Job Title: Instructional Designer Job ID: 603990 Location: E-Learning Center Full/Part Time: Full-Time, Service Professional Regular/Temporary: Regular Job Description Under the supervision of the Director and working cooperatively with the Instructional Design Group (IDG) and e-Learning Center staff, the instructional designer (ID) consults and collaborates with faculty and staff to design, produce, and support high-quality, instructionally effective courses to be delivered in-person, online, blended, and in adaptive learning formats. The ID also supports the design of in-person and online workshops for faculty on pedagogy, adult learning, course design methods, and use of and application of educational technology. The ID keeps abreast of current research, trends, and practices in instructional design and educational technology in higher education. We are recruiting for 3 positions with the same job description. Additional duties include the following: Assist faculty in writing clear, measurable learning objectives and in developing engaging learning activities and assessments that are aligned with the objectives and meet the needs of diverse learners. Devise production schedules that ensure completion of instructional design tasks on or before project deadlines. Cultivate productive professional relationships with faculty, staff, and colleagues. Draw on accepted educational theories and instructional design best practices to promote creative and effective uses of educational technology and instructional media. Guide, train, and support faculty in selecting and using instructionally appropriate techniques, tools, and media and implementing those online and in the classroom. Conduct course quality reviews, emphasizing instructional soundness and clarity, and providing tactful feedback and suggestions on ways to improve courses. When appropriate, recommend adoption of new tools, practices, and policies. At least monthly, communicate with supervisor and colleagues about the status of projects in progress. Adjust priorities as directed or as needed to meet deadlines. When required, provide written documentation of project progress in a centrally accessible location, such as a project management database or shared cloud-based workspace. Notify supervisor of needed IDG resources, such as training or equipment. Provide proper documentation and archiving of instructional design work products and educational technology tools. Attend and contribute to department staff meetings and cross-unit meetings. Expected to contribute, either individually or in collaboration with peers or faculty, articles, FAQs, reports, literature reviews, podcasts, videos, or some other form of content about instructional design or educational technology. With guidance from the Director, create and maintain an online library of examples, media, research articles, and other resources related to course design, good practices in teaching and learning, and innovative learning activities and assessments in various academic disciplines. Develop expertise in all aspects of the university's learning management system and related educational technology, including web tools and online services, mobile devices, common office productivity software, and promising emerging technologies and be able to teach faculty and staff in their effective uses. Advise and train faculty about accessibility, usability, and copyright requirements for technologies and materials used in courses. Minimum Qualifications Three or more years of technical training, K-12 teaching, or college-level teaching, AND Master’s degree in hand or in-progress in a relevant academic discipline, AND One year of experience designing and developing instructional materials for online, blended, or technology-enhanced in-person courses, AND One or more years of experience in providing technical support for instructional technology, OR Any equivalent combination of experience, training, and education. Preferred Qualifications Masters degree in instructional design, educational technology, education, communication, psychology. One or more years of instructional design experience in higher education. One or more years experience teaching online in K-12 or higher education. Strong web design skills, and experience with good user interface design. Strong technical support and troubleshooting skills. Knowledge Skills and Abilities Excellent writing, speaking, and presentation skills, including fluency in spoken and written English and ability to communicate diplomatically and persuasively with technical and non-technical audiences. Knowledge of learning theories and instructional design models and methodologies. Excellent customer service skills with emphasis on patience, helpfulness, and tactfulness. Project management and time management skills, a results-oriented approach to work, and ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines while managing multiple simultaneous projects. Ability to work productively and collegially in a team-oriented environment AND ability to work independently. Ability to quickly learn new technologies, and sound judgment to gauge when — and when not — to use them for teaching and learning. Comfort with Microsoft Office suite, particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Apps for Education Experience with adaptive learning courseware and authoring tools. Skill in using Mac and Windows computers, iOS or Android based tablets, smartphones, and related peripheral devices. Experience designing in HTML and at least basic knowledge of CSS. Experience using Blackboard Learn or other learning management systems; particularly Moodle, D2L, or Canvas. Experience in the area of usability and good interface design. Awareness of principles of Universal Design for Learning, ADA Section 508 Ability to work with a variety of people from educationally and culturally diverse backgrounds. General Information This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Salary Range $57,000 - $59,500 depending on experience and qualifications.
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Minimum Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications Three or more years of technical training, K-12 teaching, or college-level teaching, AND Master’s degree in hand or in-progress in a relevant academic discipline, AND One year of experience designing and developing instructional materials for online, blended, or technology-enhanced in-person courses, AND One or more years of experience in providing technical support for instructional technology, OR Any equivalent combination of experience, training, and education. Preferred Qualifications Masters degree in instructional design, educational technology, education, communication, psychology. One or more years of instructional design experience in higher education. One or more years experience teaching online in K-12 or higher education. Strong web design skills, and experience with good user interface design. Strong technical support and troubleshooting skills.
Internal Number: 603990
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