Senior Learning Designer
- Continuing | Full-Time
- Higher Education Officer Level 8 | $106,842 - $118,281 p.a.
- Location: Bedford Park / Kaurna Country
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About the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Students)
The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) provides administrative support to key strategic and operational functions of the University’s student-related and academic services. Under the general portfolio, the Office team support Portfolio leadership and facilitate dialogue between key service areas to help the Portfolio ensure Flinders’ educational offerings are innovative, of assured quality, and are student centred. This drives our values and ethos, our impact and engagement, and our vision to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.
About the Role
Flinders University is seeking an enthusiastic and innovative Senior Learning Designer to support the Learning and Teaching Portfolio team.
As the Senior Learning Designer, you will lead learning design and project management services in the development of online and blended courses, coordinate the dissemination of good practice and lead professional development which relates to changes and additions to the suite of educational technologies with Flinders Online Learning.
Utilising your pedagogical and technical knowledge, you will create and develop learning materials and activities, and co-design and co-develop innovative learning experiences in collaboration with academic staff. You will also be accountable for:
- Providing leadership and support to a team of Learning Designers operating across three Colleges as well as teams delivering University wide projects.
- Leading the implementation of strategic initiatives to support digital learning development and enhancement as required, including identifying opportunities, developing briefs, coordinating stakeholder interests, implementation, and evaluation of projects.
- Providing high-level learning design expertise to academic staff who are developing educational resources including the design of learning activities, assessment strategies, choosing appropriate distribution media, and designing student learning support strategies.
Your interpersonal skills will be the key to your success, as you demonstrate your ability to collaborate effectively and positively with a multi-disciplinary team. You will have high-level leadership skills with the ability to engage and enthuse others to embrace a vision of change, whilst also ensuring that you exercise initiative and judgement to meet deadlines.
As the successful Senior Learning Designer, you will demonstrate:
- Progress towards postgraduate qualifications in a related field with relevant experience or and equivalent experience combination of experience and/or education and/or training.
- Broad knowledge of teaching and learning theory and practice, curriculum development, educational design and evaluation, and the effective use of learning technologies in an educational context.
- Extensive experience designing and developing learning environments using an institutional learning management system and the interpretation and application of relevant policies and procedures.
Life at Flinders
We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world.
Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?
- 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options
- Flexible working arrangements
- Wide range of professional development activities and services
- We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff
- Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care services, gym and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia).
Our Commitment to Reconciliation and Indigenous Employment
Flinders University is proud to be an organisation that is committed to our Reconciliation Action Plan and Indigenous Workforce Strategy. Our vision is to be a preferred employer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We are committed to progressing Indigenous advancement in education, research, employment, and wellbeing, and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for all Flinders vacancies.
Prescribed Conditions for Employment
- A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.
- Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
How to Apply and Information
- You are required to submit Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the Key Position Capabilities of the position description.
- For more information regarding this position, please contact Michelle Picard
- Please see here for our Reconciliation Action Plan
- Please see here for our Indigenous Workforce Strategy
- Please see here for our Indigenous Workforce Strategy
Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.
Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:
08 Oct 2023
At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.