The Instructional Designer II provides and/or facilitates necessary consultation and training for faculty and staff on instructional best practices for adult learners; coaches instructors on the use of instructional technology and multimedia applications, assists with the technical and programmatic developments of assigned projects and applications and provides assistance planning and coordinating materials with course instructors and academic program directors. This position is required to work onsite at the UNE Portland, Maine campus.
Typical course design and production activities include, and are not limited to:
Providing project management throughout the course development process including creating course development timelines in consultation with SMEs, faculty, and academic program staff and updating stakeholders on progress.
Ensuring that projects are produced on time, are high quality, and provide added value.
Meeting regularly with program administrators to discuss strategies for continuous improvement of online programs and curriculum through new design and substantial redesign of courses.
Partnering with faculty to ensure that new or substantially redesigned courses meet online instructional best practices and provide the best possible learning experience for students and teaching experience for faculty.
Analyzing existing courses and consulting with faculty about design, learning objectives, learning activities, and assessment methods.
Recommending instructional tools, media, and approaches to enhance teaching and learning in courses.
Participating in regular meetings to support faculty and consult on instructional design and pedagogical practices, project timelines, learning materials and activities. The ID2 also provides additional guidance, feedback and support for faculty throughout the development process as needed.
Assessing needs and providing faculty development to enhance effective assessment methods and promote student success.
Preparing new and existing courses for launch in each subsequent term, including conducting course duplication tasks and post-duplication checks.
Updating existing syllabi, calendars, grade book entries, links to internal and external content, and content changes as required.
Copy editing course materials as needed.
Applying UDL and accessibility strategies and best practices and converting course content to meet Section 508 and applicable ADA guidelines.
Conducting quality assurance, functionality testing, and facilitating approval of courses per Quality Matters guidelines.
Ensuring UNE intellectual property guidelines are followed.
Maintaining live courses throughout each term and responding quickly to faculty and student concerns.
Supporting faculty on the use of the online course management tools.
Other projects and initiatives, as assigned.
A Master’s degree including substantial coursework and research in the fields of instructional design, curriculum development, pedagogy, or a related field is preferred, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in instructional design principles, online pedagogy, learning science, assessment, and adult learning theory.
Strong strategic skills in curricular assessment and planning.
Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
Strong analytical and creative thinking skills.
Demonstrated ability to plan, strategize, and deliver major instructional design deliverables for online initiatives.
Proven ability to prioritize projects and activities, analyze processes, assess workload, and suggest improvements.
The ability to persuade, lead, motivate, instruct, and act as part of a highly effective team.
Demonstrated experience with online teaching and learning programs in higher education or corporate settings, and familiarity with common Learning Management Systems.
Familiarity with Quality Matters course design rubrics.
Knowledge of accessibility compliance in online learning environments.
Ability to adapt in a dynamic and rapidly changing team environment under tight deadlines, with creativity and good humor.
Enthusiasm for researching and experimenting with emerging classroom and web technologies.