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Accountable to the Executive Director, the Instructional Designer administers pedagogical and instructional support and services to all instructors, students, and staff wishing to effectively integrate instructional design into their teaching, learning, and administrative milieu. The Instructional Designer provides subject matter expertise in planning and direction of effective, learner-centred online and blended courses and participates in design, development, delivery and assessments of course material. Within SCS, this position supports both the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) area as well as the York University English Language Institute (YUELI).
University degree in Instructional Design, Education or related subject field or an equivalent of 4 years recent experience (defined as within the last five years) working at York University and performing the same or similar tasks. This education equivalency is in addition to the experiential requirements outlined below.
Three years of recent and relevant instructional design experience and learning technology support experience, including designing and developing learning solutions in a range of delivery formats as well as in adaptive learning. Experience developing programs in the technology field and/or highly technical areas such as accounting preferred. Experience providing instructional design advisory services in an academic environment. Needs assessment experience to recommend effective learning solutions. Ability to develop effective working relationships across all levels of the organization. Strong presentation and training skills. Project management experience and a commitment to meeting and exceeding project expectations using formal project management methodologies and appropriate tools. Proven results-orientation. A commitment to excellent and high-quality work. The ability to work accurately under tight and multiple deadlines and priorities simultaneously. Excellent written communication skills. Excellent analytical and evaluative skills. Staff training experience considered an asset.
Advanced LMS experience. Moodle experience would be an asset. Proven experience using collaboration tools, ePortfolios, blogs, Turnitin, personal response systems and web conferencing software. Experience using Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and screen recording tools. Proficient in Microsoft Office. Knowledge of AODA is required. Experience using various adaptive learning software platforms such as OLI, Aleks, Lumina Datamatics will be an asset. Experience using design and development tools such as Captivate, Articulate360 preferred.
Please note: This position requires the candidate to produce a verification of degree(s), credentials(s), or equivalencies from accredited institutions and/or international equivalents at the time of interview.
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