e-Learning Instructional Designer

Ocean County College - Toms River, NJ
Position Type: General

FLSA: Exempt

About Ocean County College

For more than 50 years, Ocean County College, a public two-year college, has continued to provide value added higher education instruction to over 10,000 students annually. With more than 50 academic programs offering options for students to continue their studies and earn a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree through a variety of partnerships with several prominent colleges in New Jersey, the college continues to explore and expand new and innovative programs that can be completed on-line and on campus. Centrally located in Toms River, NJ, the campus spans over 275 beautiful acres within a coastal community that affords student, employees and area residents the opportunity to benefit from a variety of cultural, recreational, entertainment and educational enrichment amenities.

Job Description

This position prescribes, designs, and develops learning solutions, implements standardization, and provides troubleshooting support to ensure all personnel are effectively delivering instruction using Learning Management System and related teaching tools within the department and courses. This position builds and maintains strong relationships across the learning function and with key stake holders. This individual also designs training sessions and produces training materials to meet the needs of students, faculty, and staff with the goal of the effective use of college-wide software applications. This position ensures professional and complete courses (new, reviewed, and modified) are offered and strictly adheres to the college's quality standards. The ideal incumbent should have considerable comfort with an LMS system and instructional design beyond end user exposure and master course design experience.

List of Essential Activities

1. Provides pedagogical and instructional design consultation and support services to faculty and staff that assist in the effective delivery of instruction, with particular emphasis on use of technology in hybrid, online and f2f technology-enhanced courses

2. Applies the suitable blend of pedagogy and technology into the curriculum of identified appropriate courses with emphasis on guiding the selection and development of instructional strategies for the online environment recommending appropriate learning tools to achieve the official course objectives based on education research and best practices

3. Develops and leads faculty workshops based on sound pedagogic principles

4. Participates in relevant committees and task forces as requested

5. Acquires an understanding of college curricular priorities such as student learning outcomes assessment, accessibility, and inclusive excellence as they evolve, and applies best design practices in implementing established priorities

6. Assumes expert consultation role and provides design alternatives, and applies state-of-the-art synchronous and asynchronous distance instructional design models to courses

7. Ensures quality of deliverables by adhering to best practices, following standards for design, development, tracking projects and meeting established deadlines.

8. Ensures all solutions produced meet branding and style guide standards; identifies any issues, resolves conflicts and continuously focuses on efficiency and innovation.

9. Diagnoses and resolves problems encountered by faculty in using the Learning Management System and related learning tools; also develops documentation and training material to help faculty improve their use of the Learning Management System.

10. Related duties and projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications

1. Bachelor's Degree in instructional/curriculum design, instructional technology, educational technology, or related educational discipline.

2. Four years' of directly related teaching, adult training and/or staff development experience that required excellent communication and presentation skills and the ability to develop and deliver training/instructional sessions in clear, concise, understandable terms.

3. At three years' experience with the creation and preparation of learning management materials using an LMS such as Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle, Pearson Learning Studio, etc. requiring an awareness of current Instructional Design trends and best practices.

4. Basic Exposure to HTML and CSS.

5. Two years' team or project leadership experience that required excellent relationship building skills and the ability to work independently and as a team member to successfully complete projects within established time frames.

6. Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) requiring the ability to prepare detailed reports and documents.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Master's Degree in instructional design, learning technologies, instructional systems design, educational media, or related educational discipline.

2. Four or more years' of experience in higher education that directly involved the creation and preparation of learning management materials using a learning management system such as Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle, Pearson Learning Studio, etc.

ADA Selection Definitions: ADA Selection Definitions

ADA Selection: Sedentary

ADA Definitions

Sedentary Work: Involves occasional (defined as one third or less of the time) lifting of no more than 10 pounds at a time. Work is performed primarily in a seated position and entails no significant stooping, standing, climbing, walking, etc. Many sedentary jobs require good use of the hands and fingers for repetitive hand-finger actions. Working conditions occur within low to moderate noise levels related to use of standard office or classroom equipment.

Hours: 40 Hours

Work Days: Mon - Fri

Duration Type: Annual - 12 months

Salary: $50,400 - $67,200 (depending on experience)

Posting Number: S508PT

Open Date: 09/25/2019

Close Date: 11/20/2019

Open Until Filled: No

Ocean County College is an EEO/AA/ADA employer.

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