Instructional Designer

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Classification:Instructional Designer 3
Grade:Grade 80
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF eCampus
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Education/Instructional, Information Systems/Technology

Position Summary:

UAF eCampus is looking for an instructional designer to join our fast-paced, highly collaborative office culture focused on improving education by providing a wide range of faculty and course development support. Applicants must be energetic, team ­oriented but self-directed, versatile with technology, and willing to adapt to new situations and tools on the fly. As one of our Instructional Designers, you’ll work with faculty members to create online courses in a variety of disciplines, assist faculty and staff in learning best practices in online education, and further eCampus's mission of providing a high­ quality, interactive educational experience to students in Alaska and around the world. Applicants will also engage in graphic design, web design, media production and other creative outlets for project development related to the online classroom or to faculty development training. This is an on-site position and the successful applicant will work at the UAF main campus in Fairbanks. This recruitment is open internal to current UA employees as a promotional opportunity or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.

Duties:

10Actively search for new technologies, software, and practices to enable or enhance online and distance teaching and learning.Essential
10Develop websites, multimedia training material, and print material in support of distance education initiatives and activities. This includes creating web sites and material for programs and creating text and graphics-based media to communicate best practices and emerging ideas in the field.Essential
20Prepare and deliver seminar-style instruction for faculty to acquaint them with online and distance-based teaching methods and theory.Essential
30Course content development and revision. Collaborate with instructors to create distance-based, interactive and collaborative courses, aligned with contemporary learning theory and accessibility guidelines. This includes identifying and evaluating resources, revising existing curriculum and instructional strategies to work in a distributed environment, creating new curriculum materials in multiple media, devising assessment strategies, and identifying and implementing appropriate technologies for course delivery and assessment. In addition, provide consultation services to faculty regarding appropriate methods for technology enhanced instruction.Essential
30Project management. Support UAF eCampus and other university faculty, staff, and units in problem-solving using digital tools and the online and distance learning modality. This can include a wide range of projects, from facilitating an internal program to address an observed gap to collaborating with a partner unit or group. This work requires start-to-finish project management, from identifying the problem(s) and desired outcomes, proposing responses, and breaking the work down into manageable, distributed pieces across a team.Essential

UAF eCampus is looking for an instructional designer to join our fast-paced, highly collaborative office culture focused on improving education by providing a wide range of faculty and course development support. Applicants must be energetic, team ­oriented but self-directed, versatile with technology, and willing to adapt to new situations and tools on the fly. 

As one of our Instructional Designers, you’ll work with faculty members to create online courses in a variety of disciplines, assist faculty and staff in learning best practices in online education, and further eCampus's mission of providing a high­ quality, interactive educational experience to students in Alaska and around the world. Applicants will also engage in graphic design, web design, media production and other creative outlets for project development related to the online classroom or to faculty development training. This is an on-site position and the successful applicant will work at the UAF main campus in Fairbanks.

Applicants will be required to submit a portfolio showcasing their expertise in some combination of the following areas: teaching in higher education, online course design, application of accessibility guidelines to online content, multimedia creation and editing, graphic and web design, open educational resources, cloud-based collaboration, and presentation or face-to-face training and facilitation skills. Successful candidates may have weaknesses in some areas that are outweighed by expertise in others.

This recruitment is open internal to current UA employees as a promotional opportunity or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

Knowledge of existing and emerging distance education technologies and methodologies; Instructional design based on learning theory; Cloud-based and collaborative web tools; Web and graphic design; Learning and/or content management systems; Multimedia production. Multiple operating systems including OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android.

Skill in evaluating, reporting on, and implementing collaboration and instructional technologies; accessibility guidelines (WCAG) as they apply to online content; team building and conflict resolution; ability to understand and interpret educational needs and develop effective solutions; ability to communicate effectively and to develop and provide seminar­-style training to faculty and staff; willingness and ability to adapt to new tools and methods as they emerge.

TYPICAL EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor's degree in a related field and experience working in the field of online learning. Candidate must be willing to learn new technologies and practices, including graphic design, web design, media production, accessibility standards, adult learning pedagogy.

REQUIRED EDUCATION OR TRAINING:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field and one-two years relevant experience, preferably at the community college or higher education level. May include consultative experience. Master’s degree preferred.  Experience with educational pedagogy through teaching or training (or a combination of).

This is a full-time, Grade 80, minimum $28.22 hourly, DOE, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. This position is open until filled with the initial application review taking place on August 3, 2020.  To ensure your application is considered, apply by 11:55 pm, 8/2/2020.  Applications received after this date may not be considered. A complete application will include a resume, cover letter, a portfolio showcasing their expertise and contact information for three professional references.

This recruitment is open internal to current UA employees as a promotional opportunity or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.

Upon advancing to the interview stage, candidates will be asked to do a live presentation for UAF eCampus instructional designers. Details will be provided one day in advance of scheduled interview.

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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