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Instructional Design

Instructional Technology Specialist IV – 997401

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

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Job Title: Instructional Technology Specialist IV – 997401

Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida

Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits

Job Category: Exempt

Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience.

Pay Basis: Annually

Subject to Grant Funding?: No

Essential Job Functions:

  • Oversees development, implementation, and migration plans that optimally use features of instructional and immersive learning technology resources.
  • Establishes operational policies and procedures and makes any necessary modifications, based on analysis of operations, demographics, and other information.
  • Oversees the quality controls used to ensure the high standards of instructional design consistent with higher education standards.
  • Presents and makes recommendations regarding course design, technology and instruction delivery system.
  • Recommends instructional methods, such as individual or group instruction, self-study, lectures, demonstrations, simulation exercises and role-playing, appropriate for content and learner characteristics.
  • Recommends changes to curricula or delivery methods, based on information such as instructional effectiveness data, current or future performance requirements, feasibility and costs.
  • Updates the content of educational programs to ensure that students are being trained with equipment and processes that are technologically current.
  • Develops documentation or manuals according to applicable accreditation, certification or other requirements.
  • Acts as a senior contact for software maintenance issues.
  • Provides advanced technical support to staff on application software issues. Resolves complex system problems. Coordinates systems availability and performance issues with staff.
  • Recommends, orders, or authorizes purchase of instructional materials, supplies, equipment, and visual aids designed to meet student educational needs and University/College standards.
  • Prepares and delivers periodic technology assessment reports and analyses and acts on faculty, staff, and student feedback.
  • Provides technical advice on the use of current instructional technologies, including computer-based training, desktop videoconferencing, multimedia, and distance learning technologies.
  • Researches and evaluates emerging instructional technologies or methods.
  • Conducts or participates in workshops, committees, and conferences designed to promote the intellectual, social, and physical welfare of students.
  • Advises teaching and administrative staff in curriculum development, use of materials and equipment, and implementation of state and federal programs and procedures.
  • Serves on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
  • Serves as trainer and mentor for junior employees.
  • Ensures compliance with University and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Oversees data integration, integrity, and accuracy in relevant school databases.
  • Manages role-based access control for students, faculty, and staff.
  • Serves as the contact for integration between NSU University School and NSU Systems.
  • Maintains and oversees end-of-year and rollover procedures and processes for all NSU University School Systems.
  • Maintains and oversees weekly and monthly updates and processes for all NSU University School Systems.
  • Oversees help desk technicians to ensure excellent customer service and timely resolution of user issues.
  • Creates and maintains an operational guide for help desk procedures, practices and policies..
  • Trains new help desk technicians in all aspects of supporting technology systems.
  • Collaborates in NSU University School-wide technology implementation projects.
  • Completes special projects as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Marginal Job Functions:

  • Willingness to accept additional duties with students as assigned as requirements/emergencies may arise.
  • Willingness to work as part of the Media & Technology Team.
  • Demonstrate commitment to implement a humanistic philosophy in working with students.

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: Knowledge:

  • Education and Training – Thorough knowledge or principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement or training effects.
  • English Language – Thorough knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Communications and Media – Thorough knowledge of media production, visual, verbal, and interactive communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and persuade via written, oral, and visual media.
  • Systems-Thorough knowledge of educational systems, design, function and maintenance.
  • Psychology – General knowledge of human behavior and performance, individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; and learning and motivation.
  • Telecommunications – Thorough knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunication systems.
  • Administration and Management – Working knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, budgeting, human resources, modeling, leadership technique, and/or coordination of people and resources.


  • Reading Comprehension – Advanced understanding of written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
  • Instructing – Advanced skills in teaching others how to do something.
  • Writing – Advanced skills in communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Learning Strategies – Advanced skills in selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Critical Thinking – Advanced skills in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Active Listening – Advanced skills in giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Judgment and Decision Making – Advanced skills in considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the appropriate one.
  • Monitoring – Advanced skills in monitoring/assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Speaking – Advanced skills in talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Active Learning – Advanced skills in understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.


  • Oral Comprehension & Expression – The ability to listen to, understand and communicate information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences so others will understand
  • Written Comprehension & Expression- The ability to read, understand, and communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Fluency of Ideas – The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
  • Originality – The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
  • Inductive Reasoning – The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (including finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events.
  • Problem Sensitivity – The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Deductive Reasoning – The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Information Ordering – The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

Physical Requirements:

  • Speech Recognition – Must be able to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Speech Clarity – Must be able to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Near Vision – Must be able to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • May be required to work nights or weekends.
  • Travel – Must be able to travel on a daily and/or overnight basis.
  • May be exposed to short, intermittent, and/or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties.
  • May be required to accomplish job duties using various types of equipment/supplies, to include but not limited to pens, pencils, mobile devices, and computer keyboards.

Job Requirements:

Required Certifications/Licensures:

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Major (if required):

Required Experience:

  • Five (5) to seven (7) years of instructional technology experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five (5) to seven (7) years of experience with K-12 SIS and LMS, such as Senior Systems, Canvas, Naviance or Destiny.

Is this a safety sensitive position? No

Background Screening Required? Yes

Pre-Employment Conditions:

Sensitivity Disclaimer:

Nova Southeastern University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.

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