Instructional Designer, Online Education

Location
Connecticut, United Kingdom
Posted
28 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
28 Aug 2019
Ref
56351BR
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Part Time

Position Focus:

Reporting to the Director of Online and Certificate Education, and working closely with the Senior Advisor to the Dean and the Online Program Administrator, the Instructional Designer will play a central role in advancing the YSPH mission to be a leader in online public health education, including a planned new online degree. This position will support and collaborate with faculty to accomplish teaching and learning objectives, using a consultative approach to identify and implement innovative solutions to teaching and learning. The Instructional Designer will help support all facets of new and existing online initiatives at the School through her/his instructional design skills, passion for excellence, teamwork, and enthusiasm for teaching and learning.

Responsibilities will include:

  1. Acts as a project leader for the instructional design process for new online projects at YSPH .
  2. Identifies and suggests pedagogic and technological approaches for new online programs.
  3. Thinks critically about workflow and practice, and identifies creative solutions for process improvements.
  4. Develops and provides training on the usage of instructional technologies, and other software and hardware, to support online learning at YSPH.
  5. Collaborates with faculty and the online education team at YSPH to design courses and/or specific course elements that effectively support a broad audience of adult, part-time students with wide breadth of academic and technology backgrounds, significant time constraints, and demanding learning goals.

Please submit as an attachment a cover letter and an example of at least one course development project, describing the scope of the project(s) and the role you played. If applicable, please include links and/or screenshots.

Essential Duties

  1. Acts as a project leader for the instructional design process for new online projects at YSPH.
  2. Identifies and suggests pedagogic and technological approaches for new online programs.
  3. Thinks critically about workflow and practice, and identifies creative solutions for process improvements.
  4. Develops and provides training on the usage of instructional technologies, and other software and hardware, to support online learning at YSPH.
  5. Collaborates with faculty and the online education team at YSPH to design courses and/or specific course elements that effectively support a broad audience of adult, part-time students with wide breadth of academic and technology backgrounds, significant time constraints, and demanding learning goals.
  6. Builds consensus among stakeholders involved in online learning projects and develops design documents that reflect the consensus to ensure efficient development and implementation of projects.
  7. Provides technical and logistical support to ensure production of consistent and high-quality instructional materials including course websites, student interactions, presentation materials, etc.
  8. Liaises with the Yale Poorvu Center’s Digital Education team to ensure smooth functioning of all areas related to teaching technology.
  9. Highly responsive to requests for assistance and troubleshooting problems for online programs.
  10. Manages assigned project tasks to ensure timely and high quality outcomes and provides regular status reports on assigned projects.
  11. Works with the Director of Online and Certificate Education to develop and report on metrics that measure usage, and satisfaction for all technology and educational services provided.
  12. Researches current and emerging e-learning technologies and industry best practices and implements the best solutions to meet learners’ needs.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and four years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Knowledge of online learning best practices, adult education, and principals of effective course design.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Knowledge of and comfort with learning management systems, digital collaboration and other learning technology tools.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Familiarity with Learning Management Systems such as Canvas and graphic design software such as InDesign.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Outstanding interpersonal skills with a strong sense of teamwork.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Ability to maintain the highest possible degree of service and responsiveness to foster satisfaction among online program stakeholders.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Master’s in Education, Instructional Design, Online Education or related field. Content knowledge of public health a plus. Excellent writing and oral communication skills. Ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to shifting priorities accordingly. Detail oriented with strong planning and organizational skills.

Weekend Hours Required?

Occasional

Evening Hours Required?

Occasional

Drug Screen

No

Health Screening

No

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

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