Work Schedule: M-F 8 am-5 pm. Occasional nights and weekends
Summary: This position will provide instructional design expertise to support innovative course delivery with the College of Health Sciences. The Instructional Design Coordinator (IDC) will be responsible for creating and managing a system of course improvement, using faculty development as a foundation to implement new teaching and assessment methodologies for student learning and development. This position is also responsible for the coordination of instruction design support of online and on campus classes. The IDC collaborates with faculty and staff to design courses using current best practices. The IDC also supports faculty in acquiring resources that will inform and develop their skills in evidence-based course delivery materials. The IDC works closely with the CEE, department chairs, faculty, ITS and academic assistants. Other duties may be assigned.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Work one-on-one (and collectively) with faculty in the development, implementation, evaluation of courses, using instructional design best practices and instructional technology tools to continuously enhance the learning environment.
Contribute to advancing innovation and quality in technology-enhanced courses for flipped, traditional classroom and multi-modal course delivery.
Ensure quality control through testing and debugging of delivery systems for accuracy, completeness, and system integrity. Develop procedures to assure the smooth transition of new systems and enhancements into operational status.
Support faculty and staff in the effective and efficient use of educational tools and technologies by developing guidelines and templates to ensure consistency in the presentation of course materials.
Work collaboratively with the program staff to design processes and systems to deliver courses while adhering to program structural and process guidelines.
Coordinate University support services to build and maintain the Programs efficient and effective use of educational resources.
Coordinate the development of course improvement and faculty development plans/programs that utilize evaluation data, peer evaluation, and best practice in instructional design and pedagogy to enhance faculty teaching and learning experience and improve student learning outcomes.
Coordinate the use of new technological innovations (i.e. mobile computing options, use of video/audio, social networking, etc.).
Assist with the collection, analysis and reporting of data to support the creation of faculty development activities.
Participate in program, college, and university committees and activities for continuous quality improvement of teaching, learning, and assessment.
Participate in and successfully complete all University required training including, but not limited to discrimination/harassment and code of conduct.
Performs other job related duties and special projects as assigned.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience: Master’s degree in adult learning, education management, instructional design, curriculum and instruction, educational technology or a related field required;
Minimum of two years’ experience in a higher education environment working in a similar capacity.
Experience in the design and development of instructional materials and media, interactive educational experiences, and learning assessments.
Familiarity with database management.
Experience working both independently and collaboratively.
Experience in building productive relationships with individuals and groups to support the achievement of program and university wide goals.
Essential Skills: Strong project management and follow-up skills, ability to multi-task and continually prioritize changing project tasks to meet timeline goals.
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills with demonstrated ability to work with faculty, staff, and students in a courteous and helpful manner.
Demonstrated knowledge of adult learning theories, instructional design theory and instructional design models, as well as outcomes-based assessment and online teaching strategies.
Demonstrated ability to build course content and assessments within software systems; Windows and Mac operating system proficiency.
Demonstrated ability to create and/or manage educational content and assessment data using a variety of software tools that support eLearning, course mapping and data input/export.
Ability to coordinate individual and team-based activities to support the achievement of program goals and objectives.
Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently (written and verbal) with all levels and types of employees including keeping supervisors and others up to date on the achievement of goals and objectives.
Ability to articulate complex thoughts in a persuasive, clear and concise manner.
Strong project management and follow-up skills, strong ability to multi-task and continually prioritize changing project tasks to meet timeline goals.
Independent judgment and able to solve complex problems with innovative solutions.
Ability to utilize various online and/or technical resources quickly and efficiently.
Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
Commitment to diversity and inclusivity.
Participate in and successfully complete all University required training including, but not limited to discrimination/harassment and code of conduct. Demonstrated commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusivity.
Required Documents/Other Requirements: Resume/CV and Cover Letter
Internal Number: 492330
About Des Moines University
Founded in 1898 in Iowa’s capital city, Des Moines University is a postgraduate medical university comprised of three colleges – College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and College of Health Sciences – that offer eight graduate degree programs. Des Moines University combines the top advantages in medical education available today: an expert faculty, a rigorous and relevant curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities, a dynamic and diverse research environment, and a supportive, inclusive community of students and faculty active in learning and service. By consistently producing outstanding graduates who excel in their careers, DMU maintains one of the strongest reputations in the sphere of American medical education.