Instructional Technologist

McKendree University seeks an Instructional Technology to join the Information Technology Team for its Lebanon, IL campus. 

Description of Duties, Responsibilities and Tasks:

Primary Role(s):

  • Provides support to faculty in the development and maintenance of new and existing online courses, researches effective online learning strategies, develops instructional models for a variety of subject matter areas, and designs training and support materials.
  • Provide guidance to faculty in technology tools and methods, use of instructional software, and effective uses of multimedia to more effectively run their courses and achieve better pedagogical outcomes across all modalities (face-to-face, hybrid/blended, online).
  • Design, develop, and deliver workshops and training to faculty and staff in the use of instructional technologies and educational best practices; maintain records.
  • Assist in research on educational best practices, instructional resources, instructional technologies and multimedia hardware/software to support teaching and learning

Secondary Role(s)

  • Analyze existing instructional materials, ensure media selected for each course are consistent with the learning outcomes, and correspond to student learning needs and industry requirements.
  • Identifies, documents, researches and suggests solutions for LMS course delivery issues.
  • Monitor and respond to technical support request tickets related to LMS functionality.
  • Remain current regarding department initiatives such as educational technology, faculty development, universal design for learning, and distance learning.
  • Assist in supporting the HelpDesk, including phone, email and walk-in support.

Special Knowledge and/or Skills: 

  • Knowledge of online learning methodologies, platforms, and software.
  • Knowledgeable about course pedagogy, design, development and improvement.
  • A high level of proficiency in applicable technologies and software (e.g., MS Office Suite)
  • Ability to assess learning needs and characteristics for curriculum.
  • Ability to create engaging, relevant learning experiences.
  • Strong project management and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of audio/visual equipment, personal device technologies, and other multimedia.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Associate degree or equivalent experience in instructional design, educational technology, instructional technology, or a related area.
  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant experience

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor degree
  • Experience in universal design for learning with knowledge in accessibility standards for online courses and familiarity with assistive technologies for online environments.
  • Familiarity with graphic editing tools, HTML, and eLearning authoring tools.
  • Demonstrated skills in customer service, verbal and written communication, multi-tasking, teamwork/collaboration, time management, problem solving and independent task completion.
  • Knowledge and understanding of higher education organization, goals and objectives, and policies and procedures.

Work Hours/Conditions: 

Office environment; 40 hours per week; normally 8:00am-5:00pm; some evening and weekend work required.

Please send a letter of application, resume, and three current professional references with contact information noting position number #IT45 to Shirley A. Baugh at hr@mckendree.edu.   EEO/ADA/Vet/Disabled