Instructional Designer for Distance Learning

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Sep 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Digital Media, Education, Curriculum & Instruction
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

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Founded in 1955, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is one of the nation's premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. A full-time faculty of some 2,000 conducts research, teaches, and delivers health care in every major biomedical specialty. The college has some 730 medical students, 193 Ph.D. students, 106 MD/Ph.D. students and 275 postdoctoral fellows.

Einstein's major strength, in addition to training physicians and scientists, is its science. During fiscal year 2015, the faculty's consistently high level of scientific achievement resulted in the awarding of more than $150 million in peer-reviewed grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Einstein is part of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, an integrated academic delivery system comprising seven campuses, including 8 hospitals, a multi-county ambulatory network, a new state-of-the art “hospital without beds”, a skilled nursing facility, school of nursing, home health agency, and the state's first freestanding emergency department. As the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is a premier academic health system, employing Einstein's clinical faculty and training Einstein's medical students, over 1,300 residents, 420 allied health students, and 1,600 nursing students annually.

We have also been recognized by Forbes as one of the country's best midsize employers in 2019. Forbes ranked Einstein in the top overall nationally among midsize employers. Einstein ranked 3rd within the education category in New York State and 9th nationally among all midsize education employers.

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Einstein seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine invites applications for an Instructional Designer for Distance Learning. This full-time position works with our medical school faculty and administration to develop online medical education modules and technology-enhanced blended learning experiences. The Instructional Designer is also the operational manager for the learning management system, the natural language search program, and the lecture capture system. The Instructional Designer, a member of the Office of Medical Education, will report to the Director of Educational Innovations.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborating and consulting with faculty and administration on the effective use of online resources, instructional software and systems and multimedia technologies to enhance online education, flipped classroom and blended learning experiences.
  • Working with faculty on the timely development of effective instructional materials consistent with sound pedagogical principles.
  • Proactively engage faculty to recommend and assist in use of interactive e-learning software (such as Articulate Storyline, Camtasia or others) to create new learning modules.
  • Evaluating the student learning and programmatic outcomes of the educational products developed.
  • Collaborating with the Director of Program Evaluation Program Development to conduct faculty and staff workshops and other activities that promote teaching, learning and assessment linked to educational strategies, instructional technology, and learning outcomes.
  • Working with the Instructional Designer for Active Learning on technology implementations for educational projects.
  • Collaborating with faculty to turn their work on educational innovations and results into educational scholarship.
  • Researching and evaluating emerging technologies and novel instructional approaches for possible use.
  • Functioning as the operational manager for the student learning management system (currently, Canvas) and software which integrates with it such as the natural language search program (currently, iSeek) and other third-party vendor solutions that integrate with the learning management system by means of a national standard integration protocol.
  • Being responsible for training faculty and staff in how to use the software and providing tier one support for all educational technologies used at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
  • Collaborate with others in OME to oversee the learning management system (currently Canvas), ensure that the system is operating optimally and serve as liaison with Instructure, makers of Canvas, for technical support.
  • Developing and providing training guides for staff and faculty in the use of the LMS, including course design and implementation of course elements.Overseeing the utilization of the LMS by other divisions of Albert Einstein College of Medicine and provide tier-one support to those divisions.
  • Collaborating with other individuals within Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center to ensure that programs used for medical education are appropriately integrated with the LMS.
  • Providing integrational support for the audience response system (currently, Poll Everywhere) into educational activities.
  • Guiding faculty and instructors on appropriate methods for preparing audio and video recordings in a sound studio.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Education, Training, and/or Related Experiences:

  • Bachelor's degree required. Masters or doctoral degree preferred. Equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.
  • 2-3 years of experience in multimedia technology or related field required.
  • Previous experience in administering or support of web-based educational programs.
  • Experience with Articulate Storyline, Camtasia, Canvas, iSeek, Mediasite, one45, and Poll Everywhere preferred plus.
  • Experience with medical and/or health sciences schools strongly preferred.

Core Competencies:

  • Detailed knowledge and experience with educational technology systems.
  • Experience with providing training.
  • Customer service skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong commitment to teamwork.
  • Troubleshooting/triage skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure.


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