The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and justice for all.
The College of Education Information and Learning Technologies team has an outstanding opportunity for a Temporary Instructional Designer.
Reporting to the Director of Information and Learning Technologies, the Instructional Designer position plays a strategic role in supporting existing online educational materials and the development of new initiatives within the college. This new Instructional Design position within the Information and Learning Technologies team, will be responsible for:
(1) Supporting the College’s faculty in the design, development, and quality control of online and hybrid courses and producing and conducting professional development workshops according to their expertise. Planning and facilitating discussions related to online education.
(2) Providing dedicated support to the District Leadership Design Lab (DL2), a center within the college, in developing and producing online learning workshops for school district staff participating in professional development networks; and revisions and maintenance of the DL2 website as a knowledge dissemination tool.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Support faculty in the delivery of their courses, collaborating with other team members as needed. Diagnose and troubleshoot course delivery issues and provide one-on-one support to faculty as they prepare and develop their course materials.
- Design, maintain and evaluate online/hybrid learning courses in collaboration with faculty, instructional designers, technologists, and other production team members. Manage instructional design process for these projects and keep progress documentation and communication with customers.
- In collaboration with faculty and other team members, develop and edit instructional and assessment materials for courses. Develop a review cycle for these courses and materials.
- Recommend pedagogical methodology for online courses, maintaining compliance and accessibility standards according to institutional policy. Support faculty in keeping contents aligned with course/program goals and objectives.
- As part of the team, develop face to face and online training sessions/courses for faculty and staff regarding instructional design best practices and techniques. Research and provide current recommendations in trends in instructional design and online learning.
- Serve as liaison between team and other service groups as needed (help desk, library, other IT units, etc.)
- Support the DL2 directors and project staff in translating various research-based content into online learning experiences for professionals who work in school district central offices.
- Develop online tools to capture the thinking and work of participants in online and in-person learning sessions.
- Support the DL2 director in using technology to enhance the learning experience of participants in their in-person learning sessions.
- Develop and manage instructional content on DL2’s website and contribute to the enhancement of the site as a platform for learning.
- Offer instructional technology support during synchronous virtual and in-person experiences.
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree in instructional design, instructional technology, education, communications, or a related field, to include a minimum of 2 years’ experience in the design, development, and deployment of online courses
- Demonstrated knowledge of pedagogical principles and application of learning theory to an online learning environment
- Familiarity with Universal Design for Learning principles and the creation and remediation of accessible materials
- Proficiency with Canvas Learning Management System or other learning management system
- Knowledge of media design and development strategies and technologies
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Highly organized with a great attention to detail
- Creative problem-solving skills
- Ability to work collaboratively and effectively as an individual contributor and member of multiple internal and external teams and organizations
- Ability to take initiative, set priorities, handle multiple projects, and exercise good judgment in a fast-paced, dynamic, and deadline-driven environment in an organized and professional manner.
- Two to three years of experience within all phases of instructional design (analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation)
- Demonstrated video editing and production skills
- Familiarity with equity-oriented pedagogy
- Ability to work with faculty with diverse degrees of expertise with online educational environments
- Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter, and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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