Job ID: 247237
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
The Instructional Designer will guide and support the development of innovative online programs and courses through direct consultation with individual faculty and faculty groups regarding online course design, delivery and quality assurance. The designer will work across various programs and disciplines. The Instructional Designer is responsible for working collaboratively with faculty, subject matter experts, and cross departmental stakeholders in the conceptualization, design, development, and on-time delivery of high-quality online courses and learning experiences. The Instructional Designer plays an active role in decisions related to learning design, ensuring that experiences meet the specifications of the degree program and adhere to institutional expectations for rigor, quality, and scalability. This person will work within AU Online and collaborative with the Center for Instructional Innovation colleagues, IT, faculty, staff and administrators to design, develop, and deliver quality online courses and programs that effectively integrate teaching methods, technology tools and assessments to enhance student learning to meet both instructional quality and student experience standards. Work focuses on creating new online programs and curricula that will support both online and other hybrid offerings. This individual will also assist with quality assurance for online courses and will contribute to the development of processes and procedures that increase consistency, quality and regulatory compliance of online courses and programs. The successful candidate will understand instructional design, be a creative problem solver and expected to engage in a spirit of positive support for our online efforts as well as instructional innovation and to work collaboratively with colleagues across the campus community. The instructional designer will specialize on one or more of the 4 areas: curricular project management, learning design, media, and/or instructional technology.
The duties include, but are not limited to:
Develop instructional materials:
Collaborate with and guide faculty in creative and effective best practice use of instructional design methodologies. The instructional designer will provide recommendations and guidance to faculty on learning design and best practice pedagogy for effective online learning. They will help faculty take advantage of available campus technologies, assist faculty members with the development of media materials to be incorporated into online and hybrid courses; and assist faculty in using media, software and educational technologies to enhance their instruction. In some cases, the instructional designer will build and oversee project management to support program design and development. The designer will be able to create high quality and valid assessment plans and artifacts to assess evidence of learning for both formative and summative performances to maximize learner understand and retention of content. Some of the specific responsibilities will be to:
Source/create dynamic content to ensure learners remain engaged and courses see minimal attrition;
Review and update existing instructor-led and online content and curate the most relevant content to be included in the course;
Conduct detailed needs assessments with faculty to determine learning needs and partners with SMEs to develop outlines, scripts, scenarios, storyboards, and simulations for online courses;
Work closely within teams to develop facilitator guides, PowerPoints, online resources, websites, and handouts for all training delivery channels;
Research, design, and develop relevant, engaging, effective and highly creative learning solutions that incorporate instructional design best practices and push the boundaries of available technologies to deliver the best possible solution that is consistent with GMU's needs and strategies; and
Make informed recommendations on changes and adjustments to learning experiences using performance data, and instructor/student feedback as required.
Guide the development of quality assurance processes for online and hybrid courses: apply rubrics to evaluate the quality of course design and teaching practice; consult with instructors regarding accessibility of electronic materials, copyright, and compliance with pertinent regulations, policies, and accreditation standards.
Faculty professional development, training and consultations:
Guide the development and implementation of professional development (both pedagogical and technical) in a variety of modalities and formats aimed at assisting faculty members as they develop engaging and interactive, engaging online programs and courses; consult with faculty members as they incorporate educational technology into the development of learning experiences; coordinate curriculum and course design projects for online programs.
Ongoing professional growth:
Mentor junior instructional design staff members in their job roles, professional growth and development; update and improve one's own knowledge, skills and attitudes pertaining to the instructional design and quality process, faculty development, new models of instruction, emerging technologies and related fields. Optionally, present or publish scholarship related to educational development, instructional design, higher education, and teaching and learning.
Perform related duties as assigned to support the mission of the University.
Master's degree in instructional design, educational technology or a related field from an accredited college or university with three or more years working as a team member working in a higher education setting applying instructional design approaches to improve learning outcomes.
Experience with online/blended course development and integration of educational technology in the learning environment and some experience with multimedia development.
Five years' experience in instructional design, educational technology educational media, instructional systems designer a related field
Experience designing asynchronous, synchronous, hybrid, instruction.
Successful online and/or hybrid teaching experience in higher education.
Experience implementing a variety of rubrics and standards for quality assurance purposes.
Demonstrated success working with faculty members or other instructional staff to improve teaching and learning and in their use of learning management systems.
Experience using learning management systems, visual presentation software, online collaboration tools, and web authoring tools to create online learning environments.
Ability to apply learning-design strategies that support student outcomes.
Ability to integrate assessment strategies that allow for ongoing student feedback.
Experience developing and facilitating professional development opportunities to faculty members.
Experience with learning analytics.
Presentation and/or publication in peer-reviewed contexts.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Knowledge oflearning theories and how they apply to online and blended learning environments.
Pedagogical knowledge and skills necessary to deliver quality online, learning content
Ability to apply an appropriate instructional design process to a given instructional project/problem
Ability to apply quality rubrics to improve course design and online teaching
Professional and interpersonal communication:
Use active listening skills
Communicate effectively in visual, oral, and written form
Effective communication with diverse groups of faculty members, staff, and others
Solicit, accept, and provide constructive feedback
Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships with internal and external clients
A strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion with academe and the community at large
Ability to guide faculty in creative and effective use of available campus and related technologies
Ability to assist faculty members with the development of multimedia materials
Ability to learn and support new emerging technologies used in the delivery of online courses
Ability to author WCAG 2.0 compliant content and materials
Effective use of a variety of educational technology tools (examples: Desire2Learn, Echo360, MS Teams, Adobe Creative Cloud, Respondus, Anthology, etc..)
Competency in web-related technologies, including HTML
Project management and team interactions:
Excellent detail-orientation and organizational skills
Ability to work independently or in a team setting
Ability to function in a distributed collaborative work environment
Ability to manage multiple projects and meet departmental objectives and deadlines
Ability to acquire new knowledge and skills as needed to create effective solutions to novel problems
Ability to develop innovative and engaging instructional strategies and materials
Shift: Days/M-F (work outside of the normal business hours will likely be required of an employee in an exempt level position)
Pay Grade: 20
Salary: $55,869.00/Annually - $75,423.00/Annually
Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position
Recruitment Period: 8/03/22 - Until Filled
Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.
Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.
Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!
Conditions of Employment
All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.
All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during the course of their employment and beyond.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.
This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success."
Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.
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