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Employer: WSU Tech
Division: AA/General Education/ITAS
Job Title: Instructional Technologist
Salary: $49000.00 Annually


Job Description:

Job Summary: In support of the academic mission of WSU Tech, the Instructional Technologist will provide services which include: course design, technical assistance, advice, information, direction, recommendation and training to faculty on the development of curricula and course materials that adheres to principles of accessibility and universal design.  The Instructional Technologist will spearhead the quality assurance program that will ensure WSU Tech courses meet or exceed the quality standards adopted by the college, standards that are grounded in the principles of Quality Matters and the Online Learning Consortium.

 

This position requires a good customer service ethic and an approach which focuses on positively impacting educational experiences at WSU Tech.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with the appropriate college community groups (Academic Leadership, program Leadership, Online Committee, Accessibility Committee) to develop a college wide Instructional Quality Assurance program which incorporates the principles of accessibility, universal design and effective online design principles.
  • Supports the adoption of OLC and QM rubrics as the basis for ensuring courses meet the quality standards of the college.
  • Facilitates the course review process to ensure compliance with accessibility and online initiatives.
  • Guides the curriculum design and strategy for creating/adapting/converting courses to meet the quality standards of the college, specifically with regard to accessibility.
  • Mentors faculty and staff in the area of accessibility and universal design.
  • Collaborates with the Office of Disability Services to ensure instructional contents meet student needs
  • Collaborates with the appropriate college community groups (Academic Leadership, program Leadership, Online Committee, Accessibility Committee) to identify faculty training objectives as they relate to Accessibility and Online Committee initiatives.
  • Coordinates, manages, and oversees the delivery of professional development for faculty covering topics associated with academic accessibility and universal design for learning.
  • Investigates and disseminates information on best practices related to technology which supports accessibility and online initiatives.
  • Investigates and disseminates information on new trends, research, and applications related to technology supporting accessibility and effective online instruction

 

Education, Experience, Knowledge & Skills Needed:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution, required. (Masters preferred) Instructional Design and/or Accessibility based degrees preferred.
  • Experience with accessibility requirements and norms.
  • Experience working with technology to provide accessible instructional resources and evaluating instructional materials for accessibility.
  • Experience working in education with faculty and staff.  Experience in Higher Education, preferred.
  • Instructional Design experience including: writing, developing, reviewing and revising course materials for all modalities.
  • Demonstrated experience reviewing courses to meet identified quality standards such as Quality Matters or Online Learning Consortium
  • Demonstrated experience integrating digital technology into teaching and learning.

 

Other Position Requirements:

  1. Work effectively and productively as a team member.  Keep others informed of information needed.  Treat others with respect, maintaining a spirit of cooperation.
  2. Maintain effective and professional verbal and written interactions with peers, customers, supervisors and other staff.  Use diplomacy and tact in dealing with difficult situations or people.  Demonstrate effective listening skills. Is receptive to constructive feedback.
  3. Maintain acceptable overall attendance record, to include department meetings, all-employee meetings/trainings as required.  Ensure appropriate notification to supervisor for absences, and ensure that work is covered.  Be flexible in work schedule when needed.
  4. Produce quantity of work necessary to meet job requirements.
  5. Demonstrate the ability and willingness to handle new assignments, changes in procedures and business requirements.  Identify what needs to be done and take appropriate action.
  6. Complete assigned work; meet deadlines without reminders/follow-up from supervisor or others.
  7. Perform work conscientiously with a high degree of accuracy.
  8. Participate in a minimum of 20 hours professional development activities per year to remain current with industry trends and advancements.

Working Conditions:

Must be able to work in a multi-tasked, high-volume environment, completing multiple and competing priorities.  Daily attendance is required to meet the needs of students and prospective students.  Attendance is required at meetings and in-services, some of which may be out of the area.  Schedules may fluctuate to accommodate student or College needs, deadlines and delivery of services.  Long periods of sitting and/or standing will be required. Extensive data entry/typing. Sufficient vision and hearing are required to complete the work and interact with students, staff, faculty and the public.  Independent travel by car or public carrier is required to enable flexibility to work at alternate campuses/locations when needed.  Evening and weekend work may be required. Work schedule will be as needed and required by administration to accomplish assigned duties.



Vacancy Number: AA100-0038

Open Date: 5/14/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: