Ecampus is seeking two Assistant Directors. These are full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty positions. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director of Course Development and Training.
The Assistant Director is a professional faculty member in Oregon State University's Division of Ecampus and reports to the Director of Course Development and Training. OSU Ecampus is a fast-growing, entrepreneurial organization with a commitment to providing access to Oregon State University's programs of excellence. The Division of Ecampus administers Ecampus (online degrees), the Ecampus Research Unit (ECRU), and Open Educational Resources (online educational resources). The Ecampus Course Development and Training (CDT) unit is the unit within Ecampus that works with faculty to develop high-quality online and hybrid courses by providing training, media development, and instructional design services. Faculty bring subject matter expertise, and CDT brings expertise in online pedagogy, best practices in online course design, learning management system and educational technology training, and multimedia development.
This Assistant Director is an instructional designer who works with faculty to provide instructional design services for online and hybrid courses, and who supervises one half of the instructional design team. This individual works closely with the other Assistant Director of instructional design to ensure consistency across the unit in policies and procedures, delivery of excellent customer service, and teamwork and collaboration around unit goals.
The Assistant Director is responsible for the design of effective and engaging online and hybrid education and other instructional materials. The Assistant Director develops and jointly leads the instructional design team in interface design, sequencing of instruction, use of assessments, and design of course materials and activities. This position requires coordination of projects, tracking and reporting on project status, teamwork, leadership, innovation, and the delivery of consistent, quality courses and instructional materials within established timelines.
The person in this position also manages the quarterly course development production schedule in coordination with the Assistant Directors in charge of training and of media development; develops and maintains operational and programmatic goals and practices for instructional design; and assists the director with reviewing course developments to ensure they progress on schedule, meet design standards, and adhere to applicable laws and university policies.
The Assistant Director facilitates regular evaluations and assessment of the instructional design team and their customer service, using formal surveys as well as empirical and anecdotal evidence. The Assistant Director assures that instructional design operational systems and policies are in place for maximum efficiency in planning and developing courses. The Assistant Director will contribute to the development and implementation of best practices and standards that facilitate communication between instructional design team employees and faculty.
Oregon State University and OSU Ecampus maintain and enhance a collaborative and inclusive community that is dedicated to equity and equal opportunity. All employees of this division are responsible for ensuring that these commitments are achieved. This position directly contributes to these goals by overseeing the design of learning environments that are inclusive, accessible, and follow best practices of Universal Design for Learning.
Typically requires Master’s degree in Instructional Design, Education Technology, Education or related field. 3 years experience in instructional design in an education environment.
Master's degree in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Education, or related field.
Three years of experience in instructional design in a higher education environment.
Demonstrated success in a supervisory or managerial role, or significant lead work in an instructional design setting.
Demonstrated ability to lead complex, time-sensitive projects to successful completion.
Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, diverse, fast-paced environment.
High level of understanding of instructional design, pedagogy, learning principles, practices, and theory, especially pertaining to the design of hybrid and online courses.
Three years of experience using authoring tools in a learning management system (such as Canvas, Blackboard, or Moodle).
Demonstrated knowledge of developing materials using a universal design approach.
Experience interacting with diverse groups of people, especially in a professional context.
Outstanding customer service skills and particularly adept at handling challenging situations with tact, creativity, and good judgement.
Outstanding interpersonal, oral, electronic, and written presentation skills.
Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the criminal history check requirement.
Typical office environment
Additional Salary Information: Starting salary will be commensurate with education, skills, and experience.
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