Instructional Development Specialist
Job no: 493401
Work type: Springfield Campus
Location: Springfield, MO
Categories: Full-Time Staff/Administration, Academic Affairs, Staff
JOB TITLE: INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST DEPARTMENT: OTC ONLINE
SALARY RANGE: $30,000 - $50,000 FLSA: EXEMPT
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Director of Instructional Support
SCHEDULE DETAILS: Full-time/12-month position/PEERS
This position provides services and support in instructional development with a focus on teaching and learning, instructional design, pedagogy, and instructional support. This position works closely with departmental staff, faculty, students, and others at the college in the support and expansion of distance learning, instructional support services, and instructional design projects including content creation, effective pedagogical practices, and course success.
Essential Job Duties
- Provide support to faculty, students, and other visitors, and assist with departmental coverage and instructional support.
- Maintain and provide departmental lab oversight and support coverage. Provide virtual instructional assistance as needed.
- Work with instructional design staff to coordinate instructional design consultations and projects with faculty, departments, and programs.
- Provide support to instructional design staff and faculty in the development, design, and redesign of courses with effective learning objectives and engaging content using effective pedagogical practices.
- Assist with content creation, media production, and course development as assigned.
- Support and direct departmental guests and inquiries as appropriate, provide additional support after hours, on weekends, and during peak times as needed.
- Make presentations or provide training at OTC locations, other venues, and virtually as requested. Travel occasionally and perform duties outside of normal business hours as directed.
- Special projects as assigned.
- Perform assigned responsibilities, duties, and tasks according to established practices, procedures, techniques, and standards in a safe, professional manner and with minimal supervision.
- Exhibit exemplary attendance and punctuality.
- Comply with college policies and procedures.
- Perform other duties as assigned, including attending departmental or college functions, serving on committees and attending community events.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning, preferably in education, instructional technology/design, or a related field.
- At least one year of experience working with a learning management system such as Canvas, Blackboard, or Moodle.
- One year of teaching experience, preferably teaching at a college or adult level and online.
- Demonstrated understanding of instructional design, pedagogical practices, instructional technologies, content development and assessment.
- Ability to identify and support the needs of learners and instructors.
- Ability to collaborate and interact professionally and work with instructors from a wide range of discipline and fields.
- Skills in problem solving, including problem identification and potential resolutions.
- Ability to coordinate activities with a wide variety of contributing factors and deadlines.
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, remotely, and on a team.
- Ability to work well with others and follow directions.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to use information technology for professional productivity (such as Microsoft Office Suite).
Preferred Knowledge Skills & Abilities
- Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning, preferably in the field of education or instructional technology.
- Two years of teaching experience, including one year or more of online teaching, preferably at a college or adult level.
- Two years of demonstrated experience in designing online, hybrid, or technology enhanced instruction or curriculum or training, preferably in higher education.
- Work experience within an educational setting, preferably at a college level.
- Demonstrated instructional training or consulting experience.
- Experience working with audio/video conversion software.
- Experience using Adobe Captivate, Camtasia, or Zoom.
- Experience with project management and needs assessment.
- Ability to research topics, write reports and findings, and work with data collection.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT: (The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.)
Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting with frequent interruptions and distractions. Requires extended periods of time viewing computer monitor or standing; may require adjustment of schedule to include some evening and/or weekends; may encounter occasional exposure to inclement weather during travel.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard.
***OZARKS TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, INTERPRET, OR APPLY THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IN ANY WAY THE INSTITUTION DESIRES. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IN NO WAY IMPLIES THAT THESE ARE THE ONLY DUTIES, INCLUDING ESSENTIAL DUTIES, TO BE PERFORMED BY THE EMPLOYEE OCCUPYING THIS POSITION. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT, IMPLIED OR OTHERWISE. THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP REMAINS “AT-WILL.” THE AFOREMENTIONED JOB REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE QUALIFIED DISABLED INDIVIDUALS.
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