Working under the direction of the Director of Learning Design
& Development within DSU Online, this position’s
responsibilities are two-fold: 1) act as a learning designer on
assigned instructional development projects, and 2) manage other
instructional development projects, primarily for online offerings.
This includes monitoring projects and timelines daily, supervising
part-time technologists and external contractors, and participating
in design, development, and assembly activities as needed. This
position plays a secondary role in managing and supporting
applications and technology used within the team, such as Canvas,
LMS, CIDI Design Tools, Monday.com, etc. Information about DSU
Online and its programs can be found at https://online.dixie.edu/
- Cultivate close, collaborative and professional working
relationships with discipline experts and other members of the
development team (Learning Designers, Media Designers, Graphic
Designers, Web Developers, Instructional Technologists, etc.).
- Apply systematic, instructional/learning design methods in real
world, online instructional settings; schedule consultation
appointments with faculty about learning design, templates, tools
and technology solutions; participate in team design activities and
give feedback on courses, modules, and activities, and coordinate
quality management reviews to improve courses.
- Participate in and/or facilitate faculty development workshops
or other events in areas of instructional design and technology
- Analyze project scopes and estimate time/resources needed for
- In coordination with the Director, determine and schedule team
roles/resources on projects.
- Ensure projects follow established development procedures and
stay within time/budget/quality parameters.
- Monitor the completion of project tasks and milestones,
responding to team members' concerns. Step in to complete
task-level assignments in various roles, as needed.
- Supervise part-time and contracted members of an instructional
development team on assigned projects, including contributing to
performance reviews and routine assessment. Give input on full-time
hiring, capacity, and performance on projects.
- In coordination with the Information Technology Services
department, serve as a secondary contact for managing the learning
applications and technologies used by DSU Online. Research and
recommend tools to implement for learning innovation.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
- Master's degree in Instructional Design, Instructional
Technology, Education, or related field required; Bachelor's degree
with significant experience in project management and learning
design may also be considered.
- At least three years' experience as an instructional/learning
designer for online courses; design experience in online higher
- Minimum of two years' managing instructional development
projects for digital learning environments (online/blended)
required; teaching experience in higher education and experience in
instructional/learning design for micro-learning and/or
competency-based education preferred.
- Strong organizational, analytical, and project management
skills to concurrently manage multiple assigned tasks/projects and
organize, coordinate, and direct team activities and results, as
well as coach and develop direct reports.
- Solid understanding of Learning Theory and Instructional Design
Theory, with the ability to use fundamental web development
- Fluency in using popular productivity software (Google Drive,
Office365, MS Office Suite or equivalent) on either Windows or Mac
computers, as well as navigating the web and using web-based tools
to facilitate work, learning, collaboration, productivity,
- Proven ability to analyze data to identify trends and drive
innovative process improvement, as well as be an agent of change in
a rapidly changing environment
- Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
with the ability to build relationships and influence at all
- Ability to collaborate and be part of a dynamic team with
excellence, integrity, and respect to include management of remote
professional staff (overtime-exempt) position. Annual salary of
$62,000+ depending on qualifications & experience. Desired
start date of October 2021. Excellent benefits package included
that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision,
employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability,
retirement, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and
eligible dependents, as well as paid holidays in addition to sick
and vacation leave accruals. See https://humanresources.dixie.edu/employee-benefits/
under 'Benefits Summary' for more details.
ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
Application review begins
September 2, 2021; position open until
Submit application materials (including
resume contents and contact information for three professional
references) and upload cover letter electronically. If, because of
a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to
apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office at
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:
Dixie State University (DSU) is an
open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution committed
to exceptional student learning and success. DSU has adopted an
instructional approach of 'active learning. active life' and a
culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and
staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented
learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911
as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, DSU is
located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert
climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy
access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The
nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles), with
amenities such as an international airport and professional
sporting teams. Click here to learn more about the University.
Dixie State University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of
higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 230
programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates,
endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. DSU seeks to recruit and
retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas,
possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and
vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive,
comprehensive, polytechnic university. DSU is an Equal Opportunity
/ Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of DSU
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