Instructional Technologist

New York, New York, United States

Job description

School/Division: Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service (PS1046)

Compensation Grade: Band 53


Position Summary

The Instructional Technologist will be responsible for partnering with faculty, administrators, staff, and external partners (e.g., instructional design firms, online program managers) to ensure the realization of instructional efforts. As part of Wagner’s Academic Programs team, the ideal candidate will conceptualize, design, develop, and implement online learning and teaching projects for the School’s various academic programs, as well as evaluate instructional materials and modes of delivery (e.g., hybrid, blended, fully online). They will apply a deep knowledge of pedagogical strategies and the creative use of instructional design/technology principles to improve teaching and learning, and will assess tools to address faculty members’ instructional goals. In addition, the Instructional Technologist will train faculty and staff in the use of technologies available at NYU, as well as new or emerging technologies and technologies utilized by external partners. This position will also closely partner, collaborate, and train with NYU IT’s Teaching and Learning with Technology team, and will be a part of their community of practice.

**This is a 24-month fixed-term position with the possibility for ongoing renewal. The position’s primary initial focus will be on launching an online Masters of Health Administration degree program.**


Required Education:
Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Education:
Master’s degree or higher in educational media or educational technology.

Required Experience:
5 years of demonstrated professional experience in instructional design/education technology with a focus on online programs and distance education. Must have professional experience:

  • Presenting, discussing, and applying educational theory into practice
  • Using one or more learning management systems
  • Designing graphical elements of web applications
  • Working independently, as well as cooperatively, with faculty, administrators, staff, and external vendors (e.g., instructional design firms, online program managers)
  • Collaborating with information technology professionals on joint projects

Preferred Experience:
Working with faculty, administrators, and staff in a higher education institution is preferred, especially developing and/or supporting research and teaching innovation. University- level teaching experience. Experience in cultivating digital communities.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in planning, designing, developing, delivering, and supporting technology-enhanced educational efforts using instructional design processes
  • Ability to train faculty and provide guidance on processes and best practices in instructional technology efforts.
  • Competence building courses within a LMS/MOOC/CMS platform using HTML and CSS
  • Writing and Communication
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Capability to write, copyedit, and proofread instructional materials and documentation, as well as to create and/or follow style guides
  • Project Management
    • Strength in scaling, coordinating, scheduling, reviewing, tracking, troubleshooting, and adapting project efforts
    • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, on multiple projects simultaneously
  • High level of interpersonal and team building skills.
  • Ability to apply creative solutions to problems and new initiatives

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of the learning analytics landscape. Knowledge and use of graphic development tools (Photoshop, Illustrator). Familiarity with Javascript, Unity, digital video editing software (Final Cut Pro, Avid), and animation software. Utilizing audio and video codecs and image file formats. Knowledge of Tin Can (Experience) API and SCORM. E-Learning course creation authoring tools (Captivate, Storyline, and/or similar). Creation and management of issues using Jira or other project management systems. Applying knowledge of the features and tools of the Sakai LMS. Building courses within Sakai using HTML and CSS. Asset research and management. Experience with data visualization tools. Assessment and application of copyright and usage terms.

Additional Information

NYU Wagner prepares public service leaders to translate ideas into actions that have an effective and lasting impact on the public good. Our faculty’s research changes the way people frame, understand, and act on important public issues. We provide our students with critical skills, access to all that New York City has to offer, and a deep understanding of context surrounding public service challenges-which they use to improve cities and communities across the globe.

For more information about Wagner, please visit our website.

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