Posted: Jun 22, 2022

Instructional Technologist

Lackawanna College - Scranton, PA
Full-time
Application Deadline: Jul 6, 2022
Education

LACKAWANNA COLLEGE HAS BEEN VOTED ONE OF THE

“BEST PLACES TO WORK IN PA” FOR 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2020!

Lackawanna College is a private, accredited college serving the people of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Our main campus is located in downtown Scranton, and our footprint includes satellite centers in Covington Twp.HawleyHazletonSunbury, Towanda and Tunkhannock

Our mission is to provide a quality education to all persons who seek to improve their lives and better the communities in which they live. We provide our students with a direct path to a bachelor’s degree, associate degree, or one of many different professional certifications. Additionally, our Continuing Education department helps put the people of Northeastern Pennsylvania back to work with modern career skills. Lackawanna is also one of the most cost-efficient regional higher education institutions.

If our mission inspires you, and you are willing to go the extra mile to help our students succeed, please feel free to apply for this or future employment opportunities for which you meet the minimum qualifications. We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups including women and minorities. Please know that only the candidates who meet the minimum qualifications can be considered, and only those selected for interviews will be contacted by a college representative. No phone calls, please.
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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND OBJECTIVES:

The Instructional Technologist will play a leading role in applying evidence-based instructional design principles to eLearning content within Lackawanna College online and hybrid courses. This role will have the primary responsibility of enhancing the presentation of eLearning content within online master courses to drive student engagement, persistence, and consistency in user experience. Additionally, this role will serve as the institutional educational technology lead in supporting digital tools and assisting faculty in the exploration and integration of edtech resources within online and hybrid courses.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1. Conduct a documented needs assessment of all existing online master course designs to define a roadmap and plan for online course enhancement.

  1. Utilize instructional design skills, in collaboration with subject-matter expertise from relevant faculty, to enhance the way existing course content is written, delivered, outlined, and mapped within Canvas. 
  2. Develop a plan for assessing the effectiveness of instructional design enhancements, specifically regarding student engagement and persistence.
  3. Design and administer an online master course development process (following an approved instructional design model – ADDIE, SAM, etc.) to develop new online courses, in collaboration with the eLearning team and relevant faculty. 
  4. Utilize instructional design principles to enhance and maintain the blank Canvas template for on-ground, hybrid, and online courses. 
  5. Utilize instructional design principles to work with campus offices and departments to enhance the presentation of non-coursework Canvas experiences (including, but not limited to, the Adjunct Professional Development and the Online Academic Orientation).
  6. Develop and maintain an inventory of all educational technology being used by full-time and adjunct faculty.
  7. Complete appropriate trainings and webinars, and review other resources, to become proficient on the specific educational technology tools being used by faculty.
  8. Serve in an essential capacity during the beginning of subterms and semesters to onboard, meet with, and support full-time and adjunct faculty in the use of educational technologies contained within eCD master course builds.
  9. Develop relevant trainings and resources for educational technology tools, as needed, to support/onboard faculty.
  10. Collaborate with the eLearning Assistant, as needed, to enhance the communication and implementation of educational technologies and ensure smooth operation of the eLearning program.
  11. Troubleshoot educational technology issues, answer questions, and serve as a point of contact for faculty/student educational technology inquiries.
  12. Stay up to date on relevant trainings, webinars, and tutorials to serve as a liaison to technology publisher contacts.
  13. Teach one (1) online course per subterm in a qualified content area (minimum 18 credits earned).
  14. Other tasks, as assigned by the Associate Dean of eLearning and Information Literacy.

KEY COMPETENCIES:

· A strong and evolving understanding of instructional design principles, online learning pedagogy, and educational technology.

· Technically proficient in implementing, utilizing and learning educational technologies. 

· Strong verbal and written communication skills.

· Ability to take on a leadership role in conducting a needs analysis of existing eLearning master courses and developing short-term and long-term improvement plans.

· Independent worker, with strong project management skills, accountability to development timelines, communication schedules, and deliverables with minimal direct supervision.

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred.
  • Course work in educational theory, instructional/educational technology, learning design, or related fields required. 
  • Working knowledge of instructional design principles including, but not limited to: design frameworks, strategies for driving learner engagement, and leading communication with faculty experts.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 2-3 years of online teaching experience.
  • Prior experience with applying instructional design principles to eLearning coursework.
  • Demonstrated experience utilizing and learning the use of educational technologies in online courses.
  • Proficiency with learning management systems (Canvas LMS strongly preferred)
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Applications will only be accepted via online method OR email. If selecting the email option, interested candidates can email resumes to [email protected]. Deadline for applications, Wednesday July 6th, 2022. No phone calls, please.

In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and all other applicable non-discrimination laws, Lackawanna College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status, or genetic information in its educational programs and activities, admissions, and with regard to employment.

Lackawanna College is an accredited, private, non-profit educational institution providing opportunities for career and personal development within selected associates degree, certificate and continuing education program.

Consideration for evaluation of qualifications and hiring will be made in a fair and equitable basis. There will be no discrimination due to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or any other legally protected class. Lackawanna College is an accredited, private, non-profit educational institution providing opportunities for career and personal development within selected associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs.