Instructional Design Specialist - INTERFACE

Wausau, Marathon County
May 07, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs, Instructional Design
Position Summary: The INTERFACE Curriculum Designer consults, trains, and serves as a curriculum and online learning resource for faculty and staff as it relates to INTERFACE curriculum development. Emphasis of this position will be instructional design work focused on the college’s and consortium’s work related to the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant goals. Collaborate effectively with internal and external partners. Assess, plan, offer and evaluate training opportunities to ensure courses meet college, higher education, and Department of Labor standards. Work closely with faculty to develop curriculum within the WIDS framework utilizing effective course and program assessment strategies. Review and approve courses developed to ensure that courses are instructionally sound and facilitate learning. Package courses to meet open source requirements. This is a grant funded position. Basic Functions and Responsibilities: 1. Facilitate and support curriculum development for courses developed for the INTERFACE Project Consortium (16 colleges within the Wisconsin Technical College system). 2. Create curriculum development and review processes to ensure that courses are created according to Department of Labor expectations and guidelines 3. Develop processes to ensure each college meets outcomes related to curriculum as outlined in each college’s and the consortium grant award. 4. Provide faculty training, support and resources to engage faculty and ensure that curriculum is developed according to expectations and guidelines. 5. Maintain knowledge of accreditation, WTCS, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0, principles of universal design, technical standards for digital assets and open source expectations and best practices related to online and technology-enabled courses. 5. Package course curriculum using files and formats to ensure public and open source access to courses. 6. Curriculum specific responsibilities: a. Provide instructional design leadership to support faculty in designing courses to meet learner and grant needs. b. Assist faculty in adapting learning activities and materials for a variety of delivery options. c. Assist faculty in internationalizing curriculum. d. Provide instructional design support to develop performance-based curriculum (programs and courses) when working with faculty as content experts. e. Work with faculty to assess, design, and create instructional strategies and technologies to accommodate learner needs and learning styles. f. Consult as necessary with the Learning Technology Resource Coordinator to support the development of high quality, innovative, technology based instruction. g. Review completed curriculum projects and collaborate with developers until courses meet accepted standards. h. Stay informed of updates, changes, and innovations regarding curriculum development and share information with the college and consortium community. 7. Assist in staff development on instructional applications of technologies and instructional methods. 8. Facilitate the implementation of instructional innovations. Design, produce and modify online learning tools and materials for instructional purposes. 9. Serve as a positive community/district and college spokesperson representing curriculum and assessment. 10. Work closely with ESS Team members, grants team, learning divisions, information technology, marketing, faculty and staff in the Consortium to provide positive customer service. 11. Ensure compliance of district policies and procedures as they relate to the division. Responsible for meeting pertinent state and federal regulations. 12. Other duties as assigned. Qualifications: 1. Bachelor’s Degree in education or related field. Master’s Degree preferred. Course work in curriculum and instructional design, instructional technologies, and interactive software are preferred. 2. Minimum of four years of related experience in similar position or activities which include: • Teaching and instructional design experience required • Experience developing learner-centered performance-based curriculum • Experience using WIDS (Worldwide Instructional Design System) for performance-based learning preferred • Experience with a variety of teaching strategies and techniques, such as cooperative learning, teamwork, and brain-compatible techniques to facilitate learning • Experience developing curriculum that meets Universal Design, ADA Compliance, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0, technical standards for digital assets and licensing requirements. • Experience designing and teaching online and technology-enabled courses using best practices in online learning • Experience working with federal grants. • Knowledge and experience using quality management principles, quality tools, facilitating teams, and managing projects. • Ability to make independent decisions and exercise sound judgment in a variety of settings, situations and areas • Ability to multi-task, prioritize assignments and manage complexity under deadlines • Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with individuals at all levels in the organization including students, faculty, staff and the community. • Ability to work in an environment that has multiple calendar due dates and achieve goals to meet internal and external customer needs. Flexible scheduling is required. • Knowledge and experience of college operations. • Ability to understand the academic operational and budget process and procedures including the ability to oversee the monitoring of budgets, attendance, curriculum development, and work with learning management systems • Operational knowledge of MS Office Suite: MS Word, Access, Excel, Powerpoint is required. • Demonstrated leadership, customer service, organizational, communicational, problem solving and critical thinking skills in a learner centered environment 3. Experience working with multimedia and web development preferred. Experience working in an institution of higher education preferred. 4. Familiarity with Worldwide Instructional Design System (WIDS) preferred. Must be willing to complete certification course # 52 Teaching Methods and #50 Curriculum and Course Construction within one year of hire. 5. Able and willing to work flexible hours. Must be able to work occasional nights and weekends to meet deadlines and staffing needs. Some of the important skills, knowledge and abilities for this position include the following: Problem solving Coordination of many different people and resources Active listening Time management Customer service orientation Interpersonal skills Positive attitude and energy Team oriented Highly organized Analytical Quality improvement Professional growth and student success The description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level or difficulty. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.