Instructional Designer, Online Continuing Education (6148U) 11782
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: October 20, 2020
At Berkeley Optometry, we have long lived by guiding principles that define and differentiate us. As part of a world-renowned university that embraces excellence and access, we foster an environment of trust and mutual respect, free expression and inquiry, and personal resilience and achievement. We are strongly committed to diversity, respect for cultural differences, and promotion of social justice. These principles serve us daily in our reasoning and actions and aid us in our decision making.
The mission of the School is executed by approximately 20 ladder-rank faculty, 8 emeriti faculty, 133 full and part time clinical faculty, 70 staff, 30 professional researchers, 20 graduate students and 26 visiting faculty and postdoctoral research scholars. The staff includes professional, health care, technical, research, and clerical representation and provide support to a complex array of functions.
We educate an estimated 320 students annually. Our O.D. program is a 4 year program with clinical training provided at 2 campus clinics, 10 satellite clinics (community care), 7 VA clinics, and 24 external clinics across the country. Our one-year post-graduate residency programs provide advanced clinical education in specialty areas of optometry to 18 residents with placement on and off campus and our Vision Science program consists of 40 PhD students.
- Applies professional instructional design skills to articulate course design, apply learning objectives/outcomes, include supportive learning activities and assessments, and select appropriate technologies and tools to achieve academic goals.
- Consults with faculty and staff to determine methods for delivery of course content and effective use of technology that promotes learner engagement and knowledge acquisition.
- Organizes workshops focusing on "teaching the teacher" how to better deliver online classes and content resulting in enhancing the student online learning experience.
- Creates multimedia content, including interactive learning activities, video, or audio components, and oversees the production of course content according to an established schedule.
- May provide support for testing content and tools to meet ADA requirements, research and document copyright for embedded media and other non-faculty-created content.
- Deploys content on learning management platforms.
- In collaboration with the Program Director and the Communication director, make suggestions, design, and implement a marketing and communication plan.
- Works in a collaborative manner with other instructional designers, technology staff, faculty, and teaching assistants and demonstrates diplomacy and tact in all communications.
- Works in a collaborative manner with others in a diverse environment and at all levels in the organization to prioritize work assignments, conduct analysis, and develop recommendations.
- Conducts appropriate job and task analyses in the context of instructional design of technical or specialized training.
- Support online Live CE production (evening and weekend) webinars.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Thorough analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.
- Strong analytical, verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and strong collaboration and negotiation skills.
- Thorough knowledge of organization policies and procedures, including policies that impact online course development.
- Thorough knowledge of instructional design principles and learning strategies, including needs analysis, backwards design, learning outcomes and assessment design, and instructional approaches including lecture, discussion, activities, projects, etc.
- Thorough knowledge of the technical tools and platforms required to achieve the delivery of engaging and media-rich online learning content, and of trends in the use and effectiveness of educational technology and learning.
- Thorough knowledge and skills with relevant business and multimedia production software systems. (Adobe CC, Qualtrics, Mailchimp, Zoom webinar)
- Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
- Thorough knowledge of functional area and understands how work within one course may impact work being done on other courses or in other areas.
- Thorough knowledge of applying adult learning theories and educational methodologies.
- Thorough knowledge of e-learning strategies including but not limited to courses (e.g., processes and technologies, etc.).
- Advanced level skills in application of planning, resourcing and monitoring of effective design life cycles of training and other learning and performance solutions to support the organization.
- Knowledge to conduct appropriate job and task analyses in the context of instructional design of technical or specialized training.
Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $60,800.00 - $84,000.00.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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