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Harvard University Instructional Designer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

49488BRAuto req ID:49488BRJob Code:383057 IT Specialist Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Instructional DesignerSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:057Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

  • A Master's degree in Instructional Systems Technology, Instructional Design, Education Technology, or related field

  • Two or more years of professional experience as an Instructional Designer in higher education or similar environment

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience in developing instructional design strategies, policies, and procedures;

  • Expertise in developing, evaluating, and redesigning face‐to‐face, fully online, and

  • hybrid/blended courses;

  • Expertise with one or more learning management systems;

  • Expertise with one or more eLearning authoring tool (e.g., Camtasia, Captivate, Articulate);

  • Evaluation and application of social networking, online collaborative tools, and mobile solutions for education;

  • Experience with web and interactive/simulation development;

  • Teaching or training experience;

  • Strong presentation skills;

  • Knowledge of both PC and Mac operating systems; and

  • Online portfolio preferred (include link in resume/CV).

Additional Information:Instructional Designers have experience creating complex and innovative learning solutions for face‐to‐face and hybrid teaching and learning environments. Guided by instructional design theory, models, and best practices, the Instructional Designer is a proven team player that has extensive experience in course development. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively and tactfully with members of the academic community is necessary. Experience working in an environment where colleagues have diverse background and customs. A keen understanding of, and sensitivity to, the human factors and accessibility requirements involved in introducing educational technology. Demonstrated ability to manage projects and perform under a heavy workload involving a number of simultaneous initiatives. Position requires some evening and weekend work.

Department:Information TechnologyPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, IdentityJob Function:Information Technology Duties & Responsibilities:As part of the Service Management and Technology Services (SMTS) team, the Instructional Designer (ID) is responsible for identifying and developing instructional strategies and consulting on instructional software and technology devices that support the advancement of teaching and learning at the Harvard Business School. S/he assists faculty and program staff with developing sound pedagogical strategies for developing and utilizing instructional technologies in and across the curriculum. The ID coordinates teaching faculty, program staff, and support staff and helps guide the integration of new technologies with innovative approaches in academic environments. The ID collaborates closely with a training team to assist in the production of training materials on how to appropriately use technology solutions including student, staff, and faculty guides. Consultations must be grounded in instructional design theory, models, and best practices. IDs must also possess deep experience using web‐based, eLearning/eTeaching tools available to the academic community. The ID works closely with faculty, program staff, subject matter experts, HBS IT partners, and vendors to enhance pedagogy and facilitate instructional technology use. HBS IT partners include Harvard Business School’s MBA program, Doctoral program, and Executive Education programs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Consult with faculty and program staff about teaching and learning goals for courses and programs; Have knowledge of a wide range of instructional technologies, help faculty and program staff choose and implement the ones best suited to meet the identified needs;

  • Develop project plans for implementing a range of instructional technologies in a course or program; Coordinate services across the HBS IT and the HBS organization, so that faculty have a central point of service contact for their instructional technology needs (maintaining streamlined and strong customer service for the faculty and programs;

  • Develop and manage the implementation of project plans, taking responsibility for project scheduling, budgeting, resource allocation, and communication to ensure the delivery of a business solution within scope, timeline, and budget;

  • Evaluate new technologies and their ability to meet teaching and learning needs, and HBS requirements;

  • Assist SMTS teams in designing and creating solutions that align closely with teaching and learning goals; and

  • Provide individual and group instruction with sensitivity to differing learning styles.

School/Unit:Harvard Business School EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

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