Educational Technology Team Lead Instructional Designer

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Classification:Instructional Designer 4
Grade:Grade 81
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:Kenai Peninsula College
Location: Soldotna
Categories: Education/Instructional

Position Summary: Live on Alaska's beautiful Kenai Peninsula while playing an important role for the University of Alaska eLearning initiatives. KPC’s Lead Instructional Designer position manages the Educational Technology Team (ETT) and supports faculty and staff in course design and delivery, for face-to-face, distance, and hybrid courses. KPC holds a reputation for high-quality distance and technology-enhanced courses, and innovative faculty instructors.

The incumbent will supervise project staff; manage team budget; select and order equipment; develop and evaluate projects, courses, trainings; train and assist faculty and staff; make decisions in the day-to-day managing of all activity objectives.  

This position is a 12-month full-time position and reports to the Assistant Director for Academic Affairs.
Grade 81; Annual Salary: $63,564.80 

For this position KPC will pay for in-state travel to the interview for candidates living in Alaska. For those traveling to Alaska for interviews they will  be reimbursed for round-trip travel and expenses from Anchorage to Soldotna. Relocation expenses for those moving from outside Alaska will not be paid.

SUMMARY: Kenai Peninsula College (KPC) is a campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage. The college has four locations and is comprised of: 
-Kenai River Campus, Soldotna 
-Kachemak Bay Campus, Homer 
-Resurrection Bay Extension Site, Seward 
-Anchorage Extension Site, University Center, Anchorage 

This position will be located at the Kenai River Campus situated on 309 acres along the banks of the beautiful Kenai River. The area is known for its wildlife splendor, mountain viewscapes, world-class fishing and hunting, hiking, canoe trails and winter outdoor adventure. And yet, Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, is just a 2.5-hour drive or 20-minute flight away. 

We especially encourage applications from candidates who understand the diversity present in Alaska, our local community and student body, and who will enhance and promote engagement with other cultures. 

UAA is an AA/EO employer and Educational Institution. Applicant must be eligible for employment under the Immigration Reform/Control Act of 1986 and subsequent amendments. Your application for employment with UAA is subject to public disclosure.  


Applications will be accepted until the position is closed. 
Please address all of the listed required and preferred education, knowledge, skills, abilities and experience.

Please submit your online application and electronically attach the following documents: 
1. Cover letter 
2. Resume 
3. Three professional references, including the names, titles, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses
4. Unofficial Transcripts (Successful candidate will provide official transcripts when hired)

Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application or interview process should call 907-262-0317 or email 

Hire is contingent upon a successful background check. 

You may call UAA Human Resources at 907-786-4608 if you need help with the application process




Position Qualifications:

Education: Master's Degree in education technology, instructional design or a related field. Documented professional development related to distance education and learning technology. Current driver's license required. This position will require travel between sites.


Experience: Five years of experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Three years experience developing/delivering distance education programs/services.
Experience working with faculty or subject matter experts and establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with others.
Experience facilitating small groups; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
Evidence of good organizational skills to coordinate multiple projects.
Experience planning and organizing adult and/or student education trainings and facilitation activities -- planning and evaluating training activities.
Supervisory/budget experience.

Preferred: Three years college teaching/training experience.
Two years supervisory/budget experience.
Experience training, supervising, evaluating staff.
Professional development particularly in learning management systems and multimedia hosting environments. Documented ability to keep current in topics of distance education and learning technology.
Experience with Quality Matters, or other national standards for course evaluation.
Experience with planning, analyzing problems or identifying new services and opportunities for process improvement.
Knowledge of Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Section 508 compliance as it pertains to processes and policies within higher education.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Excellent verbal and written communications skills to communicate effectively with outside organizations, staff, and professional training group members. Advanced computer and software skills. Ability to apply knowledge of specialty area or subject materials and develop original training content and material, particularly in distance delivery of college courses and applying technology to enhance student learning. Ability to keep current in topics of distance education and learning technology. Ability to gather information for course development, methods and techniques training; use of small group facilitation skills; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Knowledge of methods and techniques for conducting needs assessment. Ability to apply knowledge of the operation of audiovisual and laboratory equipment, and of media and computer-aided trainings especially for distance e-Learning delivery. Ability to apply advanced knowledge of training principles to conduct classroom training, workshops or seminars. Ability to use video, audio and other types of equipment to present training. Ability to plan and organize adult and/or student education trainings and facilitation activities -- to plan and evaluate training activities. Ability to train, supervise and evaluate staff.  



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10Supervise ETT staff and budget. Effectively communicate eLearning technology needs and issues with administration, faculty, and staff. Day-to-day managing of all ETT projects and objectives. Work with staff and vendors as needed.Essential
15Participate in department and campus meetings. Serve on campus committees as requested. Attend professional development activities on-and off-site. Participate in coordination with UA/UAA for issues related to course management and other related systems. Assist Assistant Director of Academic Affairs with eLearning planning and communication.Essential
35Direct and develop a program of comprehensive eLearning professional development in multiple modalities (online, direct support and workshops) designed for individuals and groups of faculty or staff. Oversee and conduct training and support for faculty in course development, design, and delivery for high quality distance, hybrid, and traditional courses utilizing technology. Lead Educational Technology Team providing comprehensive instructional design and education technology services to faculty and staff to enhance distance, hybrid, and traditional classroom learning and services to students. Coordinate the activities of instructors, media specialists, and others who contribute to the completion of an instructional design project.Essential
40Work with faculty to provide expert design and application of appropriate technologies to class material production and organize the staff of the Educational Technology Team (ETT) to do the same. Support faculty and staff in campus-based, distance and hybrid courses leading to student academic success through use of appropriate educational technology. Work with full-time and adjunct faculty to provide expert application of appropriate technologies to class material production. Provide support to faculty and staff to revise or troubleshoot Blackboard Learn, Blackboard Collaborate, and other course technology issues. Provide expert support to faculty peer groups including those related to Quality Matters and online adjunct peer review. Serve as institutional representative for Quality Matters utilizing official certification to infuse QM into course design. Create and manage review processes for KPC faculty, including timeline and expectations. Pilot and evaluate educational technologies and processes for use at KPC. Travel between campuses and to off-site locations as needed.Essential

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