Ellucian Instructional Designer in Wheeling Illinois United States

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.

*LI-MM1 Job ID #: 20831

Functional Area: Information Technology

Department: Services

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Relocation Provided: No

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Job Level: 2 - Professionals

Location: US-IL-Wheeling