Location: Louisville, KY Category: Staff Positions Posted On: Mon Jun 14 2021 Job Description:
The Faculty Development Center of Bellarmine University is seeking an instructional designer to play a vital role in advancing its educational mission and strategic plan by supporting faculty in the development of robust, innovative, experiential, and student-centered online and blended courses and materials that align with the University's standards of excellence.
The instructional designer will provide consultation and hands-on support to faculty, programs and schools in development and conversion of courses and programs to innovative online and other technology-assisted educational venues, utilizing cutting-edge technologies, creative design, and a variety of strategies for delivery. This individual will be responsible for consulting and working with faculty to create effective, engaging, and dynamic learning materials and environments in Moodle, Bellarmine's learning management system, utilizing appropriate instructional technologies. This will involve curating third-party resources, as well as creating interactive media and activities first-hand, through the use of industry-standard eLearning authoring tools.
In addition to providing instructional design support, the instructional design consultant will manage the institution's review process for online courses, provide support for the institution's video platform, serve as an active supporting member of the Faculty Development Center, and conduct other duties and projects as assigned by the Director of Innovative Learning Systems.
As directed by the Director of Innovative Learning Systems, the instructional designer will:
champion substance, quality, accessibility, and engaging design in all aspects of electronic course content;
proactively consult with faculty to identify learning objectives and content;
work with faculty and subject-matter experts to write, convert, produce and develop content and media for online, hybrid, and blended courses;
track and coordinate all assigned online/blended course development projects;
manage the institution's quality assurance process for online courses and programs;
provide support for the institution's video platform;
work collaboratively across the University to promote innovation and effectiveness in instructional design.
This is a full-time campus-based position, requiring physical presence on Bellarmine's Louisville campus during regular business hours, five days a week. This is a not a remote position.
The ideal candidate is a collaborative, creative, and tech-savvy course designer who can effectively work with diverse constituencies and manage multiple projects at once. Outstanding organizational and communication skills are a must, as is expertise in visual communication, digital media, and project management.
A master's degree in a relevant discipline is required.
Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, with particular expertise in visual communication and digital media
Expertise developing innovative, engaging, and accessible educational materials and experiences for electronic delivery; examples of work will be required
Experience applying knowledge of instructional design theory and best practices
Expertise with eLearning authoring tools, media production hardware and applications, and best practices in accessible course design
Experience developing courses within a learning management system
Demonstrated ability and commitment to cultivate learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds
A demonstrated aptitude for team-based project management
Professional experience in higher education, preferably working collaboratively with faculty
Experience utilizing industry standards in online course quality
Experience producing digital media, including instructional video materials
Bellarmine University is a dynamic, growing university with a strong liberal arts focus in the Catholic higher education tradition and a bold vision for the future. Bellarmine has undergraduate and graduate enrollment of nearly 4,000 students, and continues to add new academic programs while maintaining small class sizes and personal attention to students. Bellarmine is listed in the Princeton Review's Best 382 Colleges, is one of the top 15 Southern regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's 2018 college rankings, and is a top university in Forbes' list of America's best colleges. In a survey by The Princeton Review, students praised Bellarmine as a place that is "welcoming to every single person and makes an effort to include everyone." Bellarmine students, faculty and staff engage in more than 25,000 cumulative hours of service each year, in Louisville and around the nation and world. Bellarmine is located on a scenic 175-acre campus in the Highlands neighborhood of Louisville, KY, which Glassdoor recently recognized one of the nation's top 10 cities where pay goes the furthest, and National Geographic calls it a top 10 food city. ZipRecruiter calls Louisville a top 1...0 city for job seekers, thanks in part to its central location and low unemployment. Louisville is within a day's drive of two-thirds of the U.S. population. Bellarmine is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants with diverse backgrounds to apply. Bellarmine University is committed to core values of diversity, equity and inclusion and embraces diversity in our workforce among members of faculty, staff and administration. We remain committed to affirmative actions, policies, procedures and attitudes necessary to continue to build and retain a diverse and equitable workforce. We will demonstrate a fully realized and lived commitment to equity and inclusion, empowering all members of our increasingly diverse community and supporting them to achieve their full potential. As part of Bellarmine's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, we will seek to ensure that all aspects of employment, including recruitment, selection, job assignment, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, promotion, layoff and termination processes remain free of discrimination based upon race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.