Job location: Remote
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-02-19
Reports to Associate Vice President, Program Development, Review, and Online Synergy
Office of Program Development [Academic Affairs]
The Instructional Designer (ID) is responsible for overseeing the creative direction and project management associated with the development of principally on-ground and blended academic programs and related resources for students and faculty, including faculty training and/or course development activities. The Instructional Designer supports and works with designated subject matter experts designing the course content and the reviewers conducting the review of the courses. The Instructional Designer also applies and creates course design templates for all assigned courses and manages the procedures and requirements necessary for a smooth development and delivery of the work requested. The Instructional Designer is a temporary position expected to end on May 7, 2022.
Position Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:
- Developing a basic template for on-ground courses to facilitate leveraging of technology to enhance the learning experience.
- Applying the appropriate design template for each course, utilizing established course design principles and Quality Matters standards.
- Identifying situations where an existing template may need to be revised, or where a new template may need to be created.
- Applying relevant learning theory and instructional theory necessary for excellent online course design and implementation.
- Assisting subject matter experts in translating content knowledge into an on-ground course with supportive learning technology that aligns student work with course-, program-, and institution-level learning outcomes.
- Appraising course creation quality in terms of designing, writing, editing, identifying, and providing corrective action or feedback when needed to better align with the Quality Matters program and rubric.
- Managing the development of on-ground and blended courses from conceptualization through production, including building and maintaining productive work relationships with subject-matter experts, instructors, and other academic stakeholders.
- Developing and communicating design and production schedules.
- Serving as project manager to ensure that the product meets specifications, stays on budget, and is delivered on time.
- Assisting subject matter experts in navigating the learning management system in order to understand content application.
- Managing and completing all phases of the design process, including the use of at least one application of advanced instructional technology applications in each course.
- Staying current and maintaining a thorough understanding of the latest industry technology tools and trends in online education.
- Performing other duties as assigned by the Associate Vice President of Program Development, Review, and Online Synergy.
- Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Design or other equivalent curriculum that focuses on instructional design.
- Experience in instructional design and revision (internship minimally), including designing on-ground and blended master courses in a learning management system, preferably at the graduate level.
- Experience working with subject matter experts to produce a product ready for delivery, including the ability to work effectively with faculty.
- Excellent project management skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Proficiency in Canvas as a course designer a plus.
- Ability to manage multiple course developments simultaneously.
- Strong attention to detail.
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement, professional development, and regular employee appreciation events.
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an Equal Opportunity Employer.