Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Staff Posted On: Mon Mar 16 2020 Job Description:
Purpose of Position
The Instructional Designer II works with faculty to assist in developing credit and non-credit resources and materials for online, hybrid, and traditional delivery modalities. This position is part of a team that provides planning, course design, and technical facilitation services for learning opportunities where learners and faculty/instructors/facilitators are separated, or at a distance. This position reports to the Senior Instructional Designer in the Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning.
The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.
Duties and Primary Responsibilities
Partner with faculty to plan and improve instructional delivery using technology, including analysis of programs, faculty needs, and the design and production of instructional materials design suitable for online delivery
Plans and produces designs for instructional materials
Provide recommendations for interface design, sequencing of instruction, use of assessments, and design of course materials and activities for online courses
Research and test emerging educational and instructional technologies that integrate with university applications and policies
Collaborate with the Senior Instructional Designer with planning, development and implementation of faculty development workshops and other activities in the areas of instructional design and the use of specific instructional technology tools
Collaborate with Information Technology staff to develop instructional technology tools
Provide guidance and training for Instructional Designer I and instructional support staff
Other duties as assigned
Knowledge and Skills Considered Essential for Success
Strong oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects; strong project management and follow-up skills; strong ability to multi-task and continually prioritize changing project tasks
Ability to work collaboratively within an academic community
Ability to manage and meet deadlines
Must be detail oriented
Effective team and partnering skills
Must be able to act independently under general direction
Master's degree in instructional design, adult education or related discipline
Two years of experience as an Instructional Designer I at WKU or the equivalent position at another postsecondary institution.
Demonstrated expertise with tools that facilitate the design of instruction (storyboards, flow charts, assessments, rubrics, etc.)
Experience and demonstrated knowledge of e-learning software and web technologies and coding (e.g. HTML and Adobe Products)
Demonstrated knowledge of advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Experience and demonstrated knowledge of current instructional theories and principles Experience with learning management systems
Experience and demonstrated knowledge in streaming audio and video, video production (Premier Pro), compression methods, file types, and formats
Experience interpreting client needs and assisting them in the production of instructional materials
Experience and demonstrated knowledge with graphic design elements appropriate for online instruction
Experience and demonstrated knowledge with ADA 508 regulations
Salary Grade: 108 Salary Range: $45,000 - $50,000
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