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Instructional Design and Training Specialist

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Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply. An official copy of your transcript is required upon hire for this position. Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application. All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached.

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Instructional Design and Training Specialist
Department Academic Outreach
Job Location Oxford
Job Type Full-Time
Job Description

This position provides resources for faculty and students who are involved in distance learning while promoting distance learning within the University. The incumbent develops and implements training programs for faculty, staff, and students to improve effectiveness of instructional technology within online instruction, develops measures to assesses learning outcomes of technology-enhanced instruction, and promotes distance education programs.

Job Responsibilities

Designs, develops, and delivers training programs and tutorials for both new and experienced distance learning instructors to promote effective online instruction.

Provides training in the areas of pedagogical approaches, instructional strategies, and technical skills.

Develops resources and processes to promote learning through non-traditional means.

Tracks course development and provides individual support for distance learning instructors.

Develops and delivers training programs preparing students for distance learning courses.

Develops measures to assess learning outcomes of technology-enhanced instruction and verifies integrity of distance learning courses by using assessments.

Stays abreast of new techniques and technologies regarding distance learning.

Makes recommendations to management regarding updates and changes in technology.

Promotes distance education programs by attending and presenting at various conferences and workshops.

Ensures distance learning courses are in compliance with IHL guidelines.

May supervise subordinate staff.

May teach distance learning courses.

Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions
These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring Department.

1. Develops and implements training programs on the use of instructional technology for faculty, staff, and students to support distance learning education programs.

2. Develops measures to assess learning outcomes of technology-enhanced instruction.

3. Promotes distance education programs.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:
Master’s Degree in educational technology, instructional design, or a related field from an accredited
university or college.

AND

Experience:
Three (3) years of experience related to the above described duties.

Substitution Statement:
Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and
approved by the Department of Human Resources.

Special instructions to applicants

Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply.

An official copy of your transcript is required upon hire for this position.

Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application.

All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Work Schedule
If part-time, specific number of hours per week
Published Salary Actual salary will depend on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget.
Exceptional Employment Benefits

The University of Mississippi is proud to offer a comprehensive salary and generous benefits package. Benefits include employer-paid portions of medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. In addition, the UM retirement program includes an employer contribution. UM offers generous paid holiday time off, personal (vacation) and medical leave for most employees – staff members accrue personal and medical leave based on their years of service. UM was named the state’s healthiest workplace among all Mississippi colleges and universities and offers wellness programs. For eight consecutive years, UM has been recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education. For information about our employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview (http://www.olemiss.edu/hr/benefits.html).

Job Open Date 10/04/2017
Employee Category Professional / Administrative
Employee Designation Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this particular job opening?
    • University of Mississippi website
    • Print ad/newspaper
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • WIN Job Center/MDES Jobs Website
    • Professional meeting or conference
    • Professional journal and through a professional organization
    • Professional list service
    • Listed at historically black or predominately minority college or university
    • Predominately minority-targeted publication
    • Other institution/laboratory/program
    • Referred by a friend who is an employee of the University
    • I am a current employee
  2. * Do you have a Master's Degree in educational technology, instructional design, or a related field and at least three (3) years of related experience (or a Bachelor's Degree and at least seven (7) years of related experience)?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Describe your experience training others to develop online and alternative delivery options.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe your experience developing online and hybrid/blended courses.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Describe your experience with ADA compliance for online courses.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume / Vitae
  2. Cover Letter