Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Full Time
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The UW College of Education believes that an effective public education system for a diverse citizenry is the cornerstone of democracy. To that end, we dedicate our resources toward making an excellent education a daily reality for every student in every community across this state and country.
Reporting to the Director of Information and Learning Technologies, the Lead Instructional Designer position plays a strategic role in supporting existing online educational materials and the development of new initiatives within the college. In addition, the Lead Instructional Designer will supervise and lead the work of a shared ID position supporting college faculty and other grant funded online learning initiatives.
As a member of the Information and Learning Technologies team, the Lead Instructional Designer will have a broad set of responsibilities including support, design, development, and quality control of online and hybrid courses. Additionally, the Lead Instructional Designer is responsible for producing and conducting professional development workshops according to their expertise. The Lead Instructional Designer may also be tasked with event planning and facilitating discussions related to online education for the college and other educational partners.
Duties and Responsibilities:
•Design, maintain, and evaluate online/hybrid learning courses in collaboration with faculty, technologists, and other production team members. Manage instructional design process for these projects and keep progress documentation and communication with customers.
•Recommend pedagogical methodology for online courses, maintaining compliance and accessibility standards according to institutional policy. Supports faculty in keeping content aligned with course/program goals and objectives.
•Manages and develops strategy for Instructional Design within our college.
•In collaboration with faculty and other team members, develop and edit instructional and assessment materials for courses. Develop review cycle for these courses and materials.
•As part of the team, develop face-to-face and online training sessions/courses for faculty and staff regarding to instructional design best practices and techniques. Provide one-on-one support to faculty as they prepare and develop their course materials
•Support faculty in the delivery of their courses, collaborating with other team members as needed. Diagnose and troubleshoot course delivery issues.
•Serve as liaison between team and other service groups as needed (help desk, library, other IT units, etc.)
•Research and provide current recommendations in trends in instructional design and online learning.
•Other duties as assigned
•Bachelor’s degree in instructional design, instructional technology, education, communications, or a related field, to include a minimum of 3 years of experience in the design, development, and deployment of online courses.
•Demonstrated knowledge of pedagogical principles and application of learning theory to an online learning environment.
•Proven ability to successfully manage concurrent projects.
•Excellent written and oral communication skills
•Highly organized with great attention to detail
•Proficiency with Canvas Learning Management System
•Creative problem-solving skills
•Ability to work collaboratively and effectively as an individual contributor and member of multiple internal and external teams and organizations
•Ability to take initiative, set priorities, handle multiple projects and exercise good judgment in a fast-paced, dynamic and deadline-driven environment in an organized and professional manner.
•Master's degree preferred with three years of experience within all phases of instructional design (analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation).
•Face-to-face, hybrid, and online teaching experience at the college or university level is highly preferred.
•Knowledge of media design and development strategies and technologies
•Familiarity with online interactive media development tools such as Articulate, H5P or Adobe Captivate
•Ability to work with faculty with diverse degrees of expertise in online educational environments.
•Familiarity with equity-oriented pedagogy
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.