UI/UX Instructional Designer
UI/UX 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 Assistant Director of Teaching, Learning, and Technology Innovation, the UI/UX Learning Designer will provide instructional design and UI/UX support for the development of Hofstra University Online courses, and other online academic content as assigned. The UI/UX designer will be responsible for designing and testing the user interface, usability, and user experience of all online courses.
Characteristic duties and essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:
•Work in close collaboration with Hofstra University faculty, academic leadership, students and colleagues on Hofstra’s Information Technology team to develop and implement best-in-class, impactful and effective user interfaces for Hofstra University Online courses and content.
•Monitor user experience for Hofstra and competing online programs, and implement a continuous improvement program that maintains very high levels of student satisfaction and a highly intuitive user experience in online courses and content.
•Provide one-to-one support for faculty, working closely together to consult and support the development of academic media content.
•Participate with EdTech colleagues in presenting workshops, events, and exploratory technologies that further the work of the team and Hofstra University Online.
•Support faculty in their use of the LMS and its suite of integrated tools.
•Explore and support various cutting-edge and interactive technologies, such as AR/VR, adaptive learning, and artificial intelligence for use in online teaching and research.
•Be flexible, innovative, creative, and have a passion for our work in supporting faculty, students, and online programs.
•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:•Bachelor’s Degree in design, instructional design, UI/UX, educational technology or a related field required. Master’s Degree preferred.
•Experience with modern UI/UX methods and principles.
•Skilled in HTML and CSS.
•Knowledge of teaching, learning, pedagogy, and faculty development.
•Understanding of LMSs, educational software, and innovative technologies specific to the delivery of online courses and programs.
•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 and experience with online and hybrid course development are preferred.
•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 “UIUX 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: 896813