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Instructional Designer

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

Job Summary

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.

Duties

  • 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

Marginal Duties

  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports:

  • None

Delegation of Work:

  • N/A

Supervision Given:

  • N/A

Qualifications

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Instructional Design or related field

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of three (3) years of related job experience, including teaching experience

License/Certification:

  • None required

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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:

  • Knowledge of instructional design across modalities (i.e., face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses), and the related trends, issues, and accepted practices

Skills:

  • Good technical skills, including proficiency in Adobe and in Learning Management Systems;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills; excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Abilities:

  • 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

Physical Demands:

  • 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.

Integrity

  • 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.

Dependability

  • 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.

Flexibility

  • 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.

Proficiency

  • 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.

Last updated 4/27/2022 6:11 AM