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Instructional Designer

Employer
San José State University
Location
San José

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Job Details

Job no: 524263
Work type: Staff
Location: San José
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Information Systems & Technology

Job Summary

The Instructional Designer supports San José State University’s commitment to increase online access to higher education for working adult learners, particularly focusing on providing students from historically underserved communities with opportunities to advance their education and obtain their degree in the department of e-Campus. The instructional designer will support the effective use of current and emerging technologies to develop innovative and engaging e-learning environments as part of SJSU Online, a fully remote academic program that provides opportunity for students with some college credits to earn a bachelor's degree. The instructional designer works to enhance the faculty’s pedagogical understanding of technology in e-learning environments and serves as an advocate for institutionalizing e-learning within the culture and administration of the University. The incumbent will work in close collaboration with faculty, SJSU Online Colleagues, and other campus units to design and develop high quality online courses that reflect best practices.

Key Responsibilities

  • Consult with faculty and staff to adapt existing courses and programs for online delivery and other forms of e-learning
  • Design and develop online instructional materials that support academic courses/programs grounded in sound educational theory and best practices in instructional design
  • Create instructional course content in collaboration and partnership with faculty, departments, SJSU Online Staff and other stakeholders
  • Work with faculty to develop teaching and learning environments that emphasize active learning and incorporate appropriate instructional technologies
  • Create and facilitate the creation of accessible instructional content
  • Design, develop, and maintain course templates within the learning management system for different SJSU Online programs
  • Leverage the learning management system and/or other instructional technologies to serve the educational and administrative community with resources in support of instruction
  • Support e-learning by designing, developing, and implementing tools and resources for students
  • Conduct online workshops and support online course events for faculty related to using different department-supported technologies
  • Maintain certifications in Quality Assurance best practices (e.g., Quality Matters) and review all courses designed annually
  • Assist with conducting course design feedback/evaluation processes
  • Submit courses and assist with program reviews toward Quality Matters and/or Online Learning Consortium Certifications

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge in using learning management systems and other instructional technologies, as well as, knowledge of software administration
  • Proficiency in web and mobile technologies with programming knowledge of Application Programming Interface (API) and web development tools such as Java, HTML, XML, and .NET
  • Ability to enhance web-based courses with knowledge of best practices and e-learning principles
  • Thorough knowledge and demonstrable skills in applying a variety of software applications and web-based authoring and publishing systems: e.g., Camtasia, Photoshop, HTML editors, WebEx, Microsoft Office
  • Ability to design and develop user-friendly interfaces that comply with accessibility as defined in Section 508
  • Ability to facilitate quality control and ensure that the online materials and practices are successful by applying established CSU and Faculty Senate criteria to meet course learning outcomes
  • Ability to understand, analyze and diagnose faculty, staff, and student needs and translate these needs into instructional solutions
  • Ability to enhance web-based courses with knowledge of best practices and e-learning principles
  • Skilled in developing and conducting faculty training workshops and materials
  • Knowledge of training theory and practices demonstrated by an ability to develop and deliver technical training and user documentation
  • Ability to teach/instruct faculty to integrate existing and emerging instructional and interactive technologies into their courses/programs
  • Strong oral and written communication skills to translate complex technical concepts into terms to support e-learning

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, educational technology, communications, or related fields, or similar certified coursework in applicable fields of study
  • Three years of experience supporting information systems and technology

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a related field
  • Experience in educational technology, instructional design, distributed learning, or an equivalent discipline
  • Experience using and managing Learning Management Systems
  • Experience with technical information systems and application program packages
  • Experience and a working knowledge of common software application packages used in higher education teaching
  • Experience in course development and design
  • Experience in a team-based environment
  • Experience in teaching workshops in higher education

Compensation

Classification: Information Technology Consultant - Career
Anticipated Hiring Range: $5,992/month - $6,126/month
Hiring Range: $4,678/month - $11,547/month

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary.

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest

All applicants must apply within the specified application period: February 9, 2023 through March 2, 2023. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Contact Information

University Personnel
jobs@sjsu.edu
408-924-2252

CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to jobs@sjsu.edu.

Additional Information

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.

SJSU IS NOT A SPONSORING AGENCY FOR STAFF OR MANAGEMENT POSITIONS. (e.g. H1-B VISAS)

All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Housing Fire Safety Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also now available for viewing at https://www.sjsu.edu/clery/docs/SJSU-Annual-Security-Report.pdf. The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and Sexual Assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for San José State University locations for the three most recent calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director by phone at 408-924-1501 or by email at clerycompliance@sjsu.edu.

Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is also available for viewing at https://www.sjsu.edu/clery/docs/SJSU-Annual-Fire-Safety-Report.pdf. The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within SJSU on-campus housing facilities for the three most recent calendar years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on Campus. A paper copy of the AFSR is available upon request by contacting the Housing Office by phone at 408-795-5600 or by email at uhs-frontdesk@sjsu.edu.

Equal Employment Statement

San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).

Advertised: February 09, 2023 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled

Organization

Welcome to San José State University!

San José State University is a major, comprehensive public university located in the center of San José and in the heart of Silicon Valley. SJSU is the oldest state university in California. Its distinctive character has been forged by its long history, by its location, and by its vision - a blend of the old and the new, of the traditional and the innovative. Among its most prized traditions is an uncompromising commitment to offer access to higher education to all persons who meet the criteria for admission, yielding a stimulating mix of age groups, cultures, and economic backgrounds for teaching, learning, and research. SJSU takes pride in and is firmly committed to teaching and learning, with a faculty that is active in scholarship, research, technological innovation, community service, and the arts.

Located on 154 acres in downtown San José, the university offers the excitement of studying at a large, metropolitan campus where many cultures meet. Yet students find personal attention from faculty members in the smaller setting of the university's eight colleges.

Mission Statement

In collaboration with nearby industries and communities, this faculty and staff is dedicated to achieving the University's mission as a responsive institution of the State of California.

To enrich the lives of its students, to transmit knowledge to its students along with the necessary skills for applying it in the service of our society, and to expand the base of knowledge through research and scholarship.

Leadership at SJSU

Leadership at San Jose State is defined by a belief that shared decision making and collaborative university governance is at the core of our culture. With this inclusive approach as a guide, President Mohammad H. Qayoumi and the university's leadership promote discussion and engagement among faculty, staff, students and the community to shape and accomplish the goals of San Jose State.

California State University System

San Jose State is one of 23 campuses within the California State University System, the largest, the most diverse, and one of the most affordable university systems in the country. The 25-member CSU Board of Trustees is responsible for the oversight of the California State University system. See the California State University, Office of the Chancellor website for more information.

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