Instructional Designer

Job description

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Job No: 510643
Work Type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois

Title: Instructional Designer

Employee Classification: Spon Proj Technical Coord

Division Name: Academic Affairs

College/Unit: College of Education

Department: Special Education

Campus Location: Normal, IL

General Summary

The Autism Professional Learning and Universal Supports (A+) Project at Illinois State University assists the Illinois State Board of Education in addressing the significant behavior needs of children and youth with Autism Spectrum (ASD) and related behavior and communication disorders. The goals of the A+ project include: creating professional learning communities for educators, related support personnel, and families supporting children and youth with ASD; promoting positive behavior growth and increasing the functional communication of children and youth with ASD across environments; increasing the access and inclusion of children and youth with ASD in schools and communities; and supporting the meaningful involvement of families in their children’s education.
The A+ project provides professional learning and coaching to educators using high-impact, evidence-based practices, and strategies to support individuals with autism and related behavior and communication challenges.
The Instructional Designer will collaborate with the A+ professional learning design and development teams to create innovative and interactive e-learning modules. As an Instructional Designer, you will utilize your experience in adult learning theory and the latest instructional design methods to build high-quality, impactful, unique, engaging, and relevant professional learning. You’ll work closely with the principal investigators, partner with the content developers and development teams to ensure learning experiences achieve measurable outcomes and support the A+ project’s professional learning goals.
The Instructional Designer is a highly motivated, team player who is willing to do what it takes to deliver an engaging learning experience. Must execute quickly and appreciate working in partnership with a team of creative, results-driven professionals.

Additional Information

This is a non-continuous, grant funded position. The initial appointment will end on 6-31-2021, the end of the current grant year. Appointment renewal for the following grant year will be based upon available grant funding and performance.

Required Qualifications

1. BA/BS degree in a related field
2. Experience developing e-learning or online professional learning content
3. Use clear written and oral communications in a professional workplace setting
4. Exercise self-discipline in managing time and work priorities
5. Leverage high level of experience with basic business workplace technology and demonstrate proficiency in Adobe Captivate and Adobe CC suite, G Suite, and Microsoft Office
6. Knowledge of adult learning theory and instructional design best practices
7. Comprehensive understanding of the instructional design and development process
8. Excellent written/oral communication skills with educational professionals
9. Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills
10. Ability to follow module development guidelines, standards, and timelines
11. Provide regular progress and status updates on assigned work
12. Show a continuous learning and curious mindset by taking appropriate risks, learning from the process, and developing improved approaches
13. Ability to work independently and virtually
14. Effectively able to manage multiple concurrent tasks and priorities

Desired Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Instructional Design

Work Hours

Generally Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm with occasional weekend and evening hours as business needs dictate

Functional Expectations

Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:

1. Ability to effectively communicate daily.
2. Ability to work for extended periods at computer workstation.
3. Ability to use a computer in day-to-day work (i.e. type on a keyboard and use a mouse).
4. Ability to conduct or attend meetings in various locations on and off campus.
5. Ability to maintain a high level of concentration.
6. Ability to distinguish colors on a monitor.

Proposed Starting Date

February 2021

Salary Rate / Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Required Applicant Documents

Resume / C.V.
Cover Letter
Reference List

PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Special Instructions for Applicants

Initial application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

All application materials must be submitted online. Application materials submitted via fax, email, or mail will not be accepted.

Please prepare in advance separate documents representing a cover letter, reference list (specifically, the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references), resume/C.V. , and using the document titled "Other" provide an example of content developed for online delivery to attach to this application.

Contact Information for Applicants

Donna Long
[email protected]

Important Information for Applicants

If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.

Application Opened: 01/07/2021 07:00 AM CST
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Posted: 1/9/2021
Application Due: 4/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time