Instructional Designer
Richard Bland College - Petersburg, VA

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Richard Bland College of William & Mary is currently seeking a qualified Instructional Designer. The Instructional Designer is responsible for creating and implementing instructor-led and virtual instructor-led courses and programs that advance the College mission, vision and strategic goals, and expediting learning processes through a deliberate use of learning strategies, resources and technologies. The range of duties include those associated with a performance analyst, project manager, strategic and learning consultant, researcher, instructor, writer, project manager, media and web developer, trainer, evaluator and asset manager. The Instructional Designer will possess and demonstrate the Instructional Design Competencies established by the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction (IBSTPI). This is a full-time Administrative position and reports to the Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Initiatives.

Professional Foundations:
1.Communicate effectively in visual, oral and written form
2.Apply current research and theory to the practice of instructional design
3.Update and improve knowledge, skills and attitudes pertaining to instructional design and related fields
4.Apply fundamental research skills to instructional design projects
5.Identify and resolve ethical and legal implications of design in the workplace

Planning and Analysis:
1.Conduct a needs assessment
2.Design course and program curricula
3.Select and use a variety of techniques for determining instructional content
4.Identify and describe target population characteristics
5.Analyze the characteristics of the environment
6.Analyze the characteristics of existing and emerging technologies and their use in the instructional environment
7.Reflect upon the elements of a situation before finalizing design solutions and strategies

Design and Development:
1.Select, modify, or create a design and development model appropriate for a given course or program
2.Select and use a variety of techniques to define and sequence the instructional content and strategies
3.Select or modify existing instructional materials
4.Develop instructional materials
5.Design instruction that reflects an understanding of the diversity of learners and groups of learners
6.Evaluate and assess instruction and its impact

Implementation and Management:
1.Plan and manage instructional design projects
2.Promote collaboration, partnerships and relationships among instructors and students
3.Apply business skills to managing instructional design
4.Design instructional management systems
5.Provide for the effective implementation of instructional products and programs

Minimum Qualifications
o Master's degree in Instructional design, Educational Technology, Instructional Technology, Computer Science, Communications, Media Production, Systems Engineering, Business Management, Adult Education or related discipline
o Knowledge or familiarity with visual display design principles highly desirable.
o Knowledge or familiarity with Information Mapping, EPSS, GUI/Human interface design principles, and on-line documentation and help systems and software a plus.
o Three to five years of experience as an instructional designer in an education or business setting, including experience in one or more of the following areas: video, interactive video, CBT, CD-ROM, multimedia, on-line documentation, help systems, WEB based information or instruction.
o Experience with multimedia authoring or development tool desirable.
o Background or experience in one or more of the following content areas a plus: 
Technical Programming 
Information Technology and/or Systems 
Human Resources Content (Communication, Project Management, Performance, Evaluation, etc.)
3.Hardware used:
Standard office equipment
4.Software used:
Strong knowledge of Banner and Microsoft Applications (Exchange, Power Point, and Excel.) HTML a plus
1. Excellent verbal/written communication skills
2. Highly organized and detail oriented
3. Capable of working with minimal supervision
4. Open to change
5. Interested in new technologies and instructional strategies

Preferred Qualifications

Special Requirements
It is the practice of Richard Bland College to conduct in-depth background checks on all candidates identified as a finalist for employment consideration at the College. The type of background checks performed are dependent upon the type of position for which you have been identified as a finalist and may include: reference checks, criminal history including sexual offender registry checks, degree validation, DMV (driving) Record checks, license verification, credit report reviews, etc. The results of background checks are made available to the College employing officials. You will be requested to sign a reference release form, so your past schools and/or employers may be contacted concerning your academic or employment history.

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