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Instructional Design & Technology

Instructional Designer II

Job Type Employee   Full-Time  
Experience Level Entry   Mid  
Organization Type University  
Pay Range TBD  

Job Description:

The Instructional Designer II will manage project plans for course development while working collaboratively with two-dimensional visual designers, instructional videographers and editors, animation specialists, remote subject matter experts and teaching assistants. The Instructional Designer II will also review course materials and make research-based recommendations regarding quality and engaging learning experiences, effective assessment, online teaching practice, grammatical accuracy, and functionality of course components. This role serves to inform all instructional design projects, specifically focused on undergraduate level coursework and grant-funded projects. This role supports the subject matter expert(s) to design content, learning activities, and formative and summative assessments. The Instructional Designer II helps to identify and organize film shoots and design all interactive learning material in service of a final exemplary product. In addition to the roles and responsibilities of Instructional Design, this position also will provide technical support to both faculty and students by managing the technical infrastructure such as the course management system, synchronous and asynchronous systems, and any additional third-party tools that might assist the faculty.

Develop targeted instructional design for funded research and contracts that utilizes the most recent research in effective online instructional development and implementation. Knowledge of web-based, personalized learning design plays a vital role in development as most of the externally funded research includes access issues. This role will employ a wide knowledge of applications that support learning. This role will develop and maintain a project management plan for all funded projects that includes milestones to completion. This role supports university faculty, external partners/clients, and other design team members as they work with them to re-envision or adapt existing teaching content, pedagogical design, or assist in designing new content for online learning. This role is a contact for the client on funded research project activity as it relates to instructional design. This role will work closely with the graphic design team, the video production team, and the application programmers.

Facilitate the advancement of the College of Education’s mission of creating engaging and innovative online courses through maximizing the potential of learning management systems, synchronous and asynchronous learning tools, software and hardware utilized for course and content development and implementation. All improvements or initial designs will align with the UF Markers of Excellence and Quality Matters rubrics. Contribute to the development of high-quality distance education courses for working professionals by providing research-based instructional design and course management system services to create, innovate, and support blended and online programs. A deep knowledge of integrated online learning tools and learning analytics will help to create courses and improvements that may be studied/researched by faculty. This involves working with a variety of faculty members, support personnel, the College of Education E-Learning, Technology and Communications design teams, external experts, campus-wide online learning designers and providers, and other members of the College of Education community.

Provide technical support, information technology research, and technology development in support of faculty and students of online courses and staff in the Office of Distance Learning. Assists faculty and instructional design staff in the development and conversion of web and video-based training materials.

Work with a variety of hardware and software to develop instructional materials; review and teach software applications to faculty authors as needed through a variety of methods, including workshops, one-on-one consultations, and web and print documentation

Assist in establishing, directing and supervising programs that use and promote distance education initiatives in the College of Education. Communicate frequently and effectively collaborate with various team members to ensure that goals and objectives are being fulfilled. Provide periodic reports on course development projects. Provide secondary support for College of Education web development services and database administration. Provide advice and counsel to College administrators on the strategic, tactical and operational issues associated with online program efforts. Work with program faculty and administrators to assess the instructional effectiveness of course materials produced.

Expected Salary:

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requierements:

Master’s degree in an appropriate area and two years of relevant experience; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area and four years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience and knowledge working with higher education faculty to develop distance education programs and courses, and provide technology support
  • Comprehensive knowledge of distance education pedagogies and technologies, including current instructional theories and principles applicable to web-based learning and web-based course management systems
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent management and organization skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in an academic environment
  • Must be enterprising, proactive, and diplomatic at solving problems

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.