Junior Course Developer
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Denver, CO

About $69,000 - $97,000 a year

A Junior Course Developer is part of the Instructional Design group in the Center for Teaching, Learning and Design. They work as part of an agile instructional design team lead by a Senior Instructional Designer. They may report either to that Senior Instructional Designer or to an Instructional Designer, depending on their position. This position applies instructional design knowledge, experience and skill to support the mission of MSU Denver. They work closely with instructional designers and the instructional media team to handle responsibilities for work on courses, modules, and course curriculum for all delivery modalities.

This posting will be used to fill four (4) positions.

Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.

70% Instructional Design and Course Development
  • Develops, tests and maintains courses primarily in online and hybrid delivery modes, including attention to issues such as content sequencing, flow of information and relevancy of media and other technologies.
  • Designs, develops and implements electronic instructional materials (e.g., animations, interactive elements, simulations, video, etc.) using content authoring and management tools (e.g., Adobe Suite, Camtasia Studio, Blackboard Collaborate, HTML5, Moodle, SCORM, etc.).
  • Designs and implements modern instructional design and engaging user experiences while incorporating ADA Section 508 guidelines
  • Works with complex source material and within detailed development cycles, keeping both the process and the content highly accessible, streamlined, and focused for collaborators and stakeholders
  • Adheres to course development schedules while communicating effectively with stakeholders and colleagues.
20% Collaboration and Training
  • Recommends, reviews and implements instructional design processes and procedures
  • Works to develop a welcoming, collaborative environment across the entire CTLD
  • Works closely with the Senior Instructional Designer they report to in tracking the status of all projects
  • Plans and develops online training materials, which may include technical writing, in alignment with established guidelines and needs of the department, faculty, staff and students
10% Research and Other Duties
  • Supports events, conferences and workshops sponsored by the Center for Teaching, Learning and Design
  • Works to gain knowledge and expertise in instructional design
  • Other duties, as assigned
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in educational technology, instructional design, teaching, information systems, information technology, technical communications, or instructional technology. (Two years of work experience may be substituted for each year of education)
  • Experience implementing instructional design practices and course improvement models
  • Experience with learning management systems in at least one role
  • Experience with public speaking and giving professional presentations
  • Experience producing technical writing
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in educational technology, instructional design, teaching, or related field
  • Experience as an instructional designer
  • Experience using content authoring and management tools (e.g., Adobe Suite, Camtasia Studio, Blackboard Collaborate, HTML5, Moodle, SCORM, etc.)
  • Experience using MSU Denver’s current Learning Management Systems (LMS). (e.g., Blackboard Learn)
  • Experience running conferences or similar events
  • Experience applying course quality improvement using national standards (e.g., Quality Matters)
  • Experience with graphic design in an instructional design context
  • Knowledge of research-based instructional strategies and experience in discussing those with faculty
  • Knowledge of federal and state law related to usability and accessibility (ADA Section 508)
  • Experience using analytics to foster student learning (e.g., Blackboard Analytics)
  • Experience developing scripting, interactive web tools or other applications
Posting date 07/02/2019