Instructional Development Specialist

University of Northern Iowa in Iowa

Deadline July 14, 2014
Date Posted June 30, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Reports to the Office of Continuing and Distance Education; collaborates with distance education instructors to determine instructional strategies and instructional materials appropriate for technology-based courses offered through Continuing and Distance Education; acts as a liaison between instructors, Continuing and Distance Education, ITS Educational Technology Services, and Rod Library; organizes Quality Matters faculty professional development workshops related to distance education course design and teaching; and identifies gaps between current hardware and software capabilities and those needed to support growth in technology-based courses.

Bachelor's degree in education, English, technical writing or related field plus at least one year of instructional development experience in the field of distance education with proficiency in web applications including HTML editing with Dreamweaver, as well as course management systems required. Excellent organizational skills, verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, strong attention to accuracy and detail, ability to work well with others in a team setting, and ability to adapt to change and work in a fast-paced work environment also required. Criminal and other relevant background checks required.

 UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

The University offers an excellent benefits package including a vacation plan, employer sponsored retirement plans, health and dental insurance, and life and disability insurance. Application materials received by July 14, 2014 will be given first consideration.

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