20 pounds: 1-10 repetition (s) per hour
20-50 pounds: Less than 1 repetition per hour
50-100 pounds: Less than 1 repetition per hour
More than 100 pounds with help: Less than 1 repetition per hour
Additional Physical Requirements:
Vision: Adequate with aid to read instructions, labels, documents, computer screens, and differentiate between colors.
Hearing: Adequate with aid to understand oral requests, telephone conversation, and PA systems.
Required Employee Program Safety Training:
Emergency action plan, emergency procedures, ergonomics (office/workplace), and slips, trips, & falls.