UAA - Temporary Instructional Designer II

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Classification:Temporary Professional
Grade:Temporary Staff Grade 78
Work type:Temporary
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:Senior Vice Provost
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Information Systems/Technology

Position Summary:

Instructional Designer II, UAA Anchorage Campus


100Professional level functions dependent upon the department needs.Essential

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), Alaska's largest university with 20,000 students in over 190 degree programs, invites applications for the position of Instructional Designer 2 (ID2) within Academic Innovations & eLearning (AI&e).  AI&e assists faculty as they incorporate instructional technology, creates materials for on-line delivery, and works closely with faculty and administrators throughout the institution to promote the effective use of technology in teaching and learning. 

As part of the instructional design team, the ID2 will assist faculty and instructional designers in turning course content into interactive media materials to effectively meet the needs of the students and faculty; Provide technical assistance on course management systems, and help maintain existing e-learning courses and modules; Test new multimedia technologies and evaluate educational applications; and interpret and apply current best practices of instructional design for development of creative solutions.  

Duties & Responsibilities:

Academic Technologies Support: 
Under direction of Associate Director of AI&e, provide technical assistance to faculty on current course management system (Blackboard), academic technologies, and teaching tools. Assist with course rollovers, create course banners, update and help maintain existing courses and modules.

 Instructional Design Support: 
Collaborate with instructional designers to interpret and apply current best practices of instructional design for development of creative solutions. Support instructional design process and services within the Instructional Design team. Participate in Quality Matters trainings, reviews, and applications in course design.

 Multimedia Support: 
Under direction of Associate Director of AI&e, produce and modify simple or well-defined graphical interfaces, learning objects, animations, audio, video and/or still images. Work with images and multimedia, including audio, to digitize, edit, link, and correlate them with the pertinent online text, using HTML, and audio software. Build custom learning objects to address course-specific needs. Create reusable learning objects, templates, and other course materials that meet a broad range of instructional needs.

 Training Materials and Professional Development Support: 
Assist in crafting and maintaining a collection of general training materials (e.g. step-by-step guides, reference manuals, online modules, etc.) to be used by faculty, staff, and students engaged in learning about UAA available academic technologies, instructional design, and eLearning. Help develop and provide workshops and professional development opportunities for faculty.

 Emerging Technology Research & Professional Development
Test, research and make recommendations on emerging multimedia technologies and evaluate educational applications with collaboration from AI&e, faculty, technology committees and all MAUs. Research and remain current on new trends in instructional technologies via individual efforts, campus-wide collaboration, and through departmental training.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Basic knowledge of instructional design principles and practices. Knowledge of Quality Matters.
  • Basic web authoring skills; knowledge of principles and practices of graphic design; experience in digital media production, methods, techniques and standards; screencasting; web conferencing, especially with Blackboard Collaborate.
  • Knowledge of Blackboard course management system or equivalent, plugins, and related academic technology tools. Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment. Skilled in organizing work and establishing priorities
  • Bachelor's degree in related field and 1 year experience or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Interested applicants will find more information about this position and the application process at - Quick Link  Additional questions regarding this position should be addressed to Dr. Heather Nash (, Assistant Director of Instructional Design, Academic Innovations & eLearning at UAA.

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