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Statewide Programs Coordinator-- Instructional Designer (122760) - Tallahassee

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Candidates must apply online through the University of West Florida website: Applicants are required to attach a resume. An opportunity to upload this document will be provided during the application process. For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or email

Position Details

Position Information

Position Number 122760
Position Title Statewide Programs Coordinator-- Instructional Designer (122760) - Tallahassee
Working Title Instructional Designer
Job Summary

Serves as project manager and instructional design strategist, consultant, and developer of instructional materials that inspire and engage learners (e.g., faculty, administrators, students and organization staff).

This position supports the Florida Virtual Campus’s Distance Learning and Student Services activities and initiatives by: – Consulting with statewide business partners and stakeholders to perform training needs analysis and determine proper approach to design development, and implementation of learning programs.– Designing, developing, and maintaining innovative, interactive, engaging, and meaningful learning modules, system tutorials, and training materials for both internal and external statewide stakeholders. – Recommending appropriate training solution for projects (online learning, video, classroom, tutorials). Facilitating online and face-to-face training for internal and statewide stakeholders, as needed. Serving as the administrative lead for departmental instance of the Learning Management System -Canvas.

FLSA Exempt
Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two (2) years of experience, or a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization with four (4) years of 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 training and 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.

Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of experience in instructional design or a related field, or a Bachelor’s degree and five years of experience in instructional design, instructional technology, or a related field. Experience with learning management system education/training design. Exceptional writing and communication skills. Experience using Microsoft Office. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team. Working knowledge of Camtasia, Captivate, or similar software. Multimedia, graphic design, and/or HTML5 skills. Experience managing a learning management system (e.g. Desire2Learn, Canvas, Moodle, etc.). Experience with interactive learning applications design. Project management experience. Teaching or training experience. Quality Matters peer reviewer or Quality Matters experience. Experience working in higher education.

Essential Functions

Description of Job Duty

Instructional Designer for online training courses. Project manager and designer for a variety of online instructional products as part of FLVC 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. Collaborates with subject matter experts, design teams, media teams, evaluators, assessment staff, and others to design, develop, implement, and evaluate learning products. Creates training manuals as needed. Develop and maintain training development procedures, guidelines, and standards.

Facilitates the design, development and implementation of the distance learning and student services projects and initiatives in accordance with best practice standards for online learning and Quality Matters. Develops faculty training programs to address online learning pedagogy. Manages comprehensive strategy for targeted online programs. Facilitates colleges and departments in identifying online program goals and faculty.

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 training beyond traditional web-based instruction and online learning environments.
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 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 subject matter experts and staff, applying effective knowledge elicitation strategies.

Collaborates with subject matter experts and stakeholders on design, development, implementation, and evaluation of training, certificates, and programs.
Serve as design strategist by identifying training goals and objectives, instructional and assessment strategies, evaluation strategies, and training management techniques, etc. for successful launching of instructional products.

Develops yearly training schedule to meet department development needs.
Manages regular email and media communications to stakeholders.
Delivers training through a variety of methods throughout the year.

Percentage Of Time 20
Description of Job Duty

Performs other duties as required.

MANAGES ONLINE SUPPORT WEB SITES. Maintains a comprehensive online support strategy, including AskATC, eLearning Help, Confluence, and the ATC web site. Collaborates and coordinates with various UWF departments on consistency and completeness of material. Uses Google Analytics to improve web sites.

Percentage Of Time 10

Physical Demands

Physical Requirements 1- No unusual physical requirement.
Standing Daily
Walking Daily
Sitting Daily
Reaching with hands and arms Daily
Climbing or balancing Occasionally
Stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling Occasionally
Use of hands to handle objects Daily
Lifting up to 10 pounds Daily
Lifting up to 25 pounds Occasionally
Lifting over 25 pounds N/A
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 a criminal background screen.

Posting Details

Posting Details

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

Requisition Number S00375PO
Number of Vacancies 1
Normal Work Hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. unless otherwise authorized by the Executive Director.
Contract Period
FTE 1.0
Salary Range $55,000 - $60,000
Pay Basis Annually
Work Location Tallahassee
Desired Start Date
Position End Date
Open Date
Close Date 10/05/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates must apply online through the University of West Florida website:

Applicants are required to attach a resume.

An opportunity to upload this document will be provided during the application process.

For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or email

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Have you earned a master's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Have you earned a bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have two years of appropriate experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have four years of appropriate experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter