The Instructional Designer II position is part of the University’s instructional design team which provides pedagogical and instructional design consultation and support services for effectively developing distance and hybrid courses as well as using academic technologies to support on-campus courses and instruction.
The instructional designer works collaboratively with faculty, administrators, and staff to create distance or hybrid courses, including transforming conventional courses to distance or hybrid modes of instruction. Additionally, the designer supports faculty use of the learning management system and other academic technologies to support on-ground courses and learning experiences. In consultation with faculty members the designer will identify and apply the appropriate blend of pedagogy and technology into course design, guide the selection and development of instructional strategies for the distance, hybrid, and on-ground teaching and learning environment, and recommend appropriate learning tools to achieve course objectives based on education research and best practices. The designer will provide expert consultation on design alternatives, and appropriately apply state-of-the-art synchronous and asynchronous distance instructional design models to courses. The designer will develop and lead faculty workshops based on sound pedagogic principles, work independently and as a member of a team, establish positive working relationships with a wide range of people within an academic community. The instructional designer will participate in relevant committees and task forces as requested, other duties as assigned.
MS or MA in Instructional Technology, Instructional Design, Educational Technology or Related field
2-4 years related experience in academic learning environment
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Knowledge of various operating systems
Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
Prefer three (3) years experience as an instructional designer preferably including experience working with distance courses and/or providing front-line support for faculty using a learning management system
Demonstrated ability to identify and employ effective pedagogical techniques to achieve learning outcomes in the distance learning environment
Demonstrated ability to provide basic troubleshooting support for faculty use of a learning management system and other instructional technologies
Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver training to individuals and groups in person and virtually
Exceptional English written and verbal communication skills, and interpersonal skills
Seeing: 75 – 100%
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0-24% (pound: 15lbs.)
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75 – 100%
Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: No
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This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.