Initial Review Date (IRD) The Initial Review Date (IRD) for this position is: 10/6/2020
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Dept Marketing Statement UCSC Online Education partners with instructors to produce academically rigorous, creative, and transformative courses and programs. With expertise in digital instruction, OE leverages the talents of the outstanding UCSC faculty to smartly design courses that engage and inspire students to learn. The team produces fully online and hybrid courses that UCSC students take for academic credit, as well as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that are widely available to anyone with internet access. All courses that OE produces are designed to promote equal opportunities for student learning and success.
In response to the emergency shift to remote instruction in April 2020, Online Education and the Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning created a new partnership to better support teaching and learning. This collaboration is represented by three central values: Community, Accessibility, and Deep Learning. These values underlie our work to promote equity and excellence during this period of remote instruction.
Involves designing instructional content for online and hybrid implementation, creating interactive media content, and building content modules in various learning systems and platforms using a variety of software applications in support of academic and professional programs.
Join UCSC to support remote instruction during a time of great need and appreciation for the talents of instructional designers, technologists, and innovators. We are hiring up to three instructional designers for the express purposes of assisting all levels of instructors with remote instruction through the 2020-21 academic year. This creative and exciting work will involve working within a team of designers and technologists to support remote instruction through the design and re-design of course materials to enhance remote instruction. Tantamount in all of our work is the desire to create courses that maximize learning opportunities for all students. Instructional designers who are skilled in using teaching tools will have opportunities to support tools commonly used at UCSC such as Canvas, Zooom, YuJa, Gradescope, Google Suite, and others. While the majority of our work is done in a team setting, instructional designers provide individual consultation to instructors through Zoom meetings and in written communications. For candidates with instructional experience, we will have opportunities for co-facilitation of professional development in remote and online course design.
These instructional design positions have been created in response to the emergency shift to remote instruction, and they are planned to support all levels of instructors with remote instruction during the 2020-21 academic year. It is likely that these positions will individually be assigned to academic divisions, to better align support with the needs of specific divisions.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Salary Information: Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
Job Duties 40% - Applies professional instructional design skills to articulate course design, apply learning objectives / outcomes, include supportive learning activities and assessments, and select appropriate technologies and tools to achieve academic goals.
15% - Consults with faculty and staff to determine methods for delivery of course content (synchronous or asynchronous) and effective use of technology that promotes learner engagement and knowledge acquisition.
15% - Supports faculty and staff in the creation of multimedia content, including interactive learning activities, video, or audio components, and oversees the production of course content according to an established schedule.
10% - Builds, arranges and deploys content on learning management platforms.
5% - May provide support for testing content and tools to meet ADA requirements, research and document copyright for embedded media and other non-faculty-created content.
5% - Monitors course progress during instructional term and resolves issues with faculty and teaching assistants and others.
5% - Works in a collaborative manner with others in a diverse environment and at all levels in the organization to prioritize work assignments, conduct analysis, and develop recommendations. Works in a collaborative mannerwith other instructional designers, technology staff, faculty, and teaching assistants and demonstrates diplomacy and tact in all communications.
5% - Conducts appropriate job and task analyses in the context of instructional design of technical or specialized training. Actively seeks out knowledge of new and emerging learning technologies.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Thorough knowledge of functional area and understands how work within one course may impact work being done on other courses or in other areas.
Thorough analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.
Strong written communication skills.
Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to collaborate and negotiate
Thorough knowledge of organization policies and procedures, including policies that impact online course development.
Thorough knowledge of instructional design principles and learning strategies, including needs analysis, backwards design, learning outcomes and assessment design, and instructional approaches including lecture, discussion, activities, projects, etc.
Thorough knowledge of the technical tools and platforms required to achieve the delivery of engaging and media-rich online learning content, and of trends in the use and effectiveness of educational technology and learning.
Thorough knowledge and skills with relevant business software systems.
Thorough knowledge of applying adult learning theories and educational methodologies.
Thorough knowledge of e-learning strategies including but not limited to courses (e.g., processes and technologies, etc.).
Advanced level skills in application of planning, resourcing and monitoring of effective design life cycles of training and other learning and performance solutions to support the organization.
Knowledge to conduct appropriate job and task analyses in the context of instructional design of technical or specialized training.
The ability to work both independently and as a member of a team, as well as problem-solving, effectively managing priorities, and working within set timeframes (quarters or sessions) to complete and publish courses.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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