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Instructional Designer (6148U), School of Public Health - 21987
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Aug. 6, 2021
Title Instructional Designer (6148U), School of Public Health - 21987
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Educational Services
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Instructional Designer (6148U), School of Public Health - 21987

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

The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) of Northern California protects workers and communities from environmental health hazards through teaching, research, and service. COEH is based at the University of California Berkeley, with additional programs at the University of California San Francisco and the University of California Davis. The Center promotes health and safety in workplaces and communities by educating health professionals, developing new knowledge through an interdisciplinary research agenda focused on preventing illness and injury, and responding to the needs of people affected by hazards in their workplaces and communities.

Through these activities, COEH supports federal, state, and local agencies, health and safety professionals, industry, labor, and community-based organizations in their efforts to prevent occupational and environmental disease and injury. The COEH Continuing Education Program coordinates a broad spectrum of accredited courses for practicing health and safety professionals. This program draws on faculty from within the Center, and also utilizes locally, regionally, and nationally prominent guest instructors. Courses range from a few hours, to 8-weeks in length. Attendees include physicians, nurses, safety professionals, industrial hygienists, and others interested in occupational safety and health issues.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: August 18, 2021

  • Applies professional instructional design skills to articulate course design, apply learning objectives / outcomes, include supportive learning activities and assessments, and select appropriate technologies and tools to achieve academic goals. Incorporates strategic evaluation and assessment into course design.
  • Consults with faculty and staff to determine methods for delivery of course content and effective use of technology that promotes learner engagement and knowledge acquisition. Identifies course activities / needs for multi-disciplinary departments.
  • Supports faculty and staff in the creation of multimedia content, including interactive learning activities, video or audio components, infographics, and job aides.
  • Oversees the production of course content according to an established schedule.
  • Facilitates content review, copyediting, video editing, and adherence to accreditation and regulatory requirements.
  • May provide support for testing content and tools to meet ADA requirements, research and document copyright for embedded media and other non-faculty-created content.
  • Develops and deploys content on learning management platforms.
  • Content may include ondemand courses, instructor-led courses, live webbased courses, live in-person courses, and more.
  • Supports webinar setup, hosting, posting, and metrics tracking.
  • Monitors course progress and resolves issues with faculty, teaching assistants, and others.
  • Provides IT/technical support for faculty, staff, and learners.
  • Works in a collaborative manner with others in a diverse environment and at all levels in the organization to prioritize work assignments, conduct analysis, and develop recommendations.
  • Participates in long and short range strategic planning.
  • Actively seeks out knowledge of new and emerging learning technologies.
  • Contributes to website design and upkeep.
  • Creates course registration portals and course/event websites.
  • Leads diversity and inclusion initiatives, with focus on both pipeline development and nonmatriculated continuing education learners.
  • Contributes to new business development, provides support for fundraising activities including grant formatting, grant writing, and copyediting as needed.
  • Participates in workshops, training, and other professional development opportunities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
  • Thorough knowledge of functional area and understands how work within one course may impact work being done on other courses or in other areas.
  • Thorough analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong analytical, verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and strong collaboration and negotiation skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of organization policies and procedures, including policies that impact online course development.
  • Thorough knowledge of instructional design principles and learning strategies, including needs analysis, backwards design, learning outcomes and assessment design, and instructional approaches including lecture, discussion, activities, projects, etc.
  • Thorough knowledge of the technical tools and platforms required to achieve the delivery of engaging and media-rich online learning content, and of trends in the use and effectiveness of educational technology and learning.
  • Thorough knowledge and skills with relevant business software systems (e.g. Microsoft Office 365, Canvas, Articulate, Adobe, Camtasia, Qualtrics, Zoom, etc.). Working knowledge of common campus-specific systems.
  • Thorough knowledge of applying adult learning theories and educational methodologies.
  • Thorough knowledge of e-learning strategies including but not limited to courses (e.g., processes and technologies, etc.).
  • Advanced level skills in application of planning, resourcing and monitoring of effective design life cycles of training and other learning and performance solutions to support the organization.
  • Knowledge to conduct appropriate job and task analyses in the context of instructional design of technical or specialized training.
  • Thorough knowledge of website design and development, and relevant hosting systems (e.g. WIX, OpenBerkeley)
  • Thorough organizational skills and ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, and within demanding timeframes.

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Instructional Design or related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $66,560.00 - $69,888.00.

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.

Other Information

This is a part-time, 32-hours per week, Contract (temporary) appointment with an anticipated end date of December 31, 2022.

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:
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