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Instructional Designer - req# 9692

at University of New Mexico

Posted: 9/5/2019
Job Reference #: 9692

Job Description

Instructional Media Splst

Requisition IDreq9692
Working TitleInstructional Designer
Position Grade12
Position Summary

UNM Center for Teaching and Learning is looking for a talented individual to join our team and serve in the position of Instructional Designer with the Online Course Development and Faculty Support Group. The person selected for this position will report to the Associate Director for Online Course Development and Faculty Support, will provide a wide range of instructional design, technical, and operational support for development of online courses within the University learning management system.

The course designer will maintain their expertise in evidence-based strategies for online learning in order to assist faculty to analyze needs, determine goals, create objectives, design effective delivery methods, and curate engaging media and instructional tools. This may include tasks and projects such as instructional design, application of adult learning theory and evidence-based teaching practices, faculty development, multimedia development, course migration, training and support documentation. The successful candidate will need to become proficient with the UNM Online Course Standards Rubric, peer review processes, and application for online courses.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as strong cultural competencies to serve UNM’s diverse student and faculty population. They should have a demonstrated understanding of evidence-based educational strategies, in general, as well as familiarity with alternative delivery pedagogical strategies including: online, hybrid learning, and synchronous distance learning. They will be a team player with a customer service focus who can adapt to needs as they arise; they will possess refined interpersonal awareness and organizational skills.

Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to bring examples of course design work and complete a short writing sample during the interview process. Applicants with an educational background, and/or bilingual skills are encouraged to apply. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position that works onsite at the UNM Main (Albuquerque) Campus.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED; at least 7 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated understanding of evidence-based practices for teaching and learning
  • Demonstrated understanding of or publication in online learning research
  • Demonstrated multi-cultural competencies
  • Demonstrated experience in collaborative development and/or peer review processes
  • Demonstrated engagement with innovative online learning strategies that increase access and student success
  • Familiarity with instructional design processes and assessments
  • Familiarity with graphic design principles, HTML, and/or Learning Management Systems
  • Bachelor’s degree in instructional design, curriculum, instruction, and/or a related field or 3 years of directly related experience.
  • Experience teaching or training
Additional Requirements
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentNMEL Course Development Group (071B)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
StatusExempt
Pay$2986.30 - $4478.93 min to midpoint monthly
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredNo
For Best Consideration Date8/8/2019
Application InstructionsPlease include a cover letter, resume and three supervisor references with your application. On your resume, please list the number of hours per week for each position.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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