Instructional Designer

Instructional Designer


Job Description

Project Description:
The University of Florida Lastinger Center for Learning (Lastinger Center) is an education design-and-build shop. We harness the University of Florida’s extraordinary intellectual resources to partner with school districts, philanthropies, governmental entities and the private sector to create, field-test and disseminate innovations and models that transform teaching, improve learning and promote healthy child development.

The Lastinger Center is seeking the consultancy of an Instructional Designer to assist with one or both of two projects. The scopes of work for both projects are similar, however they have different audiences and varied amounts of content. The overall objectives, general scope of work, minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications, and application process are outlined below. We look forward to talking with you about these opportunities.

Project 1 Objective:
Assist with the development of (5) five professional development E-Learning modules

Project 2 Objective:
Assist with the development of (8) eight professional development E-Learning modules

Scope of Work:
• Co-Develop early childhood e-learning professional development modules with a writing team using a provided learning design framework

• Work in conjunction with content experts, early childhood specialist, and a content writing team

• Facilitate monthly meetings to discuss progress and alignment of material

• Produce monthly accountability reports

• Create the modules with the explicit intent to help provide professional development support

• Coordinate with various project participants to ensure compatibility between the modules and the planned learning management system

• Develop interactive teaching and learning web-based materials (e.g., interactive assessments and adaptive learning paths).

• Participate in planning audio or video pre or post-production recording for module content

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must be able to demonstrate or possess:
• A bachelor’s degree or higher in Instructional Design, or have completed a Bachelor’s degree in another field with two years of experience in instructional design. A Master’s degree is preferred.

• Experience with multiple learning management systems.

• Knowledge of Universal Design, Responsive Design, and creation of ADA compliant online courses compliant materials.

• An understanding of theoretical and design methodologies for online education design

• Experience in the design and development of online courses

• Knowledge and proof of work with SCORM compliant content design

• A portfolio of web or graphic design work

• Experience in producing training or educational material

• Knowledge of mobile application design and development

• Be able to meet deadlines on an ongoing basis
Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience working directly with higher education faculty on the design and delivery of online and hybrid courses

• Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, and have the ability to interact professionally and maintain effective working relationships with clients, faculty, and staff.

• Fast learner, eager collaborator; meticulous attention to detail

• Demonstrated ability to be both a team player and an independent hard worker

• Outstanding organization, communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills

• Experience with multimedia software such as Final Cut Pro, Adobe Captivate Adobe Creative Suite, Camtasia, or the like are preferred

• Experience with operating video, audio, and photography equipment

Skills: teaching, design, management, video, training, leadership

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