Position Description

Instructional Designer
Job Department/School Faculty Center for Prof. Excellence
FT/PT/Temp Full time
Location Garden City, N.Y.
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Title Position Reports To:  Director

 

JOB SUMMARY:

The Instructional Designer will apply knowledge of current learning science, best practices in instructional design, and technology skills to support faculty in developing high-quality online and blended learning experiences. They will ensure that course projects meet or exceed quality standards and that development is completed on schedule. They will design and deliver training to enhance faculty knowledge of and enthusiasm for online learning pedagogies and practices. The ideal candidate will have college-level teaching experience and experience with faculty support and/or development.

 

Responsibilities and Duties:

Work with faculty and departments to design and create engaging, interactive learning activities for online, blended, and web‐enhanced courses.

Manage the development of online and blended courses from conceptualization through launch. Ensure that courses meet or exceed quality standards, development is completed on time and Adelphi distance learning policies are adhered to.

Provide pedagogical and technical support to faculty and recommend active learning strategies that employ a range of modalities, and address diverse abilities and backgrounds.

Collaborate with FCPE colleagues to develop services and programs that support teaching and learning online and on campus.

Provide backup-support to mission critical FCPE services such as one-to-one consultations on educational technology application or teaching strategies.

Develop and conduct faculty development experiences (e.g. self‐guided tutorials, online tutorials, other multimedia materials, etc.) to support faculty use of instructional design concepts.

Research and evaluate new instructional technologies, LMS plugins, and educational applications. Stay current on the latest technology tools and trends and provide quality assurance and testing of instructional technologies, as needed.

Ensure accessibility standards that have been established for online courses and programs are being met.

Other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements: 

Knowledge and application of current learning theories and instructional design strategies in an online environment.

Experience using Learning Management Systems (Moodle preferred.)

Ability to work with faculty one-on-one in a collaborative and supportive manner.

Excellent organizational, problem‐solving, and project management skills including the ability to juggle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.

Familiarity with emerging technologies and their use in an instructional environment and ability to learn new technologies quickly and to teach them to others.

Experience with Windows and Macintosh computer environments.

Experience advancing faculty instructional expertise (teaching institutes, training, consulting, workshops, online resources, etc.)

Skill developing and implementing training and support for faculty, staff, and students in the use of instructional technologies.

Facility in interpreting faculty and student needs and providing instructional support and materials to address those needs.

Experience with a variety of presentation and authoring software (Adobe Suite, Google Apps). Experience with data visualization and mapping software.

Experience with quality-assurance and compliance review rubrics such as Quality Matters.

Proficiency with educational video production, web‐conferencing, podcasting, graphics, etc.

Excellent written, oral, and visual communication skills.

 

 EDUCATIONAL/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

 Bachelor’s Degree required Master’s Degree in Instructional Design, preferred.

Instructional Technology, Educational Technology, Online Learning, or closely related field.

One to three years experience designing college-level online courses.

One to three years college teaching experience (face-to-face and online/blended.)

Experience advancing faculty instructional expertise (teaching institutes, training, consulting, workshops, online resources, etc.)

Skill developing and implementing training and support for faculty, staff, and students in the use of instructional technologies.

Facility in interpreting faculty and student needs and providing instructional support and materials to address those needs.

Experience with a variety of presentation and authoring software (Adobe Suite, Google Apps.) Experience with data visualization and mapping software.

Experience with quality-assurance and compliance review rubrics such as Quality Matters.

Proficiency with educational video production, web-conferencing, podcasting, graphics, etc. 

 

 

Adelphi University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination regarding all educational, student programs and employment actions and further commits not to discriminate against any individual on the basis of an individual's race, creed, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.