Instructional Designer - Innovative Media

Colgate University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 21, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Digital Media, Education, Instructional Technology & Design, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Instructional Technology & Design (Campus), Business & Administrative Affairs, Technology Administration/Other
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Department Statement
Colgate University, among the top liberal arts institutions in the country, seeks an experienced and thoughtfulInstructional Designer (Innovative Media), to join a thriving team in the Learning & Applied Innovation group within Information Technology Services. This is an exciting opportunity for a forward-thinking professional who is passionate about working at the intersection of teaching, learning and technology, to develop services and programs aimed at supporting inclusive educational experiences.

ColgateInformation Technology Services( ITS ) is a dynamic organization that serves the diverse technology needs of the university community. Comprised of several functional areas – Classrooms, Digital Media & Events; Data Analytics & Decision Support; Engagement & Support; Information Security; Learning & Applied Innovation; Services & Shared Infrastructure – ITS prides itself on exceptional customer service and building collaborative relationships to meet the unique needs of our liberal arts campus. ITS endeavors to foster an inclusive environment that values diversity, professional development, creativity and innovation to support the growth of individuals and the organization. Under the leadership of the CIO, ITS is embarking on a strategic planning process to align services and resources with several exciting new initiatives identified in Colgate’sThird Century Plan.

Working collaboratively as a member of the Learning & Applied Innovation team, theInstructional Designer for Innovative Mediais responsible for providing leadership and guidance in the integration of current and emerging technologies to enhance teaching, learning and research. A primary focus of the position will be to support the exploration and use of innovative media for pedagogy, scholarship and creative work, including instructional use of audio / video (e.g., digital storytelling, new media development). The Instructional Designer for Innovative Media will also manage a learning space, theDigital Learning and Media Center( DLMC ) that offers direct support of curricular projects involving faculty, students and staff. In addition, the Instructional Designer supervises and provides mentorship to a team of student mediaconsultants who provide support to peers working on digital media projects in the DLMC . Accountabilities
Primary accountabilities include:
  • Provide instructional design consultation to support faculty and academic program personnel to enhance instruction with digital media and tools (conducting needs analysis, instructional materials design, and course assignment development).
  • Develop and facilitate learning opportunities that promote exploration and experimentation with digital media to support learning and coursework.
  • Participate in shared leadership to support the development of the Digital Learning & Media Center ( DLMC ) as a premiere campus learning space (including the curation and maintenance of a digital technology lending pool).
  • Provide instruction and resources for existing and newly developed programs supported by the DLMC (e.g., digital storytelling, video narratives).
  • Engage in the management and mentorship of the DLMC student media consultants.(including yearly hiring, managing work schedules, cultivating skill development, and supporting project work).
  • Collaborate to provide support for the instructional use of enterprise video platform technology.
  • Participate in the exploration of digital fabrication / maker technologies to support new learning opportunities.
  • Initiate and contribute to team-based project work.
  • Regularly engage in outreach and consultation with faculty members to develop a grounded understanding of instructional approaches, course design challenges and scholarly interests.
  • Build strong collaborative relationships with colleagues on theLearning and Applied Innovationteam, the Center for Learning, Teaching and Research ( CLTR ), and University Libraries, to strengthen support for the academic mission of the University.
Professional Experience/ Qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience assisting faculty members (K-12 / college) with the effective use of technology to support teaching and learning, including facilitation of workshops to support course-based digital media projects.
  • Broad experience integrating web-based learning tools in educational contexts, combined with digital video editing skills, strong understanding of the use of innovative media, and support for creating instructional content using audio / video (e.g., digital storytelling, podcasts, screen recording, micro-lectures).
  • Deep understanding and knowledge of teaching and learning — demonstrated teaching experience strongly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of instructional design principles / practices (e.g., needs assessments, task analysis, activity design, prototyping, evaluation), to support the development of in-person and hybrid courses.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Three (3) or more years experience working with clients in instructional design or educational development in a university setting.
  • Experience supervising and mentoring students in a university work setting.
  • Demonstrated understanding of educational technology trends, issues, and innovations.
  • Experience supporting the use of emerging digital media in educational settings (e.g., 360 video, knowledge of AR/VR systems, digital animation principles).
  • Experience with digital fabrication / maker technologies (e.g., 3D modelling / printing, microelectronics, laser cutting, etc.).
  • Familiarity and experience with enterprise level video platforms.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in project management.
  • Experience designing and conducting program evaluations and/or research studies.
  • Experience participating in pilot and large initiatives across an entire organization through consultation, facilitation, and training.
Master’s degree in a relevant field (including but not limited to education, instructional design or educational technology)
Bachelor’s degree with an equivalent combination of relevant professional experience. Job Open Date 01/21/2022 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions Summary EEO Statement

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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