The University at Buffalo (UB) invites inquiries, nomination applications for the position of Learning Designer in the School of Management. UB is an internationally renowned center for academic excellence, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the largest and most comprehensive public research university in the State University of New York (SUNY) system.
The School of Management is searching for a learning designer that can actively and effectively work with faculty to design hybrid courses for business programs offered within the school.
The candidate will engage with individual faculty members and planning groups to design high quality learning for a variety of different programs. Although the focus will be primarily for hybridized courses, other delivery models and programs may be utilized (face-to-face, online). The primary credentialing path will be through the Professional MBA program. However, additional credit bearing and non-credit bearing design will also be needed in this position. The candidate will work with individual faculty members to review and revise existing business related content and develop new business related content to deliver online and in face-to-face classes. Evidence of strong relationship management, consultation, instructional and learning technology, presentation and instructional skills in both group and one-on-one settings, project management are of the highest priorities for this position. Experience utilizing these skills for business courses would be preferred.
Bachelor’s degree in instructional design, communication, education, media design or related field.
Demonstrated success in the following areas:
· Organization & Project Management: overseeing multiple projects simultaneously, meeting deadlines, reaching goals
· Content Development: utilizing recognized design models (backwards, addie, assure, etc.) create and continuously improve faculty development programs focused on pedagogy, assessment, learning strategies, instructional technology, student learning outcomes, and emerging areas of faculty development as related to innovative teaching and learning
· Content Delivery & Engagement: develop content and actively engage audience in dynamic interactive workshops delivered in group and one-on-one settings in online, blended, and on-campus formats.
Competency in the following areas:
· Experience in the practical application of instructional design theory.
· Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a varied constituency including faculty, staff, students and industry representatives.
· Excellent interpersonal skills with evidence of success in collaborative projects.
· Strong attention to detail and highly organized.
· Proficiency in utilizing web conferencing tools for professional meetings and as a teaching tool (e.g., WebEx, Collaborate)
· Knowledge of video lecture and screen capture tools such as Camtasia, Adobe Presenter, Panopto, etc.
· Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), Google Drive (Docs,
Sheets and Slides) and information storage and presentation.
Master’s degree in instructional design, communication, education, media design or related field.
Evidence supporting expertise and/or experience in one or more of these areas should be highlighted in the cover letter:
o Business Education: Learning Design experience that specifically supports instruction for management based communities.
o Modular Design: Use of video and other instructional assets (e.g. OER) to create "stackable" content to support a variety of learning objectives: continuing education, massive online teaching, micro credentialing, etc.
o Pedagogical Innovation: Evidence of workshops/presentations/content delivered on emerging or innovative pedagogy.
- Video Storytelling: Skilled in content editing and scripting for instructional video production, proficiency in multimedia software (e.g. video recording/editing)
- Software Development: development of learning tools that enable unique or novel approaches to instruction.
- Expertise with Micro credentials: Expertise in re-engineering instructional content for support of micro credentials that can serve to "onboard" learners to expanded educational opportunities.