Instructional Designer (7343U) - 27536 - 1002

San Francisco
Oct 01, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Instructional Designer (7343U) - 27536 - 1002 About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptance—academic and artistic, political and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

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The First Review Date for this job is: September 10, 2019

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The Colleges of Chemistry (CoC) and Engineering (CoE) at UC Berkeley are recognized for their educational and research excellence, consistently ranking among the top one to three Science and Engineering programs in the United States. The combined Colleges have close to 300 regular faculty members, 2,000 graduate students and 3,500 undergraduate students located in nine academic departments.

The CoC and CoE lie at the intersection of a number of distinct science and engineering disciplines, multiple major multi-campus institutes, and several campus-wide strategic initiatives. In all cases, the two Colleges prepare scientists and engineers with the multidisciplinary skills to lead enterprises of all scales, in industry, government and the nonprofit sector. The professional Master of Molecular Science and Software Engineering (MSSE) graduate program within the College of Chemistry and in collaboration with the College of Engineering, prepares post-baccalaureate students for career paths that lead to software positions and managerial and executive positions in software technology enabled companies and organizations as well as entrepreneurial ventures. The program is an entirely online professional master's program that combines leadership coursework in innovation, teamwork and management with intensive study in an area of technical specialization of software engineering tied to large scale scientific computing, data science, and advanced algorithms.

The Instructional Designer is a key position that works closely with the faculty Program Director, faculty, and departments to provide course design, technical assistance, advice, information, direction, recommendations and training to faculty on the development of curricula and course materials that take advantage of instructional technologies and apply best practices in the online courses. The incumbent would also support faculty to create learning objectives that are enhanced by online environments.

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  • Evaluates, recommends, and implements instructional technology that advances the student experience and aligns to curriculum goals and instructional needs.
  • Supports and advises faculty and program staff and executes technical, multimedia and audio-visual presentation methods, techniques and equipment to implement online courses.
  • Guides users on technical options and policy restrictions.
  • Analyzes data to present technical requirements.
  • Analyzes and interprets intellectual property (IP) policy and law and ensures that media meets IP requirements.
  • Evaluates external content for compliance with University and departmental standards.
  • Works with a wide variety of multimedia and audio-visual technologies, networks and computer hardware and software, applying the appropriate solution to non-standard problems.
  • Coordinates with Campus Educational Technology Services and Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) administrators for webcasting and video production.
  • Develops presentation and training materials for instructional technologies, including FAQ's, knowledge-based entries, and job aids such as video guides, infographics, set-by-step guides.
  • Tests and assesses the integration capabilities of instructional technologies with the LMS and relevant systems.
  • Serves as backup LMS technical support for faculty and staff users via phone and email.
  • Collaborates with the Campus' LMS Administrator to improve the user experience for faculty, staff, and students.
  • Investigates, evaluates and proposes new technology tools to address needs not currently satisfied by the University's online learning technology resources.
  • Completes other relevant tasks as determined by the director.

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  • Thorough understanding of video and audio production methods and equipment and ability to use this information to troubleshoot complex systems.
  • Knowledge of intellectual property (IP) restrictions and ensures that media meet IP requirements.
  • Thorough understanding of post-production processes including internet-based media distribution solutions.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with both technical and non-technical personnel at all levels in the organization.
  • Thorough customer service and consultative skills to identify and implement required technology solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience working with academic faculty to successfully develop, refine, and update online curricula.
  • Knowledge of computer, audio, video, and networking technology.
  • Thorough knowledge of non-linear editing applications.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, PowerPoint and Adobe Creative Suite, HTML, ftp and streaming media
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently develop, promote and deliver effective training in-person and in webinar format
  • Possess foundational knowledge of higher education instructional formats and associated pedagogical best-practices for online learning based on learning theories and instructional design models
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple instructional design projects simultaneously and shift priority of projects based on evolving needs.

  • Bachelor's degree in Instructional Design from an accredited university and 3 years of instructional design experience with a cloud-based Learning Management System, including online course space organization, design and management or equivalent years of experience.

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  • Graduate degree in instructional design
  • Familiarity with Canvas learning management system
  • Experience creating SCORM learning assets for a learning management system course
  • Knowledge of video and audio encoding standards

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    Salary range: $84,000-$110,000, commensurate with experience.

    For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

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    Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

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    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
    For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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