University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Instructional Developer 2

Payroll Title: UCP VIII
Class Code:0874-9088
Job Family: COM
FLSA Code: E
Score: 628

JOB SUMMARY

Under the general direction of a designated supervisor, provides the University community with a complex range of instructional design and technological development activities. Incumbents in this position are required to have thorough knowledge and understanding of the principles of adult and student learning, perform highly complex duties in Instructional Development, frequently serve as a project lead on course and program assessment, evaluation and design and work from broad objectives with considerable latitude to plan, develop and organize all phases of work.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Designs and produces the most complex, significant and time-sensitive academic course presentation and learning modules.
  2. Serves as the manager’s principal liaison and expert resource for project planning and coordination and policy implementation; develops and recommends new procedures and policy revisions.
  3. Provides direction to team members on project plans and is responsible for the coordination, scheduling and delivery of program services which includes the development of schedules, timelines and activities.
  4. Serves as an expert resource and consultant to the University community regarding course development, course redesign and technological solutions through individual consultations and classroom observation; makes recommendations for modifications.
  5. Provides leadership in training staff and exercises functional supervision over work; coordinates daily workflow and sets priorities to meet project deadlines.
  6. Maintains standards and guidelines for the design, programming and documentation of instructional services. Reviews innovative teaching and educational practices/developments and assesses potential incorporation into standards and guidelines for instructional services.
  7. Assists in drafting major reports and correspondence. Reviews and recommends changes to internal operating procedures and systems designed to improve program services.
  8. Researches best practices in the field of education and emerging technology; works with vendors; recommends for purchase new technology software and equipment to support instructional development; provides supporting budgetary information.
  9. Develops and implements course and program designs based on specific target populations, including methods and techniques based on needs of faculty and staff.
  10. Participates in evaluating the Instructional Design and Development program; assists with the implementation of subsequent training needs and supports; makes recommendations for ongoing improvement.
  11. Prepares informational and promotional materials and forms. Develops and/or oversees the development of training procedures, manuals and other training materials.
  12. Attends seminars and courses to remain current on state-of-the-art instructional technologies. May represent Instructional Development and Design unit on committees or at conferences.
  13. Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Master’s degree in Instructional Design, Education or related field.
  2. Four to six years of progressively responsible experience.
  3. Demonstrated skills and ability in all of the following specific production areas:

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

  4. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse groups of people in a collegial environment.
  5. Demonstrated experience in project management.
  6. Knowledge and experience with teaching advanced seminars and training workshops.

Scored: 06/09/06