Director of Instructional Design and Technology Solutions

Job ID#: 02-1120b
Department: Academics
Job Type: Staff
Job Status: Full-time
Date Posted: 11/02/2020
Desired fill date: Open until filled
Reports to: Dean of Graduate and Online Programs
Supervision required: No

Job Summary

The Director of Instructional Design & Technology works across all programs and offices to develop, implement and manage instructional design and learning and teaching technology product and service solutions across modalities.

Essential Responsibilities

Examples of responsibilities and duties are interpreted as being descriptive and not restrictive in nature.

  • Work with the Dean and IT Director in the assessment of instructional technology service providers and software to meet changing needs;
  • Provide LMS and learning technology use support in collaboration with instructional technology team members.
  • Responsible for online and high-flex course design and development;
  • Support faculty members during course development and delivery, including development of course content; teaching strategies; accessibility guidelines (Section 508, W3C);
  • Develop training programs focusing on online and high-flex course development and delivery for Prescott College;
  • Work closely with subject matter experts (faculty);
  • Employ best practices for online, hybrid, and traditional teaching and learning;
  • Integrate multiple technologies and incorporate new media;
  • Work closely with the Information Technology team;


Education and Experience

Formal Education & Certification

  • Masters of Science degree in Instruction Design and Learning Technology or similar credential / equivalent experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Instructional design theories, pedagogical methods, and online/hybrid teaching strategies;

Learning and Teaching technologies

  • Work with the head of IT and instructional technology team to identify and assess instructional technology needs and solutions;
  • Integrate in learning and teaching technologies the best teaching and learning practices and ADA 508 compliance;
  • Development of online and high-flex course content and appropriate uses of academic technologies, such as Moodle (LMS) and other teaching and learning technologies;
  • Demonstrate ability, as evidenced by the presentation of a portfolio, to develop courses, training resources, and to build rapport with an audience;
  • Design, development, and facilitation of training workshops and material;
  • Develop instructional material for faculty/staff training;
  • Advanced experience using a learning management system;
  • Academic technologies, such as instant messaging, discussions, web conferencing, blogs, podcasting, wikis, surveys, exams, and assignments;
  • Evaluation techniques to determine the effectiveness of learning materials and teaching strategies.
  • Ability to work with subject matter experts and determine curricular objectives

Personal Attributes

  • A professional demeanor, bearing, and attitude;
  • Driven, motivated, able to operate autonomously;
  • The ability to execute instructions and support policy;
  • The ability to keep a detailed log of all work performed;
  • Excellent customer service skills and superior attention to detail;
  • A natural and intuitive understanding of computers and technology;
  • The ability to communicate effectively and efficiently both verbally and in writing;
  • The ability to create and foster positive relationships with vendors and other professionals;
  • Able to function under pressure in a dynamic environment and meet expectations and deadlines.

Work Conditions

  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time;
  • Ability to focus on a computer monitor for extended periods of time;
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and mouse;
  • Additional hours required as needed.