Director - Instructional Design Services - Distance Education - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah 84058

United States


Detailed Job Description

Under general supervision of the Senior Director of Distance Education, the Instructional Design Services Director will lead the daily operations of the Instructional Design Services unit, and oversee the development of innovative and effective Online courses and related materials.

Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:

-Direct all operations of Instructional Design Services to ensure innovation, excellence, and efficiency in course development, delivery, maintenance, and related projects. (30%)

-Create, prioritize, and manage production (project) flow for educational and creative projects. 20%)

-Review/improve operations and procedures, organize resources and establish priorities, plan and implement short- and long-range goals. (10%)

-Supervise and lead a diverse team of professionals and foster a cooperative and creative work environment. (10%)

-Productively and effectively collaborate with a wide range of internal and external constituencies. (10%)

-Research and maintain currency in evolving distance learning methods and pedagogies. (10%)

-Collaborate with and support other units within Distance Education as needed. (10%)

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with a Bachelor's degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Education, Business Management, Project Management or related field and four years' experience related to the summary of duties; OR any combination of education and/or experience related to the essential duties of the position totaling eight years.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge and experience in project management planning and organizational implementation, preferably in an educational context.

Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise and provide leadership for a diverse team of professionals.

Knowledge and experience in the design and delivery of successful and creative distance learning courses and programs.

Knowledge of current and emerging instructional design theory.

Ability to work and communicate effectively with diverse constituencies.

Evidence of critical thinking, problem solving, negotiation, and conflict management skills.

Ability to produce and maintain budgets and financial proposals.

Selective Placement Factors

Supervisory Responsibilities:

- Instructional Designer(s)

- Web Developer(s)

- Content Developer(s)

- Graphic Designer (s)

- Video Producer Editor(s)

Special Instructions to Applicants

- To be considered an applicant for employment you must apply online through the UVU.Jobs website.

- To receive full consideration for post-secondary education, please submit copies of transcripts or diploma of highest degree earned. Transcripts do not have to be official copies.

- To be considered in the first screening, the online application and required application documents (see below) must be submitted by the screening or closing date.

- Our system can only accept supplemental documents (such as cover letters or transcripts) in PDF or Word format. The file size of documents must be less than 2MB. It is strongly recommended that you take documents that are not in an electronic form and scan them into a separate black and white PDF file so you can attach them electronically to the online application. You can get help with this at a local copy center if needed.

- Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the results of a background check, which includes a criminal records check. A criminal conviction is not necessarily a bar to employment.

- Application materials become the property of UVU.

- For questions contact Human Resources at

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter