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Instructional Designer/Trainer (ITC - Career)
Fresno, CA
Posted Mar 05, 2013 by California State University, Fresno
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California State University, Fresno

Instructional Designer/Trainer (ITC - Career)
Vacancy # 11991

Hiring Salary Range: $4,314 - $8,831 per month
Anticipated Hiring Range: $4,314 - $5417 per month

Under the direction of the Senior Academic Technology Officer, an Instructional Designer provides Learning Management System (LMS) and instructional design support to faculty, staff, and students. Specifically, the Instructional Designers/Trainers are expected to serve as the primary resource for instructional applications of technology and development of course content, assessment planning, and presentation packages as well as to provide training support to faculty and staff.

An Instructional Designer is expected to work independently and posses the experience to be fully proficient in performing most or all of the work assignments.

The employee shall allocate priority and time to the duties mentioned below based upon direction from the manager to whom this employee reports. The manager will communicate these priorities and time allocation at least annually and when necessary.

Position Summary:
Major Duties:
• Providing general support for faculty using the campus LMS (currently Blackboard 9.1) for instruction
• Consulting with faculty regarding the application of academic technologies to instruction
• Working collaboratively with faculty and staff to convert traditional courses to Web-based/Web-enhanced/hybrid courses to be offered either synchronously or asynchronously
• Working collaboratively with faculty and staff to find and use, or develop new, online learning modules and courses
• Developing and conducting workshops about academic technology
• Providing individual consultation to faculty members about their specific course design and content issues
• Scheduling, developing, and presenting workshops providing hands-on instruction on academic technologies.
• Writing, developing, and publishing training guides.
• Writing, developing, and publishing video-based training material
• Writing, developing, and publishing web-based training material

Secondary Duties of the job include:
• Advising and assisting faculty, staff, and students in the selection of available software, hardware and/or database systems, and sources to meet their needs
• Developing and conducting workshops about technology used by faculty and staff
• Research available products and systems and recommend alternatives to meet identified needs
• Prepare requests for proposals, cost estimates, and justifications
• Provide asset and cost information when requested
• Provide other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Knowledge of Universal Design principles and the techniques for creation of accessible digital instructional materials
• Extensive experience with course building and delivery using Blackboard LMS version 9.1
• Knowledge of learning technologies and pedagogical strategies specific to online learning and other technology-base delivery systems, and their application to university instruction
• Demonstrated knowledge of Web-based instructional and editing software, presentation packages
• Knowledge of theory and research on teaching and learning
• Demonstrated knowledge of copyright, fair use, and TEACH Act laws applicable to instructional delivery and intellectual properties
• Experience with academic technologies such as those for screen capture, plagiarism detection, and quiz creation
• Experience with digital media technologies for creation and deployment of audio and video, including podcasts
• Strong background in effective instructional technology and technology-mediated course design
• Demonstrated ability to teach adults, particularly faculty from a wide array of departments
• Ability to work effectively as an individual or team member

Education and Experience:
• Bachelor's degree in instructional design, instructional technology, or closely related field
• Three years of closely related practical experience in instructional design and training at the collegiate level

Specialized Skills:
• Experience with other Learning Management Systems such as Blackboard
• Experience with e-portfolio systems - College or university teaching experience

Preferred Skills:
• Master's degree in instructional design, instructional technology, or closely related field

Filing Deadline:
Applications received by March 26, 2013 will be reviewed for minimum qualifications and given full consideration by the hiring manager and/or search committee. Qualified applicants received after that date will be forwarded upon request to the hiring manager and/or search committee.

Application Procedures:
An online application, a resume, and three professional references, including telephone numbers, are required. A cover letter that addresses your qualifications for the position is also required. Full consideration will not be given to applicants who fail to complete all application requirements.

Pursuant to Executive Order 883, reasonable accommodation is to be provided upon request from an employee or applicant with disabilities, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the campus. What constitutes a reasonable accommodation is to be determined by the campus on a case-by-case basis after it has received the individual's request for accommodation and engaged in an interactive process. Employees or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources directly at (559) 278-2032.

How To Apply:
To apply for this position at Fresno State CLICK HERE and look for JOB ID 11991.

Other Requirements:
Pursuant to the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, any offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility to be employed in the United States.

Background investigations will be conducted, as required, depending upon the job requirements of a position. These could include, but are not limited to, processing of fingerprints through the Department of Justice and degree and license verifications. An offer of employment may or may not be extended based upon the results of these verifications.

California State University, Fresno annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Fresno State, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to or accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol/drug use, crime prevention, reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Campus Police Department or by accessing the following web site: http://www.fresnostate.edu/adminserv/police/clery/index.html

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site: http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html

Other Applicant Information:
Applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of their application materials via automatic email reply. In addition, qualified applicants will receive email notification at the conclusion of the recruitment process. It is the policy of the California State University to fill vacant positions represented by the California State University Employees' Union (CSUEU) with qualified applicants currently employed on the campus. Other applicants may be selected when it is necessary to meet the best interests of the campus by obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from campus applicants.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Order 883 prohibits discrimination and Executive Order 927 prohibits harassment on the basis of protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity, per HR 2004-12), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Retaliation against individuals for complaining about proscribed conduct, opposing such conduct, or participating in an investigation or proceeding involving such conduct is prohibited by both executive orders.

Further, California State University, Fresno's statement of commitment to equal employment opportunity principles is also found in the various collective bargaining agreements.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires the University to inform you that we can employ only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. Each new employee is required to present documentation verifying his/her identity and authorization to accept employment.

General Information:
California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to offer high quality educational opportunities to qualified students at the bachelor's and master's levels, and in certain applied disciplines at the doctoral level. The current enrollment is approximately 20,000 students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and world. California State University, Fresno promotes student learning and community engagement through faculty scholarship and service learning opportunities in collaboration with community organizations, education, industry, business and government. The university was one of the first US Colleges and Universities to be selected by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its new Community Engagement Classification.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 600,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley on the western edge of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The campus is within easy driving distance of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, the Monterey Peninsula, Lake Tahoe, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.

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