The Sr. Instructional Technologist key function is to develop appropriate strategies for implementing innovative online and other information technology across a broad range of academic programs and initiatives for the Center of Teaching and Learning.
The successful candidate will possess an in-depth understanding of instructional design and curricular development issues related to teaching and learning in traditional, hybrid/blended, and online courses, as well as experience using a wide range of hardware and software tools to develop instructional materials. The Senior Instructional Technologist will join a team that works collaboratively to support the teaching and learning mission of the University.
The Senior Instructional Technologist will report to the Instructional Design Manager and will advise and collaborate with the CTL staff in the design, development, and delivery of technology-enhanced instructional materials for graduate and professional programs created and delivered by CTL for the SPH. This individual will be available to mentor other instructional technologists and to represent The Center for Teaching and Learning in University committees and initiatives.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Maintain consistency in procedures and quality of materials developed by the instructional technology team, as well as training instructional team members.
Collaborates with CTL and information technology staff to resolve issues related to technology use in teaching, including application assessment, pedagogy, deployment methodologies, integration strategies, etc.
Stay current on emerging learning technologies, trends in distance learning in higher education, best practices for online professional development, and effective practices for teaching and learning online.
Remain current on digital accessibility standards and guidelines (i.e., ADA/508 and WCAG 2.0) as well as UDL principles and practices while serving as CTL expert on these matters. Develop resources, advise, and train on accessibility and UDL while serving as School liaison for these areas.
Suggest and implement educational technology applications and strategies that afford opportunities for, and solutions to, JHSPH courses. enhancing the quality and capacity of the School’s offerings.
Collaborate and consult with faculty, staff, and adjunct faculty on the effective use of instructional design strategies, web-based resources, multimedia technologies, and instructional software and systems to improve teaching and learning in any delivery mode.
Helps faculty and staff make better use of learning management systems and connecting applications. Identifies and automates routine tasks for better efficiency.
Manages project specific budgets, as assigned. Participates in negotiations with vendors. Provides information for budget development. May assist with developing budget projections.
Manage the revision of online courses, as assigned, following the principles and standards of the CTL instructional design team. Coordinate with instructional designers as needed.
Coordinate, with instructional technologists and designers, the development of training instructional materials that are functional, informative, and consistent with sound instructional design principles.
Assist with the design and delivery of face-to-face instructional technology and instructional design training to faculty and staff.
Provide recommendations for interface design, sequencing of instruction, use of assessments, and online interactive activities.
Manage project timelines and coordinate with team members and partners to meet project deliverables.
Act as liaison with Central JHU groups on technology implementation.
Collaborate with Instructional Design Team.
Collaborate with the CTL Help team in providing technical support, LMS testing, and documentation.
Minimum Qualifications Masters degree in instructional design, instructional technology, education, or related field.
Three (3) years of professional level experience in course design and development, faculty training, or program/course assessment/evaluation required.
Significant additional related experience may substitute for advanced degree.
* JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job. *
Six (6) years experience in instructional technology and faculty and staff training.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The ideal candidate must have strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with multiple constituencies in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment. Also, it is important that the ideal candidate has the ability to exercise independent judgment and solve problems in creative and productive ways. The candidate must have knowledge of current and emerging instructional technologies and proven ability to adapt and learn new procedures and software programs. The candidate must have knowledge of pedagogical issues related to online teaching and learning as well as current and emerging technologies. The candidate must have a demonstrated ability to train one-on-one and in group settings, as well as the ability to collaborate with faculty and staff remotely as well as face-to-face.
Computer or other special needs for the position: Familiarity with graphic design elements appropriate for web-enhanced instruction. Basic knowledge of streaming audio and video, compression methods, file types, and formats. Experience with web-based course management tools (such as Blackboard) and online conferencing software (such as ZOOM). Knowledge of accessibility and UDL technology. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 tools, basic HTML editing software, and basic image manipulation software, such as Photoshop.
Management and Training Skills:
The ideal candidate should demonstrate solid management and leadership skills, great attention to details and the ability to think independently. The candidate will also have experience and knowledge in training faculty, staff and students on the use of technology and its effective application in education. The ideal candidate will also be able to conduct workshops to meet faculty, students, and staff needs in technology application online and in the classroom.
Classified Title: Sr. Instructional Technologist Working Title: Sr. Instructional Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME Starting Salary Range: $60,342 - $83,034 / commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 5:00p /37.5 Hours per week Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 10001014-Center for Teaching and Learning Personnel area: School of Public Health
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