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POSTED: September 14, 2018

Instructional Designer

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Albany, NY
Full time

The Instructional Designer works with College faculty and staff to design, develop and revise courses. The Instructional Designer must be able to collaboratively plan projects, analyze the learning situation, design and develop active and student-centered learning interventions, and support the implementation and evaluation of those designs to determine their level of effectiveness. Additional areas of responsibility include providing pedagogical training and support for faculty and leading or collaborating on special projects.

Professional Foundations
-Apply research and theory to the discipline of instructional design;
-Provide knowledgeable advice in the instructional analysis, the design of outcomes, assessment instruments, and instructional strategies, the development of instructional content, and in the implementation and evaluation of college-level instruction;
-Update and improve knowledge, skills, and attitudes pertaining to instructional design and related fields;
-Deliver presentations that effectively engage audiences and communicate clear messages;
-Promote application of standards of excellence in instructional design and delivery for all modalities;
-Maintain collegial partnerships and collaborative relationships.

Planning and Analysis
-Conduct a needs assessment in order to recommend appropriate design solutions and strategies;
-Identify and describe target population and environmental characteristics;
-Select and use analysis techniques for determining instructional content;
-Analyze the characteristics of existing and emerging technologies and their potential use.

Design and Development
-Plan and manage instructional design projects, as assigned;
-Design instructional interventions;
-Apply appropriate interaction design and interactive learning principles to instructional solutions for diverse learners;
-Select, modify, and integrate existing instructional materials into new designs;
-Ensure assessments align with instructional goals, anticipated learning outcomes, and instructional strategies or activities;
-Collaborate on the design, development, and revision of courses;

Evaluation and Implementation
-Assist in evaluation and revision of instructional and non-instructional solutions based on data;
-Evaluate and ensure the effectiveness, efficiency and level of engagement of each course within the context of best practices, accessibility, ACPHS, and instructional design principles;
-Support the implementation, dissemination, and diffusion of instructional and non-instructional interventions;
-Support a vision of change that aligns learning and performance goals with institutional goals.

-Master’s degree in instructional design, educational technology, or a related field, or near completion of master’s degree with equivalent training and experience. -1-3 years of experience in course design and development or distance learning at the college/university level is preferred. -Higher education and training experience is preferred. -Excellent oral, listening, visual, and written communication skills are a must. -Experience analyzing learner needs or situational factors and designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating instructional interventions is required. -Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment and manage projects, including the ability to juggle multiple tasks and meet deadlines is also essential. -Prior experience with learning management systems and a variety of presentation and authoring software required. -Knowledge of backward and integrated course design required. -Experience supporting faculty instructional excellence is preferred. -Familiarity with integrating emerging technologies in an instructional environment is required.
Master's Degree
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) is committed to graduating the best health care minds in the world, with an array of degree programs designed to help students succeed in pharmacy and other health related fields. There are approximately 1,400 students enrolled at the College and more than 150 full- and part-time faculty. The College has campuses in Albany, New York, and Colchester, Vermont. Our Vermont Campus is home to the only pharmacy program in the state. The ACPHS experience is one that combines quality academics, experiential learning, personalized attention, and a strong emphasis on service – all of which help our students grow personally and develop into talented and trusted professionals. The academic experience at the College is complemented by numerous community service initiatives, including a student-led Community Health Day in Albany and Wellness Fair in Colchester. Graduates of the College are prepared for a range of careers such as: biochemist, clinical laboratory scientist, consumer safety officer, drug information specialist, environmental toxicologist, health policy analyst, hospital administrator, pharmacist, physician, physician assistant and research scientist. Graduates are also well positioned to continue their education in graduate or professional schools.