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Instructional Designer (Information Technology Consultant - Career)

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Part Time, Information Systems & Technology

Position Summary

A unit within the IT Division, Learning Environments, Technologies & User Services (LETUS) provides vision and leadership to support excellence in teaching and learning through active learning environments, pedagogical research, and learner-centered technologies. Partnerships with faculty, academic leaders and campus stakeholders, as well regional, national and international higher education and industry partners, enable innovation and documentation of results focusing on improving student success. LETUS enhances and facilitates the campus IT user experience through four main areas: Academic Technology Research & Strategic Initiatives; the Accessible Technology Initiative; Instructional Technology Services; and IT User Services.

Instructional Technology Services (ITS) provides support and leadership to the university in the development of strategies that facilitate the successful uses of technologies to enhance teaching and learning, create effective learning environments, and facilitate research and learning innovations. Instructional Technology Services is made up of 19 staff and four administrators.

Under general supervision of the Director, Associate Director and Learning Technologies Manager, the Instructional Designer is a member of the Faculty Instructional Technology (FIT) group of ITS and works closely with ITS faculty-in-residence and faculty fellows. The Instructional Designer will contribute to faculty support programs and projects, interact on a daily basis with ITS service units, and work with SDSU faculty, staff and administrators as required.  Core functions of the position include user consultation and faculty support, instructional design/assessment, and technologies site administration.

For more information regarding Instructional Technology Services (ITS), click here.

This is a part-time (.50 time-base) benefits eligible, permanent (probationary) position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard work hours are Monday – Friday, 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

Education and Experience

To enter this classification, a basic foundation of knowledge and skills in technical information systems and application program packages is a prerequisite. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, educational technology, communications, or related fields, or similar certified coursework in applicable fields of study. Foundation knowledge and skills for the Information Technology Consultant, depending on the nature of the position assignment, may include working knowledge of common software application packages, equipment platforms, reference database systems and sources, and training methods and a basic understanding of networks, data communication, and multimedia systems.

Licenses and Certifications Required

Valid California driver’s license is required within 10 days of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in Educational Technology or related discipline.
  • Four or more years of experience providing academic technology support in a higher education setting.
  • Knowledge of best practices in technology applications in teaching and learning and in the delivery of academic technology support services.
  • Knowledge of trends and future directions of technology in the learning environment.

Specialized Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty in instructional design for online/hybrid courses or multimedia classrooms.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience designing and developing online courses using learning management systems, or two years of related instructional design experience in higher education and training.

Project Implementation

  • Ability to work independently and initiate projects.
  • Ability to conceptualize, organize and implement complex, multi-faceted projects.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Ability to analyze situations accurately and take appropriate action.

Instructional Design

  • Knowledge of trends in the field such as learning analytics and online collaboration tools.
  • Ability to apply instructional design theories and methodologies.
  • Experience working with and guiding instructors with competing priorities and a wide-range of skill levels for using technology in the service of teaching and learning.

Media Production

  • Expertise with a variety of software applications related to the integration of technology in instruction (e.g., productivity tools, web editing tools, digital imaging, multimedia authoring, learning management systems, e-portfolios, communication tools, etc.).
  • Knowledge of the laws, guidelines, and principles associated with producing and providing accessible instructional materials and web-based content.

Training and User Support

  • Ability to apply consultative skills to assess user needs and provide appropriate support.
  • Ability to apply interpersonal and communication skills in working with staff and users to assess needs and provide solutions.
  • Ability to lead, moderate, and guide large and small groups with clear objectives.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $3,392.50 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $2,186 - $5,396 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on August 18, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by August 17, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. 

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Rachael Stalmann at or at 619-594-9436.

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