Educational Designer (LMS Migration)

Sydney, Australia
05 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
18 Oct 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education Portfolio

  • Opportunity to provide deep technical knowledge and operational support to academic and teaching staff
  • Located at Camperdown Campus
  • Full-time fixed term for 12 months, remuneration package: $106K p.a. which includes base salary, leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity 

The Educational Designer provides deep technical knowledge and operational support to Academic and Teaching staff across the University to support the migration of units of study from Blackboard to Canvas. Creates, develops, tests and implements educational resources aligned to the needs of the work area.

In this position, you will:

  • be responsible for managing your work priorities and workload in order to complete the migration of sites to the new LMS within agreed timeframes
  • provide deep technical expertise and support to the work area in the creation, development and migration of educational resources to enhance student learning experience
  • provide strategic support and advice to academic and teaching staff on the effective use of educational and multimedia technologies across various programs of study in the Faculty
  • provide operational support to realise the educational design needs of the work area

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for anEducational Designer (LMS Migration) who possesses:

  • experience working in a tertiary environment with working knowledge of using Learning Management Systems such as Blackboard and/or Canvas
  • experience delivering education programmes, preferably in a tertiary education environment
  • extensive knowledge of University policies and procedures and administrative processes within a tertiary environment
  • excellent time and workload management skills

About us

In collaboration with Senior Executive Group (SEG), Academic Board and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education Portfolio, the Educational Innovation (EI) team works on university-initiated and other funded (e.g. Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations) strategic projects involving university teaching and learning, including the application of educational technologies in teaching and learning.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth.We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ more than 6,000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11.30pm October 18

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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