Designer – Instruction & Technology

St Paul, MN
Sep 18, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Position Information

St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation’s largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for both women and men. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls nearly 5,000 students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats. St. Catherine University is an Equal Employment Opportunity institution, committed to excellence through diversity in education and employment. St. Catherine University strongly encourages applications from those who identify as diverse in terms of sex, gender identity, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, and/or religion.

Position TitleDesigner – Instruction & TechnologyPrimary CampusSt. PaulPosting Number20190072-STAFF Position Summary Information

Position Summary

The McGlynn Information Technology Center at St. Catherine University invites applications for a full time Designer of Instruction & Technology. This experienced designer, developer, and educational technologist will support the St. Catherine academic community’s instructional design and development needs and the digital systems used to deliver and enhance instruction. The incumbent will work closely with instructors teaching in all delivery formats (face-to-face, hybrid and fully online) to implement effective digital learning strategies, online best practices, and a broad range of technological tools. This individual will also provide primary system administration for the school’s learning management system and other academic technologies.

•Work collaboratively with faculty and staff to design/develop active and engaging classroom, hybrid and/or fully online instruction that reflects best practices and meets student learning objectives.
•Apply learning principles and theories to the development of instruction.
•Plan and coordinate the development of online course components, including media resources, learning activities, and reusable learning objects.
•Consult with programs and departments in the process by which “Course Templates” and “Master Courses” are designed and developed.
•Assist faculty in conducting formative and summative evaluation of the program’s courses.
•Become familiar with a peer course review process utilizing quality standards for hybrid and online courses.
•Stay up-to-date with the academic technologies toolset provided by the University. Assist in the adoption and integration of these tools.
•Provide instruction and support to faculty, staff, and students in how to use academic technology technologies in order to increase their comfort level and self-sufficiency.
•Create instructional resources and contribute to web content provided through the University’s knowledge-base and online help system.
•Provide system administration of academic technology systems/tools, especially the school’s learning management system, Brightspace D2L.
•Design, develop and deliver professional development offerings for faculty, staff and students on the use of academic technology tools and systems and the pedagogy underlying effective and engaging online instruction.

Required Qualifications

Required qualifications:
•Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Systems Design, Educational Technology, Learning Technologies, Learning Sciences, Educational Psychology, Distance Education or a related field.
•At least two years professional experience designing instructional materials and online instruction, preferably in, but not limited to, a higher education environment.
•Strong background in curriculum development, instructional design concepts and principles, adult learning theory, needs assessment and distance learning best practices.
•Demonstrated creativity, skill and experience in designing instruction that engages students in active learning experiences.
•Experience using instructional technologies such as course management systems, rich media, online testing, lecture capture, video conferencing, web tools, and classroom-based tools such as high-tech projection systems and student response systems.
•Ability to coordinate technology troubleshooting and problem-solving in a highly technical and fast-paced environment that is focused on providing service to the University community.
•Dynamic training skills.
•Excellent verbal, written, and oral presentation communication skills.
•Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to consult effectively with faculty in higher education with a broad range of skills and experience with instructional technologies .
•Strong Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills.
•Ability to work in a self-directed manner.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications:
• Master’s degree.
• Three or more years of professional experience.
•Experience as a system administrator (client-side applications) for major instructional technology system(s).
•Awareness of Universal Design and accessibility standards in online instructional design.
•Experience with image and audio-editing software.
•Experience with project management and course development in a collaborative, team environment.
•Well-developed understanding of the coordination required between computers, servers, databases, networks, software, graphic design, and web programming to successfully provide high quality digital learning experiences and troubleshoot systems issues.

St. Catherine University seeks creative, adaptable employees who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply. Consistent with the University’s commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience.

To Apply and Special/Other Requirements Summary

To apply: Please go to the St. Catherine University employment site to apply for this position. Applicants may also visit the University Human Resources office, located in Derham Hall Room 8, to submit an electronic application. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Nancy Hendrickson at [email protected]. Application deadline is October 1, 2019.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
EEO/Drug Free Workplace Employer
Tobacco-Free Campuses

Our University is a proud member of the Upper Midwest HERC and is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit the HERC website.

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Posting Start Date09/17/2019Close Date10/01/2019Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is your highest level of education completed?
    • Some high school
    • High school diploma or GED
    • Some college
    • Associate degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Some graduate school
    • Master's degree
    • ABD
    • Professional degree (e.g., JD, MD)
    • Doctoral degree
  2. * All applicants that are offered a position with St. Catherine University will be required to have a background check completed. Will you consent to a background check if offered this position with the University?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you presently legally authorized to work in the United States for any U.S. employer?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Will you now or in the future require an employer to sponsor you for an employment-based visa/status in the U.S. (e.g. H-1B status)?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * How did you hear about this opportunity?
    • St. Catherine University website
    • St. Catherine University employee referral
    • Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • College or University website
    • Community agency/organization
    • Facebook
    • Glassdoor
    • Google Jobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Indeed
    • LinkedIn
    • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
    • Minnesota Private College Council
    • Workforce Center
    • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
    • Pollen Midwest
    • Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce
    • Simply Hired
    • State of Minnesota IT Center of Excellence
    • Twitter
    • UMN Women in Technology (WIT)
    • ZipRecruiter
    • Other
  7. * Please specify where you heard about this position (e.g., website name, St. Catherine University employee name, community agency name).

    (Open Ended Question)

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