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Instructional Designer

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Staff

Jacksonville State University

Instructional Designer

Jacksonville State University (JSU) is seeking to hire two (2) Instructional Designers for the Online@JSU department. One Instructional Designer will focus on more general duties of the position, while the other will focus on media.

Instructional Designers work with faculty and other associates to design, develop, evaluate, and revise instruction and instructional materials for online and hybrid classes. While all Instructional Designers are expected to have knowledge of various learning platforms, learning delivery methods, learning modalities, learning theories, media platforms, media development techniques, and other elements as listed below, emphasis on certain areas of knowledge, skill, and ability may vary between specific Instructional Designers. Common variables include, but are not limited to, media-related aspects, research and analysis, training development and delivery, and others.

Online@JSU serves as the hub for online teaching and learning at JSU. We are a dedicated team of instructional designers and technical specialists focused on supporting all aspects of online education. Our services range from providing around-the-clock technical assistance to online students to helping instructors develop and deliver the highest quality, most engaging and effective online classes possible.

Founded in 1883, Jacksonville State University is a learning-centered university in Jacksonville, Alabama, whose mission is to provide distinctive educational, cultural, and social experiences for a diverse student population. Located in the Appalachian foothills of northeast Alabama, midway between Birmingham and Atlanta, JSU is home to more than 9,600 students representing 44 countries. As a learning-centered university, it strives to challenge students academically in a responsive environment, meeting their educational, career and personal goals. As an academic institution, it seeks to produce broadly educated graduates prepared for global engagement. As a public, comprehensive university, it promotes excellence in scholarly and service activities consistent with its academic and professional strengths. For a complete list of Goals, Core Values and Strategies to fulfill this Mission, go to the JSU Strategic Plan web page.

All candidates must possess an earned master’s degree in instructional design or a closely related field.

The preferred candidate for the general Instructional Designer position will possess:

  • At least one (1) year of full-time equivalent experience in K-12 education or higher education in teaching courses; OR in designing, developing, and delivering technology-centered or online teaching-centered professional development; OR at least (1) year of full-time equivalent experience in instructional design and training delivery in either educational institutions or corporate education, designing and developing effective distance learning, distributed learning, and/or online courses or programs.
  • Instructional Designer certification from a reputable, industry-accepted organization with a recognized high-quality program, such as Online Learning Consortium, Quality Matters, etc.,
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, OneDrive
  • Experience using a Learning Management System (LMS) (Canvas, Blackboard, etc.)
  • Experience providing training, workshops, and support to faculty and students.
  • In-depth knowledge of instructional design, adult learning theory, learning community principles, and learning outcome assessment techniques.
  • Experience applying instructional design models to develop learning experiences, lessons, and/or course development.

The preferred candidate for the media-focused Instructional Designer position will possess:

  • At least one (1) year of full-time equivalent experience in K-12 education or higher education in teaching courses; OR in designing, developing, and delivering technology-centered or online teaching-centered professional development; OR at least (1) year of full-time equivalent experience in instructional design and training delivery in either educational institutions or corporate education, designing and developing effective distance learning, distributed learning, and/or online courses or programs.
  • Instructional Designer certification from a reputable, industry-accepted organization with a recognized high-quality program, such as Online Learning Consortium, Quality Matters, etc.,
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, OneDrive
  • Experience using a Learning Management System (LMS) (Canvas, Blackboard, etc.)
  • Experience providing training, workshops, and support to faculty and students.
  • In-depth knowledge of instructional design, adult learning theory, learning community principles, and learning outcome assessment techniques.
  • Experience applying instructional design models to develop learning experiences, lessons, and/or course development.
  • Professional training/certification and/or bachelor’s degree or higher in communications, media production, or closely related field
  • Professional experience with media production, interactive media, and graphic design software (Adobe Creative Suite, Articulate, etc.)
  • Professional experience with media production equipment (professional video cameras, video switchers, audio mixers, microphones, cables/connectors/converters, lighting, etc.)
  • Professional experience with web conferencing software and hardware

The media-focused position may require knowledge of media systems and the best practices application and use of media in educational settings, including integration into learning management systems such as Canvas. Knowledge of media production equipment, software and media industry standards in video compression, resolution, and formats may also be required.

This position has a salary of $57,783.00. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume or CV and unofficial transcripts to be considered for the position. Official transcripts will be required upon hire. The tentative start dates for both positions are May 1, 2023, and August 1, 2023, respectively.

Clery Notice: In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, https://www.clerycenter.org/the-clery-act the Jacksonville State University Police provide information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three calendar years. The JSU Annual Campus Security and Fire Report is available online at:  Annual Campus Security and Fire Report.

Equal Employment Opportunity: JSU is an Equal Employment, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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