Title III Activity Director

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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:UAA Office of the Provost
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Education/Instructional, Information Systems/Technology

Position Summary:

Academic Innovations & eLearning is hiring a Title III Activity Director (grant funded to Oct 2020).

Duties:

20Collaborate with grant team on professional development for faculty; work with course design teams as appropriate with Title III Instructional Designer.Essential
20Coordinate with Project Director on progress toward annual objectives; implementing results of formative evaluation; and preparing summative evaluations annually.Essential
25Manage implementation strategies and tasks for UAA''s Title III Robust Online Learning grant; supervise project staff; coordinate with institutional staff and faculty on grant activities.Essential
30Provide expertise with academic technologies; lead development elements of the grant activity including student resource portal and virtual learning communities.Essential
5Research and remain current on new trends in instructional technologies via individual efforts, campus-wide collaboration, and participation in departmental training and national conferences. Collaborate with Professional Development group in Academic Innovations & eLearning in developing a professional development program for those teaching Master Courses.Essential

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), Alaska‚Äôs largest university with 20,000 students in over 100 degree programs, invites applications for the position of Title III Activity Director for its Title III Robust Online Learning Grant. 

As part of the grant team, the Activity Director will manage day to day grant activities; supervise a small team working on grant activities; manage web development projects; and support the Project Director in administrative and evaluation activities for the grant. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide expertise with academic technologies; lead web development elements of the grant activity including student resource portal and virtual learning communities.
  • Manage implementation strategies and tasks for UAA's Title III Robust Online Learning grant; supervises project staff; coordinates with institutional staff and faculty on grant activities.
  • Collaborate with grant team on professional development for faculty; work with course design teams as appropriate with Title III Instructional Designer.
  • Coordinate with Project Director on progress toward annual objectives; implementing results of formative evaluation; and preparing summative evaluations annually.
  • Research and remain current on new trends in instructional technologies via individual efforts, campus-wide collaboration, and participation in departmental training and national conferences. Collaborate with Professional Development group in Academic Innovations & eLearning in developing a professional development program for those teaching Master Courses.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Knowledge of industry-standard course management systems (e.g., Blackboard, Moodle, etc); proficiency with rapid prototyping and academic technology tools; knowledge of principles and practices of instructional design; ability to work in a team setting; and skilled in organizing resources and establishing priorities. Knowledge of web development and standard academic technologies. Demonstrated ability to work in a multifaceted, demanding, complex job environment. Ability to supervise a small staff.
     
  • Bachelor's degree in related field and 2-4 years experience in developing online and/or instructor-led learning products, web development, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Demonstrated experience assisting faculty members with the effective use of technology in traditional, web-enhanced, hybrid and online learning environments.

Preferred:

  • Master's degree in Instructional Design, Education, Computer Science or related field and 4 years progressively more responsible experience in web development, instructional design, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

 

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