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Instructional Designer - Remote - Online & Distance Education

Husson University

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The Online and Distance Education Instructional Designer is responsible for assisting faculty with the design, development, implementation and management of asynchronous online courses offered through Husson University. This position works with a broad and growing array of technology tools and has a deep understanding of learning processes in order to serve as architect, project manager, partner, mechanic, translator and guide for all aspects of instructional design for Husson Online. This position will apply the appropriate pedagogy, learning science, and technology tools necessary for the design and implementation of excellent online courses. To ensure and improve student-learning experiences, this position will collaborate with others to integrate current educational technologies with pedagogical quality to promote and leverage data-informed instructional design and effective teaching strategies. This position will apply student data to inform and quantify the efficacy of instructional design decisions and processes and to evaluate the effectiveness of course and program designs, while ensuring accessibility compliance, and assisting course instructors and student support staff as needed. This position may qualify for remote work.

Examples of Duties

  • Work collaboratively with subject matter experts and staff to design and develop high quality, innovative online courses.
  • Apply flexibility, understanding, and support to complicated course designs with multiple stakeholders.
  • Act as an expert resource for our Canvas learning management system and related tools.
  • Apply the appropriate learning theory and instructional theory necessary for excellent online course design and implementation.
  • Design online content in Canvas and integrate current educational technologies to promote effective teaching strategies and to improve student-learning experiences.
  • Develop online instructor and student support materials, tutorials, orientations, help sessions, and workshops, as needed.
  • Communicate knowledge and application of effective pedagogy and use of academic technologies.
  • Facilitate and coordinate administrative aspects of course development, delivery, and support.
  • Act as a consultant to faculty and leadership on the process of instructional design in teaching, research, and creative works.
  • Provide instructional design services, consultation and assistance with planning, coordinating and supporting course and program designs, redesigns, content and evaluation.
  • Evaluate course quality in terms of design, writing, and editing.
  • Develop and communicate course development and implementation schedules.
  • Assist faculty and other subject matter experts in navigating the Canvas learning management system and develop course content, in coordination with Instructional Technology staff.
  • Oversee all phases of the design process, aligning instructional content to learning outcomes, while creating instructionally sound and engaging learning opportunities, and developing quality assessment tools.
  • Oversee course design revisions and product improvements in existing courses.
  • Remain current and have a thorough understanding of the latest industry technology tools and trends in online education.
  • Work with Instructional Technology staff to develop new services and test new academic and learning technologies.
  • Typical Qualifications

    Education: Bachelor's degree required; Master’s degree in Instructional Design or Education preferred. Expertise in ADA compliance preferred.
    Experience: One to three years relevant experience working as an instructional designer.

    Supplemental Information

    Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities:

  • Experience in leading and managing multiple, complex projects, and the ability to schedule, prioritize and meet varied deadlines across these projects.
  • Experience successfully working collaboratively on a project with multiple stakeholders.
  • Strong research, content analysis, and content preparation skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills with strong interpersonal and presentation skills, while working with diverse content and populations.
  • Proven ability to stay current with rapidly changing technologies.
  • Ability and willingness to work with students from diverse political/socioeconomic backgrounds and a wide range of physical and academic abilities.
  • Proven knowledge of instructional design strategies, along with the current techniques, tools, and procedures used in the design, development, and evaluation of technology-enhanced and online courses and programs.
  • Experience with graphic design and AV elements appropriate for online instruction.
  • Experience in asynchronous online classroom teaching or workshop facilitation.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Quality Matters, Online Learning Consortium and similar online learning rubrics.
  • Familiarity with Universal Design and other accessibility principles to ensure course content is accessible to all learners.
  • Proven ability to work effectively and communicate with subject matter experts, peers, users and media developers.
  • Demonstrated competence in working with learning management systems, such as Canvas.

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    Mission Statement:

    Husson University inspires and prepares students for professional careers in current and emerging fields within the context of an education informed by the sciences and humanities.

    The University
    Located in beautiful Bangor, Maine, Husson University is a small school that makes a big impact. With 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students and an average class size of 18, Husson University prides itself on being an institution where everyone focuses on the student. Our students are more than just a number here at Husson.

    We have a long-standing commitment to providing affordable and accessible education. Our faculty members are some of the leading experts in their fields. They include Fulbright scholars and numerous leaders of honorary and professional societies.

    Husson University dining hallWe have a strong focus on experiential learning. In fact, U.S. News & World Report ranked Husson as one of the top 10 institutions in the country for student participation in internships. (2013 and 2014)

    Combined, these attributes have made Husson the “University of Choice” for professional careers in current and emerging fields where students succeed, experiential learning is championed and global understanding is promoted. All of our programs are designed to help students achieve career success. With 54 degree programs and 10 graduate professional programs to choose from, you’ll find Husson graduates in organizations devoted to business, information technology, criminal justice, hospitality, education, healthcare, communications, pharmacy and much more.

    Our warm, welcoming campus community is part of Maine’s third largest city. Bangor is located along the banks of the Penobscot River and is part of the Maine Highlands. It offers local residents the perfect balance of arts, culture, shopping, dining, and entertainment, in a town with one of the lowest urban crime rates in America. Husson is easy to access from I-95 and Bangor International Airport.

    And if you love the great outdoors, Husson offers you four seasons of adventure. Acadia National Park, Baxter State Park, Moosehead Lake Region, and the Camden Hills area are all just a short drive away. Everything from a relaxing day at the beach, to a thrill-packed mountain bike ride in fall foliage, to world-class skiing, is within reach.Husson University dining hall

    If career growth and quality of life are important to you, and if you have a passion for educating the next generation of leaders by transforming students’ lives, then we invite you to learn more about Husson University.

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