Reporting to the Associate Provost for Research, Professional Development, and Online Learning, the Instructional Designer provides support for online education initiatives including developing program plans and designing/building courses with faculty subject matter experts. This position will coordinate with faculty members, project managers, instructional technologists/designers, and academic leaders to create and develop online and hybrid courses and programs. The role provides technology coordination and support for online educational initiatives across the university.
This position will provide recommendations to faculty for sequencing instruction, use of materials and assessments, and implementation of multimedia elements. This position will conduct one-on-one and small group consultations, on items such as the improvement of teaching/learning environments through the use of E-learning technologies. This position will assist in the assessment of teaching/learning challenges and provide tools, resources, and training to the faculty that will help address these challenges.
Typically a Master's Degree in Curriculum and/or Instructional Design, Educational Technology or related field or equivalent experience. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.
Minimum 5 years' experience with learning environments, research and/or training, curriculum/instructional design, preferable at the university level.
Extensive knowledge and experience promoting effective use of learning management systems (Brightspace) and Web 2.0 technologies in higher education.
Technical skills requirements include a working knowledge of web and media design concepts.
Demonstrated working knowledge of media delivery formats including streaming video, animation, and their integration into a learning management system. Experience in content authoring tools, software development, graphic or usability design.
Experience working with mobile devices and applications in teaching preferred.
Exemplary communication skills.
Strong skills in building and maintaining stable working relationships with faculty and staff.
Strong skills in facilitation, training, teaching, negotiation, and consulting within an academic environment.
Ability to work and communicate effectively with IT staff and develop and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to multi-task and work as an effective member of a team.
Highly developed organizational skills.
General knowledge of hardware, network, computer lab configuration, and other basic information technology services.
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.