The Senior Instructional Designer collaborates with faculty and staff at the College of St. Scholastica to provide consulting services on teaching and learning with technology, and to develop and support online, hybrid, blended and campus courses. The Senior Instructional Designer will work with faculty and subject-matter experts to design, develop and evaluate academic courses for an inclusive learning environment. This person will design and implement professional development opportunities and resources for faculty and staff on academic technologies and effective teaching strategies. This person will provide support for campus-wide implementation of academic technology innovations.
Develops, produces, redesigns and tests online, hybrid, blended and traditional courses; designs courses in collaboration with subject matter experts following accepted industry standards; manages course development process; performs quality assurance of new online courses; updates master courses; ensures technical readiness in course selections.
Designs and implements a variety of training opportunities for faculty and staff on academic technology and teaching in online, hybrid, blended and traditional environments; develops web and multimedia based training and informational resources for faculty, staff and students; provides instruction for faculty development.
Conducts course/training assessment analyses and revises courses, training and materials accordingly.
Stays current on academic technology and online learning trends and innovations; provides integration and technical advice and support for users.
Researches, tests, troubleshoots and implements the LMS and other academic technologies and products; provides ongoing service and support to users.
Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the department's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of the Center for Instructional Design team.
Education and Experience:
Master's Degree in instructional design, educational technology, education, communication or related field and two (2) years of professional instructional design and development experience.
Bachelor's Degree in instructional design, educational technology, education, communication or related field and seven (7) years of professional instructional design and development experience.
Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Completion of at least one online course.
Knowledge of: ● Learning theory, instructional strategies and curriculum standards for adult and online learners. ● Curriculum and course development in online, hybrid, blended and traditional higher education environments. ● Instructional technology applications, materials, and methods. ● Consulting, training, and facilitating strategies and techniques. ● Applicable policies, procedures and regulations covering academic and instructional technologies, including Section 508 compliance. ● Methodologies and techniques for assessing educational practices and academic technology applications. Skill in: ● Consulting with subject-matter experts to develop courses, training, and materials. ● Designing and developing course content using research-based pedagogical practices and quality standards. ● Evaluating course quality according to established standards. ● Planning, developing and delivering professional development events, sessions, materials and resources. ● Group facilitation, instructional coaching and interpersonal communication with diverse audiences. ● Analyzing problems and developing effective solutions. ● Effective cross-cultural written and verbal communication skills. ● Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines. ● Project management; assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands. ● Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities. ● Understanding and willingness to embrace and support the College's mission and values as a Catholic, Benedictine institution.
Preferred Education and Experience ● Doctoral degree in in instructional design, educational technology, curriculum development or related field. ● Experience teaching in higher education and/or an online/distance learning environment. ● Experience working with higher education faculty in integrating instructional technologies in a global, multicultural environment. ● Proficiency with learning management systems, such as Brightspace, and academic technologies for web conferencing, content development and assessments ● Enthusiasm and ability to learn and apply new, emerging academic information technologies and instructional strategies.
The College of St. Scholastica (CSS) is a thriving independent private college with its main campus overlooking Lake Superior in Duluth, extended campuses throughout Minnesota and vibrant online programs that attract learners from around the world. Since 1912, The College of St. Scholastica has been preparing students for responsible living and meaningful work by emphasizing the Catholic Benedictine values upon which it was founded: Community, Hospitality, Respect, Stewardship and Love of Learning. At CSS, equity and inclusion are viewed as key ingredients to academic excellence and student success.DULUTH, MINNESOTADuluth is a beautiful and vibrant city of 86,000 set on the shore of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake by surface area in the world. For outdoor enthusiasts, Duluth offers four seasons of first-rate opportunities: beaches, bike paths, jogging trails, ski resorts, cross-country skiing trails, boating and fishing sites, and rinks for skating, curling, and hockey. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is an easy drive. Outside magazine has recently named Duluth as the number one “Outside City” in the US. The magazine also named Duluth as a runner-up for the “b...est adventure hub” in a worldwide survey of destinations for outdoor activities. The College was also pleased to learn that the nonprofit American Institute for Economics ranked Duluth as one of America’s best small metropolitan areas for college students. Similarly, the travel site DreamPlanGo named Duluth in the Top Ten of America’s Most Scenic College Towns. Duluth’s public schools are Minnesota’s most highly ranked, the cost of living is considered reasonable, and the city has more acres of municipal public parks than any other city in the country. The arts scene is booming with galleries, music venues, and a lively theater and dance community.