Basic Position Information
Job Code: 3088
Title: Instructional Designer
Department: Teaching and Learning Center
Essential Personnel: N/A
Job Family: Student Operations
Job Sub-Family: Student Success
FLSA Classification: E
Job Grade: 15
Grade Min: $58,809
Grade Mid: $70,571
UHD Succession Plan: N
Criticality of Position: N/A
Career Ladder: In-Range
Campus Security Authority: Y
Screening Committee: N
Motor Vehicle Record Check: N
The Instructional Designer promotes innovation, efficiency, and student engagement in online or face-to-face university courses, by utilizing tools and skills to design and develop quality courses that reinforce student learning and meet desired outcomes.
- Provides instructional design support to faculty through consultation with individuals and collaborative course design teams
- Assists faculty in the development of course materials for delivery of face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses
- Assists faculty with the conversion of face-to-face courses to hybrid and online formats
- Collaborates, assists, develops, and participates in the facilitation of professional development workshops and symposia, particularly with regard to course design, online teaching, and technology-enhanced instruction
- Performs all other duties as assigned
Delegation of Work:
- Bachelor's degree in Instructional Design or related field
- Minimum of three (3) years of related job experience, including teaching experience
- Master's Degree is preferred;
- Quality Matters (QM) and/or Online Learning Consortium (OLC) certification in online course design and/or delivery is preferred;
- Experience providing instructional design support using the Blackboard LMS is preferred;
- Experience in designing learning environments for FTIC students and underrepresented student groups is preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of instructional design across modalities (i.e., face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses), and the related trends, issues, and accepted practices
- Good technical skills, including proficiency in Adobe and in Learning Management Systems;
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills; excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community
Work Location and Physical Demands
Primary Work Location:
- Works in an office environment
- Work is performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any unpleasant elements;
- Individual has discretion in relation to walking, standing etc., and has minimal exposure to physical risks
- Must have the ability to identify and distinguish colors
- Must have the ability to move items of up to 15lbs
Position Specific Competencies
Commitment to Excellence - UHD
- Demonstrates a commitment to competently perform his/her job duties and responsibilities within established time frames.
- Continuously strives to improve work performance.
- Accepts responsibility for his/her commitments to the university.
- Contributes to the success of the university by consistently providing quality results in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.
- Demonstrates high ethical standards of conduct in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.
- Accepts responsibility for his/her actions.
- Respects and complies with department and university policies, procedures, and work rules.
Respect and Cooperation
- Treats others with courtesy, respect, and dignity in the workplace.
- Promotes cooperation through open and honest communications and consideration of others ideas, thoughts, and opinions.
- Takes responsibility to accomplish job assignments within reasonable deadlines.
- Willing to accept new projects and/or commitments.
- Does due diligence to complete projects within specified timeframes and/or fulfill commitments.
- Arrives to work on time prepared and ready to contribute.
- Willingly adjusts to changing work assignments or conditions.
- Open to changes in operational procedures, technology, and/or organizational structure.
- Views changes as opportunities for learning and professional development.
- Displays a positive attitude to encourage others.
- Promptly responds to changes in work priorities and/or unexpected circumstances or situations.
- Possesses required job skills and knowledge.
- Demonstrates the ability to apply those skills and knowledge to competently perform his/her job duties and assignments.
Focus on Customer Service
- Focuses on customer's needs and expectations. (Customers can be students, external constituents, employees, or university guests.)
- Respectfully ascertains customer's needs and determines appropriate response.
- Promptly responds by providing requested information, takes appropriate action, or refers customer to appropriate individual or department.
- If further actions need to be taken, advises customers of realistic timeframes for a response to their request.
- Follows up with customers on outstanding requests in a timely manner.
- Tactfully explains to customers why their needs and/or expectations cannot be met if the university does not provide the requested information or services.
Computer/Automated System Proficiency
- Proficient in the use of university applications or automated systems to perform job duties.
- Complies with related policies, procedures, and work rules to maintain system security and data integrity.
This job description may not encompass all duties and responsibilities associated with the position.