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SENIOR LEARNING DESIGNER
For 100 years, UCLA Extension has been a global leader in continuing higher education, with an unparalleled history of outreach and community service. As an integral part of UCLA, one of the world's most esteemed universities, we offer thousands of continuing education courses in the Arts, Business and Management, Legal Studies, Engineering, Technology, Humanities and Sciences, and much more. UCLA Extension is currently seeking an experienced instructional designing professional to serve as the Senior Learning Designer (Requisition: 27032) within the Global Online Educational Experience department.
Under the direction of the Director of UCLA Global Online Educational Experience the Senior Learning Designer will provide instructional and program design expertise for the development and support of online and hybrid courses, and specialized educational programs. This position will work closely with UCLA academic units, faculty members, Extension instructors and staff to develop online and hybrid courses for delivery through UCLA Global Online. The SLD will be responsible for collaborating with faculty, instructors, and staff in the design of online coursework/programs and instructional practices, the development of learning resources, and the transition of courses and course segments or modules w to online delivery.
Major duties include:
Collaborates with UCLA academic departments, faculty, Extension instructors and staff, and other stakeholders to ensure the content and delivery methods meets the goals of all stakeholders.
Applies appropriate learning methodologies in collaboration with faculty and instructors based on the content to be delivered and the subject area of courses and programs.
Writes and edits content as necessary in coordination with UCLA Faculty, Extension Instructors and other stakeholders.
Identifies and secures appropriate educational materials and resources for domestic and international clients/partners.
Facilitates the use of effective learning design approaches in the design and development of UCLA GO courses and innovative educational packages.
Consults on optimal design of online courses and effective uses of multimedia for instruction, taking into account international cultural differences.
A graduate degree in learning/instructional design, educational/instructional technology, distance learning, adult education, or related field.
Three to five years’ experience in learning/instructional design, educational/instructional technology, distance learning, or related field, preferably in higher education.
Strong understanding of online and blended pedagogy and trends in online design and teaching/learning.
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud/Suite (Acrobat, Premiere, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Freehand) Articulate Storyline, Camtasia, Panopto, Final Draft (or other scriptwriting tools), multimedia players, Microsoft Producer and FrontPage.
Experience with web browsers for Mac and PC: Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome
Full information concerning the job qualifications are listed on the official UCLA job posting.
The target salary range for this position is between $4,842 and $6,670 monthly. This is a one year contract position.
UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including vacation and sick leave accrual; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan; various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, the University Credit Union, and much more!
How to Apply: Qualified applicants may apply for this position using the UCLA Career Opportunities website. Go to https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/ and search for Requisition 27032. Alternatively, you may copy/paste the link below into your browser’s address bar:
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