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Instructional Designer for Learning Platforms and Universal Design

Colgate University
Hamilton, NY
  • Job Code
    2020S003Posting


Colgate University

Instructional Designer for Learning Platforms and Universal Design

Requisition Number: 2020S003Posting
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Division: Dean of the Faculty
Department: Information Technology Services - Learning and Applied InnovationColgate University, among the top liberal arts institutions in the country, seeks an experienced and thoughtful Instructional Designer (Learning Platforms and Universal Design), to join a thriving team in the Learning & Applied Innovation group within Information Technology Services. This is an exciting opportunity for a forward-thinking professional who is passionate about working at the intersection of teaching, learning and technology, to develop services and programs aimed at supporting inclusive educational experiences.Colgate Information Technology Services (ITS) is a dynamic organization that serves the diverse technology needs of the university community. Comprised of several functional areas Classrooms, Digital Media & Events; Data Analytics & Decision Support; Engagement & Support; Information Security; Learning & Applied Innovation; Services & Shared Infrastructure ITS prides itself on exceptional customer service and building collaborative relationships to meet the unique needs of our liberal arts campus. ITS endeavors to foster an inclusive environment that values diversity, professional development, creativity and innovation to support the growth of individuals and the organization. Under the leadership of the CIO, ITS is embarking on a strategic planning process to align services and resources with several exciting new initiatives identified in Colgates Third Century Plan.Appointment and Schedule of WorkAppointed by the Director for Learning and Applied Innovation as a 12-month position. Employment is subject to the terms and conditions of Colgate University Human Resources policy and practice (Staff handbook). Normal schedule is weekdays coinciding with the operating hours of Colgate University, with occasional night, weekend or on-call service as necessary.Position SummaryUnder direction of ITS Director of Learning and Applied Innovation, the Instructional Designer for Learning Platforms and Universal Design is responsible for developing, implementing and assessing projects and programs related to the thoughtful and innovative use of digital technologies to support teaching, learning and research in a residential liberal arts setting.The ID for Learning Platforms and Universal Design will play a central role in supporting the application of universal design for learning (UDL) principles in support of inclusive pedagogical approaches, and guiding the learner-centered use of accessible technologies.In addition, this role serves as a technical and pedagogical expert in the use of supported learning platforms, including course management technology (e.g, Moodle), web-based collaborative tools, and interactive classroom technologies. The ID for Learning Platforms will work in close collaboration with key partners in ITS, the Center for Learning, Teaching and Research, and the Office of Disability Support Services to ensure the alignment of resources and needs

Department Statement:
Colgate University, among the top liberal arts institutions in the country, seeks an experienced and thoughtful Instructional Designer (Learning Platforms and Universal Design), to join a thriving team in the Learning & Applied Innovation group within Information Technology Services. This is an exciting opportunity for a forward-thinking professional who is passionate about working at the intersection of teaching, learning and technology, to develop services and programs aimed at supporting inclusive educational experiences

Colgate Information Technology Services (ITS) is a dynamic organization that serves the diverse technology needs of the university community. Comprised of several functional areas Classrooms, Digital Media & Events; Data Analytics & Decision Support; Engagement & Support; Information Security; Learning & Applied Innovation; Services & Shared Infrastructure ITS prides itself on exceptional customer service and building collaborative relationships to meet the unique needs of our liberal arts campus. ITS endeavors to foster an inclusive environment that values diversity, professional development, creativity and innovation to support the growth of individuals and the organization. Under the leadership of the CIO, ITS is embarking on a strategic planning process to align services and resources with several exciting new initiatives identified in Colgates Third Century Plan

Appointment and Schedule of Work

Appointed by the Director for Learning and Applied Innovation as a 12-month position. Employment is subject to the terms and conditions of Colgate University Human Resources policy and practice (Staff handbook). Normal schedule is weekdays coinciding with the operating hours of Colgate University, with occasional night, weekend or on-call service as necessary

Position Summary

Under direction of ITS Director of Learning and Applied Innovation, the Instructional Designer for Learning Platforms and Universal Design is responsible for developing, implementing and assessing projects and programs related to the thoughtful and innovative use of digital technologies to support teaching, learning and research in a residential liberal arts setting

The ID for Learning Platforms and Universal Design will play a central role in supporting the application of universal design for learning (UDL) principles in support of inclusive pedagogical approaches, and guiding the learner-centered use of accessible technologies

In addition, this role serves as a technical and pedagogical expert in the use of supported learning platforms, including course management technology (e.g, Moodle), web-based collaborative tools, and interactive classroom technologies. The ID for Learning Platforms will work in close collaboration with key partners in ITS, the Center for Learning, Teaching and Research, and the Office of Disability Support Services to ensure the alignment of resources and needs


Accountabilities:
The Instructional Designer for Learning Platforms will be accountable for the following:
  • Participate in the conception, development and implementation of new initiatives supporting the University's and ITS department's strategic mission and plan for diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Assist in the identification, implementation and use of accessible technology (including enhancement of existing technologies), and related pedagogical resources to support learning
  • Serve as a primary point of support for the instructional use of Moodle, and provide guidance on the integration of accessible technology in course sites
  • Collaboratively design and facilitate learning opportunities / programs for faculty and students focused on the effective use of digital technologies, including the application of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles
  • Develop instructional materials and support resources for meaningful use of digital / instructional technologies in a variety of learning contexts
  • Engage in ongoing needs assessment that can inform educational development programming, capacity building and alignment of resources to support inclusive pedagogy
  • Support, guide, and model incorporation of research-based best practices in learning platforms when planning learning experiences
  • Regularly engage in outreach and consultation with faculty members to develop a grounded understanding of instructional approaches, course design challenges and support needs
  • Manage and participate in team-based project work that involves faculty, staff, ITS colleagues, librarians and student media consultants
  • Build strong collaborative partnerships with colleagues in ITS, the Center for Learning, Teaching & Research (CLTR), and Disability Support Services to align resources and coordinate services
  • Stay abreast of current research in the general area of educational technology, and participate in relevant professional communities through attending and presenting at conferences


Technical Competencies
Instructional Design
Demonstrated ability to design and develop learning materials through the use of digital media (audio, video, and web). Demonstrated ability to consistently apply quality and innovation in learning design (courses, learning activities and assessments) through the application of instructional design principles

Applied Educational Technology
Demonstrated expertise assisting faculty members with the effective selection and use of technology in traditional and technology enabled learning environments. Demonstrated expertise in the effective use of a wide range of digital technology tools and web-based learning platforms to support instruction, communication, and knowledge development. Maintains current knowledge of emerging technology developments

Client Services and Consultation
Displays empathy and patience with faculty members and colleagues of all levels of technical sophistication. Demonstrated ability to assess and determine client needs, and to communicate (oral and written) with clients in an appropriate level of detail. Builds relationships and confidence in instructional consultation services through demonstrated ability to offer information and resources to assist faculty members with varying needs. Maintains professionalism in the consulting relationship through advocacy and maintaining appropriate confidentiality

Project Management
Demonstrated knowledge of planning and project processes. Demonstrated ability to contribute constructively to cross-team organizational efforts and projects

Teaching and Learning
Demonstrated understanding of higher education pedagogical theory and practices sufficient to effectively support faculty members with applied education technology. Displays awareness of current knowledge about learning and works to apply this knowledge in the effective use of technology in educational settings



Behavioral Competencies
Personal Accountability for Results
Takes responsibility for decisions, performance, and outcomes; behaves in a responsible manner with a positive attitude; shows self-awareness and openness to feedback

Effective Communication
Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills; shares information and seeks input from others; adapts communication to diverse audiences; protects private and confidential information

Problem Solving and Decision Making
Analyzes and prioritizes situations to identify and solve problems; generates solutions to improve efficiency and quality; involves others in solving problems and making decisions; factors organizational goals into decisions; makes clear, transparent, and timely decisions

Change Management
Responds positively to changing university initiatives and readily adapts behavior to maintain effective performance; understand the long-term direction of the university and can relate this to departmental area; adapts to new methodologies; identifies and acts on areas where change is appropriate

Leadership and Teamwork
Applies skills and knowledge to provide a climate to achieve departmental and organizational success; balances individual and departmental goals; helps others perform at their best; builds productive relationships to enhance individual and organizational effectiveness; treats others with respect; resolves conflicts among team members

Creativity and Innovation
Generates, explores, encourages, and implements innovative ways of creating strategic value for the university, division, department, and individual level; critically assesses the effectiveness of new initiatives

Diversity and Inclusion
Demonstrates respect for people and their differences; understands the benefits of a diverse workforce; earns the trust and respect of others; includes and welcomes others; works to understand the perspective of others; promotes opportunities to experience diversity within our community

Sustainability
Understands the impact of decision-making and personal behavior in achieving the universitys commitment to a sustainable and carbon-neutral campus; supports and advances the universitys sustainability initiatives; influences others to use sustainable practices



Professional Experience/Qualifications


Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience using (accessible / assistive) technologies to support inclusive pedagogy
  • Demonstrated ability to consult with faculty members to identify and implement technologies to assist students with diverse learning needs
  • Experience designing and facilitating workshops / training sessions for faculty and students
  • Five (5) or more years experience working with clients in instructional design or educational development in a university setting
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in project management
  • Experience designing and conducting program evaluations and/or research studies
  • Experience participating in large initiatives across an entire organization through consultation, facilitation, and training


Education
  • Masters degree in education, instructional design, educational technology, or related field
    (OR a Bachelors degree with an equivalent combination of relevant professional experience)


Certifications


Physical Requirements


Other Information
Colgate is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student population. We strive to be an inclusive community one that embraces and values diversity (in the broadest sense possible) in an environment of mutual respect, communication, and engagement. A variety of cultures and perspectives enriches the quality of campus life, and the opportunity to share different views and experiences is at the core of Colgates educational enterprise. These differences can include, but are not limited to: race; ethnicity; gender and gender expression; sexual orientation; socio-economic status; geographic background; national origin; culture; age; mental, cognitive and physical abilities; religious beliefs; and political beliefs. As a result, we ask all candidates seeking consideration for the Instructional Designer for Learning Platforms and Universal Design position to submit a diversity statement with their application materials

To learn more about Colgate University, visit www.colgate.edu


Work Schedule:
Appointed by the Director for Learning and Applied Innovation as a 12-month position. Employment is subject to the terms and conditions of Colgate University Human Resources policy and practice (Staff handbook) Normal schedule is weekdays coinciding with the operating hours of Colgate University, with the occasional night, weekend or on-call service as necessary

Job Open Date:
01/08/2020

Job Close Date:
2/23/2020

Open Until Filled
Yes

Special Instructions Summary
Requirement- Along with your cover letter and resume, please submit a diversity statement as it pertains to this role. You can upload it under the Diversity Statement document heading


EEO Statement
It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply

Clery Act
CAMPUS CRIME REPORTING AND STATISTICS
The Campus Safety Department will provide upon request a copy of Colgates Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education for the previous three years concerning reported: 1. crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Colgate University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus and 2. fires that occurred in student housing facilities. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and fire safety, such as policies concerning sexual assault, life safety systems, and other related matters. To obtain a copy, contact the Campus Safety Compliance Manager via e-mail at cusafety@colgate.edu You may also access the report from the Campus Safety web page at: www.colgate.edu/offices/support/campussafety


To view the full job posting and apply for this position, go to: https://careers.colgate.edu/postings/2745








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