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Instructional Designer I

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St. Edward's University
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Austin

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Instructional Designer I
St. Edward's University




Instructional Designer I
Instructional Technology

St. Edward's University of Austin, Texas invites applications for the position of Instructional Designer I. As part of the Instructional Technology team, the Instructional Designer I works directly with faculty, staff, and students to develop and implement technology-enhanced learning and research at the university, including online, blended/hybrid, flipped, web-enhanced, and other digital pedagogies, incorporating sound instructional design principles. In keeping with Strategic Plan 2027, this position helps empower St. Edward's University faculty to focus on academic excellence and distinction through courageous teaching, research and creative work; provide equitable educational opportunities to students from all backgrounds; and offer transformational opportunities through engagement with the Austin community for experiential learning.

St. Edward's is characterized by its commitment to the Holy Cross educational mission to educate the hearts and minds of a diverse student body that is deeply committed to social justice. St. Edward's University embraces excellence through diversity and especially encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented racial, ethnic, sexual, and gender minority groups.

For consideration: Bachelor's degree. One to two years' experience in the design and development of technology-based instructional materials. Experience with learning management systems such as Blackboard or Canvas. Knowledge of learning theories and principles applicable to technology-enhanced learning. Ability to continually research, adapt, and learn new technology tools and practices. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. Ability to develop and manage instructional technology projects to produce high quality materials. Ability to manage and meet deadlines using area processes to meet quality standards. Ability to work effectively within a diverse community.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Provides consultation, recommendations, and training to faculty individually and in groups for technology-enhanced learning.
  • Collaborates with faculty and instructional technology team members to design, develop, maintain, and support engaging interactive online, blended/hybrid, and web-enhanced courses and materials by drawing on a strong working knowledge of instructional design theories, methodologies, and best practices.
  • Provides exemplary customer service, communicates with team members, maintains records of consultation and support in appropriate applications, and uses this data for continuous improvement.
  • Provides support, consultations, and recommendations to all members of the university community for academic technology services.
  • Collaborates as needed to design, develop, and deliver workshops, training, supporting documentation, appropriate materials, and other strategies to help the university community learn new technologies and practices.
  • Continually explores technologies and practices for potential applications to instructional problems and collaborates in the introduction and ongoing management of learning technologies for the St. Edward's community.


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The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package!

Medical & Rx Coverage - UMR (HSA & FSA Available)

Dental - Sunlife Dental

Vision - Sunlife Vision Plan

Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance

Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Pet Insurance

Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave

Retirement Plan - (TIAA) Employee 5%/Employer Match 7%

Tuition Benefits

Paid Holidays

Services & Discounts

An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at; https://www.stedwards.edu/human-resources/benefits-summary

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should submit an online application at; https://stedwards.applicantpro.com. Please include resume, cover letter, and three employment references. No Calls Please. Applications will not be considered if it is missing any of these three items.

In your cover letter, please describe your lived experiences that prepare you to contribute to diversity and inclusion at St. Edward's University.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:

St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

ABOUT ST. EDWARD'S UNIVERSITY

Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students.

OTHER ITEMS TO KNOW

Sponsorship:

We are not offering sponsorship at this time.

Background Checks:

A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Available: Immediately







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Organization

St. Edward’s University: One of America’s Best Colleges

St. Edward’s is a dynamic, nationally ranked, Catholic university where teaching, learning, leadership and service come together to contribute to a better world. For more than a decade, we’ve been named one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report. Located in the thriving city of Austin, Texas, with partner universities in 16 countries, our impact extends across the globe.

An Education for Today and a Lifetime

St. Edward’s offers an extraordinary educational environment that challenges, inspires and empowers students to make a difference in their world. Our academic community is dedicated to providing undergraduate, graduate and adult-learner degree programs that meet the demands of our times, preparing students to lead and succeed in a rapidly changing world.

Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, our liberal arts education emphasizes critical thinking, ethical reasoning and multicultural understanding. Students enjoy the advantages of small classes and personal attention coupled with innovative facilities and advanced technology. And they benefit from valuable real-world experience through research, internships, service and study abroad. Through the abundant learning opportunities a St. Edward’s education provides, our students gain the knowledge and skills they need to pursue fulfilling careers and purposeful lives.

Quick Facts About St. Edward’s

  • 13:1 Student-faculty Ratio
  • 18 Average class size
  • 50+ Undergraduate areas of study
  • 7 Graduate degree programs
  • 10 Adult undergraduate programs
  • 4,620 Students enrolled
  • 4,023 Undergraduate students
  • 54 Countries represented

See more facts and figures.     

Our Achievements Draw National Recognition

A commitment to students, faculty and a stellar academic environment that’s second to none has placed St. Edward’s in the national spotlight

  • Since 2003, St. Edward’s has consistently been recognized in the top 25 of U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of “America’s Best Colleges.” Currently, we’re 13th among universities in the Western Region.
  • Forbes, Princeton Review and Washington Monthly include St. Edward’s on their lists of the best universities in the country.

  • We’ve recently been ranked one of the top 10 “Best Colleges in Texas” by two highly respected college assessment groups: College Factual (2015) and Niche (2016). 

  • St. Edward’s has been named the nation’s top producer of U.S. Fulbright Students among master’s-granting institutions in 2015–2016. For the last six years, St. Edward’s has been recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Students, with a record 13 finalists and 10 winners in 2015. Since 2004, our students have won 37 Fulbright grants.

Strategic Planning Guides Our Success

From 1999 to 2015, St. Edward’s increased overall enrollment by 25%. And our donors contributed more than $152 million during that time. This record generosity helped grow our endowment to more than $95 million and provided important funding for new buildings and capital improvements. See how we’re continuing the momentum of that success in the years ahead. Read about our strategic priorities for 2018.

Learn more about St. Edward’s.

We welcome your application. Apply now!

https://www.stedwards.edu/careers-st-edwards

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