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Senior Instructional Designer

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, 30144
Instructional Technology and Design

Job ID: 268840

About Us

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, career opportunities, and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are searching for talented people to join our mission. Come to KSU and find your passion.


Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

Job Summary

Responsible for development of high-quality courses for online and hybrid environments. Works with faculty from multiple departments to provide instructional design support, consultation, needs-based training, guidance for best-practices, ADA compliance support, and quality assurance. Provides instructional design support and guidance to subject matter experts in the creation of course content that facilitates sustainable course design. Engages in supporting a designated college and may have opportunities for university-wide projects. Collaborates with the unit team to recommend instructional design and development decisions for faculty professional learning based on a diverse data set including assessment of faculty needs, student performance data from learning analytics such as formative and summative assessment results, and other data from analytics embedded within digital learning environments.


Key Responsibilities 
1. Coordinates with faculty to develop online courses that meet the standards for quality assurance
2. Manages instructional projects including producing materials, websites, video, graphics, and interactive media elements using approved digital media editing systems
3. Coordinates with digital learning staff and identifies instructional experts within the unit or among faculty when developing appropriate and timely training and professional development opportunities for faculty
4. Plans, directs, implements, and evaluates professional development courses delivered to faculty through a variety of venues
5. Researches and recommends educational best practices, instructional resources, instructional technologies, and multimedia hardware/software to support teaching and learning, as well as to address copyright concerns and ADA compliance issues
6. Leads the development and implementation of professional learning for faculty (ie. microlearning packages, webinars, online courses, etc.) 
7. Develop and deliver a train-the-trainer program to familiarize Instructional Designers and other relevant personnel on tools and strategies for teaching, learning, and reflective practice
8. Assists faculty in employing educational data collection techniques as needed (classroom observations, SGIDs, mid-term evaluation)
9. May supervise staff, provide training, mentoring, hiring, and performance management as assigned

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education, preferably in a related field

Required Experience
Five (5) years of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Experience
Experience in the design and development of training for adult learners
Experience using innovative technologies and research-based techniques for technology-enhanced learning
Experience supervising and directing the work of others
Experience implementing adult learning principles, instructional design models, and best practices
Experience training faculty in the areas of academic web accessibility and technology enhanced instruction including the use of learning analytics
Experience testing technology enhanced learning environments for accessibility issues.
Previous work experience in higher education
Experience with technology enhanced teaching and learning knowledge systems, preferably with Desire2Learn Brightspace
Experience designing and developing online courses for higher education
Experience with graphic design and video production
Accessibility professional certifications (i.e., CPACC or WAS)
Quality Matters Applying the Rubric Certification (APPQMR), or equivalent i.e., OSCQR PMP, CPTD, CPT or other recognized professional accreditation related to the field of instructional design

Preferred Educational Qualifications
Advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education in a related field

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Able to collaborate with individuals from a variety of backgrounds
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

Maintains a high degree of knowledge in existing and technology-enhanced new learning models and trends in digital education
Knowledge of and experience using a learning management system and other course management tools (D2L Brightspace, Canvas, Moodle, etc.)
Knowledge of learning theories, backward design, and constructive alignment
Knowledge of tools and techniques for technology-enhanced learning
Knowledge of and experience using common assistive and learning technologies (captioning tools)
Knowledge of and experience using digital media production and graphic design software and equipment (Camtasia, Audacity, Adobe Creative Suite, Articulate, etc.)
Awareness of universal design and other accessibility considerations in online environments
Knowledge of rubrics and processes for evaluating online course design and/or facilitation

Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, technology, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management, and presentation skills
Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e., Microsoft Office suite)
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
Strong customer service skills and phone etiquette

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