Clark University’s School of Professional Studies seeks a motivated, organized individual who is passionate about education and pedagogy to fill the position of Instructional Designer to support a four-year Department of Labor grant awarded to Clark University.
Reporting to the Associate Provost & Dean of Professional Studies, the successful candidate will provide collaborate with subject matter experts to create and support online and face-to-face courses and educational component that supports the “Scaling Apprenticeship Through Sector-Based Strategies” grant. The ID will provide pedagogical support, guidance and project management skills to identified Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) as they develop a curriculum, which meets DOL apprenticeship certification The ID will collaborate with Clark’s administrative partners (PCG) on the grant as well as other Institutions of Higher Education.
Duties and Responsibilities
Collaborate with faculty, subject matter experts and other academic staff members to plan, design, develop, deploy and support online and hybrid and face-to-face courses.
Ensure all courses and course components are student-centered, engaging, aligned, meet internal university standards, DOL Apprenticeship Certification standard, copyright and accessibility requirements and universal design guidelines.
Coordinate and manage instructional design projects from inception to completion, and document and report on those projects and processes.
Provide pedagogical and technology support to faculty and students during the design and initial delivery of online courses.
Recommend effective and creative uses of technology and pedagogy to enhance instruction and create new learning opportunities.
Support online developer and faculty training programs including the creation and facilitation of online tutorials, activities and other materials to assist faculty with online teaching and learning tools.
Curate and create engaging, web resources to support faculty and students participating in online, blended and face-to-face courses.
Conduct course quality reviews, provides recommendations for course improvement, and promotes good practices of teaching and learning with technology.
Stay abreast of emerging technologies and their application to online instruction pedagogy and technology and their applicability to enhancing face-to-face courses. Make recommendations to adopt and implement solutions as appropriate.
Other duties as assigned.
All positions at Clark University share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging.
BS/BA degree in Instructional Technology or related field plus a minimum of three years’ experience in online course design and development, and in consulting with faculty about developing and teaching quality online, hybrid, and/or face-to-face courses. Preference will be given to candidates that have an advanced degree or certificate in an area related to Education, Instructional Design, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Technology or related field. Additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree requirement. Certification in Quality Matters (QM) and/or Online Learning (Sloan C) Consortium a plus.
Experience using a learning management system. Moodle experience is preferred but not required.
Experience in managing multiple individual projects including prioritizing work to meet timelines and milestones. This also includes planning for potential concerns and preparing work-arounds to meet deadlines.
Proven ability to communicate with, motivate, and collaborate with others to meet desired outcomes, particularly when collaborators are geographically distributed and/or part-time.
Excellent written English with an eagle eye for correct grammar, spelling and inclusive language; the ability to edit while retaining the author’s voice is crucial.
Proven ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.
Proven ability to learn new technologies quickly and enthusiastically.
Comprehensive technical knowledge and experience with using and supporting Windows and Mac platforms, browsers, Microsoft Office, and other common software.
Proficiency in some combination of graphic design, video and multi-media production, accessible and inclusive design, web development, user experience design, copyright, or learning object creation.
Team player with excellent consulting skills and a fun, but professional presence required.
Excellent customer service skills; and a high degree of integrity relative to computer security and confidentiality of information required.
Ability to work nights and weekends on an as-needed basis is required.
This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, position with excellent benefits, which include employee and family tuition benefits, 4 weeks’ vacation, generous retirement plan, free use of campus fitness center and many more.
Review of applications will begin immediately. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. Please email résumé and cover letter to email@example.com . Applicants must reference Job code 190298 in the subject line to be considered for this position.
Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.
Internal Number: 190298
About Clark University
Founded in 1887, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university committed to
scholarship and inquiry that addresses social and human imperatives on a global basis. It is the place where Robert Goddard invented the modern rocket, where Sigmund Freud delivered his only lectures in the United States, and where current students stake their claim to the Clark motto, “Challenge Convention, Change Our World,” which is the rallying cry that inspires our community every day.
Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University educates its undergraduate and graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world, and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. The University’s engages students in such areas as biology, chemistry, economics, geography, psychology, urban education, management, environmental science and policy, Holocaust and genocide studies, and international development and social change.
Clark University’s pioneering model of higher education, LEEP (Liberation Education and Effective Practice) compels undergraduate students to thrive in authentic world and workplace settings, and prepares them for lives and careers of consequence.