The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (SOM) seeks a dynamic and enthusiastic Instructional Technologist - Trainer to support digital pedagogy and the academic and professional development needs of SOM faculty members. Reporting to the Instructional Design Manager, the Instructional Technologist –Trainer will possess an in-depth understanding of instructional technology issues related to learning in online, hybrid/blended, and traditional courses, as well as experience using a wide range of hardware and software tools to develop learning materials and multimedia assets. The Instructional Technologist will join a team that works collaboratively to support the teaching and learning mission of the University.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Implement strategies to optimize the configuration of the LMS to meet identified school and program needs.
Maintain and improve upon the instructional technology infrastructure at SOM including the daily operation, use, and configuration of video streaming platforms, learning management systems, and other relevant tools/licenses for course production and delivery.
Coordinate custom platform integrations with internal teams, external vendors and contractors, and university IT teams.
Conduct periodic maintenance, quality assurances, usability, and accessibility checks for the LMS, course documents, and other learning technologies.
Provide first tier LMS user support (Canvas). Investigate technological issues and develop solutions to resolve or ease learning experience stress points.
Conduct regular training sessions for faculty and staff on instructional technology tools and services.
Create and maintain user guides and technical documentation for instructional designers, content editors, faculty, coordinators, and other roles as needed.
Assist with the design and delivery of online, hybrid, and face-to-face instructional technology training to staff.
Assist Instructional Designers and multimedia staff in developing supplemental, hybrid, and fully online courses adhering to organizational standards.
Provide instructional technology support to projects and personnel within the SOM.
Manage project timelines and coordinate with team members and partners to meet project deliverables.
Research and evaluate instructional technology tools and resources and their effectiveness.
Work with the instructional designers and multimedia staff to pilot technology-based learning material and make recommendations for implementation.
Support the Office of Online Education and senior leadership in the creation and management of course materials, including syllabi and assessment data.
Collaborate and consult with other distance education and instructional design and technology staff at Johns Hopkins and other universities.
Ensure compliance with established accessibility (ADA/508/UDL) standards as well as university/program standards.
Bachelor's Degree in instructional design, instructional technology, education, or related field.
Two years of progressively responsible experience in course design and development, faculty training, or program/course assessment/evaluation required.
Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Graduate Degree in related discipline a plus.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, organized, and detail-oriented team player who can participate in collaborative instructional development processes and activities, is able to work independently, and has strong intellectual and analytical skills.
Experience with training and staff development.
Demonstrated ability to collect and create reports from data.
Demonstrated ability to prepare accurate and detailed communication in various formats.
Ability to manage and meet deadlines.
Ability to work collaboratively within an academic community.
Demonstrated ability to participate in collaborative instructional development processes and activities.
Experience with JIRA, Examsoft, and Panopto a plus.
Basic web skills including knowledge of HTML/HTML5.
Experience with Learning Management Systems (Canvas preferred).
Understanding of pedagogical issues related to adult learning.
Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard.
Communication skills using the spoken word.
Occasionally lifting, carrying objects weighing 10lbs. or less.
Occasionally pushing, pulling objects weighing 30lbs. or less.
Ability to move about.
Classified Title: Instructional Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CG Starting Salary Range: $25.40 - 34.90/hr (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday -37.5 hours per week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: Hybrid/School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Admin Online Education Personnel area: School of Medicine
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
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