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University of Utah Instructional Technologist / Curriculum Specialist in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 11/04/2020

Requisition Number PRN24665B

Job Title Instructional Technologist / Curriculum Specialist

Working Title Instructional Technologist / Curriculum Specialist

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday through Friday.

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00033 - Executive Education

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 31600 to 55000

Close Date 12/30/2020

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

The Instructional Designer of the University of Utah’s Online programs will work closely with faculty and staff to build Online courses. The incumbent will promote the use of technology-based resources in learning and teaching and provide consultation, instruction, and assistance to faculty, students, and staff related to the editing, design, production, and instructional technology of curriculum development.

Responsibilities

• Write/script, develop, edit, and proofread course content as required, and aid in the assessment of online courses for the David Eccles School of Business.

• Assist professors in preparing, structuring, organizing, story-boarding and outlining their course content to be transformed into online courses

• Develop and establish solid working relationships with faculty and instructional designers

• Coordinate and facilitate sessions and workshops with faculty and instructional designers for course development

• Deliver detailed module/session outlines and work closely with faculty to obtain content and required materials

• Help train professors in Internet-based course development concepts and use of related applications used in the University’s online course delivery platform as required

• Deliver detailed module/session outlines to instructional designers and work closely with faculty to obtain content and required materials. Conduct “content inventory”

• Develop processes, procedures, and materials to facilitate the instructor’s ability to provide course material

• Contribute to the success of the Eccles School Online Programs by demonstrating professionalism, enthusiasm, and competency regarding format and editing of written content

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Technology or related field, or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). 2-4 years experience in instructional technology, preferably in an online education environment required. Knowledge of learning theory with the ability to apply the theory into practice; excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills; familiarity with a variety of software, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Office, and DVD Authoring tools; strong editing skills; ability to work both individually and in a team setting.

Master’s degree in a related field may be preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Preferences

• The ideal candidate will have a strong familiarity with current trends in higher education and business education.

Preferred Skills & Capabilities:

• Demonstrated experience in the field of online distance education in an academic setting.

• Strong Web-authoring skills and working knowledge of HTML ; working knowledge of Canvas and Photoshop.

• Broad knowledge of Web-based e-learning and other new media applications.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Exceptional reading comprehension and ability to write and edit materials in English.

• Experience working with content management systems.

• Ability to conduct a needs assessment and task analysis to include terminal and enabling objectives.

• Ability to employ industry-standard instructional design principles in the design of training for online delivery.

• Ability to design effective performance measurement and evaluation strategies.

• Ability to manage projects to successful deadline-oriented completion.

• Ability to work well in a team environment and to work effectively with a variety of academic constituencies.

• Expertise in instructional design and online learning to provide feedback and advice to faculty at every stage of course development.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: oeo@umail.utah.edu .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

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