The Instructional Designer for Learning Platforms will be accountable for the following:
Participate in the conception, development and implementation of new initiatives supporting the University's and ITS department's strategic mission and plan for diversity, equity and inclusion.
Assist in the identification, implementation and use of accessible technology (including enhancement of existing technologies), and related pedagogical resources to support learning.
Serve as a primary point of support for the instructional use of Moodle, and provide guidance on the integration of accessible technology in course sites.
Collaboratively design and facilitate learning opportunities / programs for faculty and students focused on the effective use of digital technologies, including the application of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles.
Develop instructional materials and support resources for meaningful use of digital / instructional technologies in a variety of learning contexts.
Engage in ongoing needs assessment that can inform educational development programming, capacity building and alignment of resources to support inclusive pedagogy.
Support, guide, and model incorporation of research-based best practices in learning platforms when planning learning experiences.
Regularly engage in outreach and consultation with faculty members to develop a grounded understanding of instructional approaches, course design challenges and support needs.
Manage and participate in team-based project work that involves faculty, staff, ITS colleagues, librarians and student media consultants.
Build strong collaborative partnerships with colleagues in ITS, the Center for Learning, Teaching & Research (CLTR), and Disability Support Services to align resources and coordinate services.
Stay abreast of current research in the general area of educational technology, and participate in relevant professional communities through attending and presenting at conferences.
Master's degree in a relevant field (including but not limited to education, instructional design, educational technology) OR a Bachelor’s degree with an equivalent combination of relevant professional experience.
Demonstrated experience assisting faculty members (K-12 / college) with the effective use of technology in traditional and technology-enabled learning environments, including specific support for the use of learning management system technology (e.g., Moodle, Canvas, Blackboard, etc.). Knowledge of and experience with applying Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles in course design and instructional practice in education settings.
Deep understanding and knowledge of teaching and learning — demonstrated teaching experience highly preferred.
Working knowledge of instructional design principles / practices (e.g., needs assessments, task analysis, activity design, prototyping, evaluation).
All applicants must submit a Diversity Statement as it pertains to this role (see Other Information section).
Experience using (accessible / assistive) technologies to support inclusive pedagogy.
Demonstrated ability to consult with faculty members to identify and implement technologies to assist students with diverse learning needs.
Experience designing and facilitating workshops / training sessions for faculty and students.
Five (5) or more years experience working with clients in instructional design or educational development in a university setting.
Demonstrated knowledge and skills in project management.
Experience designing and conducting program evaluations and/or research studies.
Experience participating in large initiatives across an entire organization through consultation, facilitation, and training.
Master's degree in education, instructional design, educational technology, or related field (OR a Bachelor’s degree with an equivalent combination of relevant professional experience).
Colgate is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student population. We strive to be an inclusive community — one that embraces and values diversity (in the broadest sense possible) in an environment of mutual respect, communication, and engagement. A variety of cultures and perspectives enriches the quality of campus life, and the opportunity to share different views and experiences is at the core of Colgate's educational enterprise. These differences can include, but are not limited to: race; ethnicity; gender and gender expression; sexual orientation; socio-economic status; geographic background; national origin; culture; age; mental, cognitive and physical abilities; religious beliefs; and political beliefs. As a result, we ask all candidates seeking consideration for the Instructional Designer for Learning Platforms and Universal Design position to submit a diversity statement with their application materials.
It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
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