Instructional Designer

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Fairfax University of America is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) institution committed to setting a new standard in higher education. Through our student-centered approach, we strive to provide the most positive environment for learning available anywhere. Our programs are structured to allow students great flexibility in the design and direction of their own studies. To keep pace with the latest developments in technology and teaching, our curriculum and materials are regularly reviewed and revised, and our instructors receive further training, as necessary. It is the policy of FXUA to provide equal employment and educational opportunities for all people regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, disability, source of income, place of residence or business, and veteran status. An integral part of this policy is to administer recruiting , hiring, working conditions, benefits and privileges of employment, compensation, training, opportunity for advancement including upgrades and promotion, transfer, and termination of employment including layoff and recall for all employees in accordance with this policy.

Job Overview: The FXUA Curriculum Development and Instructional Design Department is seeking an Instructional Designer to support the curriculum development process across the university. The Instructional Designer will initially be tasked with assisting in the migration of university curriculum courses from face-to-face (F2F) delivery to online delivery. The Instructional Designer will also support the development of corporate relation partnerships with professional associations to provide external professional development offerings. FXUA is on a mission to redefine higher education and develop the capabilities of transformative leaders. The university s one-of-a-kind curriculum focuses on not only incorporating and leveraging practical, industry knowledge so that graduates meet the requirements of the world of work, but also applies a research-based approach centered in human development to provide opportunities for transformative learning and leadership. The ideal candidate is someone who excels in dynamic and fast-paced environments, has an entrepreneurial spirit, and enjoys making a positive impact via engaging learning experiences. The Instructional Designer will report to the Co-Director of Curriculum Development and Instructional Design. Location & Visa Sponsorship: This is not a remote position. The candidate must be local this is intended to be an on-campus position. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the candidate will be permitted to work from home one day a week and will be required to work on campus four days a week. COVID-19 safety guidelines and social distancing will be adhered to. We cannot offer visa sponsorship at this time. Responsibilities: Support the curriculum development process, including the development of course syllabiAssist in the development of online courses in the university s learning management system (LMS)Ensure that all courses and course components are student-centered, enable the intended learning outcomes, as well as meet university values/standards, accessibility requirements, and universal design guidelinesApply best practices of Universal Design for Learning to assist faculty in the development of course materials that are accessible to all studentsApply best practices of constructivism and learning experience design to enhance learning across all major and degree levelsContribute to the development of trainings/workshops and resources for faculty to improve instructional practices and course design; maintain a knowledge repository for faculty to assist with online teaching and learning tools; ensure tools and handbooks for new and continuing faculty are up-to-dateConduct course quality reviews; provide recommendations for course improvements; promote good practices of teaching and learning with technologyStay abreast of emerging technologies and their application to enhancing F2F and online courses; recommend effective and creative uses of technology and andragogy to enhance instruction and create new learning opportunities; support the implementation of solutions as appropriate
A master s degree in education, instructional design, curriculum and instruction, instructional technology, or a related field is requiredAt least 1-2 years of experience as an instructional designer or curriculum developer is preferredExtensive knowledge in the application of adult learning theories and innovative instructional design methodsExperience with online learning and/or the development of online courses is highly valuedExperience working in the Canvas or Blackboard LMS is highly valuedExperience with corporate relation partnerships is highly valuedDemonstrated project management skills, including meeting deadlines and multitaskingExcellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skillsHigh attention to detailAbility to work independently as well as collaboratively with other team membersFluency in English
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