As a member of the Information Technology Services team, the Instructional Designer will work with the Center for Online and Digital Teaching and Learning. The mission of the Center for Online and Digital Teaching and Learning is to assist faculty in the design and development of online courses. This position is grant-funded for two years with the possibility of renewal.
The Instructional Designer will train faculty new to online learning (fully online classes, hybrid and blended formats, and web-enhanced classroom courses) and support faculty in the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of courses. The Instructional Designer will develop content for online training modules focused on online teaching and learning; and design and lead technology-training sessions for faculty and students on the College's learning management system (Blackboard), video and lecture capture system (Panopto) as well as on Active Learning Technologies (ThinkHub, Solstice, Collaborate Ultra, Vision Exchange, etc.). The Instructional Designer will help faculty and students resolve technical problems that occur while courses are being developed and offered.
The ideal candidate will possess strong collaboration and team-building skills, diplomacy, persistence, flexibility, and the ability to remain focused in a deadline-driven environment.
Position responsibilities include:
- Develop collegial and productive collaborative relationships with faculty subject matter experts and instructional teams.
- Create standard course roadmaps and timelines to help faculty achieve distance course development goals and milestones.
- Support faculty in the design, selection, and testing of technologies, materials, activities, and assessments that are aligned with course learning outcomes, pedagogical approach, and course content.
- Using standard course templates and the College's OSCQR rubric as a starting point, help faculty design course structures and information architecture for optimal alignment with learning outcomes.
- Train faculty on course development and delivery tools including video lecture capture, collaboration tools, and learning management system.
- Assist faculty in designing course look and feel and with video editing and media assets creation as necessary.
- Ensure courses meet accessibility standards as outlined in the College's Accessibility Rubric, including HTML tags, captions, visual design, and document formats.
- Assist faculty during course delivery phase with technology and pedagogy questions and issues to ensure that courses run smoothly throughout the deployment period.
- Gather data and analytics from technology platforms, student surveys, artifacts produced in course, and other relevant data to support the assessment of student learning.
- Make recommendations based on assessment data for course revisions and assist faculty with revisions as needed.
- Design and deliver training sessions on LMS and other technology tools for general faculty and student population.
- Design and develop online learning strategies modules for online students and instructors.
- Assist faculty with preparing for course reviews of online delivery.
- A minimum of a Bachelor's degree is required.
- A minimum of two (2) years of full-time experience in instructional design and course building.
- Demonstrated training in instructional design or adult learning.
- Demonstrated experience developing and conducting instructor-led training (live and via webcast).
- Ability to develop workflows and business procedures.
- Strong interpersonal skills in both client interactions and team interactions and a willingness to interact with faculty/clients on a regular basis.
- Demonstrated experience taking, creating, or administering online asynchronous training.
- Demonstrated experience with Blackboard and Active Learning Technologies.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Digital multimedia fluency (including digital image manipulation, video/audio editing, HTML, presentation software, various educational technology platforms).
- Master's degree preferred.
- Experience with ADDIE or Agile design models and Quality Matters rubric.
- Online teaching experience in higher education.
- Experience providing technology training for faculty/clients/students.
Salary Range: $55,000 - $65,000 per year plus location pay
Please submit the following online at https://oldwestbury.interviewexchange.com :
- cover letter describing why you are the ideal candidate for this position
- contact information (name, email address and telephone number) for three (3) references
- portfolio of course design examples
Only applications submitted online will be considered.
CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: February 28, 2019
VISA sponsorship is not available for this position.
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Position Type: Professional
Official Budget Title: Staff Assistant
Campus Title: Instructional Designer
Department: Information Technology Services
FTE: Full-time Temporary
Negotiating Unit: UUP
Salary Grade: SL-2
FLSA Status: Exempt