The Instructional Designer (ID) will work with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning on the Digital Learning Initiative, a grant-funded project focused on online learning. The position is funded for two-years with the possibility of renewal.
The ID will manage the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of a portfolio of courses, closely collaborating with faculty subject matter experts and course instructors throughout the project lifecycle. Courses will be in a range of disciplines that are part of the new Online Adult Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program and other programs on campus as needed.
In addition to course development responsibilities, the ID may design and lead technology-training sessions for faculty and students on the learning management system and other technology platforms
The ID should have a strong background in adult learning theory and at least two years of experience in online course design gained as an instructional designer or college-level instructor.
Knowledge of ADDIE or Agile design models and the Quality Matters rubric preferred. Experience in at least one LMS, strong written and oral communication skills, and digital multimedia fluency required (including digital image manipulation, basic video/audio editing, HTML, and presentation software).
The ideal candidate will also possess strong collaboration and team-building skills, diplomacy, persistence, flexibility, and the ability to remain focused in a deadline-driven environment.
Develop collegial and productive collaborative relationships with faculty subject matter experts and instructional teams.
Create standard course roadmaps and timelines and work with faculty to ensure that goals and milestones are achieved on schedule.
In collaboration with faculty SME, design, select, and test technologies, materials, activities, and assessments that are aligned with course learning outcomes, pedagogical approach, and course content.
Using standard course template and Quality Matters rubric as a starting point, design course structure and information architecture for optimal alignment with learning outcomes.
Train faculty on course development and delivery tools including video lecture capture, collaboration tools, and learning management system.
Design course look and feel and assist faculty with video editing and media assets creation as necessary.
Ensure course meets accessibility standards including HTML tags, captions, visual design, and document formats.
Assist instructional team during course delivery phase with technology and pedagogy questions and issues. Ensure that course runs smoothly throughout the deployment period.
Gather data and analytics from technology platforms, student surveys, artifacts produced in course, and other relevant data to evaluate student learning.
Make recommendations based on data for course revisions and assist faculty with revisions as needed.
Design and deliver training sessions on LMS and other technology tools for general faculty population.
Design and develop online learning strategies modules for online students and instructors.
Assist faculty with preparing for Quality Matters course reviews.
Other duties as assigned.
A background in adult learning and a minimum of Master’s degree or higher in Instructional Design or related discipline required
At least two years experience in online learning design and development either as an instructional designer or college-level instructor. Strong digital multimedia development skills and experience using at least one learning management system.
Portfolio of course design examples required.
Please submit the Holy Names staff employment application, cover letter, resume and a link to an electronic portfolio with course or learning design examples to HR@hnu.edu.