DePaul University - Part-Time Temporary Instructional Designer - posted: March 24, 2014
DePaul University, the nation's largest Catholic university and one of the 10 largest private universities, is an urban institution with 6 campuses, more than 275 degree programs, and 25,000 students from a variety of diverse backgrounds.
DePaul’s Faculty Instructional Technology Services (FITS) Department has an immediate opening for a Part-Time Temporary Instructional Designer (ID). The successful candidate will work directly with faculty to provide support for the instructional design cycle including: clarify instructional objectives; design, develop and implement instructional materials; recommend and develop instructional strategies; select appropriate technology tools; and assess the effectiveness of the instructional strategies and/or the technology tools.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide instructional design support for courses and on-line programs offered by the College of Communication.
- Design and develop on-line courses.
- Coordinate course material development.
- Collaborate with a team of instructional designers and student workers.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Familiarity with a Learning Management System.
- Computing skills in word processing, graphic manipulation, and web publishing.
- Excellent copy/edit skills.
- Superb organization and time-management skills.
- Strong problem-solving and teamwork skills.
- Strong ability to work independently and proactively.
- Ability to be flexibile with your schedule, as required.
- Available for 20-29 hours per week, during the Spring of 2014 quarter from March 31st through June 13th, generally within an 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday timeframe.
Preferred Requirements: Familiarity with D2L. Available for 20-29 hours per week, during the Spring of 2014 quarter from March 31st through June 30th, generally within an 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday timeframe.
Salary & Benefits: DePaul offers comprehensive and competitive pay and benefits to attract and retain talent to further the University's mission. Please click on the following link to review the full Benefits Summary. https://hr.depaul.edu/ContributionFolder/Documents/Benefits/Benefits_Summary_2011.pdf
Required Background Screening: All final candidates extended an offer of employment will undergo background screening.
Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect: Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected. For more information about the Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act, please visit: http://www.state.il.us/dcfs/faq/faq_faq_can.shtml
Are you interested in joining our team of talented, motivated employees and helping DePaul serve its students and communities around the world? If so, go to www.depaul.edu and select “Employment” at the top of the page to submit your cover letter and résumé online for this and other jobs. Please reference job number 
DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Loyola University Chicago - Online Education and Outreach Librarian - posted: March 11, 2014
Loyola University Chicago is a nationally recognized urban university founded in 1870 in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition. The Health Sciences Library located in Maywood, IL, supports nursing, medical, and graduate biomedical education. This is a great opportunity for a dynamic, creative, and service-oriented librarian to serve as Online Education and Outreach Librarian on a vibrant and growing health sciences campus. The successful candidate will:
- work collaboratively with the Health Sciences library and other faculty in applying adult learning theory to the development of learner-centered asynchronous, hybrid and onsite library instruction and assessment that promotes information literacy/mastery and technology fluency
- demonstrate proficiency with instructional technology and/or design experience in developing online tutorials and other learning objects with Adobe Creative Suite, Audacity, and Camtasia.
- demonstrate knowledge of web design, familiarity with various online learning environments including Sakai, working knowledge of Adobe connect and other video conferencing systems for distance education.
- demonstrate proficiency in adult education and apply those skills to information literacy/mastery and identify and implement current best practices
- possess an ALA-accredited MLS or Masters in Educational Technology, Curriculum Design, or Adult Learning
- demonstrate flexibility, a sense of humor, and a strong commitment to outstanding customer service
This position reports to the Associate Director. Loyola University Chicago benefits package includes tuition remission. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Please complete the application here www.careers.luc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56637 and include names of three references. Salary is available upon request.
Loyola is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer/educator and is committed to a drug-free and smoke-free workplace.
Rush University Medical Center - Director - posted: February 4, 2014
The McCormick Educational Technology Center (METC), the instructional technology and computing component of the Library of Rush University Medical Center, is seeking an experienced, innovative and dynamic Director. In this role you will provide leadership for a collegial staff which provides institutional support and training for educational technology across the entire university.
- Services include support for online and face-to-face university courses, onsite use of computer workstations, computer classrooms and software, optical marking system services and exam software, and faculty projects
- Directly supervises 7 technical/support staff
- Analyzes implements and evaluates departmental activities to ensure the most effective services, access and resources that support the educational endeavors of faculty, students and staff.
- Collaborates with the staffs of Information Services and the Library to assure optimal maintenance of computer hardware and software.
- Prepares and oversees the budget of the METC
- Directs the Instructional Designers and The Technology Support Specialist to best provide access and training in regards to the learning management system and its many supporting applications: Collaborate, Respondus, Panopto, ExamSoft, and others as required.
- Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or Master’s degree in Instructional/Educational Technology
- 5 years in a multimedia center or similar environment
- Has held supervisory positions of increasing responsibility
- Experience in public services.
- High level interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills
- Demonstrated leadership and problem solving skills
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Familiarity with current trends in academic information management
- Demonstrated continuing professional development, including participation in professional associations and/or advanced coursework.
Rush University is the academic component of Rush University Medical Center. The University currently has over 2,200 students in Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and The Graduate College. Located just west of the Loop in downtown Chicago, Rush offers an ideal atmosphere for professional to fulfill their career goals.
We offer generous benefits, including several tuition assistance programs. To apply, click on:
Job ID: 2014-0072
Columbia College - Moodle Developer/Software Engineer - posted: January 13, 2014
The Moodle Administrator/Tech Support position is a member of the Client Services team and is responsible for configuring, maintaining, customizing and administrating Columbia College Chicago’s Moodle LMS application. The Moodle Administrator/Tech Support is under the direction of the Director of Client Services.
- Administer and maintain the Moodle LMS application
- Develop new features for the Moodle LMS application as required by Academic Affairs
- Provide technical support for Moodle application to faculty and staff
- Meet with users to define application change requirements based on technical/department needs.
- Implement, install and rollout new Moodle-based applications
- Manage and administer Moodle upgrades as required
- Manage the course and content backup process to ensure disaster recovery and policies are adhered to.
- Develop and write quality assurance tests and participates in their execution.
- Manage and define all user accounts and all roles in cooperation with Information Security Officer and the office of CITE.
- Assist with internal process auditing and innovation of best practices.
- Provide and prepare LMS consulting, training and technical documentation.
- Provide day to day issue resolution and support to key stakeholders.
- Stay current with technical trends and research improvements for the College’s LMS.
- Work closely with the Applications, Infrastructure,Client Services and CITE teams.
- Perform any additional tasks that may be required by the Director.
- Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent expertise.
- At least two years' experience in development and administration of Moodle LMS
- Proficiency with PostgreSQL, PHP,HTML XHTML HTML5,CSS desired
- Working knowledge of relational database concepts, client-server concepts, systems security, authentication systems, disaster recovery, and service life cycles.
- Has excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Demonstrates good organizational skills
- Displays patience in stressful situations
- Pays attention to detail
- Is self-motivated
- Works under tight deadlines and pressure
- Performs well as part of a team
- Displays reliability
- Shows a positive and enthusiastic attitude
- Possesses problem-solving skills
Individuals can apply online at: www.colum.edu
Northwestern College - Instructional Support Specialist - posted: January 13, 2014
Northwestern College, an institution of higher learning with regional accreditation, provides a solid, career-focused education in some of the fastest-growing professions. As Chicago’s first private business college, founded in 1902, we are an educator and employer of choice in the Chicagoland area. Supportive faculty and staff dedicate their skills and work collaboratively to make a difference in the lives of our students.
Northwestern College currently seeks an Instructional Support Specialist for our online programs, who will be responsible for:
- Collaborating with faculty to develop online and hybrid courses and supplemental materials using instructional technology
- Identifying and communicating issues relating to course management systems and online/blended course development.
- Researching and recommending emerging learning technologies that provide utility and integrating technological innovations into the course development process
- Recommending appropriate tools and teaching strategies to accomplish learning objectives
- Providing support to faculty who wish to incorporate media into their distance education classes
- Assisting in creating and maintaining quality assurance and assessment criteria for evaluation of instruction and online course delivery outcomes
- Working with the Distance Education Director to assess professional development needs and recommend appropriate training for online instructors
- Minimum of Bachelor’s degree preferably in instructional technology, educational technology, or related field
- Two to three years’ experience in online course and curriculum design
- Knowledge of principles and practices of instructional design and distance education
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills, and ability to work in team environmentThis position will be based out of the College’s Bridgeview campus.
Northwestern College fosters a work environment where innovation, service excellence, and teamwork are a part of everyday life. We offer a competitive benefits package, including: Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, 401(k), Paid time off away from work
We encourage you to share with us your expertise! Email resumes to email@example.com or fax to 773-326-0957 – please be sure to include “ISS” in the subject line.
Visit us at: www.nc.edu