Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Instructional Designer for the Institute for Families (IFF). This position will be 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. The Instructional Designer utilizes 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.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Transfers existing in-person course content to the appropriate online platform as needed, and provides assistance to colleagues seeking the use of instructional technology to enhance teaching and learning.
Collaborates with other team leads to develop project plans that ensure work is consistent with the mission and goals of the NJCWTP, GNJK Training Services, and IFF, and meets client deliverables as projected.
Modifies adapts, and develops synchronous and asynchronous training programs using standard procedures and techniques.
Utilizes project resources for each deliverable (style guide, templates, project plan) as well as internal project tracking systems to document and record curriculum issues.
Assists with development of marketing and communication materials to supplement course development and/or promote course launches.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
A minimum of two (2) 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 facilitation 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.
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.
Ability to produce, test, and troubleshoot SCORM compliant materials.
Extensive knowledge of relevant technologies and the principles and theories of adult learning.
Collaboration is required with constituents to lead and coordinate course development and delivery.
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.
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.
Clean Driving Record
Posting Number: 21ST0370
Location: Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Internal Number: 126433
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.