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Instructional Design Assistant

Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton

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Job location: Boca Raton

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-09-16
Req: REQ11255
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Position Summary:

The Center for eLearning at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to engaging communities underrepresented in higher education. Florida Atlantic University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the diverse internal and external communities that it serves.

With over 30,000 students from all 50 states and over 180 countries, 21 intercollegiate teams, 180 plus degree programs, and an administration that thrives on discovery and excellence, FAU is pushing the boundaries of higher education. Florida Atlantic's faculty and staff are trailblazers and innovators with a passion for finding creative solutions while advancing science, art, and technology in all disciplines. Our work environment is a hub of cultures from across the nation and the world, making FAU a place where collaboration flourishes.

The FAU Center for Online and Continuing Education (COCE) is seeking several Instructional Design Assistants, Boca Raton, FL.

The Instructional Design Support staff helps instructional designers develop high-quality courses for all learning environments in a higher education setting. The Instructional Design Assistants for this job are scrappy and resilient and works optimally in a fast-paced, frequently changing environment. They support excellence in course development by becoming familiar with adult learning theory, instructional design theories, and effective assessment practices. Initiative, problem-solving, and interpersonal communication are essential to this position. The Instructional Design Support staff analyzes situations to implement quick and effective solutions in a positive team-based approach. This role will create and manage online technology-based academic content and courses in flexible modalities.

Summary of Responsibilities Include:

  • Build multiple courses in Canvas LMS according to COCE quality standards.
  • Communicate with instructional designers to update them on course build progress.
  • Keep track and store required instructional materials for multiple courses as per COCE protocols.
  • Report on assignments using COCE’s protocols and tools.
  • Provide needs-based assistance with completion of departmental instructional projects.
  • Adhere to project plan milestones and deadlines.
  • Adhere to copyright and accessibility compliance guidance.
  • Function and communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Work well without direct supervision as well as in team environments.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a concentration in Education, Educational Technology, Instructional Technology, Information Technology, Professional Development, or related degree and two years in instructional technology, instructional design, or related experience required.

Preferred Skills:
•Expert knowledge and use of Canvas
•Superior organizational, written and verbal communication
•Project management skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines, manage heavy workloads and prioritize tasks
•Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
•Proficiency in the use of Webex, Mediasite, and Microsoft Teams for live lectures, collaboration, and recording/posting course lecture content


$22.00 - $28.00 per hour

College or Department:

Center for Online and Continuing Education


Boca Raton

Work Days and Hours:

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Application Deadline:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711

Temporary positions are not established positions and are paid from OPS funds. Temporary positions are usually not eligible for benefits and retirement; however, they may be eligible for health insurance coverage depending on the average hours worked per week. They provide full-time or part-time employment in an exempt or non-exempt employment situation based on job duties and salary in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Temporary positions do not have layoff rights and may be terminated without prior notice. Applicants hired into Temporary positions may apply for a regular appointment should a vacancy become available.

Successful completion of a background check, which may include a motor vehicle check, credit check, fingerprinting or additional screening, is required for the selected candidate prior to the start date.

A resume, link to portfolio demonstrating excellence in online course design and a cover letter are required for this position. Make sure to attach these required documents in the Attachments section of the application. Any missing required documents may result in disqualification.
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