Instructional Designer - John Chambers College of Business and Economics 16503
The Department of Finance within the John Chambers College of Business and Economics (B&E) at West Virginia University is seeking applications for an Instructional Designer. This position will work with faculty and other subject matter experts to develop, design, and implement multimodal courses. This position combines instructional design, instructional technology, and project management to influence the transformation of content delivery online and in the classroom in a rapidly changing educational environment. With the building of Reynolds Hall, opening in 2022, this position will also partner with others on our team to support experiential instructional strategies through facilities like the Trading Room, Social Media Lab, Cyber-Security Lab, Hospitality Innovation and Tourism (HIT) Lab, Data Analytics Lab, Experiential Learning Pavilion, Supply Chain Management Lab, Ideation Hub and more.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Design engaging and effective instructional modules.
Assist in the development of course materials that are functional, intuitive, informative, and consistent with sound instructional design principles.
Develop and provide recommendations for interface design, sequencing of instruction, use of assessments, and design of course materials and activities.
Determine instructional effectiveness of course modules that are developed.
Contribute to the development and implementation of sound practices to facilitate communications among instructors and students.
Continually explore new technologies for potential application to instructional requirements and problems.
Provide support to B&E faculty for the WVU learning management system eCampus.
Provide backup support for the B&E IT Assistant Director for Instructional Services.
Serve as project manager for major B&E IT projects.
Assist Assistant Directors and other managers with coordination of various prioritized projects and the efficient running of projects in the Information Technology office.
Effectively function in a collaborative team environment with members of the Information Technology team.
Work closely with other team members to identify interdependencies across multiple projects, including the critical path, shared resources and assets to ensure project milestones are met within established timelines.
Master's degree in instructional design or a relevant field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Bachelor's degree in graphic and/or web design (preferred).
A minimum of two (2) years of experience in the following:
Web-based instructional material design, development, and deployment
Use of course management tools (preferably BlackBoard and eCampus products)
Graphic and web design
Leading instructional material development tasks
Matching eLearning technologies to instructional goals
A minimum of six (6) months of experience in the following:
Designing and presenting workshops
Team leadership experience or demonstrated skills
Demonstrated project management skills
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Excellent organizational and presentation skills.
Commitment to customer service and team-oriented management
Comprehensive knowledge of current learning and instructional theories and principles applicable to eLearning.
High level of expertise with tools that facilitate the design of instructional materials (such as storyboards, flow charts, assessments, etc.).
Proficiency with instructional development tools such as CSS, HTML & HTML editors, productivity software (such as word processors, spreadsheets, databases & presentation tools), multi-media (such as graphics, animation, audio, & video) development software, etc.
Knowledge of emerging technologies applicable to teaching and eLearning.
At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.
From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley -- the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.
Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.
West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.
Job Posting: Mar 17, 2021
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 223983
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.