Category: Learning Solutions
Location: Largo, MD
Requisition ID: 10010196
Exempt, Regular, 100% Full-Time, Pay Grade 2.1
Location: Largo, MD
University of Maryland Global Campus seeks an Instructional Designer to join the USMx team. This position supports the University System of Maryland as a whole and follows the USMX initiative through the William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation.
The University System of Maryland (USM) partnered with edX, the international online learning platform founded by Harvard and MIT, to offer Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The USMx mission is to provide University System of Maryland Institutions access to innovative learning technologies as well as the resources, support, and planning necessary for strategic implementation of online learning.
The Instructional Designer’s primary responsibility is to apply research on and best practices in adult learning theory, pedagogy, assessment techniques, and instructional design in the development and evaluation of online courses, particularly the development of MOOCs on the edX platform. Collaborating with Program Chairs, Faculty, and Subject Matter Experts, the Instructional Designer creates curriculum using a variety of technologies to develop targeted competencies and produce desired learning outcomes. From helping Course Teams align and articulate learning objectives to importing and setting up content on the edX platform for online delivery, this position is expected to evolve with the needs and overall demand for services that the USMx team offers to the University System of Maryland. In addition, the Instructional Designer supports, tracks, and troubleshoots learner escalations and acts as 2nd tier support for USMx LMS issues. The Instructional Designer will work to ensure courses meet set specifications and standards of quality for online learning. The Instructional Designer will have a demonstrated ability to work independently and self-manage their design workload.
This position reports to the UMGC Instructional Design Portfolio Manager / USMx Program Manager and has some degree of a flexible work arrangement (FWA) with approval at the manager’s discretion and based on excellent performance and project management skills.
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POSITION AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY & WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED
SALARY COMMENSURATE UPON EXPERIENCE
All submissions should include a cover letter and résumé. UMGC offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits for qualifying positions, such as tuition remission, generous leave and healthcare. For detailed benefits information, please visit: https://careers.umuc.edu/benefits.html.