Assistant Learning Designer / Associate Learning Designer / Learning Designer / Senior Learning Designer – Gies College of Business

Gies College of Business

Assistant Learning Designer / Associate Learning Designer / Learning Designer / Senior Learning Designer – Gies College of Business

  • Institution: Gies College of Business
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: Champaign, IL US
  • Website: giesbusiness.illinois.edu
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Assistant Learning Designer / Associate Learning Designer / Learning Designer / Senior Learning Designer – Gies College of Business

  • Gies College of Business | Champaign, IL US
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Job TitleAssistant Learning Designer / Associate Learning Designer / Learning Designer / Senior Learning Designer – Gies College of Business

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Staff

Salary Range -

Location Champaign, IL US

Application Deadline November 04, 2022

Contact Information

Contact Name Evan Cropek

Department Teaching and Learning

Email cropek2@illinois.edu

Phone US +1 (217) 621-5413

Job Description

To apply for this job please visit illinois.csod.com.

Assistant Learning Designer / Associate Learning Designer / Learning Designer/ Senior Learning Designer – Gies College of Business

Teaching and Learning

The Teaching and Learning team is a talented group of teaching, instructional design, and media professionals who are passionate about delivering educational excellence through innovation. We are dedicated to furthering the Gies College of Business’s mission of democratizing education. We revolutionize the delivery of a high-quality business education by harnessing technology to break through financial and geographic barriers.

We are accepting applications for Learning Designer positions at four different job levels with varying requirements and responsibilities.  Only one application is necessary. The level is determined based on qualified applicants’ backgrounds and qualifications.

The work location for this position may be flexible. Highly qualified candidates may be eligible to work full-time remotely within the US, on-premise at our offices in Champaign, Illinois, or a combination.

Assistant Learning Designer

Job Summary
The Assistant Learning Designer is a member of a team that partners with Gies faculty to design in-person, online, and hybrid delivery of high-quality learning experiences. The Assistant Learning Designer is aware of learning and cognitive science, as well as assessment and learning experience. Assist with a portfolio of courses in various stages of development and offerings, including new and in-development courses, and active or inactive courses. Responsible for following an established course development plan that aligns with College quality expectations and standards for online courses, Instructional team expertise and teaching preferences, building of course elements in the LMS, and helping to ensure that all activities associated with new and redesigned content production and active course offerings in the portfolio provide a “best in class” experience for instructors, staff, and students.

Duties & Responsibilities
Course design and development
• Assist team members with implementation of the design, development, writing, editing, and evaluation of learning objectives, assessment plans, rubrics, course materials, and learning activities in collaboration with faculty and subject matter experts
• Assist with implementing appropriate technologies to support learner outcomes
• Build courses in the appropriate LMSs using technologies as needed
Teaching and learning support
• Support the work of other learning designers to help faculty effectively use multimedia, instructional methods, technology, and software; advocate for and influence faculty adoption of the same to support learner outcomes
• Assist in the design, development, and delivery of workshops and training to faculty and staff in the use of instructional technologies and educational best practices
• Assist and support in the documentation and resolution of support requests from students, faculty, and staff as needed during course design and delivery
Project management and facilitation
• Apply project management skills and experience to meet deadlines and maintain established quality standards
• Follow production timelines and deadlines
• Assist in the documentation of findings and report writing for course development sessions
• Follow best practices, policies, procedures, and standards established by the team and leadership
Coordination
• Assist in the mentoring and training of student workers
• Collaborate with other learning designers, accessibility specialists, digital media professionals, course support staff, and student employees to conduct tasks associated with course design, development, and delivery
• Follow work assignments from supervisors with an aim to meet deadlines and maintain quality and accessibility standards
• Assist in the collection of data and building of reports on development workflows and production, according to priorities, established KPIs, and metrics set by leadership
Other
• Participate in professional development
• Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in instructional design, curriculum and instruction, educational technology, instructional systems, education, or a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree from an accredited institution in instructional design, curriculum and instruction, educational technology, instructional systems, education, or a closely related field. Experience with instructional design, technology for teaching, and/or teaching.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

A successful candidate will have: • organizational skills • ability to participate in a team • ability to participate in large, complex projects • ability to apply standards and follow documented procedures • ability to communicate and build relationships
Preferred: • knowledge of assessment and learning activity design • knowledge of pedagogy and learning science
Associate Learning Designer

Job Summary

The Associate Learning Designer is a member of a team that partners with Gies faculty to design in-person, online, and hybrid delivery of high-quality learning experiences. The Associate Learning Designer is aware of learning and cognitive science, as well as assessment and learning experience. Assist with a portfolio of courses in various stages of development and offerings, including new and in-development courses, and active or inactive courses. Responsible for following an established course development plan that aligns with College quality expectations and standards for online courses, Instructional team expertise and teaching preferences, implementation of effective learning objectives in alignment with program goals and assurance of learning efforts, and helping to ensure that all activities associated with new and redesigned content production and active course offerings in the portfolio provide a “best in class” experience for instructors, staff, and students.

Duties & Responsibilities

Course design and development
• Assist other designers with implementation of the design, development, writing, editing, and evaluation of learning objectives, assessment plans, rubrics, course materials and learning activities in collaboration with faculty and subject matter experts
• Assist with providing pedagogical guidance in alignment with instructional design theories, as well as practical guidance on teaching and learning innovations
• Assist with implementing appropriate technologies to support learner outcomes
• Assist with building courses in the appropriate LMSs using technologies as needed

Teaching and learning support
• Collaborate with faculty in effectively using multimedia, instructional methods, technology, and software; advocate for and influence faculty adoption of the same to support learner outcomes
• Assist in the design, development, and delivery of workshops and training to faculty and staff in the use of instructional technologies and educational best practices
• Assist in the research and use of data to make recommendations on educational best practices, instructional resources, and instructional technologies
• Assist in conducting and documenting observations, reviews of student feedback, and consultations for individual faculty and TAs
• Assist and support in the documentation and resolution of support requests from students, faculty, and staff as needed during course design and delivery

Project management and facilitation
• Apply project management skills and experience to meet deadlines and maintain established quality standards
• Follow production timelines and deadlines
• Assist in the documentation of findings and report writing for course development sessions
• Follow best practices, policies, procedures, and standards established by the team and leadership

Coordination
• Assist in the mentoring and training of hourly workers
• Collaborate with other learning designers, accessibility specialists, digital media professionals, course support staff, and student employees to conduct tasks associated with course design, development, and delivery
• Follow work assignments from supervisors with an aim to meet deadlines and maintain quality and accessibility standards
• Assist in the collection of data and building of reports on development workflows and production, according to priorities, established KPIs, and metrics set by leadership

Other
• Participate in professional development
• Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in instructional design, curriculum and instruction, educational technology, instructional systems, education, or a closely related field. At least two years of work experience in the field of course development by the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree from an accredited institution in instructional design, curriculum and instruction, educational technology, instructional systems, education, or a closely related field. Evidence of professional growth and/or contributions within the field of instructional design, technology-aided learning, learning science (i.e., education, neuroscience, educational psychology, etc.)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

A successful candidate will have: • organizational skills • ability to participate in a team • ability to participate in large, complex projects • ability to apply standards and follow documented procedures • ability to communicate and build relationships
Preferred: • knowledge of assessment and learning activity design • knowledge of pedagogy and learning science

Learning Designer

Job Summary

The Learning Designer is a member of a team that partners with Gies faculty to design in-person, online, and hybrid delivery of high-quality learning experiences. The Learning Designer is knowledgeable of learning and cognitive science, as well as assessment and learning experience. Assist with a portfolio of courses in various stages of development and offerings, including new and in-development courses, and active or inactive courses. Responsible for following an established course development plan that aligns with College quality expectations and standards for online courses, Instructional team expertise and teaching preferences, directing the implementation of effective learning objectives in alignment with program goals and assurance of learning efforts, and helping to ensure that all activities associated with new and redesigned content production and active course offerings in the portfolio provide a “best in class” experience for instructors, staff, and students.

Duties & Responsibilities

Course design and development
• Collaborate and support the development of learner analyses to determine appropriate assessment and course activities with faculty and subject matter experts
• Lead the design, development, writing, editing, and evaluation of learning objectives, assessment plans, rubrics, course materials and learning activities in consultation with faculty and subject matter experts and the Senior Learning Designer
• Collaborate to provide pedagogical guidance on design in alignment with instructional learning theories, as well as best practices and standards for teaching and learning innovations
• Coordinate to implement appropriate technologies to support learner outcomes
• Supervise and monitor the building of courses in the appropriate LMSs using technologies as needed

Teaching and learning support
• Consult with faculty in effectively using multimedia, instructional methods, technology, and software; advocate for and influence faculty adoption of the same to support learner outcomes
• Assist in the design, development, and delivery of workshops and training to faculty and staff in the use of instructional technologies and educational best practices
• Assist in the research and use of data to make recommendations on educational best practices, instructional resources, and instructional technologies
• Assist in the conducting and documenting observations, reviews of student feedback, and consultations for individual faculty and TAs
• Assist and support in the documentation and resolution of support requests from students, faculty, and staff as needed during course design and delivery

Project management and facilitation
• Apply project management skills and experience to meet deadlines and maintain established quality standards
• Follow production timelines and deadlines
• Assist in the documentation of findings and report writing for course development sessions
• Follow best practices, policies, procedures, and standards established by the team and leadership

Coordination
• Assist in the mentoring and training of Assistant Learning Designers and student and hourly employees
• Collaborate with other learning designers, accessibility specialists, digital media professionals, course support staff, and student employees to conduct tasks associated with course design, development, and delivery
• Coordinate other staff in a team on smaller, limited-scope projects
• Follow work assignments from supervisors with an aim to meet deadlines and maintain quality and accessibility standards
• Assist in the collection of data and building of reports on development workflows and production, according to priorities, established KPIs, and metrics set by leadership

Other
• Participate in professional development
• Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Either (1) a Master’s degree from an accredited institution in instructional design, curriculum and instruction, educational technology, instructional systems, education, or a closely related field OR (2) a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in any field with additional work experience noted below.

With a Master’s degree, at least one year of work experience in instructional design OR with a Bachelor’s degree, at least five years of work experience in the field of instructional design by the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

PhD from an accredited institution in instructional design, curriculum and instruction, educational technology, instructional systems, education, or a closely related field.  Evidence of professional growth and/or contributions within the field of instructional design, technology-aided learning, learning science (i.e., education, neuroscience, educational psychology, etc.) Demonstrated experience researching, assessing, piloting, and deploying accessible, effective educational technology tools. Demonstrated experience researching, assessing, piloting, and deploying pedagogical practices, assessment methods, and learning designs in residential, hybrid, and/or online learning environments. Demonstrated experience designing and deploying learning experiences and assessments for large-enrollment courses (e.g. 1000+ enrollments) with an emphasis on learner engagement, inclusivity, and accessibility. Demonstrated work experience using the Canvas LMS and Coursera platforms to design and deliver learning experiences.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

A successful candidate will have: • organizational skills • ability to participate in a team • ability to participate in large, complex projects • ability to apply standards and follow documented procedures • ability to communicate and build relationships
Preferred: • knowledge of assessment and learning activity design • knowledge of pedagogy and learning science

Senior Learning Designer

Job Summary

The Senior Learning Designer is a member of a team that partners with Gies faculty to design in-person, online, and hybrid delivery of high-quality learning experiences. The Senior Learning Designer is an expert in learning and cognitive science, as well as assessment and learning experience. Manage a team that assists with a portfolio of courses in various stages of development and offerings, including new and in-development courses, and active or inactive courses. Responsible for directing and facilitating ideation and exploration of effective learning activities and assessments, creating a course development plan that aligns with College quality expectations and standards for online courses, Instructional team expertise and teaching preferences, guiding the design of effective learning objectives in alignment with program goals and assurance of learning efforts, and ensuring that all activities associated with new and redesigned content production and active course offerings in the portfolio provide a “best in class” experience for instructors, staff, and students

Duties & Responsibilities

Course design and development
• Envision and coordinate the design, development, writing, editing, and evaluation of learning objectives, assessment plans, rubrics, course materials and learning activities in collaboration with faculty and subject matter experts
• Facilitate learner analyses to determine appropriate assessment and course activities in collaboration with faculty and subject matter experts
• Provide pedagogical guidance in alignment with instructional design theories, as well as practical guidance on teaching and learning innovations
• Facilitate conversations with faculty and subject matter experts to recommend appropriate technologies to support learner outcomes
• Design the plans for the staff to build courses in the appropriate LMSs using technologies as needed

Supervision and coordination
• Supervise, mentor, train, and performance manage full-time learning design team members, student and hourly employees, and/or contract employees
• Manage and coordinate the team collaboration with other learning designers, accessibility specialists, digital media professionals, course support staff, and student employees to conduct tasks associated with course design, development, and delivery
• Plan and allocate work to direct reports with an aim to meet deadlines and maintain quality and accessibility standards
• Apply best practices to coordinate documentation and development of workflows
• Identify needs and solutions, implement plans, track progress, and report status on professional development for direct reports
• Collect data and build reports on development workflows and production, according to priorities, established KPIs, and metrics set by leadership

Teaching and learning support
• Collaborate with faculty to design great learning experiences and effectively use multimedia, instructional methods, technology, and software; advocate for and influence faculty adoption of the same to support learner outcomes
• Establish the design, development, and delivery of workshops and training to faculty and staff in the use of instructional technologies and educational best practices according to best practices for curricular design, established learning objectives and outcomes, and pedagogical needs
• Research and use data to make recommendations on educational best practices, instructional resources, and instructional technologies
• Plan, conduct, and document observations, reviews of student feedback, and consultations for individual faculty and TAs
• Collaborate in the management of documentation and resolution of support requests from students, faculty, and staff as needed during course design and delivery

Project management and facilitation
• Apply project management skills and best practices to oversee and complete projects on a schedule that follows established quality standards
• Plan and follow course development timelines and effectively communicate expectations to faculty and direct reports
• Facilitate course development sessions, document findings, and write reports

Other
• Participate in professional development
• Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree from an accredited institution in instructional design, curriculum and instruction, educational technology, instructional systems, education, or a closely related field. At least one year of work experience supervising an eLearning or Instructional Design team by the time of hire AND at least seven years of work experience in the field of instructional design at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

PhD from an accredited institution in instructional design, curriculum and instruction, educational technology, instructional systems, education, or a closely related field Evidence of professional growth and/or contributions within the field of instructional design, technology-aided learning, learning science (i.e., education, neuroscience, educational psychology, etc.). Demonstrated experience researching, assessing, piloting, and deploying accessible, effective educational technology tools. Demonstrated experience researching, assessing, piloting, and deploying pedagogical practices, assessment methods, and learning designs in residential, hybrid, and/or online learning environments. Demonstrated experience designing and deploying learning experiences and assessments for large enrollment courses (e.g. 1000+ enrollments) with an emphasis on learner engagement, inclusivity, and accessibility.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

A successful candidate will have: • knowledge of pedagogy and learning science • knowledge of assessment and learning activity design • organizational skills
• ability to manage a team• ability to manage large, complex projects • ability to apply standards and follow documented procedures • ability to communicate and build relationships.  Preferred: • knowledge of higher education • skills in designing for large enrollment online courses

Appointment Information

This is a 100% full-time Academic Professional position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after 11/4/2022. Salary is commensurate with experience. Starting salaries range from $62,000 to $76,000 depending on the level at which candidates qualify.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information
Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on November 4, 2022. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact lsrice@illinois.edu. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

For full consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume with your application.

 

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.edu.

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