Advertised Summary Job Description: The Center for Teaching and Learning seeks an experienced Learning Designer to partner with faculty on the design of blended and online learning experiences for the purpose of advancing departmental curriculum goals. The Learning Designer will manage the planning and development of educational projects defined by faculty or school partners.
*This position is based at Columbia University Medical Center.
--Designs student-centered learning experiences for blended and online courses. Partners with faculty on the implementation of designs for a variety of modalities, platforms, and scales. Leverages emerging educational technologies, learning science research, and learning analytics to design and evaluate learning experiences.
--Manages learning design for moderately complex projects and collaborates on multiple projects concurrently. Defines the scope of designs for learning that leverage educational theory and technology to solve a specific learning or teaching problem and manages related documents. Acts as a learning design consultant during the engineering of digital materials by a multi-disciplinary project team (e.g. project manager, videographer, developer, experience designer, and subject matter expert). Maintains instructional materials for using technologies covered in the course.
--Conducts outreach and follow up with assigned departments and schools. Develops strong working relationships with academic staff and effectively accesses institutional resources. Provides support for open office hours and knowledge base and ticketing.
--Assists with the design and delivery of faculty programming on a variety of topics related to leveraging learning design approaches and resources available to the Columbia community. Collaborates on the development of related resources such as documentation, on-demand resources, and educational development materials.
--Stays abreast of emerging research in learning design and evolving standards in educational practice.
General Minimum Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree and 3-5 years of related experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience) required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: --Knowledge of and ability to apply the instructional design process, including needs assessment, instructional problems, learner characteristics, task analysis, instructional objectives, content sequencing, instructional strategies and resources, evaluation instruments, formative evaluation, and summative evaluation.
--Excellent project management and team collaboration skills.
--Experience with research tools and data analysis.
--Extensive experience using Macs and Windows machines.
--Knowledge of educational technology, research in the learning sciences, and data analytics.
--Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent presentation skills.
Preferred Qualifications: --Advanced Degree
--Familiarity with programming concepts and techniques.
--Experience supporting teaching and learning in a health sciences school or program.
--Discipline specific background depending upon the products and services managed.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_174716
About Columbia University
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.