The University of Missouri System (UM System) consists of system administration and four universities: The University of Missouri-Columbia, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the Missouri University of Science and Technology, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and all of their component parts, including MU Health, MU Extension and UM Engagement. It has a unique mission to advance the opportunities for success and well-being for Missouri, the nation, and the world through transformative teaching, research, innovation, engagement and inclusion.
The UM System Office of eLearning serves as a strategic and trusted advisor to enhance educational experiences, advance technological services, and increase efficiencies while pursuing continuous collaboration among the four Universities.
The UM System Office of eLearning is welcoming applications for two Directors of Instructional Design to provide strategic direction to the Instructional Design Services across the UM System. Both positions are new roles, established to supervise the constantly growing team of instructional designers and media designers. In their positions, the two Directors of Instructional Design will be responsible for supporting eLearning in the delivery of nationally recognized online and digital-learning programs serving adults and traditional students with fully-online degree programs and certificates. Both leaders will collaborate with the Senior Director of Program and Course Design Services to provide direction and strategic vision to departments, programs for services related instructional design, course development, and faculty development.
Collaborate with the Senior Director of eLearning to develop and support partnerships across UM System that maintain and expand Office of eLearning projects that intersect with university wide strategic initiatives.
Spearhead instructional design processes to guide the development of learning experiences with an emphasis on, but not limited to, online courses and online course components, with a strong focus on a student-centered approach and appropriate intended learning outcomes to meet university standards, copyright and accessibility requirements, as well as universal design guidelines.
Analyze specific learning and teaching goals of blended and online learning experiences with various stakeholders and advise on approaches to meeting those goals.
Determine new processes for workflows and establish standards that meet the needs of faculty, departments and colleges across all institutions.
Partner with deans, department chairs, faculty, staff, subject matter experts, and other UM System stakeholders to plan, design, develop, deploy, and support new online courses and programs as well as teaching and learning materials for additional strategic initiative projects as needed.
Support Office of eLearning efforts to develop and deliver professional development opportunities for faculty and communities of practice around the use of digital learning.
Direct day-to-day activities and oversee multiple teams of instructional designers.
Bachelor's degree in a relevant area of expertise and 6 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired.
A Master's degree in Instructional Design or a relevant area and 4 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired.
In-depth experience in online education design and course creation at a major research institution, plus three years supervisory experience.
Thorough understanding of best practices and methods for online instructional design, professional development for faculty and student-centered approaches to online learning.
Experience in working collaboratively and proactively in a large decentralized institution and familiarity with change management methods and tools
Must have excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills to a wide variety of audiences.
Must be self-directed and able to juggle competing priorities with short deadlines.
Must demonstrate customer service, integrity, and a strong commitment to inclusion, diversity and equal opportunity in their activities.
Ability to travel between multiple buildings and/or universities as well as statewide to guarantee excellent services.
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Internal applicants can determine their current GGS Grade by accessing their Talent Profile in myHR.
Please complete the brief online application and submit a cover letter and a resume or CV for consideration. Review of applications will start immediately. Please contact Anna Wiedermann, Senior HR Consultant ( [email protected] ) with any questions about the position.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.
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