Instructional Design Specialist (IT Academic Technology Specialist)


: $106,130.00 - $203,780.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Information Technology

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**Job Title:** Instructional Design Specialist (IT Academic Technology Specialist)
**Job ID:** 21267
**Location:** School of Professional Studies
**Full/Part Time:** Full-Time
**Regular/Temporary:** Regular
The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) provides online and on campus degree and certificate programs that meet the needs of adults who are looking to finish or transition into a bachelors degree, earn a masters degree or certificate in a specialized field, advance in the workplace, or change careers.
Home to the first fully online degree programs at the City University of New York, CUNY SPS offers fully accredited degree and certificate programs for students who want the flexibility and convenience of online education. CUNY SPS was ranked in the top 5% in the Nation in U.S. News & World Reports list of the 2019 Best Online Bachelors Degree Programs.
Drawing on CUNY's nationally and internationally renowned faculty and practitioners, as well as industry and education partners, the School's programs provide opportunities for personal growth, job mobility, greater civic participation, and new ways to advance knowledge.
Reporting to the Associate Director of Faculty Development and Instructional Technology, the Instructional Design Specialist will assist with the development of high quality online courses that facilitate achievement of student learning outcomes. In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, duties include but are not limited to:
Design and deliver technology solutions to meet pedagogical needs;
Work with faculty to develop courses that are based on sound online learning methodology and universal design and that integrate new and established technologies;
Assist with the development and delivery of faculty training and workshops in online and face to face modalities;
Assist the unit to plan, implement and assess course development strategies and workflows, and liaise with academic programs and other units;
Assist with technology tool selection, integration and assessment;
Keep current with research and developments in the field of online learning;
Perform Blackboard administration functions as required.
Bachelor's Degree and four years' relevant experience required.
The preferred candidate will have:
Instructional Design/Technology certification;
At least 4 years of experience as instructional or academic staff in an educational or educationally-related environment;
Demonstrated experience designing content for online or hybrid delivery in higher education;
Expert knowledge of learning management software, preferably Blackboard;
Demonstrated experience developing and delivering training and support in multiple modalities;
Strong and effective interpersonal and communication skills with diverse constituencies;
Familiarity with accessibility standards and universal design principles, experience with web accessibility and UDL in online education;
Attention to detail and ability to work independently and collaboratively in project planning, implementation and assessment.
Supports and consults with faculty, students, and others in the use of instructional systems, software, and programs.
- Provides day-to-day support for users of instructional systems
- May supervise a College help desk related to academic technology, supervising and training staff
- Designs, develops, and delivers training and orientation sessions on the use of instructional technologies
- May serve as an administrator and/or account coordinator for one or more systems
- Assists in demonstrating the practical application of computers and communications technology for classes and workshops for faculty or students
- May track problem reports, troubleshoot reported issues, and document resolutions
- Performs related duties as assigned.
Job Title Name: IT Academic Technology Specialist
Higher Education Assistant
Salary commensurate with education and experience up to $68,351.
CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.
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December 1, 2019
CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.
Associated topics: accountant ii, admin, admin support specialist, administrative assistant, aide, analyst, analyst iv, client, information analyst, secretary * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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