Coordinator of Curriculum and Instructional Design
Empire State College - Saratoga, NY

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State University of New York, Empire State College is a national leader in distance learning and non-traditional education for adult learners and has online undergraduate programs. The online program of the Center for Distance Learning is a mature program, providing courses and complete undergraduate degrees for adult learners with over 125,000 credits served per year. The Curriculum and Instructional Design Group is responsible for the ongoing revision of 450 + robust online credit bearing courses as well as the development of new courses.

Empire State College seeks two Coordinators of Curriculum and Instructional Design (CIDs)(State Title: Instructional Support Technician). These professional positions provide curricular planning guidance and direct curricular and instructional design support to faculty members. The CIDs will provide high-level, focused academic instructional design consulting, guidance and support to CDL course developers using adult learning principles, active and authentic learning, social constructivist models, and collaborative learning. These individuals will collaborate with content experts, instructional technologists, librarians, graphics specialists, multimedia developers, and other instructional designers for the consistent delivery of exemplary courses. The CIDs will participate in the research and application of emerging technologies and emergent curricular models for online teaching and learning, and consult with the Curriculum and Instructional Design Group on processes and best practices. These positions contribute to the continued improvement of CDL course development methods, tools and best practices and assist with the migration of courses from the Angel LMS to a Moodle/Mahara environment. The CIDs will evaluate CDL courses using Empire State College Online Course Evaluation Checklist and other methods as appropriate. These individuals contribute to the Center for Distance Learning projects and develop curriculum and instructional design resources as assigned. These positions report to the Director of Online Curriculum.

We seek creative educators with a comprehensive and research based understanding of learning environments, as well as familiarity with designing, developing, teaching and evaluating synchronous and asynchronous computer-mediated courses. The successful candidates will demonstrate a record of faculty support in an online environment (preferably Moodle/Mahara), as well as innovation and success in design and delivery, and will be expected to keep current with new technological developments in the field of distance education methodology and technology.

Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications:

A master’s degree, outstanding communication skills, experience working in team-based environments, and substantial related experience are required.

The successful candidate will have experience in the following areas:
• Curriculum and instructional design
• Educational evaluation, assessment and analysis
• Depth of knowledge of content, theory and methods of one or more academic disciplines
• Knowledge of accessibility standards

Preferred Qualifications:

• Expertise in a variety of media
• Experience with the Moodle/Mahara environment
• Master’s degree in Curriculum Design, Instructional Technology or a related field.
• Experience implementing Web 2.0 applications into online environments
• Experience providing instructional design support in a large scale, high volume distributed environment

Special Information:

This position requires occasional evening and weekend hours.

Occasional travel within New York State.

Position is not 'virtual' and is based in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Additional Information:
Rank/Salary: Mid $50,000, depending on qualifications

Applications Due By: April 12, 2013.

The college actively seeks to build a culturally diverse faculty and staff and offers multicultural learning and work environments. Empire State College supports all efforts to enrich our community through a steadfast commitment to excellence through diversity. Empire State College is an AA/EEO/IRCA/ADA employer.

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