Instructional Consultant


Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open To The Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058/5

Salary Range: $67,246- $77,497

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

The Center for the Advancement of Learning (CAL), Instructional Consultant (IC) serves to advance excellence in teaching and learning at the University of the District of Columbia. Incumbents consult with faculty and departments to advance quality, enhanced course design and the accurate assessment of instruction at UDC. Instructional Consultants serve as an agent for faculty professional development and provides direct support to faculty in the process of building and/or teaching face-to-face, online or hybrid courses. Instructional Consultants provide instruction, training and resources in order to facilitate effective learning-centered practices at UDC. CAL Instructional Consultants strive to correct systemic instructional issues and improve the University’s learning environment by recommending, developing and assisting with the implementation of effective instructional solutions for UDC faculty aimed to ultimately improve learning outcomes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Consults with departments, faculty members, graduate students and other instructional staff to help answer teaching and learning questions and resolve instructional issues to increase and improve student learning outcomes;
  • Designs and conducts program assessments, workshops and focus groups to support instruction;
  • Collaborates in the planning, implementation and evaluation of existing and new UDC instructional courses and programs;
  • Assesses current and new curricula and course materials to identify gaps and potential solutions for enhancing education materials;
  • Facilitates faculty learning communities; Serves as a change agent for implementing effective instructional practices;
  • Supports an academic department’s focus and implementation of faculty professional development through marketing, faculty communication, workshop coordination, logistics and facilitation;
  • Maintains faculty professional development participant databases; Analyzes and assesses participant data and prepares reports on patterns and trends and conducts impact assessments;
  • Facilitates workshops on/and participates in professional development related to the utilization and integration of instructional technologies, including but not limited to learning management systems, web conferencing, lecture capture, digital asset production and management (images, video, audio), and presentation tools;
  • Advises faculty in the selection, creation and effective use of technology resources for online, hybrid and face-to-face courses;
  • Recommends and implements instructional solutions that enhance, improve and advance the quality and capacity for web-based delivery of online education;
  • Assists with trouble shooting course management system failures and assists faculty/students with inquiries;
  • Reviews new and current online/hybrid courses using Quality Matters standards; and
  • Develops self-help guides, tutorials, FAQ fliers, and other instructional support materials. Creates and builds engaging learning materials related to instruction and educational technology (i.e. self-help guides, tutorials, and FAQ’s) in a variety of formats;
  • Engages in partnership, research, writing, and public speaking that enhances the Center for the Advancement of Learning’s contribution to the UDC community;
  • Functions as liaison with in-house staff and outside vendors to assist in the evaluation of instructional and technical needs and requirements;
  • Stays abreast and constantly researches, investigates and tests new and emerging learning technologies; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Other Duties

  • Engages in partnership, research, writing, and public speaking that enhances the Center for the Advancement of Learning’s contribution to the UDC community;
  • Functions as liaison with in-house staff and outside vendors to assist in the evaluation of instructional and technical needs and requirements;
  • Stays abreast and constantly researches, investigates and tests new and emerging learning technologies; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Master’s degree with concentrations in education, instructional/educational technology, or related content fields; Ph.D. preferred;
  • Demonstrated evidence of excellence in teaching;
  • A minimum of two (2) years of direct teaching experience, college level teaching preferred;
  • A minimum of three (3) years demonstrated experience producing high quality, effective instructional materials for adult learners;
  • A minimum of one-year of experience in areas of computing, communications, instructional technology, information systems management and information technology planning, college level experience in these areas preferred;
  • Demonstrated success working with faculty, teaching assistants or other instructional staff to improve teaching and learning;
  • Experience facilitating and delivering professional development and event organization, design and implementation;
  • Experience using Web 2.0 tools, and other relevant technology applications; Working knowledge of computer operations and applications related to teaching and learning;
  • Experience working within a Learning Management System building courses as a faculty or administrator preferred;
  • Familiarity with Quality Matters preferred.

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Residency Preference: A person applying for a position who is a bona fide District resident at the time of application for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a 'satisfactory background investigation' is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Talent Management only.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Talent Management at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: .

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