Payroll Title: UCP VIII
Job Family: COM
FLSA Code: E
Under the general direction of designated supervisor, the incumbent leads efforts in and independently analyzes, recommends, develops, and supports innovative instructional solutions to meet a variety of educational needs through the use of appropriate state of the art technology, grounded in sound educational theory and instructional design.
Incumbents in this position are expected to possess advanced skills and work independently in developing and implementing unique and the most complex technology based for various educational settings. Incumbents are expected to utilize an advanced working knowledge of best practices in educational technology and instructional design principles and practices. Incumbents are expected to assist instructional designers and developers, as well as work independently with faculty to develop both online courses and specific learning objects. The eLearning Developer 3 is also expected to act as a project leader, carrying out varied and complex development activities to achieve the objectives and needs of clients by effectively leading various aspects of an assigned project. This level is distinct from the eLearning Developer 2 and 1 levels, in that incumbents are expected to serve in a dual capacity as a project lead as well as design and implement the most complex design plans. Incumbents are expected to serve as the Director’s liaison to the community and on major projects.
Incumbents are expected to perform lower level duties as outlined in the eLearning Developer 2 and 1 descriptions. However, the primary focus of the incumbent’s work shall be consistent with the guidelines listed above.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Works collaboratively with instructional designers and developers to draft the development phase of a unique and complex instructional design plan.
- Leads the development of academic courses, web sites and/or learning modules using course management software and eLearning technologies to meet strict timelines.
- Reviews existing course design for enhancement and coordinates the efforts of other staff in modification through the use of standing and emerging technologies, applying knowledge of educational theory and best practices in pedagogy.
- Facilitates discussion with other members of the eCampus community, continually keeping in touch with other technical members of the eCampus and University technical community.
- Serves as a representative on university communities involved in educational technology.
- Determines the feasibility of and develops specialized interactive instructional learning objects.
- Acts as project leader on large development projects (i.e. projects comprised of several components requiring multiple developers’ participation).
- Performs faculty development on an individual and group basis. Conducts workshops, seminars, and/or other training programs in course design, pedagogy and the relevant and appropriate use of technology.
- Guides other developers in and provides training on new and existing technology, initiatives and department policy to colleagues, faculty and support staff on an individual or group basis.
- On behalf of the Director, evaluates new technologies in the field of education for purchase, considering cost and efficacy implications.
- Performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
- Master’s degree in a related technical field.
- Minimum of four (4) years’ experience in an area of instructional technology, eLearning design and implementation or related field.
- Demonstrated ability to perform all of the following specific production areas:
- Multimedia development including interactive learning objects
- Graphic and visual design skills
- Web design skills including HTML and CSS
- Experience applying ADA or Section 508 compliance standard to web based instruction
- Development of online courses in a learning management setting
- Course development and technology support in an academic setting
- Expertise in the use of eLearning development tools
- Experience using social learning technologies
- Technology support in an academic setting
- Working knowledge of instructional design theory
- Proven technical problem solving skills and attention to detail.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the emphasis on the diplomatic and effective delivery of information to diverse audiences.
OTHER DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS
- Experience managing complex projects within and across academic and/or technical production units
- Experience supervising staff who perform duties typical to the eLearning Job Class
- Experience sitting on steering and working committees in the area of educational technology, eLearning, teaching and learning and other appropriate fields in higher education