Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Instructional Designer for The Institute for Families (IFF).The Instructional Designer provides support to several IFF programs supporting child welfare and early childhood professionals who work with families. This position is responsible for the design and development of engaging, learner-centered training courses, modules, and materials in a variety of platforms including traditional classroom-based instruction, synchronous remote learning, blended classroom learning, interactive e-learning, microlearning, videos, webinars, screencasts, job aides, simulation, and resource materials.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Utilize the ADDIE model of course development—from participating in the initial needs assessment through the design, development, rollout, and review of evaluation summaries for all finished courses.
Transfers existing in-person course content to the appropriate online platform as needed,
Provides assistance to colleagues seeking the use of instructional technology to enhance teaching and learning.
Collaborates with other team leads to inform project plans that ensure work is consistent with the mission and goals of IFF and meets client deliverables as projected.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelors degree in instructional design, curriculum/ instructional development, instructional technology, or a related field .
A minimum of five (5) years of experience in instructional design.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
In-depth knowledge of learning and instructional theories and their applications as well as emerging technologies.
Proficiency in one or more eLearning rapid authoring tools (e.g., Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, etc.) as well as proficiency in video and audio editing tools (e.g., Camtasia, Audacity, Power Director, etc.).
Ability to assist with faciliation of focus groups and present instructional materials to the IFF team and stakeholders, effectively communicate technical information to a nontechnical audience, and establish cooperative working relationships with staff, clients, and SMEs.
Ability to develop learning objects that are compatible with specifications of learning management systems—including Canvas and eCollege—and troubleshoot issues in compatibility.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills and the ability to work with staff with diverse backgrounds and perspectives on the use of technology in a variety of learning capacities. Requires open, timely, and consistent communication with the supervisor; and the ability to escalate issues in a timely fashion.
Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook.
Proficient in e-Learning rapid authoring tools such as Articulate Storyline 360 and Adobe Captivate as well as instructional technology AV, recording equipment, and multimedia editing tools such as Camtasia, Audacity, Ocenaudio, Power Director, etc. Requires ability to produce, test, and troubleshoot SCORM compliant materials.
Extensive knowledge of relevant technologies, principles of graphic and multimedia design, and the theories of adult learning.
Use of personal vehicle in order to travel for business demands; a valid driver's license would be required for this position.
Experience with Articulate 360—including Storyline and Rise—is a plus as well as experience with the Canvas learning management system.
Knowledge of requirements related to instructional technology for ADA compliance and familiarity with the boundaries of copyright and Fair Use guidelines.
Regular use of a computer and expertise with the following software: Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook.
Proficient in at least one course authoring tool such as Articulate Storyline 360 or Adobe Captivate. Must be familiar with instructional technology AV and recording equipment as well as multimedia editing tools such as Camtasia, Audacity, Ocenaudio, Power Director, etc.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
General office environment including light lifting and document preparation.
Travel to program sites and State offices throughout New Jersey is required as needed.
When campus activities resume for normal working operations, this position will be located in New Brunswick
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Posting Number: 20ST2047
Location: Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Internal Number: 121871
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.