Instructional Designer (Academic Affairs)



Job description

Aston PA

Catholic Education in the Franciscan Tradition

Neumann University is currently seeking qualified applicants for the full-time position of Instructional Designer to begin in January of 2019. The Instructional Designer is responsible for maintaining and updating highly interactive online learning content for graduate and undergraduate courses at Neumann University. Neumann University’s Instructional Designer will complete multiple projects and will be accountable for delivering work by prescribed deadlines. Reporting directly to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, she/he will work with faculty to collaboratively plan, design, and/or revise online course materials for graduate and undergraduate courses. The Instructional Designer will also be responsible for translating on-campus (“brick and mortar”) classes into online classes using the university’s LMS (Blackboard). She/he will provide one-on-one service to faculty in various subject areas and work as part of a team to ensure courses meet quality and faculty standards. The Instructional Designer will update training materials including self-help documents, online tutorials, and other multimedia materials to assist both faculty and students with the use of course management tools and other technologies. The Instructional Designer will also have the experience and demonstrated skills to create engaging, active, and experiential learning activities online that go beyond the discussion board. Performs other duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s Degree in Instructional Design or closely related field with at least 3 years of instructional design experience including online delivery of self-produced content. Experience should also include Windows and Mac OS, Blackboard, Canvas, Camtasia, Articulate, Adobe E-Learning Suite, Video Editing software or similar Learning Management System, and real-time web conferencing. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of online instructional design techniques; demonstrated verbal and written communication skills along with the ability to effectively interact with a diverse group of faculty and staff; proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite; familiarity with copyright and intellectual property standards for course development; demonstrated expertise in instructional design software, including Camtasia, Articulate, Adobe E-Learning Suite, Video Editing software, and other design tools; ability to design instructional materials that meet current ADA standards; familiarity with Quality Matters rubrics and certification; knowledge of real time video integration (Flipgrid); demonstrated strong customer service orientation along with the ability to effectively interact with diverse groups of individuals.

Candidates must possess an appreciation for and congruence with the Franciscan mission of the University.

How to apply

To apply please submit an application letter, current curriculum vitae with list of references (incl. names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses), and documentation of effective teaching

Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, Neumann is a private, Catholic, co-educational University in the Franciscan tradition, which emphasizes respect for individuals, concern for the environment, and social responsibility. The University offers undergraduate degrees in a broad variety of subjects, seven graduate programs, and an accelerated bachelor's degree program for adults.