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TITLE:Instructional Designer
Curriculum Design and Technology
 
DATE POSTED: Friday, August 18, 2017
LOCATION: Longview
REPORTS TO: Vice President for Global Operations

SCHEDULE:

Primarily weekdays, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Additional hours and weekends are required as needed. 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

As part of the Curriculum Design and Technology department (CDT), the Instructional Designer (ID), will work collaboratively with faculty, staff and students to support teaching, learning, and scholarship through learning design and the use of technology. The ID will collaborate with faculty members (subject matter experts) to enable transformation of course materials into new formats and technology platforms. The ID must be well-versed in current instructional/educational technology and will know how to utilize all forms of technology to enhance curriculum and the learning experience. The ID will also provide support for faculty using the university’s LMS and LMS related tools as well as escalation support for student LMS issues. In addition, the ID will coordinate technical issues and requests with other university departments as well as outside vendors.

 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Collaborate with faculty members to create robust, highly engaging educational experiences by recommending design, technology, and delivery options.
  • Maintain currency in emerging instructional technologies to improve the delivery of educational courses, programs, and/or products.
  • Review course content and assignments to ensure high instructional quality, utilization of a variety of learning methods and technologies, opportunities for active student-faculty engagement, and appropriate support resources for student success.
  • Ensure that LETU policies and procedures relating to curriculum are being followed
  • Manage the Learning Management System (LMS) and other licensed instructional technologies.
  • Create and maintain course templates in the LMS
  • Provide technical advice on the use of current instructional technologies, including but not limited to computer based training, video conferencing, multimedia, video, and distance learning technologies.
  • Assist faculty members in transferring a vision for a course or instructional item into an actionable plan or tangible item
  • Develop training materials and information for instructors to improve their use and effectiveness of instructional technology in the learning environment.
  • Provide technical advice on the use of current instructional technologies. 
  • Collect feedback from students, faculty, and administration in order to advise on revision and refinement of curriculum policies, procedures, and tools
  • Articulate LeTourneau’s mission and practice regarding the integration of faith and learning especially considering the role of technology and suggest ways that faculty members might develop this practice in their courses.
  • Provide technical support to faculty and students.
  • Maintain confidentiality of faculty and student records
  • Edit instructional materials, such as books, simulation exercises, lesson plans, instructor guides, and tests.
  • Provide guidance to faculty members wishing to incorporate multimedia elements into their course.
  • Work with faculty in the planning, capture, editing, and hosting of multimedia elements
  • Stay up-to-date with trends, known issues, releases, and new products, of curriculum tools and technologies and communicate this information to the appropriate parties.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must model LeTourneau’s concept of faith, learning, and work as a holistic integration.
  • Must exhibit an enthusiastic and maturing Christian faith and commitment to the evangelical mission of the university.
  • Must possess a bachelor’s degree (Masters preferred) ideally in a related are such as curriculum, , instructional technology, education or computer science. Current relevant experience in curriculum and instructional design with a degree in another field will be considered.
  • Must have a minimum of two years’ experience in the area of instructional design, instructional technology or curriculum.  
  • Must possess attention to detail and superb organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, collaborative style of communication and leadership.
  • Computer skills in MS Office to include MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access; skills in Lecture-Capture software, wikis, and other educational related software is preferred.
  • Expertise with Learning Management Systems operations, functions and troubleshooting; knowledge of several LMS platforms is preferred.
  • Expertise in audio/visual educational technology preferred
  • Understanding of how to adapt instructional content or delivery methods for different levels and types of learners.
  • Must be a self-starter who can participate with LeTourneau’s vision for exceptional and highly-engaging learning experience both on ground and online.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Innovator with an entrepreneurial spirit who can help to build a new model of teaching and learning excellence
  • Excellent customer service and follow-up mindset.
  • Ability to manage and complete multiple tasks and projects.

DATE POSITION IS AVAILABLE: Immediately

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION OR NOMINATION:

Applications will be reviewed in the order received and will continue until the position is filled.  In accordance with applicable provisions of federal law, applicants for employment who are in agreement with the educational mission of LeTourneau University and applicants for admission to educational programs or activities are considered without discrimination on the basis of race, age, sex, handicapping condition, national origin or genetic information. Inquiries about this policy should be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (903) 233-4170.

Applications are required and are available from www.letu.edu/jobs or from the Business Office, LeTourneau University, 2100 Mobberly Avenue, Longview, TX.  Send completed application, and a current resume to:  
LeTourneau University
ATTN:  Human Resources
P.O. Box 7001
Longview, Texas 75607-7001
FAX (903) 233-4103
E-mail address:  HumanResources@letu.edu

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:

LeTourneau University is the premier Christian polytechnic university in the nation where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community.

LETU is a Christ-centered, interdenominational institute of higher learning offering more than 85 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts and sciences, aviation, business & technology, communication, computer science, criminal justice, education, engineering, nursing, psychology & counseling and theology & vocation. LETU's 2,700 students represent nearly all 50 states, more than 30 foreign countries, and around 50 different denominational groups. In addition to residential programs at the main campus in Longview, Texas, students are enrolled in a robust suite of online programs, as well as innovative hybrid programs in the Dallas and Houston areas.

LETU is consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of "America's Best Colleges," and the engineering program is ranked nationally. LeTourneau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, at http://www.sacscoc.org) to award associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees. LeTourneau University's engineering and engineering technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission and the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: 410-347-7700. The Carnegie Foundation classifies LeTourneau University as a Master's (Comprehensive) University II.

The 162 acre main campus is located in Longview, Texas, a progressive hub city with an MSA of over 190,000, nestled among the beautiful pine-forested hills and lakes of East Texas. It is approximately 120 miles east of Dallas, Texas and 60 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana.

See http://www.letu.edu for more information.

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