INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT DESIGNER

Employer
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Dec 2, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Instructional Technology & Design (Campus)
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT DESIGNER

Posting Number: SRGV5514
Number of Vacancies: 2
Location: Brownsville, Texas
Department: Center for Online Learning and Teaching Technology
FLSA: Exempt

Scope of Job:
To provide instructional design support to faculty and staff for the planning, design and development of instructional courseware for traditional, online and hybrid modality courses assuring that courses meet best practices and recommendations for accessibility and quality assurance policies.

Description of Duties:
  • Plans, designs, develops, and implements curriculum material and courseware for both traditional and online courses in compliance with applicable federal and state guidelines.
  • Responsible for consulting and coordinating with faculty for the design and development of instructional materials.
  • Provides support and advice in producing digital instructional materials.
  • Researches, supports and maintains current and best practices in instructional design.
  • Provides technological support and assistance to faculty with accessibility requests to meet the needs of the requests in compliance with state and federal accessibility standards. Consults with faculty and administrators in the design, development and evaluation of the curriculum, instructional methods and materials, research projects and instructional technologies.
  • Provides individualized assistance to faculty redesigning or converting online courses.
  • Responsible for conducts seminars, workshops, training and courses on various education and technology related topics.
  • Ensure that all courses and course components are student-centered, enable the intended learning outcomes, as well as meet university values/standards, accessibility requirements, and universal design guidelines.
  • Provides support to faculty and staff in the preparation of grant applications to obtain funding for curriculum development or academic research projects.
  • Represents the department and the University on various committees and in various teaching positions.
  • Evaluates relevant emerging technologies that have potential value for teaching and learning for further review.
  • Supports and applies best practices of Universal Design for Learning to assist faculty in the development of course materials that are accessible to all students.
  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies and their application to enhancing face-to-face and online courses; recommends effective and creative uses of technology and andragogy to enhance instruction and create new learning opportunities.
  • Supports the development of virtual worlds and immersive learning environments.
  • Generates activity reports and coordinates and documents small projects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Supervision Received:
General supervision from assigned supervisor. 

Supervision Given:
Direct supervision of assigned staff. 

Required Education:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited University. 

Preferred Education:
Bachelor’s degree in education, instructional design / technology, or related field from an accredited University. 

Licenses/Certifications:
None.

Required Experience:
Two (2) years of experience as an instructional designer, course developer, educator or performing closely related duties.

Preferred Experience:
Experience obtained in a higher-education setting to include experience conducting training.

Equipment:
Use of standard office equipment.

Working Conditions:
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Office Environment; some travel and weekend work is required. UTRGV is a distributed institution, which requires presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley.

Other:
Knowledge of current and emerging technology, learning and instructional theory, instructional design principles, design process, and interface design principles. Ability to work as a team member and to establish effective working relationships. Ability to effectively use interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Physical Capabilities: N/A
Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 12/01/2021
Grant Funded Position: No
If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date:

EEO Statement:
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

Date of Birth
Gender
*Ethnicity/Race

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please visit our Careers site at https://careers.utrgv.edu for detailed contact information.

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/31793

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