Ellucian Instructional Designer in Wheeling Illinois United States

Instructional Designer Job ID #:20831

Location: US-IL-Wheeling Functional Area:Information Technology Department:Services Position Type: Education Desired: Relocation Provided:No Experience Desired: Job Level:2 - Professionals

Ellucian, the new company formed by the combination of Datatel and SunGard Higher Education, helps education institutions thrive in a dynamic world. We deliver a broad portfolio of technology solutions, developed in collaboration with a global education community, and provide strategic guidance to help education institutions of all kinds navigate change, achieve greater transparency, and drive efficiencies. More than 2,400 institutions in 40 countries around the world look to Ellucian for the ideas and insights that will move education forward, helping people everywhere discover their futures through learning. Visit us at ellucian.com.

Position Responsibilities

Is there really a formula for happiness? We think so: Happiness = Ellucian Creating solutions for Higher Education is our business and we do it well. The key reason why our company is successful is our employees. We learned a long time ago that happy employees are the most productive. Simply put, we are passionate about our employees and their success.

So, what makes you happy? Do you like being a part of a high energy team that likes helping others? Do you thrive on working in a fast paced environment? Our expectations are high, and we work hard – and we have a lot of fun in the process. It doesn’t hurt that we have amazing benefits too! We offer 3 weeks of vacation, employee events, and medical benefits that start on your first day - and that’s just the beginning.

This position will provide planning, instructional design and course development expertise to support technology-based learning. Whatever the responsibilities, you'll have lots of opportunity to make your impact for Ellucian’s client(s).

You will add value by:

• Supporting issues related to faculty and staff utilization of Desire2Learn course management systems. • Supporting faculty members with the integration of technology into teaching and learning, suggesting appropriate tools to support content. • Designing, developing and delivering training materials for faculty and staff, in various formats and delivery modes. • Developing curricula to support training for Learning Management Systems (LMS), as well as faculty training on the development and delivery of online and blended courses. • Working collaboratively with faculty to improve student learning using Instructional Design principles including, but not limited to: a. Assessment of teaching practices and technological needs b. Maintain faculty progress through benchmarking standards c. Design and development of appropriate instructional materials • Conducting one-on-one consultations with faculty in regards to best practices, online course design and technology training/needs, and providing support to faculty in development of course content according to quality standards. • Delivering training as part of regular monthly training schedule to university faculty and staff using web conferencing system. • Staying up-to-date on emerging technologies, trends related to e-learning, and developments with course management products, as well as major software tools such as MS Office and SharePoint. • Supporting issues related to faculty and staff utilization of web conferencing platforms. • Participating in technology related committees and serving as a consultant to university technology interest groups, grant projects and initiatives.

Position Requirements

What we need from you:

• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from an accredited four year institution, Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology/Design preferred; three to five years related LMS experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. • Qualified candidates must have experience in planning, developing and implementing technology-based learning within the higher education industry. • Strong skills in building and maintaining stable working relationships with faculty and Academic and IT staff. • Experience in facilitation, training, teaching, negotiation, and consulting within an academic environment. • Knowledge of and interest in Web 2.0, social networking and emerging technologies and how they can be used to enhance the learning experience. • Excellent interpersonal, project management and written and verbal communication skills.

Desired Skills/Knowledge/Experience

• Knowledge of Quality Matters Rubric and its application. • BlackBoard CE8 and/or Desire2Learn administration skills. • Mastery of Adobe Acrobat, Presenter, Captivate, Course Management Systems, Adobe Connect, Articulate, Audacity, Macromedia Flash, Photoshop or related applications. • Experience delivering synchronous training online via WebEx, GoToMeeting, Wimba, Elluminate or a similar synchronous delivery tool. • Knowledge of multimedia instructional technologies.