The instructional designer will provide full-service support to faculty developing courses, including open educational resources and instructional assets; consultation related to a future-oriented vision of development; guidance on the optimal use of available teaching methods, tools, and technology to enhance student learning; limited technical support and faculty training related to course design, instructional technologies, and pedagogy. This is not a telecommuter position.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Instructional Design (70%)
Work collaboratively with faculty and course development teams to design and produce course components; specialize in designing adaptive and active learning components for courses; help to develop supporting course materials.
Manage the course development process for new courses, revision of courses, and conversion of courses to ensure that course development is completed on time with exceptional quality.
Ensure academic and QM standards, authentic integration of faith outcomes, and the vision/mission of the academic unit come fully through in the student experience, which produces deep, sustained learning.
Provide feedback, recommendations, and consultation during the quality assurance and course/program review process.
Map program/school outcomes to course outcomes to module outcomes to assessments.
Identifies learning resources and activities to support learning outcomes and assessments.
Development of Online Learning Products (20%)
Develop instructional web and media-based interactive learning objects.
Source and recommend OER and other content to faculty for course development.
Create documentation, job aides, course templates, reference guides, user guides in support of the program or course technologies.
Evaluate and employ emerging technologies, instructional design concepts, and best practices.
Professional Development and Research (10%)
Keep apprised of instructional design and technology standards, learning methodologies, and course quality standards, such as Quality Matters.
Keep apprised of regulatory standards, including FERPA, ADA/Section 508, and other related laws as they relate to accessible course content and website development.
Train faculty on topics related to instructional technology, course design, and pedagogy.
Develop and involve faculty in research projects related to online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses.
A minimum of three years of recent, full-time experience working with faculty in higher education to design and develop online courses.
Demonstrated experience using multiple technology tools for developing and delivering online courses.
Demonstrated experience developing materials using a universal design approach.
Project management skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously while completing projects on time and with a high degree of quality.
Exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
The ideal candidate will be certified in Quality Matters, have experience developing adaptive learning courses, be proficient in Canvas, be highly collaborative, maintain a high degree of professionalism while interacting with diverse groups of people, and have a strong aptitude for solving problems with flexibility and creativity.
Bachelor’s degree in instructional design or a closely related field, or equivalent experience. Master’s degree strongly preferred.
On-site work in an office environment with occasional travel. This is not a telecommuter position.
About Olivet Nazarene University
Olivet Nazarene University is an accredited Christian, liberal arts university offering more than 140 areas of undergraduate and graduate study, including the Doctor of Education in ethical leadership. Olivet’s 275-acre park-like main campus is in Bourbonnais, Illinois, 50 miles south of Chicago. Additional sites are in Rolling Meadows and Oak Brook, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; Grand Rapids and Grand Ledge, Michigan; Hong Kong; and more than 100 ONU Global learning locations throughout Chicagoland and the Midwest. From Oxford to Tokyo, hundreds of Olivet students also experience the global classroom each year through study abroad opportunities, internships and worldwide mission trips.