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Instructional Design & Technology

Learning Instructional Specialist I

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

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Position Information

Posting Number: SRGV6379


Number of Vacancies: 1

Location: Brownsville, Texas

Department: College Access & K-12 Partners

FTE: 1

FLSA: Exempt

Scope of Job

To develop and instruct classes in a variety of training and educational programs. Responsible for planning, developing, and implementing instructional programs in vocational, professional, or technical topics and presents specialized training sessions.

Description of Duties

  • Provides instruction and tutoring to students on an individual or group basis in areas related to areas such as reading, writing, mathematics, English as a second language, study skills, and English. Other areas of content may be incorporated as needed.
  • Maintains and submits a variety of records and reports including student attendance, lesson plans, daily activities, student progress, and workshop and meeting participation.
  • Develops curricula, course outlines, instructional methods, training aids, manuals and other materials.
  • Formulates learning objectives, plans, and develops methods for assessment and evaluation of trainings.
  • Participates in outreach activities including activities such as classroom assistance team, presentation team, follow-ups, and exercise handouts.
  • Facilitates program activities, to include classes, trainings, conferences, seminars, and/or other special projects.
  • Serves as student liaison and advocate with faculty and staff.
  • Provides appropriate classroom environment through the use of presentation and classroom appearance.
  • Develops and maintains a classroom environment conducive to effective learning.
  • Supervises learning activities and maintains classroom discipline.
  • Evaluates students learning concurrent with instruction; determines deficiencies through assessment scores and testing and submits recommendations and opinions according to evaluations.
  • May respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive inquiries and complaints.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received

  • General supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given

  • May supervise staff as assigned.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.

Preferred Education

  • N/A


  • None.

Required Experience

  • One (1) year of related experience.

Preferred Experience

  • One (1) year of experience implementing Adult Education or K-12 pedagogy.


  • Use of standard office equipment. Multimedia projector, audio/visual equipment, duplicating equipment and diverse computer software.

Working Conditions

  • Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office and classroom environment; some travel and weekend work is required.


  • Knowledge of the Texas Standardized Curriculum Framework for Adult Secondary Education.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to create accurate memos, user documents, and reports, and maintain training records.
  • Ability to interact effectively with diverse faculty and staff populations.
  • Must display excellent interpersonal, organizational, analytical, verbal, writing, and public speaking skills.

Physical Capabilities

Employment Category: Full-Time

Minimum Salary: Commensurate With Experience

Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Position Available Date: 01/03/2023

Grant Funded Position: Yes

If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date: 06/30/2027

Posting Detail Information

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.

Quick Link: https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/36667