Web Designer and OnLine Learning Specialist

Princeton, Mercer County
Apr 04, 2014
Position Summary: Reporting to the Director of Teaching Initiatives and Programs, the Web Designer and Online Learning Specialist will build and support the McGraw Center's web and social media assets related to online teaching and learning. This position will produce high-level design and functionality for a new 'Princeton Online' website, and will implement campus-wide Web communications strategies aimed at both internal and external constituents. This portfolio will have responsibility for working with McGraw's pedagogy and IT teams to support the development of open and blended (e.g. on campus) courses on learning platforms such as Coursera, NovoEd, and Blackboard. The person in this position will collaborate with Center staff including video producers/editors, educational technologists, and teaching and learning experts. They will also work with key stakeholders across campus, including faculty and their instructional teams, Web Development Services, the Office of Information Technology, the Office of Communications, and the Registrar's Office. Princeton currently offers 18 online courses across two platforms with an estimated growth of 8-12 new courses per academic year; a number of existing courses will also continue to run. An area of leadership responsibility will be the assembly of course content for upload to online and blended course sites, and migrating and updating materials for the re-release of online courses.

Essential Qualifications: The position requires a high level of design and technical creativity, initiative, excellent interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to work under pressure to meet inflexible deadlines without sacrificing quality of work. Candidates should have one to three years' experience in website design, with demonstrated success in creating work that meets objectives. Some experience with instructional design techniques and methodologies, online course development and delivery, and the provision of faculty training and support in these areas, all highly desirable. Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred, in Instructional and/or Web Design, Communications, Educational Technology or a related field. Experience building websites using web content management systems, particularly Drupal and WordPress; knowledge of image creation and manipulation tools. Preferred experience with HTML, XHTML, CSS, web analytic tools. Passion for advancing the University's commitment to excellence in teaching and learning. Enthusiasm and flexibility suited to work in an evolving organization. Familiarity with student-centered pedagogy, ability to develop instructionally sound materials for online learning. Comfort learning new technologies as needed. Experience working in a collaborative teaching environment. Skill at translating technical concepts and practices for generalist audiences. Candidates should be prepared to share a portfolio (print or online) that showcases web deliverables. 1 - 3 years relevant related work experience. NOTE: This is a 2 year term position. The final candidate will be required to successfully pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

Education Required: Bachelor's Degree

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.