Location: SCSU Main Campus, 720 Fourth Avenue South, St. Cloud MN 56301 and Twin Cities Graduate Center, 9750 Rockford Road, Plymouth, MN 55442
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Employment Condition: Probationary
The Instructional Design Technologist Intermediate position exists to support departmental and institutional initiatives and projects for quality online teaching and learning. The incumbent must be a skilled and experienced instructional designer adept in leading the meaningful integration of the Learning Management System (LMS) and learning technologies into pedagogical approaches and instructional strategies for enhancing instructional design in on line offerings. The incumbent will support department and institutional initiatives and projects and is responsible for planning, developing, communicating, delivering and assessing professional development experiences in online teaching, on line course design, the implementation and instruction of learning technologies for faculty and the campus community, and for developing new on line and hybrid courses and programs, and provide leadership, assessment, support and recommendations for improving online courses and programs, the application of educational and technology trends, to support critical University initiatives such as enrollment and retention.
Lead online course and program curriculum mapping.
Identify emerging technologies, design and develop online, hybrid and hyflex materials, courses and programs collaboratively with faculty.
Work with SCSU campus community to ensure the learning technologies, developed materials, courses and programs meet the needs of the stakeholders.
Provide ongoing support to faculty and students, maintenance, and administration for developed solutions.
Provide the necessary support for faculty and others to successfully utilize learning technologies in their classes.
Meet with clientele to gather requirements and analyze needs to establish and create reasonable solutions to meet academic needs including, yet not limited to: determining appropriate learning technology recommendations, formats for on line materials, creating and/or enhancing multimedia projects, incorporating learning management system (LMS) and integrated tools or other web learning resources, and assisting with the creation of accessible course materials that meet ADA requirements.
Maintain a high level of online practices, knowledge and skills to provide foundational ongoing guidelines, support, maintenance, and operations for learning technologies on campus, including but not limited to: D2L Brightspace, Zoom, Kaltura Mediaspace, and Edu biogs to ensure these technologies meet changing business needs and provide updated functionality, as necessary. Ensure faculty have the necessary support to utilize these learning technology tools successfully in their classes.
Provide training and instruction to end users on best practices for including yet not limited to the development and maintenance of training materials on the operation and optimization of learning technology tools, to ensure that they are well understood by the client to maximize their effective and efficient use of the technologies. Ensure Academic Technologies Team training initiatives are aligned with campus needs and priorities, liaise with CETL, ITS, HuskyTech.
Lead the development of universal design/accessibility standards, materials, trainings, etc. in order to ensure that faculty have the necessary resources to ensure their courses are accessible to all students. Work collaboratively with Student Accessibility Services to assess accessibility technologies and promote and support captioning of curricular materials and other media on campus.
Increase knowledge and experience with learning technologies by learning about innovative concepts and trends through electronic journals, seminars, workshops, computer-based training, online help, documentation, and discussion groups. Pilot emerging learning technologies to ensure that SCSU maintains a competitive academic technology environment. This includes, yet is not limited to: comparative assessments of competing learning technologies, creating proposals for the adoption and funding of new, progressive learning technologies, and overseeing the pilots of the new learning technologies.
Perform other duties as assigned to ensure the smooth functioning of the department and maintain the reputation of the organization as a viable business partner.
Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Education Technology, Instructional Design or Development, or related field.
Three years of experience and proficiency in the following areas; instructional course and program design, including online, hybrid, and hyflex courses; universal design and accessibility; providing faculty development; developing and presenting faculty and student workshops.
A thorough knowledge and experience in learning technologies, and computer operational procedures on Mac and Windows systems; D2L Brightspace and/or other learning management system
Ability to work collaboratively within a team and campus environment to plan, create, conduct and assess trainings, workshops and materials for online teaching and learning using educational theories, synchronous and asynchronous strategies, student support and assessment.
Strong verbal and written communication skills sufficient to participate in discussions and communicate resource requirements, technical ideas and procedures to technical and non-technical staff and managers and present recommendations and reports to senior managers.
Customer services skills sufficient to actively listen to and understand customer needs and provide accurate information and appropriate alternatives in a timely, thorough, courteous, respectful, and professional manner in person, over the phone and in writing.
Evidence of demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds.
Doctorate in Education Technology, Instructional Design or Development, or related discipline
Teaching experience, online and face-to-face in Higher Education.
Experience working with faculty from a variety of cultures and disciplines.
Strong knowledge and experience with D2L Brightspace.
Strong knowledge and experience with web conferencing technologies (e.g. Zoom).
Strong knowledge and experience with Kaltura.
Online student learning experience.
Knowledge of quality online education standards such as Online Learning Consortium, Quality Matters, ACU&E, Educause.
Founded in 1869, St. Cloud State is an award-winning regional public university and proud member of the Minnesota State Universities & Colleges system. The 100-acre campus is about an hour northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul, along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River. St. Cloud State students prepare for life, work and citizenship by exploring the world around them and making it better. St. Cloud State employees value active and applied learning, community engagement, sustainability, and global and cultural understanding. These commitments complement more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, 60 graduate programs and 250 student clubs and organizations. St. Cloud State began as a normal school in 1869 and became St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1921. Bachelor's degrees were first offered in 1925. Master's degrees debuted in 1957. In 1975, the institution became St. Cloud State University. In recent years, the University added applied doctoral programs in Higher Education Administration and Educational Administration and Leadership. A diverse mix of students from Midwestern towns and U.S. metropolitan areas are learning alongside more than 1,000 international students from about 80 nations.
Additional information on St. Cloud State University can be found here.
Why Work For Us
GREATBENEFITSPACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
Internal Number: 2460
About Saint Cloud State University
St. Cloud State prepares students for life, work and citizenship in the 21st century. In our rigorous academic programs, students apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Our 200 academic programs, 60 graduate degrees and education abroad choices on six continents emphasize hands-on learning through community engagement and close interaction with professors. Couple that with support from the Career Services Center and you have a clear path to a career. Our 100-acre campus is between downtown St. Cloud and the Beaver Islands, a group of more than 30 islands that form a natural maze for a two-mile stretch of the Mississippi River.