Lead Instructional Designer, Technology & Learning

Malibu, California, United States

Job description

Job no: 497477

Work type: Regular

Location: Malibu Campus

Categories: Seaver College, Graziadio Business School, Graduate School of Education and Psychology, School of Law, School of Public Policy, Academic Support, Administrative/Office Support, TechnologyWork closely with the Director of Client Services and Manager of Technology & Learning to assess the technology and learning needs of the Pepperdine University academic community; create and lead faculty professional development programs on the effective use of educational technology and instructional design; mentor faculty in the creation of powerful, engaging course materials to enhance teaching and student learning; conduct outreach campaigns to promote TechLearn programs and content; promote the successes of the Technology and Learning group to the broader academic community; and be a vital member of Pepperdines Technology and Learning group.


  • NEEDS ASSESSMENT & RELATIONSHIP BUILDING Conduct outreach to university faculty to determine needs and build relationships, Partner and collaborate with undergraduate and graduate schools’ internal technology support staff to design instructional faculty development plans appropriate for each community; Research emerging technologies for application at the university.
  • TRAINING & FACULTY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Mentor and assist faculty in the planning, design, and implementation of digital learning content, activities, and experiences; Create, lead, and/or contribute to workshops and faculty development programs to share and promote effective practices, emerging techniques, and other lessons from active research in the field of instructional design, educational technology, digital learning environments, and pedagogy.
  • INSTRUCTIONAL CONTENT CREATION Create effective content to empower professors to teach effectively with technology, Create appropriate documentation and learning aid content for online, print, and other deliverables/platforms.
  • PROMOTION Promote a university-wide strategic vision for technology and learning; Promote Technology and Learning’s successes to the Pepperdine and broader national and international academic communities, Lead faculty outreach campaigns to raise awareness of technology and learning tools and programs across the institution; Contribute to the Technology & Learning website and TechLearn’s promotional campaigns.
  • COLLABORATION & COMMITTEES Collaborate with co-workers and university colleagues on departmental, division-wide, and institutional projects Participate on university committees.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Master’s degree in instructional design, learning technologies, instructional systems design, educational media, or related education discipline, with one year of experience in working with faculty members in face-to-face, fully online, and blended/hybrid courses. Experience in building relationships with people at a variety of levels. Demonstrated ability to launch and deliver multiple IT projects or project elements on-time and within budget. Experience designing and producing web- and computer-based course materials. Experience with wide variety of learning technologies (e.g. learning management system, plagiarism detection, wikis/blogs, etc.). Knowledge of instructional design/development theories, techniques, and processes (e.g. ADDIE). Knowledge of accessibility standards and techniques for content creation for learners with physical or learning challenges. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational skills. Strong graphic design and multimedia skills (e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.). Strong media capture skills (e.g. TechSmith Camtasia/SnagIt, Adobe Captivate, etc.). Strong learning technology skills (e.g. LMS, plagiarism detection, web conferencing, online collaboration). Ability to manage multiple projects for numerous clients simultaneously. Ability to conduct a needs assessment. Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of programs and make recommendations for improvements. Ability to maintain complete and accurate records and develop meaningful reports. Ability to research and adapt to the changing landscape of instructional design, learning technologies, and curricular design models and tools. Ability to identify and troubleshoot basic learning technology issues. Ability to work in a team and establish collegial relationships with faculty, staff, and peers. Graphic Design (Photoshop, Illustrator), Learning Management System (LMS), Plagiarism Detection, Web Conferencing, Screen and audio capture, Google Docs/Drive
Web 2.0 tools (blogs, wikis), Web technologies (HTML), Microsoft Office.

Preferred: Doctorate degree in instructional design, learning technologies, instructional systems design, educational media, or related education discipline, with two or more years of experience in working with faculty members in face-to-face, fully online, and blended/hybrid courses. Additional certification in teaching fully-online and/or blended/hybrid classes. Higher education teaching experience, Gamification, SCORM, LTI. Graphic Design (Full Adobe Creative Suite), Sakai Learning Management System (LMS), Turnitin, Adobe Connect Web Conferencing, Camtasia/Snagit screen and audio capture, Captivate screen and audio capture, Web 2.0 tools (Blogger, Confluence), Web technologies (HTML, HTML5, Javascript, CSS).

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening.

This is a regular, exempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

How to apply

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