Managing Senior Instructional Designer
Managing Senior Instructional DesignerSchool/Division:Information TechnologyOffice:Department of EdTechFull-Time or Part-Time:Full-TimeAbout HofstraHofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.Description:Reporting to the Director of EdTech, the Managing Senior Instructional Designer leads all instructional design efforts in a full-service model for Hofstra University Online. The incumbent leads a team responsible for design and development of premium online course content. This person will guide the use of effective instructional delivery methods; modern, sleek and intuitive UI/UX design practices; and strong faculty support at all stages of the instructional design process.
Characteristic duties and essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:
•Lead the team responsible for close collaboration with Hofstra University faculty, students, academic leadership, and colleagues on Hofstra’s Information Technology team designing and building Hofstra University Online Course content and modules.
•Support online course faculty in their use of online technologies as part of the Hofstra Online experience.
•Set a pace and high standard for a full-service instructional design model that leverages ADDIE to ensure excellence in the analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation of online course content and delivery.
•Ensure continuous professional development of instructional design staff.
•Manage complex workflows of the instructional design process, ensuring that development loads are well balanced and completed on time, and at the high standards required for Hofstra Online.
•Work with faculty to ensure schedules and resources are aligned with faculty goals as well as the strategic goals of individual online programs and Hofstra Online writ large.
•Continuous research and quality improvement around the various interactive and engaging technologies available for use in online courses and programs, including various cutting-edge and interactive technologies, such as AR/VR, adaptive learning, and artificial.
•Manage key relationships both internally and externally, including relationships with key online program stakeholders and major service providers such as Blackboard.
•Communicate the good work of the Hofstra Online development team
•Partner with internal and external support providers to ensure that Hofstra Online students are well supported at all times.
•Be flexible, innovative, creative, and have a passion for our work in supporting faculty and students.
•Work in a team environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously with on-time deliverables.
This position may require some evening, nighttime and weekend work. In addition, he/she will be responsible for all work as assigned.
Qualifications:•Master’s degree in instructional design, education with a concentration online, or other related field aligned with the responsibilities of the position required. Doctoral level degrees are preferred.
•3-5 years experience working with faculty and academic leadership in the development and delivery of top tier online programs at the university level.
•Strong practical technical skills in a wide variety of online technologies including but not limited to Mac, Windows, and mobile device operating systems; various academic software; various media development software, and learning management system platforms.
•Experience managing software contracts and enforcing compliance with software licenses.
•Knowledge of teaching, learning, pedagogy, and faculty development.
•Understanding of the use of LMSs and other software and innovative technologies used in a fully online graduate level academic environment.
•Willingness to troubleshoot problems and discover solutions to solving those problems.
•Demonstrated ability to work closely and carefully with faculty, the IT team and other members of the Hofstra community to maintain an atmosphere of courtesy, professionalism and strong service.
•Experience working in higher education in support of faculty.
•Evidence of successful and progressively responsible roles in information technology or related area (including growth in levels of responsibility, complexity of work, numbers and sophistication of employees) related to the essential responsibilities listed.
•Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English with the sophistication necessary to effectively communicate technical details to both technical and non-technical individuals.
•Demonstrated willingness and ability to carry out the essential responsibilities listed with humility, grace, and optimism.
•Understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse and inclusive nature of a distinguished higher education environment.
Application Instructions:For consideration, please send your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to [email protected] Please indicate "Managing Senior Instructional Designer" in the subject line.Voluntary Self-IdentificationAll applicants are invited to complete the three (3) voluntary self-identification formsDeadline:Open until filledDate Posted: 08/15/2019Posting Number: 896814