Director of Learning Design

University of the District of Columbia
Washington, DC
Sep 14, 2021
Sep 18, 2021
Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1Area of Consideration: Open to the PublicPosition Status: Full-Time, RegularPay Plan, Series & Grade: 301/DS0058/4Salary Range: $75,328 - $101,311Closing Date: Open Until FilledLocation: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008Brief Description of DutiesThe Director of Learning Designer will provide institution-wide leadership for the creation and management process for building and reviewing-built courses for quality standard; Provide direct supervision of an Instructional Designer and Instructional consultant to design, develop, and deliver effective online, blended, and face-to-face courses, ensuring adherence to targeted outcomes and best practices in design and student learning; work with faculty and departments to develop strategy, plan, and develop scalable solutions for building courses; train, mentor, and manage faculty affiliated with the Center in the creation and design of rigorous online and blended courses; create and deliver training and provide support to faculty and staff across the university; Lastly, the position is responsible for all instructional design related project management, maintaining records, and coordination. Work is performed under administrative supervision of the Assistant Chief Academic Officer. Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesLeads building, implementing and coordinating for the Online Building Certification process at UDC.Leads the building, implementing and coordinating for the Course Design Faculty Learning Community.Considers existing processes and, with input from the administration and faculty, improve or create a new process for scalable, collaboratively building online courses.Assess quality assurance options and implement, possibly serving as a reviewer, to ensure courses include Universal Design for Learning principles and are fully accessible.Supervises an instructional one Instructional Consultant and an Instructional Designer (one full-time or two part-time).Serves as a mentor to CAL Faculty Fellows.Provides recommendations to faculty for a variety of technological and technique-based strategies for online learning and online course management. This includes instruction sequencing, implementation of multimedia elements, converting analog activities and resources to digital formats, online learning and group collaboration activities, assessments, assist faculty in identifying ways to leverage asynchronous and synchronous approaches.Works with departments to analyze learning objectives, design digital content and learning activities, and create and implement strategies for online program creation.Assists in the assessment of teaching/learning challenges and provide tools, resources, and training to the faculty that will help address these challenges.Creates professional development opportunities and resources to help faculty and staff build quality online courses.Minimum Job RequirementsPhD in Curriculum and/or Instructional Design, Educational Technology or related field or equivalent experienceMinimum Five (5) years' experience with course/curriculum/instructional design at the university levelMinimum Four (4) years experience teaching onlineExperience facilitating the shift of an entire program online Two (2) years experience managing staffQM certification Additional online course design certifications preferredInformation to ApplicantCollective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit. Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA).Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the DC Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, DC Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (eg H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).Residency Preference: A person applying for a position who is a bona fide District resident at the time of application for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Talent Management only.Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Talent Management at (202) - .The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University's EO Policy Statement, please visit: .

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