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Instructional Designer 2

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Salt Lake Community College will complete a background check on the final candidate.

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Instructional Designer 2
Open Internally or Externally External
If faculty, tenure track status Not Applicable
Reports to (title) Assistant Director 3, Learning Solutions
Department eLearning IDMS Semester Development
Requisition Number 17029
Position Type Replacement
Job Category Staff
FT/PT Full-time
Initial Work Location
Starting Salary Based on qualifications
Job Open Date 08/14/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled No
Priority Review Date 08/21/2017
Job Summary

The Instructional Designer 2 works as part of an instructional development team and under limited supervision, is responsible for designing effective, quality instruction for technology—enabled learning environments.
This position can serves in a mentoring role to Instructional Designers 1. In this way, it has some responsibility for leadership within the group.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Conducts quality reviews, usability studies, and needs assessments as necessary.
Identifies areas of weakness in courses/products, and employs strategies for improvement.
Consults with faculty to help them improve the designs of their courses.
Designs and facilitates and/or participates in professional development workshops or other events in areas of instructional design, pedagogy, and instructional technology tools.
Designs effective, quality instruction for technology-enabled learning environments.
Cultivates close, collaborative and professional working relationships with faculty, content experts (CEs) and other stakeholders.
Applies systematic instructional design methods in real world, online instructional settings.
Ensures the instructional quality of courses/products.
Identifies and clarifies instructional objectives.
Assesses faculty and content expert teaching style(s) and student audience and applies appropriate learning theory, instructional design theory, and/or technology to instructional situation.
Questions and influences the practices of faculty & content experts in a course/product in order to enhance instruction.
Implements innovative approaches and strategies in a course/product to solve instructional problems.
Selects appropriate technologies, including specific applications, to enhance instruction in a course/product.
Produces course/product design documents that are based on sound instructional design principles and which communicate to stakeholders the vision of a course/product.
Consults with content experts on updates and revisions to courses/products.
Performs web development tasks using fundamental web development technologies and popular web and elearning development tools.
Documents (often via the web) progress/status of assigned tasks for review by others.
Reports regularly to supervisors and informs other team members on assignments and progress.
Remains current with technology tools and trends in online & higher education, including learning theory and instructional design theory.
Remains current with and has a thorough understanding of technology tools and trends in online & higher education.
Mentors Instructional Designer 1 and Instructional Technologists in the fulfillment of their responsibilities.
Reviews work produced by Instructional Designer 1 and Instructional Technologists and provides suggestions for improvement.
Completes other duties as assigned.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued
Preferred Qualifications

Experience in Quality Matters or other online course design rubrics.
Experience in Universal Design for Learning
Experience with problem-based learning, discovery-based learning, and other student-centered learning methodologies.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelors degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Education, or a related field and
• 2-4 years experience designing instructional materials for technology-enabled learning environments.
• Masters degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Education, or a related field and
• 0-2 years experience designing instructional materials for technology-enabled learning environments.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Highly developed organization skills;
Well developed analytic skills;
Well developed critical thinking skills;
Strong problem solving abilities;
Ability & willingness to question status-quo practices and influence others through persuasion and demonstration;
Ability to conceptualize innovative ideas & solutions;
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills;
Ability to concurrently manage multiple assignments;
Solid understanding of learning theory and instructional design theory;
Fluency and comfort in the use of technology in everyday life;
Fluency in using popular productivity software (MS Office suite or equivalent) on Windows or Mac platforms;
Fluency in navigating the web and using web-based tools to facilitate work, learning, collaboration, productivity, research, etc.;
Sound understanding of, and ability to use fundamental web development technologies & tools;
Ability to work independently, with limited direction
Ability to take the lead among professional peers & partners
Ability to influence and mentor others by example and the use of constructive criticism
Ability to represent/defend interests and concerns of a group to others
Ability to quickly and accurately evaluate the work of others
Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College. Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities and special needs.

Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Special Instructions

Salt Lake Community College will complete a background check on the final candidate.

FLSA Exempt

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Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume / Curr. Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letters of Reference
  4. Other Doc