As Cornell University's online learning unit, eCornell delivers online professional certificate courses to individuals and organizations around the world. eCornell's learning solutions are personally developed in partnerships between eCornell Instructional Design resources and Cornell faculty with expertise in a wide range of topics, including data analytics, management, marketing, human resources, leadership, and STEM. Students learn in an interactive, small cohort format to gain skills they can immediately apply, while earning a professional certificate from Cornell University. eCornell has offered online learning courses and certificate programs for more than 15 years to over 130,000 students at more than 2,000 companies.
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The department of Curriculum Development is searching for a knowledgable and hard-working individual to join their team as a Technical Instructional Design Associates!
In this role, you will work with the eCornell design and development team to create best-in-class online learning solutions drawing upon multimedia, progressive instructional principles, and strong collaboration abilities. You'll support Instructional Designers, Senior Instructional Designers, Cornell University faculty, Product Management, Creative Services, and project management resources to effectively design and develop components, including hands-on projects and exercises, of online learning products that meet student needs as well as internal project timelines and budgets.
Collaborate with eCornell staff and Cornell University faculty to produce exceptional, outcomes-driven, STEM-focused online learning on deadline and within budget.
Architect outcomes-driven learning solutions and all required components, including those ultimately built by other resources such as multimedia elements (animations, etc.), interactives, and assessments, all aimed at enabling eCornell students to achieve effective skills transfer.
Work with complex and often technical source material and detailed development cycles, keeping both the process and the content highly accessible, streamlined, and focused for collaborators and stakeholders.
Apply and leverage multimedia techniques and resources (animations, interactives, video, web 2.0/3.0 features) where appropriate in developing learning solutions. This includes collaborations with graphic artists and programmers to conceptualize and execute animations, interactives, and/or other multimedia elements.
Effectively represent eCornell in interactions with Cornell faculty and staff, leading faculty confidently and steadily through an iterative design process.
Provide technical assistance by responding to inquiries regarding errors, problems, or questions with online learning products as needed.
What we need:
Bachelor's degree in a STEM field plus 2-4 years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
A constructive and positive attitude; excellent interpersonal, influencing, and negotiating skills.
Highly motivated and driven to achieve project goals and requirements that are urgent, demonstrating ownership and accountability for results.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong collaborative qualities, and the ability to explain technical concepts in non-technical terms to SMEs (subject matter experts) and students.
Excellent editorial skills, including the ability to author course content in a conversational tone and storytelling capabilities.
Excellent time and project management skills; proven ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines, ensuring timely delivery.
Creative, practical troubleshooting skills, including: problem-identification, problem-reporting, and problem-solving skills.
Active interest in adult learning theory and emerging approaches to STEM-focused online learning, including, but not limited to, social networking, mobile learning, problem-based learning, story-based learning, etc.
What we offer:
The opportunity to work with a dynamic group of people in a high-growth enterprise unit where employee development is promoted.
A broad set of competitive benefits under the endowed program, including educational opportunities, access to virtual wellness programs, health care options, 3 weeks of vacation, 13 holidays, and superior retirement contributions.https://hr.cornell.edu/benefits-pay
This position is located in Ithaca, New York. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the University's decision to limit the number of on-campus employees, the successful applicant will be asked to perform this role remotely at a location of their choice in the United States for a limited time, only until the University can permit more employees to work on campus. Once the University permits more employees to work on campus, the successful applicant will be expected to work on the Ithaca campus, although they may be permitted to perform a portion of their work remotely.
The New York Convenience of employer guidelines require New York State individual tax reporting and withholdings for this position. Additional individual state income tax filings may also be required if working temporarily outside New York State.
**No VISA sponsorship or relocation assistance is available for this position.**
University Job Title:
Instructional Tech Spec II
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