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Per Diem Instructional Designers

Posted on May 17, 2019

Location: New Brunswick

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking per diem Instructional Designer consultants for the School of Social Work. Consistent with IFF’s mission, this position will be responsible for the design and development of engaging, learner-centered training courses, modules, and materials in a variety of platforms including traditional classroom-based instruction, synchronous remote learning, blended classroom learning, interactive e-learning, microlearning, videos, webinars, screencasts, job aides, simulation, and resource materials. This position will utilize the ADDIE model of course development—from participating in the initial needs assessment through the design, development, rollout, and review of evaluation summaries for all finished courses. This position will transfer existing in-person course content to the appropriate online platform as needed, and will provide assistance to colleagues seeking the use of instructional technology to enhance teaching and learning. All content work will be performed using standard procedures and techniques. This position requires collaboration with other team leads to develop project plans that ensure work is consistent with the mission and goals of IFF, and meets client deliverables as projected. Must exhibit extensive knowledge of relevant technologies and the principles and theories of adult learning. This position requires ongoing research and review of data to remain current on strategies and trends in learning technology.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Requires a bachelors degree in instructional design, curriculum/ instructional development, instructional technology, or a related field and five years of experience in instructional design.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Requires a bachelors degree in instructional design, curriculum/ instructional development, instructional technology, or a related field and five years of experience in instructional design.
  • Requires in-depth knowledge of learning and instructional theories and their applications as well as emerging technologies.
  • Requires proficiency in one or more eLearning rapid authoring tools (e.g., Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, etc.) as well as proficiency in video and audio editing tools (e.g., Camtasia, Audacity, Power Director, etc.).
  • Must have the ability to assist with facilitation of focus groups and present instructional materials to the IFF team and stakeholders, effectively communicate technical information to a nontechnical audience, and establish cooperative working relationships with staff, clients, and SMEs.
  • Requires ability to develop learning objects that are compatible with specifications of learning management systems—including Canvas and eCollege—and troubleshoot issues in compatibility.
  • Requires excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills and the ability to work with staff with diverse backgrounds and perspectives on the use of technology in a variety of learning capacities.
  • Requires open, timely, and consistent communication with the supervisor; and the ability to escalate issues in a timely fashion. Requires ability to produce, test, and troubleshoot SCORM compliant materials.

Equipment Utilized: 

  • The position requires the regular use of a computer and expertise with the following software: Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook. 
  • Must also be proficient in at least one course authoring tool such as Articulate Storyline 360 or Adobe Captivate. 
  • Must be familiar with instructional technology AV and recording equipment as well as multimedia editing tools such as Camtasia, Audacity, Ocenaudio, Power Director, etc.

For more information and to apply, follow this link or visit and reference posting number 19FA1361.

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