Job Category: Professional/Administrative
Division/Department: P/DF-Information Technology
Full time/Part Time: Full-Time
Working hours: Weekdays, Occassional Evenings, Holidays and Weekends
Colgate University, a highly-selective residential liberal arts university with 2,900 students, is a very special place to work. A diverse group of individuals from local and worldwide communities, our staff is critical to preserving the university's high standards and strong reputation as a leader in higher education. We nurture an inclusive, collaborative culture, where each employee is treated as an important contributor, offer generous benefit packages and encourage staff wellness, learning and advancement. We offer staff opportunities to audit Colgate classes, as well as earn credits towards a Colgate undergraduate degree. Our friendly staff can be found attending lectures, working out together at our state of the art gym facilities, kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing on Lake Moraine, and participating in one of the many daily events that take place on campus and in the Village of Hamilton.
Job Description: The Instructional Designer for Connected Learning is responsible for providing leadership, assistance and mentoring in the implementation and integration of current and emerging technologies in support of teaching, learning and research. The successful candidate will support faculty in their use of new/social media to engage in connected learning for pedagogy and scholarship, including academic publishing technologies (e.g., WordPress), networked communication tools, and exploration of new forms of digital scholarship, including but not limited to the digital humanities.
Specific Accountabilities include:
- Support, guide, and model the incorporation of research-based best practices in the application of connected learning principles and technologies when planning learning experiences.
- Consult with faculty members to develop a grounded understanding of instructional approaches, course design challenges and scholarly interests.
- Collaboratively design and develop learning opportunities and programs for faculty focused on instructional methods, teaching strategies, and the effective use of currently available tools and technologies to enhance learning.
- Develop instructional materials and support resources for the meaningful use of digital and instructional technologies in a variety of learning contexts.
- Manage and participate in team-based project work that involves faculty, staff, ITS colleagues, librarians and student media consultants.
- Build strong collaborative relationships with colleagues on the Learning and Applied Innovation team, the library and the Colgate Center for Learning, Teaching and Research (CLTR).
- Regularly engage with information (research, blogs, networked communities) related to technology-enhanced teaching and learning to inform practice.
(Education and Experience): - A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in education, instructional design, educational technology or related field or a combination of education and experience from which comparable skills are attained.
- A minimum of three (3) years combined teaching experience (K-12 or college)
- Broad knowledge of the application of technology to enhance teaching, learning and research.
- Demonstrated experience assisting with the effective use of technology in traditional and technology-enabled learning environments using skills recommended to facilitate adult learning.
- Demonstrated and broad experience integrating web-based learning tools in educational contexts, combined with a strong understanding of the application of connected learning principles and technologies (e.g., new / social media, participatory culture, distributed communities of practice, digital scholarship).
- Demonstrated and strong knowledge of instructional design principles and practices (e.g., needs assessment, task analysis, activity design, rapid prototyping, evaluation).
- Demonstrated working knowledge of course design principles, and the planning of learning experiences.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Excitement about learning that is driven by curiosity, imagination, creativity, and a desire to innovate.
- Demonstrated commitment to providing exceptional customer service.
Additional Preferred Qualifications: - A Master's degree in education, instructional design, educational technology or related field.
- Five (5) or more years' experience working with clients in instructional design or educational development in a university setting.
- Demonstrated experience working with faculty using skills to facilitate adult learning.
- Demonstrated knowledge and skills in project management.
- Experience designing and conducting program evaluations and/or research studies.
- Experience participating in large initiatives across an entire organization through consultation, facilitation, and training.
Job Open Date: 03-01-2017
Application Types Accepted: Professional/Administrative
Special Instructions to Applicants: It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training at all levels of the employment. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Females/Persons with Disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.