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Instructional Design and Media Manager (0407U) 5500
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Feb. 5, 2020
Title Instructional Design and Media Manager (0407U) 5500
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Educational Services

Instructional Design and Media Manager (0407U) 5500

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

Research, Teaching and Learning Services (RTL) supports Berkeley's ever-evolving teaching and research needs by providing essential, coordinated, policy-aligned tools, services, and expertise to the entire campus. The combination of teaching and research support groups under RTL improves efficiency, encourages collaboration, and creates opportunities to leverage existing resources in new and innovative ways.

Digital Learning Services (DLS) is part of the Research, Teaching and Learning (RTL) organization within the division of the Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education (VCUE). DLS was created in support of the Digital Learning Initiative and the campus's emerging Digital Learning Strategy.

Research, Teaching, and Learning believes in and fosters a workplace environment where people can bring their diverse skills, perspectives and experiences toward achieving our goals through a process of critical inquiry, discovery, innovation, while simultaneously committing to making positive contributions towards the betterment of our world.

In addition, we support and amplify the campus principles:
  • We champion diversity.
  • We act with integrity.
  • We deliver.
  • We innovate.

Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging are more than just suggestions for us. They are the guiding principles underlying how we come together, develop leaders at all levels of the organization, and create an environment that unites us. We affirm the dignity of all individuals, call upon our leaders to address critical issues with integrity and intention, respect our differences as well as our commonalities, and strive to uphold a just community free from discrimination and hate.


Management of Instructional Design and Media: Manages, through staff, the development of, digital learning programs.
  • Manages team of project managers, instructional designers, and digital media specialists to produce new courses, revise/update existing courses, and provide ongoing digital learning faculty support.
  • Develops quality standards for course development and ensures all course content is developed in accordance with these standards.
  • Based on available team bandwidth and development needs, sets short and long-term production goals for department and allocates resources appropriately.
  • Communicates production goals and progress regularly to Director and other appropriate stakeholders.

Staff Supervision: Provides direction and guidance to staff members, within the latitude of established HR and campus policies and acts as an advisor to staff members to meet schedules and/or assist with technical issues.
  • Directly supervises project managers, instructional designers, and digital media specialists staff.
  • Oversees performance management and employee development for a staff in consultation with campus Human Resource departments.
  • Develops and monitors staff goals and objectives, performance standards, internal departmental controls, and evaluation tools for management oversight within a deadline-driven, results-oriented department.
  • Sets short-term goals and priorities for staff.
  • Ensures all direct reports receive ongoing constructive feedback and coaching in addition to participating in formal annual performance evaluations and goal setting.

Campus Relationships and Service Delivery: Oversees delivery of online course offerings for programs offered in partnership with DLS and other campus units.
  • Works with campus partners to prioritize course development work for online and digital programs.
  • Maintains excellent relationships with campus partners and ensures DLS meets agreed upon delivery goals.
  • Proactively identifies potential issues and troubleshoots problems as they occur.
  • Promotes DLS online service offerings to campus academic units.
  • Works with senior leadership to plan and develop new programs with campus academic units including scoping and fee-for-service costing, negotiating responsibilities, and drafting MOUs and other agreements.

Required Qualifications
  • Expert knowledge of all aspects of online learning including principles, theories, concepts, and technology.
  • Solid knowledge of the current trends and potential future developments in the online learning field.
  • Solid knowledge of the campus, including its achievements, mission, vision, goals, policies, practices, and infrastructure.
  • Solid knowledge and skills in financial and personnel administration and management techniques, including understanding of guiding principles, relevant laws, policies, and best practices.
  • Solid skills to select, train, supervise, guide and evaluate subordinate staff, and take corrective action as required.
  • Solid written, verbal, interpersonal communications, active listening, and political acumen skills.
  • Solid analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Solid problem recognition, avoidance, and resolution skills.
  • Solid project management and strategic planning skills.
  • Solid skills to ensure production of high quality work within budget and time constraints.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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