Contract Instructional Designer Talent Pool

Job Details

Posting Number:

2021380

Posting/Functional Title:

Contract Instructional Designer Talent Pool

Location:

Other - Remote

Department:

Ofc of Distance & Extended Lrng

Recruitment Type:

Open to All

Job Type:

Temporary

Monthly Salary:

Variable

Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in educational technology or related degree
  2. 4+ years experience working as an instructional designer in a higher education environment consulting with faculty on the design and implementation of online course materials.
  3. Proficiency with Canvas.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of instructional design principles and models.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of best practices related to the development and delivery of online courses, including knowledge of effective multimedia integration in web-based courses, web-based and multimedia tools and their use in online instructional materials, interface design principles to facilitate instructional effectiveness, and formative evaluation techniques and analyses.
  6. Advanced skills in designing online curricula, including writing instructional design specifications and applying strategies to convert face-to-face instructional activities to online delivery.
  7. Proficiency with commonly used e-learning authoring tools.
  8. Efficient and effective verbal and written communication skills, along with organizational skills.
  9. Proficiency with Microsoft Office products.
  10. Experience working as a Project Manager from conception to completion.
  11. Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, including the ability to work effectively with a wide variety of clients.
  12. Ability to work remotely, independently, with strong organizational skills and a focus on meeting deadlines. Will be required to maintain a remote office, with a physically safe workspace that is in an appropriate location for telework, with high-speed internet access, sufficiently free of distractions and with the ability to meet with members of the team and faculty clients during normal business hours (Central Time).

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree
  2. Experience working with Open Educational Resources (OER) in the design of a college-level course.
  3. Experiencing managing projects teams of 3 or more people.
  4. Ability to work productively on multiple projects simultaneously.

Job Description:

The instructional designer will collaborate with faculty on the design and development of curricula and coach faculty on topics related to learning design, effective teaching practices, and technology integration in all modes of instructional delivery. This position is contract and project-based. Applicants must be able to provide their own tools (computer hardware and software, internet connectivity, telephony, etc.) to be able to accomplish instructional design projects. While temporary space may be provided for face-to-face meetings, contract instructional designers will primarily be responsible for providing their own physical work space.

Job Duties:

1. Coach faculty on instructional design principles and processes, effective teaching practices, and the appropriate use of technology to enhance teaching and learning.

  • Collaborate with faculty on the development of objectives aligned to instructional activities and assessments.
  • Collaborate with faculty on content generation, including editing and in some cases drafting instructional content.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of instructional approaches and interventions.
  • Design and deliver faculty development on instructional design principles and processes, effective teaching practices, and the appropriate use of technology to enhance teaching and learning, and related topics.

2. Design and develop media-rich instructional materials.
  • Perform front-end analyses, develop design documentation, conduct quality assurance reviews, and evaluate learning using formative evaluation techniques.
  • Research and appropriately integrate technology into the design of instructional materials.

3. Effectively manage projects:
  • Develop high-level and detailed project schedules, track progress against milestones, and ensure that issues are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Ensure ongoing communication of project status to team members and management.
  • Proactively identify and manage risks to successful project completion and implementation.

4. Identify design or process issues and analyze solutions to inform design standards, templates, and processes.

Additional Information to Applicants:

Apply to be considered for contract and project-based Instructional Designer positions with Distance Learning.

This position is contract and project-based and is not eligible for benefits.

Job Open Date:

07/05/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Normal Work Hours Start:

Flexible

Normal Work Hours End:

Flexible

Posting Notices:

YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO ELECTRONICALLY ATTACH A RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO YOUR APPLICATION.

Legal and Required Notices:

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
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Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.


Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.


Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.


Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

Quick Link:

https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/35555

Organization

Texas State University seeks candidates whose professional background includes embracing a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a commitment to community-building.  As a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution, we are especially interested in applicants who share a commitment to equity, and the high-quality education of students from historically underserved and systematically marginalized communities. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

About Texas State University

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor.  A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Students at Texas State choose from 98 undergraduate, 91 master’s and specialists, and 14 doctoral programs offered by 10 colleges (Applied Arts, The Emmett and Miriam McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Honors, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, The Graduate College, and the University College).  With a diverse campus community including 50% of the student body from ethnic minorities, Texas State is one of the top 13 producers of Hispanic baccalaureate graduates in the nation.  In fall 2019, there were 1,470 full-time faculty and 2,286 full-time staff.  Research and creative activities have led to growing success in attracting external support.  For FY 2019, Texas State had an annual operating budget of over $724 million. Texas State’s Research and Development expenditures for FY 2018 were more than $64 million.  The Alkek Library has more than 3.1 million titles in its collection.  Additional information about Texas State and its nationally recognized academic programs is available at www.txstate.edu.

Mission

Texas State University is a doctoral-granting, student-centered institution dedicated to excellence and innovation in teaching, research, including creative expression, and service. The university strives to create new knowledge, to embrace a diversity of people and ideas, to foster cultural and economic development, and to prepare its graduates to participate fully and freely as citizens of Texas, the nation and the world.

Locations

Texas State's San Marcos campus is located in a growing community of 63,000 people in the Austin Metropolitan Area. Located in the Texas Hill Country, where blackland prairies roll into beautiful hills, Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities. The beauty of the crystal-clear San Marcos River and the stately cypress and oak trees on the campus add to the charm of the university’s picturesque setting. Our location on the banks of the San Marcos River provides recreational activities for students throughout the year.

The Texas State Round Rock Campus is located north of Austin in Round Rock, TX. The Round Rock Campus offers the junior and senior level classes to complete a bachelor’s degree, graduate degrees, post baccalaureate certification, and continuing education programs. The university's vision for Round Rock is to continue to offer quality academic programs that meet the workforce needs of Texas, especially focusing on academic programs that appeal to working adults, and to serve as a hub of health professions research and education.

Some positions may require teaching on the main campus and at the Texas State University Round Rock Campus.

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Texas State University is a member of The Texas State University System. 

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

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