School of Leadership and Education Sciences, Administrator

University of San Diego

This is a full-time, temporary position with an anticipated assignment end date of June 30, 2019. Possibility of assignment extension is dependent upon business needs and continued funding. 

 

The Learning Experience Designer is responsible for the learning development efforts of the Jacobs Institute. The Learning Experience Designer will work collaboratively with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to create high quality, academically rigorous, engaging learner-centered curriculum and multimedia and transmedia content. You will work alongside Talent Partners, Program Managers, and SMEs (internal and external) to build brand new learning experiences and strategically tailor existing products for client/regional/national context.  In addition, the Learning Experience Designer designs and coordinates across a series of events that include physical and digital learning experiences and environments (workshops, webinars, speaker events, networking sessions, roundtable discussions) reinforced through continuous learning, communication, showcasing. The Learning Experience Designer is co-supervised by the Executive Director and the Assistant Director of Operations and Administration of the Jacobs Institute for Innovation in Education. This is an on-campus position.

 

Job Duties:

Digital Development and Management

Plans and designs new programs and learner-centered curriculum with faculty and subject matter experts (SMEs), and adjusts courses and curriculum, as needed.

Designs online workshop/course layouts and flow for appropriate access to learning activities, readings and assessments.

Designs interactive and applied digital learning experiences for K-12 students, including experiences with virtual, mixed and augmented reality.

Designs presentations and authentic assessment activities.

Recommends appropriate materials (readings, video, etc) for online courses and apps.

Manages all learning content for the Institute.

Experiment with new content formats and learning models to foster highest levels of learner engagement and development.

Multimedia Development

Facilitate the development of multimedia content for K-12 and adult learners, and coordinate with USD ITS and media services staff as needed.

Partner with SMEs to conceptualize and outline content, scripts, storyboards, and produce digital and/or in-person learning experiences; scope and advise on required level of time, resources, budget, etc.

Design video and multimedia communication content for Jacobs Institute.

Production Coordination and Tracking

Monitors and coordinates project milestones and timelines to ensure deliverables are met.

Coordinates the collection of learning materials with SME.

Reviews individual course updates and development needs during the entire course development process.

As a copy editor, ensures clarity, organization, accuracy, style, and quality of written work.

Provides clean, accurate, professional quality course content that is ready for deployment in a learning management system.

Quality Assurance

Reviews all content for accuracy and logical flow.

Coordinates team quality assurance reviews and instructional design projects.

Reads, edits, updates digital course materials, and quality assurance protocol and manuals.

Evaluates and adjusts course curriculum through student/participant evaluations and level of interest shown.

Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and two additional years of related experience may substitute for the Master’s requirement.

Minimum of three years experience in instructional design.

Experience with learner-centered design models, personalized learning approaches, and highly engaging and interactive digital, blended and professional learning models.

Familiarity with fundamental instructional, multimedia, and graphic design principles.

Knowledge of Universal Design principles, ADA compliance considerations and copyright issues related to instructional design and virtual learning experiences.

Demonstrated proficiency with at least one major learning management system.

Experience using cross-platform multimedia development and instructional technology equipment including PC, Apple and Chromebook laptops, tablets, smart phones, audio conferencing equipment, video production and editing equipment, microphones, camcorders, digital cameras, and scanners.

Keep abreast of industry trends and apply continuous innovation to update, upgrade, and build leading edge learning experiences.

Excellent interpersonal communication and project management skills.

Must be responsive, team-oriented, reliable, and detail-oriented.

Experience in resolving complex problems in a dynamic, team-oriented work environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in instructional design, educational technology, or equivalent.

Five years experience in instructional design in a higher education setting.

Five years experience in multimedia production.

Familiarity with virtual, mixed and augmented reality.

Ability to rapidly learn how to use multimedia software and equipment.

Performance Expectations: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Experience with learner-centered design models, personalized learning approaches, and highly engaging and interactive digital, blended and professional learning models.

Familiarity with fundamental instructional, multimedia, and graphic design principles.

Knowledge of Universal Design principles, ADA compliance considerations and copyright issues related to instructional design and virtual learning experiences.

Demonstrated proficiency with at least one major learning management system.

Experience using cross-platform multimedia development and instructional technology equipment including PC, Apple and Chromebook laptops, tablets, smart phones, audio conferencing equipment, video production and editing equipment, microphones, camcorders, digital cameras, and scanners.

Keep abreast of industry trends and apply continuous innovation to update, upgrade, and build leading edge learning experiences.

Excellent interpersonal communication and project management skills.

Must be responsive, team-oriented, reliable, and detail-oriented.

Experience in resolving complex problems in a dynamic, team-oriented work environment.

Background check:  Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes. 

Posting Salary:

Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits. 

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers.  Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer.  USD: Human Resources: Benefits

Special Application Instructions:

Click Apply Now to complete our online application. In addition, please upload a cover letter and resume to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review.  If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at jobs@sandiego.edu

Note: Candidates must submit a digital portfolio with application.

Additional Details:

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Until Filled

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit www.sandiego.edu/smokefree.

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