- Position Classification: M&P Educational Programming, level C, Pay Grade 8
- Position Title: Instructional Designer / Project Manager
- Faculty: VP Academic
- Department: Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
The instructional designer/project manager provides leadership in the application of educational technology and research to the design and development of distance education and flexible learning courses and other educational materials. Develops and manages distance education and flexible learning projects from proposal through development to readiness for course delivery.
Reports to the Senior Manager, Distance and Blended Learning. Works with academic course authors, external clients and development teams.
- Provides leadership, expertise and training in instructional design for distance education and flexible learning materials and methods;
- Initiates research projects related to the design and efficacy of distance education and flexible learning materials and methods;
- Participates in strategic planning for the development of distance education and flexible learning programs and courses;
- Develops and monitors budgets, schedules and resources for projects;
- Liaises with and provides instructional design expertise and media selection recommendations to course authors and external clients in the development of educational processes and materials;
- Liaises with UBC Digital Media Technologies;
- Manages and coordinates multiple projects and project teams within UBC;
- Manages and coordinates multiple projects and project teams external to UBC;
- Develops workshops and trains UBC staff and other interested parties in the use of educational technologies;
- Teaches/facilitates online courses and workshops for faculty and other interested parties within UBC and the broader community;
- Represents UBC distance education and flexible learning interests through provincial, national and international associations and liaisons;
- Performs other related duties as required.
Consequence of Errors
Errors in judgment may result in the inefficient use of resources, and may damage the image and reputation of the University, and the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology.
Manages project teams of varying composition, depending on the scope and nature of the specific project. Project teams may include University faculty members and staff, colleagues within CTLT, external clients and specialist staff hired for specific tasks.
Works independently with general direction of the Manager, Distance and Blended Learning, the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
Masters degree in a relevant discipline, preferably in education, educational technology, distance education, educational psychology, or related field.
- Minimum six years of relevant experience in the design and development of educational materials delivered at a distance and use of instructional media.
- Teaching using on-line and multimedia technologies.
- Teaching and learning experience in post-secondary environments an asset.
- Proven project management skills;
- Ability to work under pressure;
- Proven leadership abilities;
- Effective diplomatic and interpersonal skills;
- Familiarity with a wide variety of instructional technologies;
- Proven teaching/facilitation skills.
- Some experience with media design and production background