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Instructional Designer (6149U) 25895

University of California, Berkeley
San Francisco

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Instructional Designer (6149U) 25895 About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

The Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley is widely regarded as one of the top journalism programs in the United States. The School offers a two-year Masters of Journalism degree to an enrollment of about 120 students at a time plus a summer journalism minor (in the process of expanding to an academic year minor) currently serving another 300 undergraduates. The school's emphasis is on mastering a wide variety of communication techniques while learning the highest standards of responsible and enterprising journalism. There are 13 senate and adjunct faculty members in the School and over 20 working journalists who serve as lecturers. The School employs approximately 22 career staff members that manage the academic functions of the School as well as ancillary revenue-generating programs.

Berkeley Advanced Media Institute, housed within the Graduate School of Journalism, is the leading professional development program specializing in new media training for content creators, journalists, editors, communication professionals, and educators. Berkeley Advanced Media Institute provides workshops and corporate training in multimedia storytelling, documentary filmmaking, social media, data visualization, video storytelling, photography, podcasting, design thinking, and other interactive media technologies. We are known for our collaborative, innovative approach to identifying new content and dynamic ways of learning, networking and ultimately providing trans-formative experiences to our participants and those we work with.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: November 5, 2021

  • Applies developing instructional design skills to help articulate course design, apply learning objectives / outcomes, include supportive learning activities and assessments, and select appropriate technologies and tools to achieve academic goals.
  • Works under general supervision and collaborates with instructors, and key stakeholders on course development work, new projects, assignments and initiatives.
  • Collaborates with instructors and key stakeholders to determine methods for delivery of course content and effective use of technology that promotes learner engagement and knowledge acquisition in accordance with established procedures and schedules.
  • May provide support for testing of content and tools to meet ADA requirements in accordance with defined standards.
  • May oversee deployment of content on learning management platforms.
  • Consults with the Customer Success Specialist to resolve content and course design issues, and to improve learner engagement, employing a cycle of continuous improvement.
  • Works in a collaborative manner with team members to prioritize work assignments, conduct analysis, and develop recommendations.
  • Explores opportunities to engage with more experienced professionals to learn and contribute to a job task analysis process in instructional design phase.
  • Supports instructors in the creation of multimedia content, including interactive learning activities, video, or audio components, and oversees the production of course content according to an established schedule.

Required Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of (or can quickly learn) organization policies and procedures, including policies that impact online course development.
  • Working knowledge of instructional design principles and learning strategies, including needs analysis, backwards design, learning outcomes and assessment design, and instructional approaches including lecture, discussion, multimedia activities, project-based learning, and building community within a cohort.
  • Working knowledge of the technical tools and platforms required to achieve the delivery of engaging and media-rich online learning content, and of trends in the use and effectiveness of educational technology and learning.
  • Working knowledge of e-learning strategies including but not limited to courses (e.g., processes and technologies, etc.).
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of (or can quickly learn) functional area and understands how work within one course may impact work being done on other courses or in other areas.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in analytical, verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, collaboration and negotiation skills.
  • Working knowledge and skills with relevant business software systems.
  • Working knowledge of adult learning theories and education methodologies.
  • Proficiency in planning, resourcing and monitoring effective design life cycles of complex programming and other learning and performance solutions to support the organization.

Salary & Benefits

Hourly rate will be commensurate with experience.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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