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Colleges of the Fenway Instructional Design/Delivery - Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts

Wentworth Institute of Technology is a university with nationally ranked academic programs with an emphasis on innovation, learning by doing, and a cooperative education model that builds careers for our students. Learning Innovation & Technology is seeking two full-time Instructional Designers (IDs) to join a dynamic team to foster innovation in teaching and learning to enhance student learning in face to face, hybrid and online courses. This is an exciting opportunity for a forward-thinking professional who is passionate about working at the intersection of teaching, learning and technology, aimed at supporting inclusive educational experiences. IDs build positive working relationships with faculty in one-on-one, small groups and the department level to guide application of course design best practices, active learning strategies, appropriate adoption of the learning management system and academic technology. Build and leverage expertise in academic technology tools while keeping a pulse on emerging technologies and teaching practices for 21st Century learners.

Highlights of core work include: Educate and assist faculty in transitioning courses to a new learning management system, ensuring courses include Universal Design for Learning principles and are fully accessible.

Guide faculty in the appropriate use of the learning management system and academic technology tools technology to foster active learning and achievement of course goals.

Develop and perform quality assurance checks for online and hybrid courses working with faculty subject matter experts in support of certificate, undergraduate, and graduate programs.

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor degree in education, instructional design, instructional technology or teaching related discipline. Strong knowledge in and 1- 3 years experience working as an instructional designer in a higher education setting including: experience authoring in a learning management system (for example: Blackboard, Canvas, Brightspace); demonstrated knowledge of developing materials using a universal design approach; appropriate integration of multi-media, academic technology, collaboration tools, and accessible digital learning materials. Knowledge of current and emerging instructional design methodologies with a good understanding of online pedagogy/learning theories and instructional design models. Open minded and flexible with strong collaboration, relationship building, influence skills, and project management skills. Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment with customer service orientation and the ability to solve problems with creativity and flexibility.

Demonstrated ability to collaborate with faculty, build relationships, and influence teaching and learning strategies. Effectively conveys and receives ideas, information and directions. Listens actively and seeks to clarify and confirm the accuracy of their understanding. Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Prioritizes and plans work using time effectively, meets deadlines, and follows through on commitments. Identifies, solves, and escalates problems in a timely manner. Works with others to achieve desired results by contributing to team projects, exchanging ideas and opinions, resolves conflicts, developing positive working relationships. Is flexible and open-minded, and promotes mutual respect. Identifies and responds quickly and effectively to customer needs, goes beyond what?s expected and follows up to ensure customer satisfaction.

PREFERRED: Masters degree in education, instructional design, or teaching related discipline with 4-8 years working as an instructional designer in a higher education setting. Experience transitioning between course management systems, online learning course development (Quality Matters a plus), extensive experience with multi-media authoring tools, collaboration tools, and accessible digital learning materials. Strong understanding of active and inclusive learning theories, assessment, and approaches to hybrid/online learning. Experience with Engineering teaching methods and strategies a plus. Open minded and flexible with excellent collaboration, relationship building, influence skills, and project management skills.

To apply, please click the following link: http://jobs.wit.edu/postings/4890

Wentworth is an AA/EEO employer. Women and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Date Posted: 1/29/2020

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