This is a full-time academic professional position (Professional and Administrative, Class #9790T2), reporting to the director of the SPH Office of E-Learning Services.
The University of Minnesota School of Public Health Office of E-Learning Services (http://z.umn.edu/sphelearning) is a dynamic, experienced, and collaborative team that provides support for a large and growing number of fully online academic courses, participates in school-wide e-learning initiatives, and coordinates with other units at the University that support teaching and learning efforts.
The Instructional Designer will be responsible for the collaborative design and development of SPH online academic courses by developing strong working relationships with SPH faculty, bringing both technical and instructional knowledge to each course development project, and applying this knowledge to building courses in the LMS. The ELS team works closely together, balancing individual development with our goal of providing consistent learning experiences to SPH students. Our online instructors include research faculty, teaching teams, and adjuncts with expertise in the content areas they teach, and our instructional designers adapt to the unique needs and goals set for each course.
Highly competitive candidates for this position will demonstrate an established track record of successful instructional design projects including a portfolio and description of specific roles taken on in these projects; have experience with and a commitment to working in a team environment with shared accountability for project outcomes; communicate a passion for higher education; and demonstrate an ability to thrive in a rapidly evolving field. We encourage both early career and experienced candidates to apply.
Salary range: $60,000 - $72,000 based on experience
Duties/Responsibilities 1. Instructional Design and Course Development (90%) â— Create instructionally effective and engaging online courses across a variety of public health subject matter areas. â— Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with SPH faculty and external collaborators. â— Guide course development through all phases of the instructional design process. â— Working closely with the Project Manager, act as project lead for assigned courses, identifying and communicating project scope, timelines, and expectations to staff and faculty in a clear and concise manner, and meeting course launch dates. â— Cooperate and communicate effectively with the core E-Learning Services team throughout all phases of course development. â— Ensure the quality of courses, adhering to established ELS standards and templates. â— Manage multiple deadlines effectively and efficiently. â— Follow ELS processes and procedures for media development. â— Stay current on software and technology tools used in SPH course development and delivery. â— Engage in continuing education to further instructional design and course development skills for graduate and professional education. â— Participate in core team meetings, University-wide meetings, and professional development groups. â— Integrate evaluative and quality improvement data into the design and implementation of learning activities.
2. Other (10%) â— Participate in department instructional design and course development process and tool selection as requested. â— Assist with other duties as assigned.
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
· Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
· Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
· Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
· Excellent retirement plans with employer match
· Disability and employer paid life insurance
· Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
· Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
Essential qualifications â— Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field; or Master’s degree. â—‹ Two years of experience designing and developing online or technology-enhanced instructional materials or courses with a related Bachelor’s degree; four years of experience required with a non-related Bachelor’s degree. No additional experience required with a related Master’s degree. â— Experience with instructional design process models, including ADDIE and backwards design. â— Experience building relationships and working with faculty. â— Experience with course management and/or learning management systems, such as Canvas. â— Proficiency with Microsoft Office products. â— Experience with rapid development software such as Adobe Captivate and Camtasia Studio. â— Excellent writing, editing, communication, organizational, and time management skills.
Preferred Qualifications â— Master’s degree in Education, Public Health, or a related field. â— Proficiency with instructional design models. â— Proficiency with course management and/or learning management systems. â— Experience working with research faculty. â— Experience working in higher education. â— Proficiency in graphic design. â— Proficiency in rapid development. â— Experience with needs assessment and evaluation. â— Experience with user/learner experience research.
Internal Number: 332088
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