Instructional Designer - University of La Verne in La Verne California

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University of La Verne

La Verne, California

United States


Detailed Job Description

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

Benefits Summary

The hiring range for this position is dependent upon qualifications and departmental equity. Benefits of employment include a comprehensive health and welfare plan, tuition remission program for employee, spouse and dependent children and a generous 10% contribution to the University’s 403B retirement plan.


La Verne Central Campus

Special Instructions to Applicants

Open Date

Keyword Phrases

  • Instructional Designer
  • Employer of Choice
  • Diversity & Inclusivity
  • Hispanic Serving Institution
  • Curriculum & Instructional Technology and Design
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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