Instructional Design & Technology Specialist, Online Operations - School of Continuing Studies

Washington D.C.
Jul 11, 2017
Jul 27, 2017
Full Time
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Instructional Design & Technology Specialist, Online Operations - School of Continuing Studies

The Instructional Design & Technology Specialist is instrumental to supporting SCS's growing programs - online, on-campus, and hybrid. S/he assists not only with the instructional design of online, on-campus, and hybrid courses and programs, but also with advancing the quality of course design, development, and implementation.  The Instructional

Design & Technology Specialist will enable SCS to experience the following:

  • On-time launch of SCS's second round of programs.
  • Cost of development of online programs at or less than cost of working with CNDLS or any external party (vendor or consultant).
  • Growth of enrollments in online programs that meets or exceeds projections.
  • Net contribution generated from online programs that meet or exceed projections.
  • Efficient operations and high-productivity from the in-house resources required to deliver our online programs - complete design/implementation of 3-4 online courses per semester.
  • Student retention and completion rates that meet or exceed such rates in our on-ground programs.
  • National and International reputation for highest-quality online education.


  • Master's degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Curriculum and Instruction, or related academic discipline - preference for Ph.D.
  • 5 - 7 years' experience working at higher education institutions as an instructional developer designing / developing online courses and programs
  • 3+ years' experience evaluating course development quality using an established rubric (e.g., Quality Matters, OLC Scorecard)
  • Excellent understanding of instructional design principles, online pedagogy, learning theory, emerging brain / cognitive / learning science, the arts, and technology that influence design learning environments, coupled with experience applying this knowledge to real world projects
  • Excellent learning design abilities and visual design sense
  • Ability to design and develop engaging and interactive online courses by drawing on a strong working knowledge of instructional design theories, methodologies, and best practices
  • Ability to produce design documents, develop storyboards for learning experiences and environments, and rework content from faculty, SMEs, and outside content providers according to University design standards
  • Demonstrated learning and continual professional development in emerging technologies in educational technology, pedagogy, and teaching and learning methodologies
  • Ability to research and recommend emerging technologies and instructional strategies to advance course development, faculty teaching, and student learning
  • Face-to-face or online teaching/training experience a plus

Preferred qualifications

  • Demonstrated thorough knowledge of and experience/skill in use of modern course management systems and platforms (Blackboard, Canvas, EdX Platform, Moodle, and others)
  • Demonstrated experience and thorough knowledge in creating media based learning content (video, animations, images, interactives)
  • Strong working knowledge of video, interactive video, multimedia, and course authoring software including Photoshop, Presenter, Articulate, Captivate, Audacity, Camtasia, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience/skill working with using web conferencing, screen-casting, and/or other multimedia applications
  • Skills with web technologies such as HTML, XHTML, Javascript, and CSS a plus
  • Project Management certification (PMP) a plus
  • Quality Matters (QM) Certified Peer Reviewer/Master Reviewer a plus
  • Thorough knowledge of project management methods and procedures
  • Ability to demonstrate and utilize effective needs analysis and evaluation skills
  • Excellent time management skills: manage multiple projects, meet project deadlines, communicate well with all constituents, and work well in both a team environment and  independently on projects
  • Experience working in diverse teams and managing expectations
  • Ability to communicate effectively, provide intelligent and persuasive guidance, and manage each development project to meet both deadlines and quality standards
  • Strong analytical, verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills; including those needed to create and maintain positive interactions

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