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Instructional Designer

Position Summary:

The Instructional Designer promotes and supports the use of learning technologies at Emporia State University, and provides services that facilitate the integration of technology into teaching and learning across a broad curriculum. This position is also responsible for assisting in the support of the learning technologies portfolio at the University (e.g., Canvas, Zoom, Makerspaces, AR/VR/MR Studio, One Button Studio, Lightboard, etc.)

Position Duties, Responsibilities, And Competencies

  • Faculty Support & Training Design: develop and deliver professional development for faculty in the area of learning technologies through instructor-led, hands-on workshops, remote web conference sessions, and online self-paced programs.
    • Design and deliver on-campus, individual and web-based professional development for faculty and students regarding learning technologies and initiatives such as use of various cloud-based software, content development, accessibility standards, and quality assurance (e.g., Quality Matters framework)
    • Conduct demonstrations and training sessions in the use of instructional components and software.
  • Instructional and Course Design: Assess instructional needs of faculty and determine application solutions or design templates that will support the integration of digital content into the teaching and learning environment.
    • Provides support for creation of resources used for teaching and learning, such as video content and assistive technology.
    • Stays abreast regarding the current state of and future advances in learning technology, eLearning applications and course delivery.
    • Researches and evaluates emergent cloud technologies, tools, and delivery options based on analysis of user needs.
    • Assists in maintenance of a dynamic Learning Technologies section of the Information Technology website
    • Participates in projects to integrate new learning technologies including installing, configuring, and testing new components and cloud-based software.
    • Participates in the evaluation, selection, testing and implementation of components and cloud-based software tools, technologies and services that empower faculty and enhance the teaching/learning experience.
  • Community Engagement & Involvement: Initiate faculty collaboration models to foster the sharing of experiences and ideas in the field of technology integration within departments across campus and outside of ESU.
    • Conducts a variety of workshops and professional development with both on and off-campus constituents, including school districts, libraries, municipalities, and other colleges and universities.
    • Promotes learning technologies research and development activities through a variety of professional organizations and conferences, including EDUCAUSE, Colleague to Colleague, CHECK, Podstock, MACE, ISTE, AECT, and through online organizations and communication channels.
    • Investigates grant and other external funding opportunities.
    • Assists in leading a variety of professional development activities for ESU faculty, including i3 innovation grants (Innovate, Inspire, Ignite); TellYourStory (micro-conference); the Embedded Instructional Design program, and other related activities.
  • Learning Technology Support: Provide support for faculty to assist them with integrating technology into their curriculum.
    • Provides email, phone, text and walk-in support for faculty and students in the use of the learning management system and supported learning technologies, such as the One Button Studio, Lightboard, and AR/VR/MR Studio.
    • Creates and publishes user documentation, including web resources and users' manuals, for supported learning technology tools and software.
    • Provides Learning Spaces training for wireless display systems, mobile devices, and other emergent technologies.
    • Provides support for emergent technologies, such as AR/VR/MR
    • Ensures integration of technology into teaching through development of documentation, interactive tutorials, narrated video demonstrations and other training resources to support faculty, staff, and students.
  • Team Operations & Service Management: Provides support for IT operations, including portfolio and project management for designing, delivering, managing and improving learning technolo
    • Coordinates and participates in the implementation and use of technologies that support learning across the university, including online, blended and on-ground instruction.
    • Other related duties as required.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in instructional technology, education technology, education, curriculum design, information sciences, digital media design, or related field required.
  • Master's degree in Instructional/Learning Design, Instructional Systems Design, Instructional Technology, curriculum design, Information Technology, or Digital/Multimedia preferred.

Preferred Experience, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Three years of experience in course or curriculum design, eLearning and digital media creation/delivery required.
  • Experience in the areas of teaching, providing effective customer services preferably in higher education, evaluating products, and preparing and presenting reports or presentations is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of a learning management system (e.g., Canvas), video production software, and online course development.
  • Experience with assistive technologies, such as closed captioning
  • Experience with course quality assurance frameworks, such as Quality Matters.
  • Possession of a valid Kansas driver’s license and/or able to provide own transportation in conduct of work assignments
  • Experience with video and video editing.
  • Experience with AR/VR/MR technologies.

Preferred Personal Attributes:

  • Self starter. Able to identify needs and address issues independently.
  • Maintain a positive attitude, good morale, and cooperation promoting teamwork and partnering with other team members.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written, communication skills and the ability to work effectively and collegially with faculty, administrators, students, and colleagues are required.
  • Ability to effectively problem-solve and prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Strong work ethic (e.g., dependable, professional) and proven ability to work in an environment involving tasks that require strict confidentiality.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  • Ability to interpret and adhere to institutional policies, plans, objectives, rules and regulations.

Other Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel in Emporia and Kansas.
  • Must be able to lift/maneuver and/or install equipment weighing up to 50 pounds independently and with assistance.
  • Must able to stand for extended periods of time, climb stairs, reach, twist, sit, and walk.
  • Must be able to work weekends and evenings when required.

Compensation:

  • Salary range $45,000-$53,000.
  • Salary commensurate with education and experience.
  • Health Care Benefits.
  • Paid Leave.
  • Excellent working environment.
  • Opportunities for professional development and growth.

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