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Posted about 2 months ago

AUO Academic Technology Instructional Designer

This position is responsible for Antioch University instructional design functions related to the development and revision of AU curricular products in face-to-face, hybrid, and 100% online learning environments with an emphasis on active and experiential learning in all delivery modalities. This role will serve as primary instructional designer for Antioch University Online courses, as well as working directly with faculty and academic unit directors in multiple programs fostering best practices in instructional strategies.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide pedagogical and instructional design consultation and support to faculty and academic program personnel to plan and improve instructional delivery with technology, including analysis of faculty and program needs, instructional materials design and production, and course
  • Employ project management skills to ensure timely support to a variety of faculty and academic units across the university.
  • Assist faculty in choosing and implementing instructional technologies consistent with university resources and suited to the faculty member’s abilities and needs.
  • Collaborate with university service departments on the administration of academic technologies such as learning management systems and video conferencing tools.
  • Contribute instructional design expertise to the development and maintenance of faculty development resources such as, multimedia tutorials, reference material, design standards, content resources, templates, and informational announcements for instructional development and program consistency.
  • Assist faculty with identifying sources of instructional media such as graphics, interactive activities, scenarios, video and other electronic materials to enrich course content.
  • Help in testing agreed-upon emerging teaching and learning technologies. Research and identify emerging educational and instructional technologies that can bring innovative and creative approaches to the curriculum.
  • Maintain currency in new and innovative approaches in teaching and
  • Other duties as assigned. Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in instructional technology, educational technology or related field required.
  • Higher education experience preferred.
  • Project management experience preferred.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Proficiency with appropriate software, including online course management software, web browsers, web authoring tools, standard office productivity tools required. Familiarity with mobile devices instruction, responsive interface design, video and image manipulation, presentation software, HTM/XML, and media production skills desired.
  • Ability to apply theories of instructional design and adult learning to the development of online or hybrid learning experiences required.
  • Ability to troubleshoot technical issues via phone, email, videoconferencing and in person to find solutions to challenges faced by faculty.
  • Knowledge of copyright, fair use, and accessibility regulations related to online learning.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong critical and analytical thinking skills.

Attributes and Abilities

  • Exercise professional judgment regarding highly confidential department, budget, and student matters.
  • Work independently, organize, handle detail, follow-through on tasks and problem solve with minimal supervision, in a complex administrative and academic environment.
  • Work effectively, collaboratively, and cooperatively with a diverse body of faculty, staff, and administrators. Ability to interact with a wide range of users and technicians.
  • Have a clear understanding and commitment to diversity, equity and cultural competence.
  • Possess a keen understanding of, and sensitivity to, the human factors and accessibility requirements involved in introducing educational technology.
  • Adapt to organizational and individual circumstances.
  • Differentiate level of assistance according faculty ability and need.

Hours of Employment

  • This is a full-time position. The work schedule will be established in consultation with Director of Academic Technology. The typical work week is Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week.

Work Location

  • This may be a remote or campus-based position, though proximity to one of our campuses in Seattle, WA; Los Angeles, CA; Santa Barbara, CA; or Keene, NH, is preferred. Specific location will be established with the supervisor prior to appointment.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Periods of stress due to level, variety, nature, and volume of work. High volume of computer work required. Occasional travel may be required.