Instructional Design Coordinator Position Opening

NIU is seeking an Instructional Design Coordinator to join the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center to offer training programs and high-level individual and group consultations on instructional design and course transformation suitable for both classroom and distributed learning.

POSITION: 12-month full-time, supportive professional staff position

RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Keep current with emerging pedagogies and instructional best practices.
  2. Offer high-level individual and group consultations on instructional design and course transformation suitable for both classroom and distributed learning.
  3. Develop and deliver training programs on instructional tools and techniques including distributed learning quality assurance for faculty, teaching staff and teaching assistants.
  4. Design and develop quick guides, informational materials, and tutorials on emerging teaching and learning techniques for the Center.
  5. Contribute to the planning and assessment activities of the Center.
  6. Design, implement, and maintain online quality assurance metrics for the Center.
  7. Maintain and further develop online and social media communications for the Center.
  8. Collaborate with Center staff on various programs, resources and services offered by the Center.
  9. Represent the Center in teaching and learning-related committees internal and external to the institution.
  10. Work closely with the Director and Center staff on various activities related to the mission of the Center as assigned.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Master’s degree in instructional technology, computer science or related fields is required.
  • At least 1-year experience with learning management systems and online pedagogies suitable for a higher education environment is required.
  • Knowledge of instructional design principles, pedagogical techniques, and use of instructional technologies suitable for a range of teaching and learning modalities is required.
  • At least 1-year experience in the design, development and delivery of tutorials on instructional best practices suitable for a higher education audience is required.
  • Ability to prepare and disseminate informational materials through the web and social media is required.
  • Excellent communication skills, planning and organizational abilities, problem-solving skills, and ability to work collaboratively and collegially in a team environment are required.
  • Experience using Windows, Mac, office productivity tools, online teaching tools, and social media tools for teaching purposes is required.
  • Knowledge of online course quality assurance standards and review process is required.
  • Experience designing and maintaining web communications is required.

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Doctoral degree or experience teaching in a higher education environment is preferred.

APPLICATION

Send a letter of application, resume, and names and contact information for three recent professional references related to the position by May 25, 2014 to facdev@niu.edu

The position will remain open until filled. This is a campus search, but applications received from outside the campus will also be considered. Contact (815) 753-0595 or facdev@niu.edu for more information.

In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the university will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check.

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. NIU recognizes Dual Career issues.

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