Missouri Online provides the academic technology and digital learning services for all students in all modalities systemwide. We provide an administrative structure for the delivery of more than 260 fully online and hybrid degree and certificate programs by providing marketing services, program coordination, research, enrollment and learner analytics, instructional design, academic technology and distance education state authorization coordination. We work with colleagues from all four Universities to enhance educational experiences, advance technological services, and increase efficiencies while pursuing continuous collaboration between the four Universities.
The University of Missouri System consists of system administration and four universities: The University of Missouri-Columbia, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the Missouri University of Science and Technology, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and all of their component parts, including MU Health, MU Extension and UM Engagement.
To meet the needs of the state of Missouri and beyond, the UM System is seeking a collaborative and interactive Instructional Design Manager to assist in developing and maintaining high quality online programs and courses across the System. In this position, the Instructional Design Manager will be responsible for assisting a team of instructional designers and faculty to maintain high quality standards in course design and development, along with collaborating across teams to develop and facilitate faculty development experiences. Responsibilities include:
Management of Instructional Design:
Manages, through staff, the development of digital learning programs and courses
Manages team of project managers and instructional designers to produce new courses, revise/update existing courses, and provide ongoing digital learning faculty support.
Ensures all course content is developed in accordance with course quality standards.
Lead and direct available instructional design resources and development needs, sets short and long-term production goals for department and allocates resources appropriately.
Serves as industry expert and resource for other instructional designers
Communicates production goals and progress regularly to the Director and other appropriate stakeholders.
Meet regularly with team and individuals to gather work statuses.
Communicates to the team and other design teams formally and informally information and strategies.
Document and discuss work progress and obstacles.
Develop, design, communicate, and research best practices and solutions for instructional design
Provide advice, guidance, encouragement, and constructive feedback.
Recognize and reward project managers and instructional designers commensurate with performance.
Serve on various committees, internal and external to the Instructional Design department.
Provides backup Instructional Design support and assistance to team members.
Collaborates with co-workers and university colleagues on departmental, division-wide, and institutional projects.
Shares process information and makes informal recommendations on how to improve processes and overall job execution within a team/department.
Coordinate and facilitate professional development activities for faculty including webinars and workshops.
Maintain currency with campus initiatives and trends in e-pedagogy including generational and inclusive learning strategies.
Provides direction and guidance to team members, within the latitude of established HR and campus policies and acts as an advisor to team members to meet schedules and/or assist with technical issues.
Directly supervises instructional designers
Oversees performance management and employee development for team in consultation with Director
Develops and monitors team goals and objectives, performance standards, internal departmental controls, and evaluation tools for management oversight within a deadline-driven, results-oriented department.
Sets short-term goals and priorities for staff.
Ensures all direct reports receive ongoing constructive feedback and coaching in addition to participating in formal annual performance evaluations and goal setting.
Other duties as assigned.
Salary Range: $53,000 - $74,000 annually
GGS Grade: 11 / 4777 Instructional Designer IV
Internal applicants can determine their current GGS Grade by accessing their Talent Profile in myHR.
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Occasional evening and weekend work as needed
Master's degree in related/relevant area and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary
Master's degree related to education, instructional design, or technical/business area
5 years of professional experience supporting teaching and learning online.
Background in training, instructional design and/or education leadership.
Strong understanding of best practices in online teaching pedagogy
Ability to clearly communicate priorities to a team
2-3 years experience managing teams
Experience in a higher education institution
Experience developing high quality faculty development experiences
Please complete the brief online application and submit a cover letter and a resume or CV for consideration.
Review of applications will start immediately. Please contact Shane Stinson, HR Recruitment Consultant ( email@example.com ) with any questions about the position.
This position has the opportunity to be a hybrid remote position depending on the situation and ability to successfully achieve expectations. The person in the position will need to report in-person to a UM System campus multiple times a month. It is also expected that this person will attend regular and ad hoc on-campus meetings throughout the state.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.
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