Instructional Technical Designer


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Job Code/Title 80041 - H - Instructional Design Specialist 1 Position Number HU1080 Working Title Instructional Technical Designer Department SOE Office Prof Dev and Strategic Engagement Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range $30/hr Campus Monroe Park Campus Position Type Hourly Hours/Week 20hrs/week Normal work days M-F Normal work hours 8 am - 9 pm Job Category Miscellaneous Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No Is any portion of this position grant-funded? No Sensitive Position No Resource Critical No Description of the Job

The School of Education is excited to invite candidates who will serve as a Instructional Designer with the Office of Strategic Engagement. Instructional Designers provide guidance and support for faculty and administrators on the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning. Instructional designers collaborate with faculty and administrators to design online and technology-enhanced courses and professional learning modules; and develop resources that support virtual instruction and facilitation in a virtual environment. The successful candidate will possess an in-depth knowledge of the pedagogical practices that support technology-enhanced and online learning, as well as experience with a wide range of learning technologies that support high-quality teaching and learning in online environments.
Collaborations with faculty and administrators may be individual consultations or larger programmatic efforts that work with groups of colleagues. These engagements support the design or redesign of course components such as:
- evaluating course structure and learning goals
- integration and use of learning technologies
- design of the online course environment
- creation of learning objects, activities, and course content
- strategies for content delivery and engagement
Instructional Designers contribute to the overall culture of excellence in teaching and learning at VCU through:
- Designing, delivering, and evaluating faculty development experiences and resources that focus on instructional skills for faculty facilitating courses online or with technology
- Contributing to institutional efforts to support high-quality online programs and courses, such as the development of policies, quality standards, or other infrastructure to support students, instructors, and academic units
- Collaborating with other units on campus that support online courses and programs or the utilization of learning technologies to ensure instructors are connected with appropriate services
- Collaborating with ALT Lab/Online@VCU staff to offer a comprehensive catalog of services and programs to meet the needs of instructors and academic units
- Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

- An advanced degree, or education and relevant experience that equates to an advanced degree, is required. An advanced degree in a discipline such as Instructional Design, Learning Technologies, Curriculum and Instruction, Adult Learning, or a related field is preferred.
- Minimum three (3) years experience designing courses for online or blended delivery
- Demonstrated experience with a learning management system and a range of learning technologies
- Demonstrated experience designing and facilitating workshops or creating online resources for instructors
- Demonstrated project management skills, with the ability to adapt and solve problems proactively and independently
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written and teaming skills.
- Proven ability to work as a contributing and collegial member of a team, and to communicate proactively within the team environment.
- Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU .

Preferred Qualifications

- Minimum three (3) years experience designing courses for online or blended delivery in a college or university setting
- Online teaching experience in a college or university setting
- Experience using Blackboard, Canvas, Articulate 360, and/or Wordpress in educational settings

Job Open Date 09/08/2020 Remove from posting on or before Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants Additional Information Quick Link http://www.vcujobs.com/postings/100512 Supplemental Questions

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  1. * The School of Education values the following as our culture statement, 'The School of Education (SOE) recognizes that trust among all members of the SOE community is the foundation of a positive work climate. Realizes that our wellbeing as an institution depends upon the wellbeing of our members. Respects all members, new and continuing, regardless of status. Values honest communication and finding ways to respectfully address difficult issues. Strives to listen without bias and search for common understanding. Is committed to equity, fairness and a level playing field for all of its members. Knows that the SOE community thrives, because of diverse viewpoints and areas of expertise. Fosters collaboration, collegiality and mutual support among all members of its community.' Please describe ways in which you have worked to foster this type of culture in the professional workplace or in your everyday life.

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