Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking Instructional Designers for the School of Social Work. Consistent with IFF's mission, this position is responsible for the design and development of engaging, learner-centered training courses, modules, and materials in a variety of platforms including traditional classroom-based instruction, synchronous remote learning, blended classroom learning, interactive e-learning, microlearning, videos, webinars, screencasts, job aides, simulation, and resource materials. All content work is performed using standard procedures and techniques.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Utilizes the ADDIE model of course development—from participating in the initial needs assessment through the design, development, rollout, and review of evaluation summaries for all finished courses.
Transfers existing in-person course content to the appropriate online platform as needed, and provides assistance to colleagues seeking the use of instructional technology to enhance teaching and learning.
Collaborates with other team leads to develop project plans to ensure work is consistent with the mission and goals of IFF, and meets client deliverables as projected.
Exhibits extensive knowledge of relevant technologies and the principles and theories of adult learning.
Responsible for ongoing research and review of data to remain current on strategies and trends in learning technology.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a bachelor's degree in instructional design, curriculum/ instructional development, instructional technology or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Also requires a minimum of five years of experience in instructional design.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Requires in-depth knowledge of learning and instructional theories and their applications as well as emerging technologies.
Requires proficiency in one or more eLearning rapid authoring tools (e.g., Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, etc.) as well as proficiency in video and audio editing tools (e.g., Camtasia, Audacity, Power Director, etc.).
Must have the ability to assist with facilitation of focus groups and present instructional materials to the IFF team and stakeholders, effectively communicate technical information to a nontechnical audience, and establish cooperative working relationships with staff, clients, and SMEs.
Requires ability to develop learning objects that are compatible with specifications of learning management systems—including Canvas and eCollege—and troubleshoot issues in compatibility.
Requires excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills and the ability to work with staff with diverse backgrounds and perspectives on the use of technology in a variety of learning capacities.
Requires open, timely, and consistent communication with the supervisor; and the ability to escalate issues in a timely fashion. Requires ability to produce, test, and troubleshoot SCORM compliant materials.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and be willing to travel, when necessary, to sites throughout New Jersey for business demands.
Experience with Articulate 360—including Storyline and Rise—is a plus as well as experience with the Canvas learning management system.
Preferred qualifications also include knowledge of requirements related to instructional technology for ADA compliance and familiarity with the boundaries of copyright and Fair Use guidelines.
The position requires the regular use of a computer and expertise with the following software: Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook.
Must also be proficient in at least one course authoring tool such as Articulate Storyline 360 or Adobe Captivate.
Must be familiar with instructional technology AV and recording equipment as well as multimedia editing tools such as Camtasia, Audacity, Ocenaudio, Power Director, etc.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
General office environment including light lifting and document preparation.
Travel to program sites and State offices throughout New Jersey is required as needed
One position will report to the Senior Program Administrator Supervisor in the Grow NJ Kids Training Services program and two positions will report to the Instructional Technology Specialist in the NJ Child Support Institute program at IFF.
This position will be located in New Brunswick but works from different locations.
Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel to training sites and State offices throughout New Jersey as needed.
Posting Number: 19ST1298
Location: College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 83396
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.