Instructional Designer - University of La Verne in La Verne California

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University of La Verne

La Verne, California

United States

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Detailed Job Description

University of La Verne

Instructional Designer

Job Description Summary:

The Instructional Designer will provide expertise and support in high quality course and curriculum development for online, hybrid, and other technology-enabled delivery methods. This will include assisting the Director with planning, creation, implementation, and assessment of training programs for faculty and academic staff in the use of best instructional strategies, best instructional technologies, and all online and hybrid teaching certifications. The incumbent will also work with academic deans to support quality assurance of online courses. The Instructional Designer will also assess the current online and hybrid course offerings to measure quality of design and usage of technology tools as well as conduct and maintain evaluation reports of such offerings.

Specific Duties:

Duties will include the following:

• Lead the development of high quality online offerings for the University; this will be a collaborative effort with faculty and other academic leaders

• Ensure all online and hybrid course offerings meet the needs of diverse students by developing curriculum that is culturally responsive and aligned with the University core values

• Plan faculty development events that support innovative and effective teaching through workshops, symposia, and faculty-led teaching panels

• Present and coordinate curriculum-related presentations to all campuses, including small groups, departments/programs and college wide meetings

• Organize certification seminars for faculty in online and hybrid teaching and learning; certify that instructors’ course content meets pre-determined quality standards and includes interactivity and engaging materials; certify that course content is commensurate with the accreditation guidelines; act as a liaison between certification process and academic leaders

• Utilize effective needs analysis, project management, course development, and evaluation skills

• Develop and maintain educational resources for faculty including tips on effective teaching practices, assessment guides, software training courses, YouTube Channel material and other on-demand resources available through the CAFÉ website

• Utilize multimedia technology and authoring tools and train others on their usage

• Serve as a liaison to departments and colleges including Library faculty, the Learning Enhancement Center (LEC ), and Office of Information Technology (OIT ) for quality instructional and technology support; assist in the planning and delivery of student technology support in conjunction with the Library, LEC and OIT

• Support grant writing and management for CAFÉ-based programs focused on the instructional design aspect of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

• Maintain confidentiality of sensitive data and exchanges with faculty and staff

Minimum Qualifications:

Required Knowledge and Skills

Teaching/training; performance measurement; multimedia, curriculum and course development; ability to work independently or on a team

Able to quickly learn university technology

Complex project management skills

Data management and analysis

Demonstrated knowledge of instructional design and courseware development principles

Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills

High attention to detail

Ability to prioritize, schedule, and meet deadlines

Ability to work effectively within a fast-paced, dynamic team

Deep and broad knowledge of instructional design concepts and principles

Required Education

Master’s Degree in Education, Instructional Design, or related subject.

Required Software Proficiencies

Project management tools

Multimedia authoring tools

Experience with authoring training tools

Experience with LMS’s and ePortfolio

Required Experience

5-7 years related experience (in higher education) or training

Demonstrated experience as a manager in a higher education setting

Effective, culturally competent teaching in higher education

Online course and curriculum design and implementation in higher education

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Education

Doctorate in related field

Location: La Verne Central Campus

Special Instructions:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

The University of La Verne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employment or employees on any basis prohibited by state and federal law. University of La Verne hires and promotes individuals based on their qualifications and is consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, medical condition a or sexual orientation

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Keyword Phrases

  • Instructional
Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume