Are You Looking to Make a World of Difference?
With over 100 years in healthcare education, Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) is evolving both education and healthcare through its vibrant campus culture and integrative philosophy. Our holistic approach to caring permeates everything we do.
Consider a career at SCU as an Instructional Designer and help us in making a world of difference!
Under the general supervision of the Director of Faculty Development & Curriculum Management, the Instructional Designer performs specialized instructional design and technology functions to promote the effective use of technology in instruction. Depending upon the assignment, the candidate may have primary responsibility for instructional design and instructional technology.
This position is a full-time staff position for up to one year with the possibility of renewal. The budgeted salary for this position is $70,000 to $75,000. This position is a remote position throughout the year
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Assist and take responsibility of working with faculty in developing course materials in Canvas LMS adhering to instructional design principles.
Work with the Director to design and develop templates, course development timelines, and deliverables expectations from faculty.
Provide support with the ongoing maintenance of the existing courses from module to module by managing the relationships and needs of individual departments, Deans, Directors, faculty and staff stakeholders, and others.
Consult with all stakeholders on technical requirements and capabilities of Campus Technology Resources, Instructional Design, Course assets (including media content, interactive learning objects, and other learning elements), and course integrations (LTI and API integrations) with other technologies
Implement an iterative process of review, changes, and updates of courses that ensure ongoing relevance, up-to-date content, pedagogical soundness, and accuracy.
Document, consolidate and implement ongoing changes to course content within the Canvas LMS based on feedback from faculty staff, students and other stakeholders. Work iteratively for regular course maintenance through smaller changes/fixes as well as larger course redesigns on a semi-annual or longer bases, arising from stakeholder feedback and changing educational needs.
Assist faculty in integrating technology into the digital/remote classroom and converting traditional courses to online courses; consult with faculty to identify, develop, implement, and evaluate areas in which technology can be applied to enhance teaching and learning
Serve as a consultant to faculty on course design, development of course and program assessments, and assessment methods and tools to achieve student learning outcomes.
Assist and support faculty in the use of online course components and classroom technologies while focusing on course goals, objectives, and learning outcomes
Assist the Director in research, design, development, administration, and facilitation of group and one-on-one professional development activities for faculty, including trainings, workshops, courses, presentations, and webinars related to various instructional technology and design topics such as andragogical best practices, course design, learning theory, effective use of instructional technology tools, and online/distance learning strategies, standards, and accessibility and compliance requirements.
Provide readily available support to online course delivery, working with Educational Technology Support Specialist, Office of Institutional Effectiveness, and other external vendors.
Administration of online course delivery content and systems, course iteration and development processes, quality assurance and improvement. Perform quality assurance checks on completed courses
Perform other related duties as required.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
A bachelor’s degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Educational Technology or related field and 5 years of work experience as an Instructional Designer/Instructional Technologist in higher education settings
A Master’s degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Educational Technology or related field and 3 years of work experience as an Instructional Designer/Instructional Technologist in higher education settings.
PhD in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Educational Technologies, Information Technology or a related field and 2 years Instructional Designer/Instructional Technologist experience.
OTHER SKILL, ABILITIES, AND QUALIFICATIONS:
- Advanced knowledge and expertise in the use of Canvas LMS. HTML skills in Canvas course development required.
- Expert knowledge of Instructional Design and Delivery and understanding of Quality Matters, Online Learning Consortium and similar online learning rubrics.
- Excellent knowledge of project management, including initiation, needs gathering, execution, fiscal and asset management. Knowledge of ADDIE, and Agile Instructional Design Methodologies.
- Experience in online classroom teaching or workshop facilitation
- Highly skilled problem solving.
- Excellent communication skills and ability to work in cross-functional teams.
- Ability to deal calmly with difficult users.
- Highly flexible, maintaining regular availability.
- Excellent project management skills
- Quality Matters Certification highly preferred.
- Video development, editing and production skills preferred.
Expectations of SCU Employees
The SCU President’s Cabinet has identified a set of values and attributes that are bare minimums
for employment, those that are core to who we are as a university, and values to which we aspire.
Further identified are qualities and attributes desirable for employees in general, and senior
leadership specifically. This is in harmony with principles found in The Advantage, by Patrick
SCU Core Values:
1. Transparency: Transparency implies openness, clear communication, respect, and accountability.
Transparency is operating in such a way that it is easy for others to see what actions are
performed. At SCU we believe that transparency leads to trust, improved problem solving, stronger
unified teams, and enhanced productivity.
2. Grit: Grit is passion and perseverance toward long-term goals. A positive, non-cognitive
trait based on an individual’s passion for a particular long-term goal coupled with a powerful
motivation to achieve their respective objective. This perseverance of effort promotes the
overcoming of obstacles or challenges that lie within a gritty individual’s path to accomplishment.
At SCU, grit is “Sprinting the Marathon” we have engaged in to be successful and reach long-term
sustainability in the ever-changing healthcare and higher education environment.
3. Sense of Humor: Having a sense of humor is about having a sense of perspective and using
the ability to find the humor in situations to manage stress and creatively problem solve. At SCU,
adding relevant and safe humor is about celebrating work, not trivializing it. By occasionally
taking ourselves lightly, while still taking our jobs seriously, mixing humor in an appropriate
manner will lead to improved workplace productivity and morale.
SCU Permission-to-Play Values: SCU Aspirational Values:
1) Respect 1) Evidence based
2) Integrity 2) Passion
3) Emotional intelligence 3) Extra mile
4) Team player 4) Integrative
5) Accountability 5) Adaptability
1) Customer service focused
2) Willing to invest in student/client success by fostering positive relations, guidance, and assistance
3) A belief that no task that improves the University is beneath us/servant leadership
4) Be an ambassador of the brand
5) Be a part of recruitment
6) Resource innovator
Profile-Specific Qualities By Category:
1.) They promote positivity and teamwork
a. They actively work to build up teams and break down silos
b. They actively work to be part of the solution
c. They actively work to empower themselves and their teammates, working together in decision making processes
2.) They see how they can affect the bigger picture
a. They understand how their role helps to build the future of integrative healthcare
b. They pay attention to the details.
APPLICATION MATERIALS REQUIRED
PERFORMANCE TEST AND SELECTION PROCESS:
To ensure consideration, please submit your application materials by 07/24/2020.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications stated by the filing deadline in order to move forward in the testing process. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will receive instructions for the Performance Test after the application filing deadline. Those with the highest scores on the Performance Test will be invited for the interview. All communication regarding this process will be delivered via email.
Candidates will complete the Performance Test remotely.
This interview will take place virtually.
[Benefits may be subject to change and are dependent on type of employment]
- Twelve… yep TWELVE paid holidays per year
- E.V. Charging Stations*
- Free Employee Parking
- 15% off Logo Merchandise at Campus Store (www.shopscu.com)
- On-Site Chiropractic Treatment: No Charge for Employee** / $25 per session for Family and Friends
- On-Site Acupuncture Treatment: $10 per session for Employee** / $25 per session for Family and Friends
- On-site World Class Human Performance Training at only $39/month for unlimited sessions OR complementary use of the University’s student managed weight/exercise facility
- On-Site 1400 sq. ft. Yoga Studio with access to our tranquil herbal garden
- 10 paid sick days per year†
- 2 to 4 weeks of rolling vacation accrual††
- An active culture calendar including: team happy hours‡, lunch & learns, enrichment events, and more.
- Employer sponsored 401(A) Retirement Plan with optional 403(B)
- Medical Benefits: 5+ plans to choose from with 1 plan free (employee only)
- Dental Benefits: 2 plans to choose from with 1 plan free (employee only)
- Vision Benefits: Complementary insurance through VSP (employee only)
- Life Insurance: 1x Annual Salary
- Additional Voluntary Benefits including: Pet Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Accident Indemnity, Cancer Care, and more. ‡‡
*Fees apply when charging vehicle.
**Co-Pays may be applicable depending on insurance
† These hours do not roll over at the end of the year and cannot be banked.
†† Accrual rate and maximum hour cap depend on the position held by the individual and the amount of time said individual has been employed by the University (3.08, 4.62, or 6.15 hours/pay period).
‡ “Happy Hour” events are only authorized by individual area Vice-Presidents and the University President. If held, attendance is never mandatory. Non-alcoholic beverages as well as food are always provided.
‡‡ These voluntary benefits are made possible through SCU’s relationship with both ADP and Aflac; as such, SCU is not responsible for program or claim administration.