Instructional Design Coordinator (Dept. of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development)

Job description

Job location: Med JohnMrg-Med Sch Bus Office

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-06-08
Req: JR00032815
University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title

Instructional Design Coordinator (Dept. of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development)

Job Profile Title

Coordinator B

Job Description Summary

The individual in this position will support the mission critical area of PSOM full-time faculty development through formal learning programs such as academic certifications, longitudinal cohort initiatives, courses, workshops, and special topic series presentations, and through polished digital presentation of curated, customized communications. Significant program administrative duties will include overseeing special projects for faculty service groups, maintaining an events calendar, and complex scheduling.

Job Description

Reporting to the Director of Professional Development, the Instructional Design Coordinator in Faculty Affairs and Professional Development (FAPD) will support the professional development in teaching programs for the faculty at the Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM). The Instructional Design Coordinator will support the development, delivery, evaluation, and maintenance of high-quality courses and will also play a critical role by providing both pedagogical and technological expertise to support faculty learning and assessment.

  • Provides support for faculty professional development programs in compliance with industry standards and requirements, including teaching program, design, development, implementation, administration, and evaluation of program components, working with individual faculty members to apply effective learning and assessment strategies in online pedagogy. This includes the use of 1) use of educational technology tools within the learning management system, rich media, assessment systems, real-time platforms, and related systems; 2) design of learning objectives that lead to analysis, synthesis, and evaluation; and 3) creation of appropriately rigorous learning resources, activities, and assessments.
  • Designs and develops multimedia content for FAPD and its suite of subset websites, including backend database organization and content design presentation.
  • Operates as a resource navigator for faculty, designing, developing, and maintaining communications for faculty in a variety of media forms, and communicates directly with faculty, school leadership and administration.
  • Oversees special projects in support for faculty professional development initiatives and specialty groups
  • Provides administrative support for FAPD-related initiatives and programs, including arranging and managing meetings as needed, complex scheduling, AV -related needs, and preparing speakers for forums and their materials for delivery as needed.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned

Qualifications: Required
  • Bachelor’s degree with comparable work-related experience and minimum three years of progressively responsible experience in technology-based learning products, instructional program design support, or work in a related capacity or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with content experts, technical experts, and other colleagues
  • Substantial working knowledge of educational technology tools for interaction and assessment within a learning management system
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a service-oriented, supportive environment, as well as manage multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail and skills in communication, customer service, presentation design and delivery, and data collection and analysis

Qualifications: Preferred

  • One or more years of experience working within Instructure Canvas LMS
  • Master’s degree or professional development certificate
  • Recent coursework in instructional design or technology
  • Experience with digital video production for Web
  • Working knowledge of HTML/CSS.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$42,953.00 - $77,315.00

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

University Benefits

  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family’s health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.

  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.

  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn’s Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.

  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.

  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you’re newly hired, you won’t have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.

  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That’s why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.

  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.

  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University’s libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There’s always something going on at Penn, whether it’s a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you’re right in the middle of the excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.

  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.

  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.

  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.

  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

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Posted: 6/6/2021
Application Due: 8/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time