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JR00039429 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 Designer, Penn NursingJob Profile Title
Information Technology Support Specialist SeniorJob Description Summary
The Instructional Designer will facilitate the training and pedagogical support of instructors who are implementing learning technologies in online, hybrid and traditional courses, as well as online initiatives, at the School of Nursing.Job Description
Penn’s School of Nursing seeks a versatile Instructional Designer who is passionate about helping faculty select and master the appropriate technologies to enhance the teaching experience, impact student learning, and achieve pedagogical goals. The Instructional Designer joins the Instructional Design and Learning Technology (IDLT) team at Penn Nursing, which provides overall support for the virtual and physical learning technology needs of the school including classroom technology, audio/video equipment, simulation technology, and online learning. Reporting to the Director of Instructional Design and Learning Technology, this role will facilitate the training and pedagogical support of instructors who are implementing learning technologies in online, hybrid and traditional courses. This role will also support the development and implementation of Penn Nursing’s online initiatives.
The Instructional Designer will: Plan/design/develop and provide resources regarding teaching principles/best practices, including facilitation, active learning, and learning with technology. Configure LMS sites and attach interoperable teaching tools, based on faculty requirements and submitted course materials, maintaining consistency with end-user expectations as well as with effective practices in instructional design. Plan, develop, and teach faculty, staff, and associate workshops and other activities on the effective use of web-based resources, tools, and multimedia technologies to implement in online and traditional course delivery. May participate in related University Committees, taskforces, and special interest groups.
Bachelor's Degree with 2-3 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required or a Master's Degree in Educational/Instructional Design or Technology preferred. At least one or more years solid working knowledge of learning management systems (LMS), especially Canvas. Demonstrated working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, HTML/CSS and other basic client-side Web authoring skills, and video production for the web using video editing software. Demonstrated experience designing and adapting content for a variety of online learning and web-based applications preferred. Prior experience with leading technical training is a plus for this role. Solid understanding of learning science principles, instructional design methodologies, approaches for evaluation and assessment, and current trends in teaching preferred. Graphic design experience for web and/or print media, as well as experience supporting audio/video technology a plus. Excellent presentation, writing and customer service skills. The ability to communicate effectively with and to provide excellent support to faculty is critical to success in this position. The ability to work both independently and as a member of a team is required, as is problem-solving, juggling multiple priorities, and working within set timeframes.
Candidates must be willing and able to provide occasional on-call, night, and weekend support.Job Location - City, State
Office, Library, Computer Room
Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaDepartment / School
School of NursingPay Range
$50,684.00 - $138,391.00
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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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