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Coordinator - Instructional Designer and Developer (125550, 125530, 125520)

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Candidates must apply online through the University of West Florida website: https://jobs.uwf.edu. Applicants are required to attach a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references with contact information. An opportunity to upload these documents will be provided during the application process. For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or email jobs@uwf.edu.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Number 125550
Position Title Coordinator - Instructional Designer and Developer (125550, 125530, 125520)
Working Title Instructional Designer and Developer
Job Summary

Part of online design and development team creating innovative, high-quality online instructional content and materials supporting UWF online education initiatives. Serves as project manager and instructional design strategist, consultant, and developer of instructional materials that inspire and engage students and learners.

Three positions will be hired from this job posting (125550, 125530, 125520).

FLSA Exempt
Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in instructional systems, instructional design, or closely related field. Project management experience. Record of creative approaches to designing and producing engaging and impactful learning experiences. Prior experience in teaching or training in an online environment, preferably at the postsecondary level. Experience in creating online instruction using standards using the Quality Matters framework. Experience as a Quality Matters peer reviewer. Experience in multimedia and authoring systems, including web-based applications, such as HTML and scripting.

Essential Functions

Description of Job Duty

Instructional Designer and Developer for online micro-courses, certificates and degree programs. Project manager and designer for a variety of online instructional products as part of UWF initiatives in online learning. Works with other team members to design and develop high quality, user-centered, and innovative instructional materials and systems informed by Quality Matters, best practices, and next generation instructional theory. In team environment, collaborates with faculty and subject matter experts, design teams, media teams, evaluators, assessment staff, and others to design, develop, implement, and evaluate instructional products. Follows continuous improvement processes to ensure continued high quality of instruction and delivery.

Percentage Of Time 50
Description of Job Duty

Researches, designs, develops, implements, and evaluates innovative instructional strategies and technology solutions that extend online learning processes and courses beyond traditional web-based instruction and online learning environments. Successfully applies theories of instruction and learning to instructional experiences that promote student retention and success. Uses strategies such as storytelling, for example, to create compelling and inspiring instructional content. Exploits LMS architecture and other web and mobile applications to build interactive and engaging online experiences. Manipulates visual and verbal communications, digital media, filmmaking, gaming strategies, etc. to engage students and learners in the online environment. Works with teams to generate prototypes and proof-of-concepts for implementation of strategies and instructional products.

Percentage Of Time 20
Description of Job Duty

Facilitates collaborative design sessions with faculty and subject matter experts and design and media teams, applying effective knowledge elicitation strategies. Collaborates with faculty and subject matter experts on design, development, implementation, and evaluation of micro-courses, certificates, and programs, serving as design strategist, identifying course goals and objectives, instructional and assessment strategies, evaluation strategies, and course management techniques, etc. for successful launching of instructional products.

Percentage Of Time 20
Description of Job Duty

Performs other duties as required.

Percentage Of Time 10

Physical Demands

Physical Requirements 1- No unusual physical requirement.
Standing Occasionally
Walking Occasionally
Sitting Daily
Reaching with hands and arms Frequently
Climbing or balancing Never
Stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling Never
Use of hands to handle objects Frequently
Lifting up to 10 pounds Occasionally
Lifting up to 25 pounds Never
Lifting over 25 pounds Never
Talking: Express or exchange ideas verbally Daily
Hearing: Perceive sound by ear Daily
Vision: Ability to distinguish similar colors, depth perception, close vision Daily

Special Requirements or Considerations of the Job

Special Requirements or Considerations of the Job This position requires fingerprinting, This position requires a criminal background screen.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Employment based visa sponsorship will NOT be considered for this position.

Requisition Number S00340PO
Number of Vacancies 3
Normal Work Hours 8-5
Contract Period
FTE 1.0
Salary Range $40K-$48K
Pay Basis Annually
Work Location UWF Main Campus
Desired Start Date 06/01/2017
Position End Date
Open Date
Close Date 05/25/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates must apply online through the University of West Florida website: https://jobs.uwf.edu.

Applicants are required to attach a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references with contact information.

An opportunity to upload these documents will be provided during the application process.

For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or email jobs@uwf.edu.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * List the types of software you have used for instructional development and explain how you have used them in product development.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Describe your past experience in working with faculty and other subject matter experts to harvest content knowledge and potential assessment items to design and develop instruction.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe how you have used innovative instructional strategies to design and develop engagement and interaction in online instruction.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe how you use instructional design to build instruction.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Do you have a master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have two years of appropriate experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents