Instructional Designer (level 2) / Lead Instructional Designer (level 3)

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  • Job Number:522150
  • Classification:Instructional Designer 2
  • Grade:Grade 78
  • Work type:On Campus, 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 an instructional designer for the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT), a regional service located on the Juneau campus. The successful candidate will start at either grade 78 (ID2) or 80 (ID3), based on experience; please indicate which level you are applying for in your cover letter.

Duties:

10Faculty training: Assist with and occasionally lead presentations and workshops for faculty regarding pedagogically sound use of technologies employed at UAS; Create training materials for faculty development resources and events; Assist with logistical support for faculty development events; communicate internal and external training opportunities to faculty and relevant staff.Essential
10Web and print materials development: Assist in maintaining and updating the CELT web site; produce training materials on instructional design related topics in a variety of formats for university employeesEssential
5Communications technology support: Investigate, share, document and support communication technologies used for instructional activities, including synchronous web conferencing and asynchronous tools and applications.Essential
5Technology innovation and investigation: Investigate and test new and emerging educational technologies, applications, and services for suitability to course development needs.Non-Essential
70Course content development and revision: Assist university faculty to (1) design and develop courses and course materials in the LMS, (2) revise and/or enhance existing courses and course materials in the LMS, (3) integrate technology into traditional teaching practices, and (4) support faculty with all aspects of the LMS. Assist faculty and instructional designers in turning course content into interactive media materials in a format that most effectively meets the needs of the students and faculty within the given cost parameters. Provide technical assistance to faculty on learning management systems and other campus-wide instructional technologies. Test new multimedia technologies and evaluate educational applications. Work with the CELT team to devise creative solutions to course design challenges. Develop faculty training and support materials to account for technology changes. Perform course quality and accessibility checks and work with faculty to bring courses into compliance with quality and accessibility guidelines and policies.Essential

 

This position collaborates with other instructional designers and faculty to help design and develop online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses using learning management systems and relevant educational technologies. 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. 

Duties: ID2 Entry Level Instructional Designer. Work is performed under intermittent supervision (refer to job duties listed above)

Duties: ID3 Regional Instructional Design Coordinator. Work is performed under administrative supervision.  Same duties as level 2 but this level is a fully functional instructional design professional.  Serves as the regional instructional design coordinator; lead, assist, develop and model effective design practices and implement technologies to support both eLearning and the integration of educational technology in concert with staff doing related work on all three UAS campuses. Collaborate with faculty and coordinate with other instructional designers to design and develop learning solutions that incorporate adult learning theory and determine appropriate course assessments; conduct research to validate best practices. Provide leadership within the CELT team to: devise creative solutions to course design challenges; perform course quality and accessibility checks; and work with faculty to bring courses into compliance with quality and accessibility guidelines and policies. Engage with internal UAS committees (e.g. Teaching and Learning Technology Roundtable) and represent UAS on UA-wide committees or task forces dealing with eLearning activities. Perform needs assessment for training desired by faculty on all three campuses and offer workshops.  Plan, develop, direct and evaluate the training opportunities offered by UAS in instructional design for all employees. Provide training for faculty on how to incorporate smart classroom technologies into hybrid and fully online courses. Investigate, share, document and support educational and instructional technologies used for instructional activities including those used for synchronous web conferencing and asynchronous tools and applications, as well as hybrid courses taught in smart classrooms, and make recommendations on purchasing to the department, as well as assisting in the implementation.

Located in the ancestral homeland of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian peoples, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is fully committed to advancing the education and research aspirations of Indigenous peoples and is committed to ongoing work toward decolonization. These efforts are reflected in our UAS programs and formal community partnerships across our three campuses and throughout all of Southeast Alaska.

Preferred Experience:

Preferred (Please address in your application materials):

For ID2:

  • demonstrated experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds including people with varied technological skills
  • experience building courses using the Blackboard Learning Management System
  • basic web authoring skills;
  • ability to learn new software programs with minimal time investment
  • knowledge of accessibility best practices
  • experience using instructional design assessment standards such as Quality Matters

For ID3, ID2 preferences listed above plus the following:

  • college level teaching experience demonstrating use of educational technology; online/distance teaching experience
  • experience working with educators using a variety of approaches to teaching and learning and in a variety of curricular areas
  • knowledge of and skill with the issues/concepts related to blended, hybrid and fully online learning in a higher education environment
Required Education or Training:

Required For ID2 Consideration (Please address in your application materials):

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and one year relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • experience training others in the use of educational technology and instructional design best practices
  • experience building courses in a Learning Management System 
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills in teaching or training situations with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community

Required for ID3 Consideration:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and four years relevant experience (including consultative experience), or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Master’s degree in Instructional Design preferred.
  • 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
  • knowledge of adult learning theory 
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills in teaching or training situations with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
Salary Information:

This is a full-time, 12-month, staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. Full university benefits include retirement savings, health insurance, and free UA tuition for employee and dependents.  

New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, Grade 78 (ID2)/ Grade 80 (ID3), based on education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter indicating which position you are applying for, portfolio, copy of educational transcripts and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three (3) professional references with your application.

  • REQUIRED PORTFOLIO: For consideration, please include examples of courses you’ve helped create (links or screenshots and descriptions if necessary) as well as content/media created for courses.

The inital review process for applications will be begin on November 28, 2022. To ensure consideration please apply by 11:55PM Alaska Time on November 27, 2022. Open until filled.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.


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.


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


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


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


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

 

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