University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Instructional Developer 1

Payroll Title: UCP VII
Class Code:7006-9087
Job Family: COM
FLSA Code: E
Score: 550

JOB SUMMARY

Under the direction of designated supervisor, works independently to create materials grounded in sound educational theory and best practices in technology. Incumbents in this position are expected to effectively integrate the best practices of instructional design and instructional technology through the use of multimedia, software, programming, and state of the art technology.

The primary focus of this job is on the day-to-day delivery of program services. An Instructional Developer I is expected to act fairly autonomously within the guidelines set forth by the Manager and are expected to assist senior instructional developers in carrying out varied and complex production activities.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provides consultative services to faculty and staff in selection, use and implementation of technology and practice; may make recommendations to individual faculty and/or departments based on client needs.
  2. Designs and produces academic courses and/or learning modules using course management software and other comprehensive course techniques.
  3. Conducts workshops, seminars, and/or other training programs in course design and related technology usage; provides faculty development training on an individual or group basis.
  4. Researches emerging technology and best practices in the field of education; recommends for purchase new technology, software, and equipment to support instructional development; provides supporting budgetary information.
  5. Provides support to other instructional design staff to ensure successful completion of assigned projects within production schedule; may act as project lead.
  6. Collects and analyzes program data and participates in evaluating program effectiveness; identifies problem areas and makes recommendations for improvements.
  7. Develops and maintains educational materials, documentation, manuals and other training aids used in workshops, seminars, etc… to effectively deliver services.
  8. Mentors and trains students and staff members on new technology and initiatives in instructional design and development.
  9. Serves as a resource to University community relating to policy, procedure and services provided by the Institute of Teaching and Learning.
  10. Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Master’s degree in Computer Science, Educational Technology, Education or related field.
  2. One to three years of experience in the area of instructional design/technology or related field.
  3. Demonstrated ability in two or more of the following specific production areas:

    • Multi-media development
    • Software Analysis and Design
    • Programming for web based environments
    • Technology support
    • Comprehensive Instructional Design

  4. Knowledge of media technology and instructional design theory in an academic setting and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative and collegial environment.
  5. Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.

Date Scored: 6/9/2006