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Instructional Development Specialist

Posted: 01/19/2023

Instructional Development Specialist
Continuing Education & Special Programs 
 
Impact & Responsibilities: Collaborates with faculty members to determine instructional strategies, materials, and assessment strategies appropriate for courses offered through Continuing and Distance Education; collaborates with ITS Educational Technology Services and other support units to elevate the quality of support and instruction; conducts course reviews of online courses with instructors to ensure that course design aligns with the Quality Matters Rubric standards; manages and tracks institutional data, including reporting; and identifies gaps and needs between current hardware and software capabilities and support growth in technology-based courses.
 
Required: Bachelor's degree in education, English, technical writing, educational technology, or related field; at least one year of instructional development experience in the field of distance education or online teaching with proficiency across course learning management systems; proficiency with Google Suite and Microsoft Office Suite tools, including data analysis and reporting functions; excellent organizational skills and time management skills, including ability to prioritize tasks and projects as needs; excellent verbal and written communication skills, customer service, and interpersonal skills; strong attention to accuracy and detail; ability to learn and apply new online tools and skills; ability to work well with others in a team setting; and ability to adapt to change and work in a fast-paced work environment.
 
Preferred: Master's degree; higher education teaching experience; experience with Blackboard Original and/or Ultra View, D2L/Brightspace, or Canvas; project management experience, including long-term collaborative projects with faculty; experience with Universal Design for Learning and creating/editing files for accessibility; and familiarity with Quality Matters Rubric and industry best practices standards for online course design.
 
UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.
 
The University offers an excellent benefits package including a vacation plan, employer sponsored retirement plans, health and dental insurance, and life and disability insurance. Benefits package details can be viewed at uni.edu/jobs/why. Application materials received by Friday, February 3rd, 2023 will be given first consideration. For more information or to apply, visit http://jobs.uni.edu. Criminal and other relevant background checks required.
 

Type of Employment: Full-Time

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