Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 108094-en_US
We are seeking an Instructional Designer who will provide vision, leadership, and coordination in designing, developing, and delivering fully online courses and technology-enhanced instructional materials for graduate programs delivered by KSAS Advance Academic Programs (AAP). The Instructional Designer will maintain AAP standards of excellence in course development and delivery, and act as a project lead in various assigned special projects necessary for the maintenance and development of online courses.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
70% of Time Spent - Instructional Design
- Lead the analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of complex courses, ensuring competency alignment among courses to achieve program objectives.
- Consult with faculty to identify and integrate the appropriate instructional design and technologies needed to employ evidence-based instructional practices to enhance the learning process.
- Collaborate and consult with faculty on the effective use of Web-based resources, multimedia technologies, and instructional strategies to develop or revise their courses
- Provide recommendations for interface design, sequencing of instruction, active learning, and use of assessments activities.
- Coordinate the development of instructional materials that are functional, informative, engaging, fully accessible, and consistent with sound instructional design principles, including alignment of course objectives with learning activities, instructional resources, and assessments.
- Create supporting material/media (simulations, role plays, games, case studies, etc.)
- Utilize multimedia technology and authoring tools to develop interactive, engaging, and fully accessible instructional resources including video, audio podcasts, and graphics
- Research and evaluate new and emerging technologies, instructional design theories, DEI resources, and approaches and policies for potential application to instructional design.
- Manage project timelines and coordinate with team members and partners to meet project deliverables.
- Collaborate with multimedia team to develop media products for use in online courses including presentations, video, audio podcasts, and graphics.
- Monitor and stay abreast of new and emerging technologies.
- Study and evaluate instructional design theories for application to a variety of program and department needs.
- Read and stay abreast of JHU and peer institutional best practices and evaluate them for potential application in instructional design at AAP.
- Document development and revision process meetings held, resources shared, guidance provided, suggestions for future improvements noted, etc.
- Ensure that new development/revisions meet IRC/AAP and program standards.
- Ensure that evaluation of the development process has taken place (i.e. Lessons Learned meeting, Satisfactory Checklist Review, and Satisfactory Student Evaluations)
- Communicate successes and potential/existing problems in a timely manner.
- Identify plausible solutions to address issues.
- Apply learning and best practices to processes whenever feasible.
15% of Time Spent- Project Lead for New Development Courses
- Contact and consult with faculty members.
- Convey expectations of course standards.
- Collaborate with new development instructors.
- Edit materials and respond in a timely manner.
- Troubleshoot and problem-solve issues.
- Motivate faculty members.
- Prioritize time and have clear boundaries.
- Collaborate with supervisor on problems.
- Keep PDs updated on a regular basis.
- Tracking/Time Management.
- Ensure that courses are designed to meet accessibility in standards.
- Actively engage with faculty during the project development process.
- Meet course development deadlines.
- Document and communicate timely updates on the status of course development projects to IRC team, faculty and program directors.
- Review courses using common quality standards process of our online courses.
10% of Time Spent - Workshops
- Plan, develop and implement s workshops and other activities that will promote teaching, learning, and assessment in areas related to learning strategies, instructional strategies and technology, and student learning outcomes.
- Conduct individual training and coaching for faculty to meet instructional design and development learning opportunities and needs.
5% of Time Spent - Special Project Lead
- In coordination with accommodation requests (ADA and Section 508), proactively find solutions to course deficiencies, makes strategic recommendations, and implements any changes necessary to assist faculty members.
- Represents the IRC at JHU technology meetings and functions.
- Develop and analyze data to provide regular reports on courses, faculty, and student needs.
- Assist with course readiness during peak times at semester start-up.
Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
- Must be service oriented, self-motivated, organized, and a detail-oriented team player who is capable of participating in collaborative instructional development processes and activities.
- In-depth understanding of learning theories and instructional design models.
- In-depth knowledge of multimedia (audio, graphics, and video).
- In-depth knowledge of and demonstrated ability to apply Instructional Design models/principles (Backward Design, ADDIE; etc.) to an online environment.
- Knowledge of various course assessment techniques and methods.
- Knowledge of cognitive theories of learning and motivation theories, (e.g. ARCS)
- Ability to solve problems in enterprising and proactive ways.
- Ability to conduct quality reviews of existing online courses using Quality Matters rubric or other assessment tool.
- In-depth understanding of Section 508, UDL, and applicable accessibility standards relating to online courses.
- Familiarity with copyright laws, open education resources, and creative commons.
- Experience with web-based course management tools (such as BlackboardCanvas) and online conferencing software (such as Zoom)
- In-depth knowledge of course authoring tools (e.g., Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, etc.
- Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, basic HTML editing software, and basic image manipulation software (Photoshop).
- Experience on Mac and PC platforms.
- Knowledge of current and emerging instructional technologies.
- Demonstrated ability to train one-on-one and in a group setting in a collaborative and professional way using multiple modalities.
- Excellent time management skills, organizational skills, ability to prioritize tasks, and the ability to deal with multiple constituencies concurrently in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
- Ability to work independently to solve problems in enterprising and proactive ways.
- Ability to monitor and report on status of assigned projects.
- Ability to analyze data and communicate trends and issues.
- Communication skills (oral, written, and interpersonal) must be at a professional level.
- Must be able to work effectively with multiple constituencies in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment.
- Requires a customer service orientation to work well with faculty, staff, and vendors.
Internal & External Contacts
- Collaborate with JHU Instructional Design group to share best practices throughout the Hopkins community.
- Communicate with IT@JHU to document issues with our CMS and other instructional technologies.
- Collaborate with the Center for Educational Resources (CER) on various training and instructional design projects.
- Collaborate with Library Services on student orientation, copyright, reserves, and student support systems.
- Attend CMS Support meetings to exchange issues and best practices on current JHU online learning and technology processes.
- Work with assigned external vendors as necessary to maintain functionality of current systems.:
- Work with professional certification groups as necessary to maintain institutional certification.
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications
- Demonstrated experience working with streaming audio and video, compression methods, file types and formats, and related software and platforms (i.e., Panopto, Camtasia Studio, Kaltura, etc.).
- Proven ability to continually adapt and learn new procedures, systems, and software applications.
- Ability to communicate and collaborate using a variety of synchronous meeting tools (i.e., Zoom, Adobe Connect, Google Hangouts, Skype, etc.).
- Demonstrated experience with learning management systems, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, and course authoring tools (e.g., Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, etc.).
- Bachelor's Degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Education, or related field.
- Three years of progressively responsible experience in course design and development, faculty training, or program/course assessment/evaluation.
- Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
- Masters Degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, or other related discipline is preferred.
- Minimum 5-years of professional experience in an academic or corporate environment, designing and developing distance or online instruction.
- Thorough knowledge of online instructional design, pedagogy/andragogy, emerging technology, accessibility, and distance learning best practices desirable.
- Demonstrated use of Quality Matters rubric or similar course design quality standards.
- Experience working with both Mac and PC platforms.
- Minimum 2-years of experience using course authoring tools like Adobe Captive or Articulate Storyline.
- Minimum 2-years of experience developing interactive training materials and learning objects.
- Two to three years of online teaching experience at the higher education level.
- Experience and certification in professional course evaluation (Quality Matters).
Classified Title: Instructional Designer
Starting Salary Range: $62,780-$86,390-$110,010 Annually (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday - Friday/ 8:30am - 5:00pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Hybrid/Homewood Campus
Department name: AAP Instructional Resource Center
Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences
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