Utica College, a small comprehensive college in Upstate New York, is seeking an Online Instructional Designer who uses instructional design theory to assist program directors and their faculty with instructional development leading to high quality learning environments. The Instructional Designer, working closely with the entire instructional design team, will use sound online design principles to ensure that learning objectives are achieved.
In deciding whether to apply for a position at Utica College, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the UC mission and culture to help determine their potential success at http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/. Our Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in background, perspective, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas. At UC, diversity means that we are a community that represents a range of human experience and makes conscious choices to appreciate, respect, and learn from each other. Utica College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society.
Primary responsibilities include:
Reviews courses to ensure quality, adherence to UC’s current course template, and a learner-centered environment within the context of Quality Matters and College policies; Assists with course-level and program-level assessment; Collaborates with program directors, department chairs, and faculty on course alignment; Creates rubrics for both course learning and/or cognitive artifacts and course and program assessment; Provides Quality Matters expertise; Researches national best practices and makes recommendations for revision of Utica College’s Best Practice’s document based on said research; Provides instructional technology and design support to residency-based program residency events, both regionally, and in other off-campus locations; Collaborates with the Center for Innovative Learning, Wiley, and Orbis instructional technology/design teams on projects; Participates on assigned committee(s); Performs other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree required in instructional design, curriculum and instruction, instructional technology or related field; Two years’ experience supporting faculty in an educational setting required; One year experience in developing courses in a learning management system required; Must have a proven ability to work with teams, projects, deadlines and changing priorities; Must be organized, detail oriented, articulate, and able to react quickly to address multiple issues simultaneously; Must have in-depth knowledge of instructional design principles and adult learning theories; Must have exceptional interpersonal, listening, and writing skills; Must have exceptional presentation skills; Should have working knowledge of copyright policies and intellectual property rights; Experience with the Moodle learning management system a plus; A strong commitment to diversity and work continually to enhance diversity of our students, faculty, and staff; Must be willing and able to work evening and weekend hours as required during peak periods of academic activity and be on call on a regular basis.
Founded in 1946, Utica College is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The College enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students.
A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions, including the historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation.
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. Candidates for the position must include in their cover letter how you will advance our institutional values including serving a diverse community.
All application materials must be submitted online at the following link: http://uc.peopleadmin.com/postings/1843
Active consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. References will be checked for candidates invited to campus.
? Utica College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations.