College of Business Online Programs: Instructional Designer
POSITION: A full-time, professional academic staff position is available in the College of Business beginning May 2021. The working title for this assignment is Instructional Designer with an official title in the Information Processing Consultant title series. This is a renewable assignment, contingent on performance and funding. The salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution is required, along with the following:
- Experience in instructional development and design
- Experience with Canvas or a closely related product
- Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
- Master’s degree in instructional design, educational technology, or curriculum development
- Experience with project management and using project management systems, such as Microsoft SharePoint
- Experience using a WYSIWIG editor (such as Pages in Canvas) and basic knowledge of HTML
- Experience with online education, as an instructor or student
- Experience with virtual meeting and presentation tools, such as Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, Microsoft Teams, or Zoom
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity
- Knowledge of accessibility considerations in online environments
- Experience working in higher education
- Proficient with Microsoft Office products such as PowerPoint, Word, Excel, OneNote, and Teams
This individual will be a member of the Instructional Design and Online Course Support (iDocs) team for the College of Business online programs which includes the UW MBA Consortium and the UW Undergraduate Business Alliance programs. This position is housed on the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire campus, although this individual will also work with faculty who teach from several other UW System schools. Instructional Designers report to the Course Design and Delivery Manager.
Instructional Designer responsibilities include collaborating with faculty during the instructional design process, creating faculty development opportunities, and providing instructional technology support for students and faculty using Canvas and other instructional technology tools in the Digital Learning Environment (DLE).
- Partner with faculty to develop, design, and create online courses, applying instructional design oversight, project management strategies, and active learning principles in the development process.
- Partner with online faculty to incorporate multimedia, interactive learning objects, and technology tools into their online classes as appropriate.
- Provide support as needed for online classes within the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) during the development, revision, or maintenance stages. This includes building course content in HTML format, generating quizzes and other assessments, training faculty to use various digital learning environment (DLE) tools, and troubleshooting problems.
- Support online instructors using DLE tools to provide student feedback and establish instructor presence during their courses.
- Promote online course design and delivery standards that ensure academic integrity and compliance with Copyright, Fair Use, and Section 504/508 accessibility regulations.
- Collaborate with iDocs staff to assess the needs of our online faculty during the course development and teaching processes; as a result of assessments, develop resources and processes for ensuring quality online learning opportunities for our students.
- Work with iDocs staff to develop and maintain materials for the iDocs blog, including a collection of instructional design and instructional technology documentation.
- Contribute to monthly newsletters for faculty who teach online and for students completing our online programs.
- Facilitate and maintain online teaching certification coursework to prepare new faculty to teach in our online programs.
- Work with iDocs staff and program administration to plan and facilitate the annual UW MBA Consortium faculty meeting, an event for faculty from our partner campuses that focuses on program strategic planning and faculty professional development in online teaching and learning.
- Investigate new technologies that may be advantageous to the online programs.
- Work with educational technology and instructional design staff across the UW-System to remain current on updates and known issues related to shared technologies, as well as upcoming instructional design and educational technology initiatives.
- Participate in professional development opportunities that align with individual and university level training and development goals, particularly in the area of equity, diversity, and inclusivity.
- Represent online programs at professional conferences.
- Maintain records and reports as requested.
- Enhance the quality of work life for all staff.
- Other duties as assigned.
THE UNIT: The unit of CoB Online Programs consists of 11 staff members and oversees operations for the UW MBA Consortium and Undergraduate Business Alliance programs. These programs are managed by the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire campus but are offered collaboratively by several other UW System schools.
UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.
The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: https://www.uwec.edu/job-postings/ .You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Click the link to the College of Business Online Programs: Instructional Designer position (Job ID # 16993) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:
- Letter of application
- Unofficial transcript
- Names and contact information for three references.
Please direct requests for additional information to:
Dr. April Pierson, email@example.com
To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by March 14, 2021. However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report (https://www.uwec.edu/files/8/annual-security-report.pdf) . Also visit our Campus Security Authority policy (https://www.uwec.edu/files/787/CleryCompliancePolicy.pdf).
UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing
equity, diversity, and inclusion.
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