Instructional Designer USC Marshall School of Business Online Learning
The USC Marshall School of Business is looking for an Instructional Designer to work with faculty and staff to develop high quality online and hybrid courses for distance learning initiatives.Â The Instructional Designer will incorporate technical and pedagogical requirements and guide instructors through the design process using best practices by matching the instructor's subject matter expertise with the most appropriate online/hybrid delivery methods and technologies.Â
The ideal candidate will make key recommendations that will ensure all course objectives are met, provide training and development to instructors for live online class meetings, and assist the instructor in developing and implementing course assessments. They will have significant experience creating online course content and guiding others through the process. Â
Responsibilities and Duties
Provides instructional design support for faculty and program staff in developing interactive online and hybrid courses and programs
Trains and supports faculty in the use of existing technology to successfully conduct online courses and creates implementation plans for new technology
Demonstrates ability to understand and interpret educational needs and develop effective instructional media solutions, working on projects from concept through completion
Assists faculty and program staff in planning and adapting optimal online design of curriculum and instruction with effective and strategic use of multimedia elements and learning assets.
Coordinates with video production team to produce high-value video presentations
Assesses and evaluates online curriculum and activities with learning assessments to demonstrate an online courseâs success in achieving learning outcomes
Analyzes learning management system data with faculty to address pedagogical issues as needed
Maintains thorough knowledge of instructional design methodologies including performance-based outcomes assessments
Recommends educational technology to faculty that enables students to meet course learning objective goals and increases student engagement in online courses
Maintains professional expertise and continuously expands knowledge in teaching and learning, electronic pedagogy, instructional design, and most recent technology-based course delivery systems, including: learning management systems, multimedia and instructional course software, adaptive learning tools, multimedia presentation, and web conferencing technologies
Attends professional workshops and meetings, sharing knowledge and networking with other online instructional design professionals to identify, contribute, and recommend new ideas or methods for enhancing curriculum
Facilitates synchronous sessions as needed, utilizing video conferencing software
Experience designing and developing online courses in higher education
Master's Degree or equivalent experience in instructional design, educational technology, or related fields
Proficient in Canvas and Blackboard
Proficient in Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, Camtasia, Photoshop, and Keynote.
Ability to collaborate with faculty members utilizing online learning pedagogy and educational technology to achieve accreditation standards
Proficiency in conducting audience analysis, designing and developing written and video-based course content, creating innovative online activities and assessments, implementing course delivery, and evaluating curriculum
Extensive experience with learning management systems and customization of course pages using graphics and HTML
Extensive experience creating graphics and multimedia content using Microsoft and Adobe software applications
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
Strong project management skills, including the ability to prioritize and multi-task
Innovative and willing to take initiative
Organized with attention to detail
Flexible work schedule with availability to work evenings and weekends and travel as needed. Â
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree
Minimum Experience: 3 years
Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related experience in curriculum development, instructional design courses and/or online teaching in a university or corporate environment. Demonstrated interpersonal, critical thinking and communication
Required Documents and Additional Information
Resume and cover letter required (may be uploaded as one file). Please do not submit your application without these documents.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended, so please apply on the same business day if interested.
USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans with employer contributions after six months of employment; tuition benefits for staff and their family; free Professional Development classes; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to sporting and other campus events.
The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degreeMinimum Experience: 2 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Directly related experience in curriculum development, instructional design courses and/or on-line teaching in a university or corporate environment. Demonstrated interpersonal, critical thinking and communication skills. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Internal Number: REQ20094873
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.