Texas A&M University Instructional Design Specialist in College Station, Texas

Position Information

Position Title Instructional Design Specialist

Posting Title Instructional Design Specialist

System Member Institution/Agency TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY (TAMU)

Department EDUCATIONAL ADM & HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT / 02-131503

Posting Number S00196FY18

Salary commensurate with experience

Pay Basis Annually

Job Close Date 10/19/2017

Geographic Location College Station

Budget Type Budgeted/Benefits - Full-Time

Is this position restricted by the Patriot Act? No

Is this position D.O.T. regulated? No

EEO AA Statement

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Position Summary Information

Job Summary

The Instructional Design Specialist, under general supervision, assists with general course administration duties and works as part of the Instructional Design team to create, redesign, and maintain web-based online courses. Monitors course development processes.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college in Educational/Instructional Design or a related discipline. Two years of experience in the design and development of online instructional materials.

Preferred Education and Experience

Master’s Degree in Educational Technology or related field. At least two years of experience designing and producing instructional materials for online delivery and according to standards of quality.

Required Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations

Preferred Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations

Quality Matters Certified Peer-Reviewer.

Required Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Preferred Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Experience in developing courses in Blackboard Learn, basic knowledge of HTML and Flash, Camtasia and similar software applications. Knowledge of effective instructional design methodologies. Ability to edit HTML and audio/video files. Knowledge and understanding of graphics software. Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to work with diverse populations. Knowledge of ADA compliance for online learning. Advanced knowledge of MS Word. Understanding of current web tools for online learning communities (e.g. social networking). Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Other Requirements or Other Factors

Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment and work to support the strategic technology goals and mission of department. Strong interpersonal and written communication skills.

Preferred Other Requirements or Other Factors

Detailed Job Duties

Duties Performed

Supports faculty with designs, re-designs and updates of innovative and engaging online courses using a working knowledge of instructional design principles in combination with new online learning technologies. Involves collaborating with Subject Matter Experts in the planning and scheduling of the design and development of courses; monitoring the course developing process to meet course offering deadlines.

Duties Performed

Create and/or edit graphics, audio, and video for online delivery and media editing software.

Duties Performed

Works within the Learning Management System to support faculty and students through facilitation of course administration and maintenance with regularly scheduled semester procedures (e.g. backups, online course inventory requests, template configurations, student enrollments, grade center, student technical difficulties, course accessibility, deadlines, grade transmissions).

Duties Performed

Assists with other general course administration duties (e.g. required textbook communication, important deadlines, etc.). Participate in professional development in order to stay current with new technologies and best practices that impact online course design and development.

Duties Performed

Performs other duties as assigned.