Professional - Position #AAT-0008-12
Temporary Instructional Design Specialist
Boise State University invites interested applicants for the temporary position of Instructional Design Specialist, to join us in our quest toward becoming a Metropolitan Research University of Distinction. Boise State University has begun a campus-wide Mobile Learning Initiative that allows our faculty and students to explore innovative teaching and learning strategies that might be amplified by the use of mobile devices. This position will support faculty development efforts through direct consultation with faculty to create instructional materials, assist with facilitation of faculty and student learning communities, and assist with coordinating events and programs in support of the campus-wide initiative. This position will report to the Coordinator of Instructional Design and Digital Fluency in Academic Technologies, a division of the Center For Teaching and Learning at Boise State University. While the contract is temporary, it is anticipated that the successful candidate will have opportunities to continue employment beyond the limits of this specific project.
You will have the opportunity to:
Work with faculty (one-on-one, in small groups, etc.) in the development, implementation, and evaluation of courses, using best practices and emerging technologies to improve the quality and effectiveness of a learner-centered environment.
Support specific academic programs in the exploration and development of mobile-specific strategies throughout the program’s curriculum. Responsibilities will include the management of projects and the development of support materials.
Support and facilitate community-building strategies, identifying and supporting professional development activities that will expose more faculty to current and emerging practices as well as continue the development of a mobile learning community.
Define and execute a social media strategy. Duties may include cultivating new communities and managing branded online communities on the initiative’s behalf using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social media. The specialist will provide relevant content daily while tracking metrics and monitoring relevant conversations.
Provide event coordination, assisting with facilitation of activities before, during and after events.
Assist with evaluation and assessment of mobile learning initiative activities. Help to identify data gathering processes and procedures and assist with analysis and distribution of results.
Assist with the digital literacy component of the mobile learning initiative. The instructional designer for mobile initiatives will help identify and produce resources to support faculty and students in a targeted effort to define and augment digital literacy support on campus. This will include collaboration with other campus support entities (including library, Office of Information Technology staff and faculty), designing and delivering workshops and online training resources, as well as assistance with continual improvement through a culture of evaluation and assessment.
At a minimum you should have:
Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent professional experience) in an applicable discipline and five (5) years of similar experience.
Experience using mobile devices, especially in a professional capacity.
Deep understanding of effective instructional design principles and strategies.
Must possess a solid understanding of the social media universe, including YouTube, Twitter, flickr, Stumbleupon, Delicious, Digg, Reddit, forums, wikis and blogs.
Understanding of and ability to stay current with mobile learning trends and best practices.
Strong sense of faculty/student advocacy.
Strong digital literacy/fluency, with ability to adapt to changing technical environments quickly and learn new technologies on the fly.
Strong verbal, written and visual communication skills.
Strong visual design capacity, including ability to recognize and communicate principles of effective design.
Strong personal and interpersonal organization habits and skills focused on project management and collaborative group productivity.
The preferred candidate will have:
Master’s degree in instructional technology or related discipline.
Two or more years of experience supporting faculty as an instructional designer in a capacity similar to the requirements of this position.
Experience with marketing and promotion campaigns using social media.
Experience with event management and/or facilitation of faculty support programs.
Experience with interactive computing environments, classroom and learning space technology/design, and course delivery in technology-based learning environments .
Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with experience/education. Includes an excellent benefits package featuring medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, retirement plan, 24 days’ vacation leave and 12 days sick leave annually, plus 10 paid holidays and other benefits.
To Apply for this position: Please submit a cover letter describing your qualifications for this position, and your resume which includes your employment history (with dates of employment) and three professional references with contact information. These application materials should be emailed (preferred method) to firstname.lastname@example.org , or mailed to:
Academic Technologies, MS 1005
Boise State University
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725-1005
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until finalists are identified. Applications received after finalists have been identified may be considered if the position is not filled from the finalist pool.
Boise State University - 17 months ago