Instructional Designer and Learning Specialist (4169U) - 6734
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: March 20, 2020
As a central service center for the entire campus, the Graduate Division works to guide and assist students from the moment of admission, through the various milestones of their progress, to the completion of their degree requirements. We provide academic, personal, and professional support services that are vital to the everyday well-being and life-long successes of Berkeley master's, professional, and doctoral students.
As the authoritative resource and chief advocate for graduate education, the Graduate Division ensures the equitable administration of policies governing graduate studies across Berkeley's seventeen schools and colleges. As the administrative arm of the Academic Senate's Graduate Council, we partner with the faculty and staff of each program and the deans of each school and college to maintain the world-renowned quality of Berkeley's graduate education.
The UC Berkeley Graduate Division is seeking a dynamic Instructional Designer and Learning Specialist to design, package, market, and monetize asynchronous educational tracks and online certification for staff and students at UC Berkeley and other educational institutions.
This position will work with a range of internal and external academic experts, product development staff, vendors, and institutional representatives to ensure adherence to UC Berkeley brand standards, business requirements, and academic expectations. In addition to responsibilities in instructional design, the specialist will manage content and user updates to the Division's Wordpress websites, audio-video streaming systems, and digital signage. Responsibilities
Design, develop and market online modules and certifications in collaboration with Graduate Division staff and faculty.
Work alongside Graduate Division staff and subject matter experts to segment, order, and package currently developed instructional content;
Support staff as they update or develop asynchronous courses, modules, and certificates, particularly in the area of professional development.
Train graduate students to use online learning systems and to design and deliver online learning materials.
In collaboration with the Director of Communications, map and outline a marketing strategy to advertise content to UC Berkeley staff, students and faculty, as well as academics at similar institutions.
Work closely with UC Berkeley's Digital Learning Services team to ensure consistency and compliance with the university's overarching online learning strategy.
Evaluate, assess and revise online educational content based on analytics and stakeholder feedback.
Help update and maintain Wordpress sites with support from external web developers; work with web developers to track any problems or requests made of other departments through to completion.
Establish efficient content management workflows for web content, educational content, and signage updates.
Support the Graduate Division's primary A/V system, live streaming of public meetings or lecture capture, and post-production refinements.
Coordinate, maintain and refresh digital signage content in Sproul Hall (one screen).
Background in implementing online courses and modules in a collaborative environment.
Experience delivering course content and tools that support accessibility and universal design for learning.
Demonstrated skills in working effectively with diverse groups of students, staff, and faculty.
Proficient in explaining and applying instructional design theory, models, and best practices.
Thorough knowledge of or ability to learn campus policies and procedures;
Advanced knowledge of or ability to quickly learn functional area and understands how work impacts other areas of UC Berkeley's educational programs.
Advanced knowledge of inbound marketing techniques.
Advanced knowledge of accredited and/or certificate program instruction and delivery methodologies, campus, market and business strategies.
Advanced analytical, problem solving, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
Advanced knowledge of Wordpress.
Working knowledge of HTML5 and CSS.
Extensive experience with Canvas, Kaltura, or similar learning management system.
Knowledge of video streaming standards.
Experience in video editing
Experience with installation, implementation, and maintenance of audio visual systems, digital signage infrastructure and lecture capture systems.
Bachelor's degree in related field and/or equivalent experience/training.
At least four years of experience with instructional design and marketing or similar industry.
Master's degree in education or related field and/or equivalent experience/training preferred.
Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.
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Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.