Instructional Designer

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Classification:Instructional Designer 3
Grade:Grade 80
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast
School/Business unit:UAS Library
Location: Juneau
Categories: Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Southeast is recruiting for a Lead Instructional Designer for the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT), a regional service located on the Juneau campus. This regional position supports the growing demand by faculty for training in the concepts of instructional design and the use of educational technology.

Duties:

10Professional Development Research and remain current on new trends and best practices in instructional technology and pedagogy via individual and collaborative efforts. Participate in campus-wide, state-wide and national collaborations, conferences and other professional development opportunities.Essential
20First-line Faculty Support Collaborate with IT Helpdesk to provide regional support for faculty in the use and troubleshooting of instructional technology in person and by phone, email and web conferencing.Essential
25Training Collaborate with faculty and the CELT Team to help design, develop, and promote professional development activities to support faculty in adopting best practices in teaching. Perform needs assessment for training desired by faculty; plan, develop, direct and evaluate the training opportunities offered by the campus in instructional design for all employees. Provide one-on-one and group training to faculty and staff from all three UAS campuses with respect to best practices in pedagogy and use of instructional technology. Design and publish appropriate resources and training materials.Essential
40Instructional Design Provide recommendations regarding all aspects of the course design and development process, including decisions about interface design, course architecture and navigation, content arrangement, sequencing of lessons, use of assessments, and selection of class activities. Assist faculty in implementing changes to courses based on faculty feedback, course evaluation and peer review to enhance student learning outcomes. Work with faculty and other instructional designers to design and develop learning solutions, determine appropriate course assessments, and conduct research to validate best practices. Assist faculty in creating reusable learning objects, templates, and other course materials that meet a broad range of instructional needs and serve as state-of-the art solutions for those needs. Work with faculty and staff by serving on regional and statewide committees related to assessment, development, application and support of best practices and appropriate educational technology. Provide leadership and support for integration of national standards and best practices in educational and instructional technologies and make recommendations on purchasing to departments, as well as assisting in the implementation.Essential
5First-line Student Support Provide Juneau campus support for students in the use of basic media technology.Non-Essential

 

The University of Alaska Southeast is recruiting for a Lead Instructional Designer for the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT), a regional service located on the Juneau campus. This position collaborates with faculty to design and develop online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses using learning management systems and relevant educational technologies. The successful candidate is able to provide recommendations regarding all aspects of the course design and development process, including decisions about interface design, course architecture and navigation, content arrangement, sequencing of lessons, use of assessments, and selection of class activities. This position also works collaboratively with the CELT Team to help design, develop, and promote professional development activities to support faculty in adopting best practices in teaching. If you would like to work on a beautiful campus helping faculty improve learning outcomes for students, this position could be for you!

Required (Please address in your application materials):

• Bachelor’s degree in a related field and four years relevant experience (including consultative experience), or an equivalent combination of training and experience
• three years relevant experience training others in the use of educational technology and instructional design best practices including course design, delivery, assessment of performance based outcomes, and creating accessible course content
• extensive experience building courses in a Learning Management System
• demonstrated knowledge of instructional design principles including best practices in course design, delivery, assessment of performance based outcomes, use of educational technology, and accessibility
• proficient skills in developing multimedia and instructional course content
• excellent verbal and written communication skills in teaching or training situations to a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
• ability and willingness to travel occasionally to Sitka and Ketchikan

Preferred (Please address in your application materials):

• Master's degree in instructional design
• college level teaching experience demonstrating use of educational technology; online/distance teaching experience preferred
• demonstrated experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds including people with varied technological skills
• experience working with educators using a variety of approaches to teaching and learning and in a variety of curricular areas
• experience building courses using the Blackboard Learning Management System
• knowledge of and skill with the issues/concepts related to blended, hybrid and fully online learning in a higher education environment
• knowledge of web tools including video webcasting and online social networking as applicable to higher education

*For consideration, please include a portfolio containing examples of courses you’ve helped create (links or screenshots and descriptions if necessary) as well as content/media created for courses.

To be considered for this position, the following is required with your online application:

  • Cover letter 
  • Resume
  • Portfolio (as specified above)
  • Transcripts
  • Three professional references including contact information

This position is open until filled with an initial review date of June 15, 2020.  To ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55pm Alaska standard time on June 14, 2020.

This position provides a unique opportunity to pursue a fulfilling career while maintaining an excellent work/life balance.  This 9 month, benefits-eligible position is full-time (40 hours per week) through the academic year (mid-August through mid-May).  Full university benefits include retirement savings, health insurance, and free UA tuition for employee and dependents after six months probationary period. This position is Grade 80, step 10-20 depending on experience.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free. 

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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