Instructional Technologist

Position Purpose

Reporting to the Executive Director of Online and Distance Learning, this position will support and manage relevant instructional technology resources in the design, development, and delivery of SAIS online courses. This position will also provide support to on-ground technology-enhanced courses for graduate education at SAIS in Washington, and as appropriate with SAIS Europe and Nanjing centers.

Key Accountabilities

Online Course Design and Development (20%)

  • Develop online courses sites within the learning management system in collaboration with the course-assigned instructional designer and according to approved course design standards
  • Assist course-assigned instructional designer with the preparation and production of recorded audio/video lectures
  • Manage the copying and readiness of all online course shells for each academic term
  • Ensure that online courses are ready to launch on the first day of each new academic term, meeting course structure guidelines, and reporting any discrepancies
  • Collaborate with Instructional Designer in Evaluating the instructional effectiveness of programs, courses, and training products;
  • Create and maintain the Online & Distance Learning website
  • Knowledge of and the ability to apply Section 508, UDL, and accessibility standards for online learning environments, as well as familiarity with assistive technologies used with online course production and delivery.

Faculty & Staff Technology Support (35%)

  • Provide faculty and student helpdesk support by responding in a timely manner to request for assistance in using various instructional technologies
  • Provide ongoing support to instructional designers and instructors in the building/deployment of online courses;
  • troubleshoot online course functionality such discussion boards, surveys, quizzes, assignments, exams, course-multimedia,
  • Provide one-on-one technology and instructional support and training to faculty teaching face-to-face, hybrid, and where appropriate, online courses;
  • Liaise with central Hopkins in the integration of external computer applications and systems and troubleshoot integration problems
  • Lead and mentor tech support student assistant(s) in providing support to faculty and students enrolled in online programs
  • Maintain records of tech support requests and share trend report at the end of each semester with supervisor
  • Provide end of semester reports to supervisor regarding technical and instructional support activities and provide advice on the strategic, tactical and operational issues with instructional technology at SAIS
  • Provide general information and support on the use of the new technologies to all relevant SAIS stakeholders

Faculty Development (15%)

  • Collaborate with ODL instructional designers in developing and implementing faculty and staff training workshop
  • Create and maintain online resources for faculty in areas of best practices for use of learning technologies and online teaching and learning pedagogy
  • Advocate effective use of academic technology tools (i.e. LMS, multimedia, testing, evaluation) and methodologies to improve teaching, both classroom-based and online to faculty and staff;

Instructional Technologies (25%)

  • Maintain the JHU SAIS evaluation kit site and create and roll-out evaluations for SAIS online, hybrid, on-ground courses.
  • Create summative reports on class evaluation results and share with supervisor at the end of each semester.
  • Serve as SAIS’ LMS administrator, staying current on all LMS system upgrades/changes and perform other related duties as needed.
  • Collaborate with other JHU academic technologists on best practices and act as the liaison for SAIS Wider Academic Technology Community
  • Research and evaluate course management solutions and other new and emerging instructional technologies, and participate in transitional efforts, including redesign of training plans and materials should SAIS/JHU decide to change software platforms in the future;
  • When needed. find new software to support academic technology
  • Maintain invoices, purchases and other instructional technology related purchase documentations.

Other tasks as assigned (5%)

Computer & Other Special Needs for Position:

  • Laptop or PC – 85%; Printer – 5%; Server – 10%. Will need a laptop and a large monitor

Degree of Independent Action Performed:

  • Mid-to-high level of independent action.

Position Requirements

Required Skills and Knowledge (Hard Skills)

  • Expertise in course and learning management systems (e.g., Blackboard, Canvas), web development (e.g, HTML/CSS, JavaScript), image manipulation (e.g., Photoshop), and multimedia authoring (e.g. captivate, Camtasia, Articulate Storyline, Storyline2). Skill in using and providing end-user support for technology tools
  • Well-developed understanding of personal computers, servers, databases, networks, and multi-media hardware and software;
  • Extensive experience in online conferencing software (e.g. Collaborate, Zoom);
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office 360
  • Advanced proficiency with email, listservs, threaded discussion groups, blogs, Sound editors, WebCam technology, and Podcasting
  • Advanced knowledge of streaming audio and video, compression methods, file types, and formats
  • Working knowledge of graphic design elements appropriate for online instruction;
  • Familiarity with LTI and RESTful APIs


Required Skills and Knowledge (Soft Skills)

  • Proven ability to adapt and learn new procedures and software programs
  • Capable of leading and participating in collaborative instructional development processes and activities
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, the ability to manage and meet deadlines, a commitment to customer service, and demonstrated ability to train one-on-one and in a group setting is required;
  • Must possess strong and comprehensive oral, written and interpersonal skills and the ability to deal effectively with multiple constituencies in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment (significant planning and design work with the faculty may occur face-to-face as well as by phone, email and online conference, due to the distributed nature of the faculty);
  • Must be self-motivated, organized, and detail-oriented; exercise independent judgment to carry out duties and responsibilities; and assume responsibility for decisions, consequences, and results having impact on people, costs, and/or quality of service.


Experience

  • Two years of progressively responsible experience in course design and development, faculty training, or program/course assessment/evaluation, or other related experience required.
  • 5 years of experience in designing and facilitating faculty training for online and blended course design and teaching preferred.
  • 5 years of experience in the field of instructional technology with direct experience performing a majority of the key accountabilities listed preferred.


Education

  • Required: A Bachelor’s degree in education, instructional design, instructional technology, computer science or related field
  • Preferred: An MA/MS in educational technology, computer science, or related field
  • Additional education may substitute for experience, and additional experience may substitute required education to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula.

Additional Requirements

  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard.
  • Communication skills using the spoken word.
  • Ability to see within normal parameters.
  • Ability to hear within normal range.
  • Ability to move about.

Classified Title:Instructional Technologist
Working Title: Instructional Technologist ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CG
Starting Salary Range:$24.62 - $33.85/ hour
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F/8:30am-5:00pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: 01-DC:District of Columbia
Department name: 60005476-Online and Distance Learning
Personnel area: SAIS

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
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