Purpose of Position:
The Senior Instructional Designer will provide vision, leadership, and coordination in designing, developing, and delivering courses and technology-enhanced instructional materials for intersession, pre-college programs, Summer term undergraduate, and graduate courses delivered by AAP. The Senior 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.
Knowledge and Skills:
- 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 and creative commons
- Experience with web-based course management tools (such as Blackboard) 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
- Ability to supervise casual IRC team members and mentor instructional designers
- 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
- Ability to manage vendor projects
- 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
Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification:
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
- Graduate degree in instructional design, instructional technology, education, or related field
- Three years of professional level experience in course design and development, faculty training, or program/course assessment/evaluation required.
- Significant additional related experience may substitute for advanced degree.
- Experience should be demonstrated by 5 years experience in the field of higher education at a professional level in the areas of instructional design, instructional technology, or a closely related field is highly preferred.
- Two to three years of online teaching experience at the higher education level is preferred.
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.).
Internal and External Contacts:
- Collaborate with JHU Instructional Design group to share best practices throughout the Hopkins community.
- 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.
- Work with professional certification groups as necessary to maintain institutional certification:
- Quality Matters (QM)
- Online Learning Consortium (Formerly Sloan-C)
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
10% of Time Spent - Performance Management
- Supervise casual or part-time IRC team members.
- Mentor instructional designers, including helping to allocate team resources and coaching team members to maximum efficiency.
10% of Time Spent - Project Lead for Courses, Services, & Projects
- Collaborate and consult with stakeholders on the effective use of instructional design strategies, web-based resources, multimedia technologies, and instructional software and systems to improve teaching for course delivery
- Serve as project lead, directing teams with technical trainers, instructional technologist, web developers, multimedia specialists, and external vendors for course development and other special projects
- Research and evaluate new and emerging technologies, instructional design theories, and policies for potential application to IRC services
- Provide recommendations on the strategic, tactical and operational issues associated with the adoption of instructional technologies and instructional design processes
- Assist with developing budget projections
- Conduct necessary project analysis
- Evaluate the instructional effectiveness of instructional design processes
- Coordinate student help desk support
60% 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, 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 and engaging instructional resources including video, audio podcasts, and graphics
- Research and evaluate new and emerging technologies, instructional design theories, 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
10% of Time Spent - Workshops
- Plan, develop and implements 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
10% of Time Spent - Course Management
- Manage intersession, pre-college programs and Summer Term undergraduate master course templates
- Develop and maintain course site templates for intersession, pre-college programs and Summer Term undergraduate