Multi-Level Instructional Designer
This position supports the University of Nebraska High School (UNHS) in the development of distance delivered high school courses and is responsible for the development, production, and ongoing maintenance of distance instructional materials in a wide variety of delivery formats. The position designs and implements teacher development activities and provides educational technology support for the high school program.
Note: This position works out of the UNHS office located in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Duties & Responsibilities
Guide content experts and teachers in the development of distance delivered high school courses. Develop and implement instructional design and assessment structures, based on best practices in distance teaching and learning pedagogy.
Sr. designers lead project teams responsible for ensuring that assigned content areas and projects follow academic content, accreditation, instructional design, and other appropriate standards.
Is an active and supportive participant in all facets of the high school program. Participate in the development of and implementation of project management processes and procedures. Is responsible for the development and production of print and online instructional materials. Coordinate workflow, assign tasks, supervise quality assurance testing, and make corrections/adaptations as necessary.
Senior Designers organize, guide, and supervise others.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Assist in the development and presentation of staff development activities; conference sessions and workshops; and other activities on distance education strategies and educational technologies. Provide expertise/consultation in the areas of instructional design and educational technology. Serve as a resource in specific educational technology skills areas for teachers, co-workers, clients, and others involved in high school distance education.
Bachelor’s degree in instructional design, educational technology, curriculum development, teaching, distance education or a related field plus at least one year successful experience in teaching secondary education, instructional design, distance education, or a related area required. Successful implementation of interactive web environments, project management, and teacher training essential. Must possess demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, teamwork, organizational and supervisory skills. General knowledge of learning management, assessment, and electronic communication systems; and knowledge of secondary teaching strategies, learning theories, technology solutions, and curriculum development in electronic and other distance teaching and learning environments are necessary.
Senior Designers – require a minimum of 3 years of successful experience in teaching secondary education, instructional design, distance education, or a related area and demonstrate solid knowledge of learning theory, assessment and secondary teaching strategies. Must also demonstrate the ability to design and coordinate complex projects, establish timelines, assign tasks, solve conflicts, coordinate small and large working teams, and follow budget and resource guidelines. Project management and supervisory experience is essential to the success of the Senior Designer position.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.