General Information

Job Title:

Instructional Designer & LMS Administrator

Job Description:

The Instructional Designer directs, advises, and supports faculty regarding best practices in instructional design and use of educational technology in order to ensure the successful design and delivery of the seminary’s online and hybrid curriculum.  This position is responsible for the capture of faculty lectures and presentations, both audio and video, and the design and development of associated eLearning materials, learning objects, assessments, collaborative tools, and assignments for the seminary’s online programs, hybrid programs, web-assist materials, and other programs as needed.  The Instructional Designer must be able to work effectively with faculty and staff using the latest practices in curriculum design by leveraging a variety of instructional technologies to include instructional courseware, content capture platforms, multimedia editing software, and content delivery platforms.  The Instructional Designer must manage multiple projects simultaneously, maintaining high standards, while keeping learning objectives and outcomes in line with the academic goals of the institution.  This position manages entire instructional design projects from concept, to design, delivery, assessment, and redevelopment as necessary.  The Instructional Designer reports directly to the Director of Instructional Design & IT.

Position Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • One (1) year experience working in the areas of curriculum design, instructional technology, or audio and video production.
  • Experience with Learning Management Systems (LMS).
  • Experience with video and audio capture equipment.
  • Experience teaching or learning online.
  • Successful completion of some seminary courses.

 

SKILLS & PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proficiency in computer hardware (Mac).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and various Adobe Creative Cloud applications.
  • Proficiency editing digital audio and video.
  • Working knowledge of learning management systems.
  • Working knowledge of web and multimedia platforms.
  • Working knowledge of instructional courseware and systems.
  • Strong visual communication skills to include text, images, video, and audio.
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail.
  • Strong project management workflow development skills.
  • Strong time management skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently or as a team member.
  • Ability to maintain productive relationships with faculty and staff.
  • Ability and willingness to acquire new skills and techniques through continuing education.
  • Ability to manage time well and be diligent
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • A solid theological foundation.

 

DUTIES

  • Consults with faculty to provide guidance and outline for course, lecture capture and planning strategies for comprehensive topic coverage, curriculum development strategies, accompanying eLearning materials, assessments, and online course integration, interaction, and implementation.
  • Captures course lectures in digital audio or video, based upon needs and logistics of course. Ensure media is of high quality, complete, and can be edited for logical flow of topic.  Securely store lectures with proper file naming structure.
  • Design and write course curriculum and supporting materials based on input from subject matter experts, as well as previous courses and best practices in instructional design, with specific lesson objectives and student learning outcomes.
  • Edit audio or/and video lectures with appropriate intros, topic slates, and export for hosting on multiple online distribution platforms.
  • Design quizzes, exams, and other assessments based on structured lesson objectives and desired learning outcomes.
  • Design appropriate communication channels to cultivate meaningful interactions between students and faculty to include collaborative tools such as discussion forums, document collaboration, portfolios, surveys, and interactive videos and videoconferencing.
  • Assess and review new online curriculum pre-launch for quality to include lectures, eLearning materials, assignments, assessments, and collaborative tools. Ensure grade book accurately reflects course assignment weightings.
  • Assess live courses and recommend revisions, additions, and improvements as necessary. Coordinate with instructional design team to deactivate courses in need of modification and coordinate launch of revised course.
  • Identify weaknesses in seminary online curriculum and work with Director of Instructional Design & IT and Executive Director, to identify, review, strategize, and schedule new courses for future development.
  • Assist, mentor, train, and guide Student Instructional Design Assistants in best practices for instructional design in developing new courses, curriculum redesigns/refreshes, and other tasks necessary for keeping curriculum up to date and LMS organized and in optimum working order.
  • Attend training seminars and continuing education courses to maintain competencies and skillset commensurate with developing pedagogy in instructional technology and design.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Director of Instructional Design & IT or Executive Director.

Application Deadline

Job Type:

Full Time

Salary Range:

General Information

Church/Organization Name

Reformed Theological Seminary

Contact Name & Contact Info

resume@rts.edu

Industry

Education/Training

Denomination

Not Applicable

City, State

Charlotte, NC

Description of Organization

Rooted in Biblical fidelity, confessional integrity, academic excellence, and spiritual growth, the purpose of Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) is to serve the church in all branches of evangelical Christianity, especially the Presbyterian and Reformed family, by preparing its leaders, with a priority on pastors, and including missionaries, educators, counselors, and others through a program of theological education on the graduate level, based upon the authority of the inerrant Word of God, the sixty-six books of the Bible, and committed to the Reformed faith as set forth in the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms.

Originally started in Jackson, Mississippi, RTS now operates programs on eight campuses in addition to a robust global, online system.

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