Lead Learning Designer - Saint Leo University in Saint Leo Florida

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Saint Leo University

Saint Leo, Florida

United States

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Learning Design

Under the general direction of the Assistant Vice President of Learning Design, the Lead Learning Designer will participate as, and also guide / coach a team of Learning (Instructional) Design professionals who support teaching, learning, and assessment activities, typically through the effective use of technology. The Lead Learning Designer will help promote effective practices, provide information and advice, suggest potential education opportunities, and act as a go-to strategist with subject matter experts, other Learning Design team members (design, creative, and quality control), as well as university administration on all matters related to learning design. The Lead Learning Designer will champion efficient, effective practices based on the latest technologies typically employed in this medium, trends and innovations in the field, and ultimately the vision of the team / university with regard to teaching and learning. Finally, the Lead Learning Designer will promote a healthy, pro-active, efficient, and effective culture within Learning Design at Saint Leo.

Basic Function:

• Act as a “player/coach” in the Learning Design process.
• Maintain a course load of design and redesign projects. (Note – a lesser course load than a non-Lead Learning Designer).
• Create and help encourage other designers to develop professionally in regard to the creation of engaging and dynamic multi-modal courses.
• Attend and provide support in leadership meetings with other Lead members (Production Lead, Project Manager, etc.) under the guidance of the Assistant Vice President of Learning Design.
• Work closely with other Lead members to ensure efficiency, effectiveness, and a healthy team culture.
• Provide recommendations on course selection for the team.
• Provide recommendations on appropriate analytics for team usage and faculty usage during and after production has occurred.
• Coach and guide learning design team members in effectively navigating the entire production cycle and experience (consultation with SME, project management, curation of assets, collaboration with creative team, output of materials, etc.) for courses (all modalities, but typically fully online) guided by Saint Leo University policies and procedures, as well as for the purposes of monitoring, trending, and analyzing.
• Present to campus stakeholders around awareness and knowledge of emerging and available learning technologies, tools, methodologies, and frameworks.
• Educate and assist faculty in development of quality content including such activities as mapping content to curriculum requirements, analyzing audience learning preferences, reviewing methods for design of instructional materials, etc.
• Help foster a positive culture within Learning Design of collaboration, collegiality, innovation, and product excellence.
• Work in partnership with departments and programs to support course and program goals through design as well as pilot projects.
• Potentially participate on strategic initiatives related to, but not limited to, content, learning innovation, teaching strategies, and assessment effective practices.
• Represent Saint Leo University Learning Design at meetings and conferences and encourage other team members to do the same.

Required Education/Experience/Skills:

• At least a master’s degree (preferably in education leadership or instructional design) from a regionally accredited college or university.
• At least four years of Learning (Instructional) Design experience, preferably as a team lead or senior project member, in educational technology or related field.

• Proven ability to organize and lead by example.
• Pro-active approach to problem solving, constraints, and issues.
• Successful track record of planning and executing successful projects.
• Knowledge of and experience in using course management systems, multimedia tools and authoring software.
• Knowledge and understanding of trends in higher education, such as distance learning, adaptive learning, competency-based education, use of open education resources (OER), etc.
• Strong leadership and organizational skills.
• Positive attitude and the ability to encourage the same from team members.
• Excellent social, interpersonal, and communication skills.
• Demonstrated alignment to Saint Leo University’s core values of excellence, respect, integrity, stewardship, community and personal development.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology, Instructional Design, or related field from a regionally accredited institution.

Four years of learning design experience.

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