Instructional Designer

  • Date Posted:   2014-08-13
  • Department:   Distributed Learning
  • FT/PT/Temp:   Full Time
  • Exempt Status:   Non-Exempt
  • Hours:   40 Per Week
  • Reports To:   Director of Distributed Learning

Summary

Position Type

Full Time

Description

The Instructional Designer is a professional position in the office of Distributed Learning at Fuller Theological Seminary. This position assists faculty with the creation of teaching and learning content to support instruction in online, hybrid and face-to-face courses. The Instructional Designer will help guide the learning development process from analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation.

The Instructional Designer will support seminary faculty and colleagues using best practices of teaching and learning. The Instructional Designer is responsible for working with faculty to successfully implement academic pedagogical principals and technology-enhanced learning into courses.

The Instructional Designer will have a strong background in education, technology, and pedagogy; as well as excellent interpersonal skills. This person needs to be organized, flexible, self-motivated, and able to maintain integrity and a good work ethic. The Instructional Designer reports to the Director of Distributed Learning.

Essential Functions

  • Provide instructional design leadership, training, and assistance to faculty members as they prepare to teach online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses
  • Consult with and provide individualized support to faculty in the integration of instructional technologies and the application of the appropriate pedagogy for the specific learning environment, whether classroom, online, or hybrid. A successful candidate should be able to:
    • Develop learning objectives and determine how to align those objectives with appropriate assessment strategies to measure the desired learning outcomes
    • Find effective ways of motivating and engaging students in activities designed for learning
    • Utilize existing and new multimedia software for instructional purposes
    • Increase student collaboration through the use of online communications tools and group activities
    • Become familiar with the technology tools currently available for digital teaching and learning
    • Adapt instructional materials created for one format to another, such as converting a classroom-based course to an online format
  • Provide Tier II Moodle support to faculty and staff
  • Remain current with new developments in pedagogy and technology- mediated learning
  • Aid in the review of quality standards pertaining to course development and delivery
  • Work closely with the Distributed Learning team to develop and evaluate faculty support procedures and the use of technology in the teaching and learning environment

Requirements

  • Masters Degree in Education or related field, preferably in Instructional Design and Technology
  • A minimum of two years experience in curriculum development, teaching, or a closely-related field, in an Internet/intranet environment
  • Ability to create training experiences for faculty and students, including development and delivery of training in a virtual environment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, course authoring software, learning management systems, content management, graphic editing software, storyboarding, multimedia, and other appropriate teaching/learning technologies
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively manage projects received from the Director of Distributed Learning
  • Self-motivation, along with the ability to sustain high levels of productivity while functioning well on a team
  • Fluency in Korean
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks and projects, and schedule ongoing work appropriately
  • Ability to meet regular deadlines and handle stressful situations with flexibility and good humor
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills

Contact
(626) 584-5200
(800) 235-2222
135 N. Oakland Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91182

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Admissions
admissions@fuller.edu