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Instructional Content Developer (Full Time)

Location: Troy, NY Country: United States of America Rate: $54,000-$58,000.00

Instructional Content Developer

Notice of Vacant Position

Applications are being accepted for the following vacancy on the Non-Teaching Professional staff of Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, New York.

Instructional Content Developer HV-NTP-2016

In order to be considered an applicant for this position you must meet the minimum qualifications as stated in this announcement. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and appointment will be contingent upon completion of a background check.

Overview: This is a production role, responsible for creating accessible, high quality content for web-enhanced, hybrid and online courses, using universal and instructional design concepts. Working as a team with Instructional Designers and faculty, the Instructional Content Developer will support ongoing course revisions, and new course development, by creating engaging content using LMS (Blackboard), multimedia and authoring tools, on behalf of faculty.

Minimum Qualifications: Master's Degree in Instructional or Educational Technologies, or other related disciplines. Experience building content within and LMS (Blackboard preferred) using LMS features and functionality. Demonstrated expertise using tools for creating and deploying online assessments, creating and modifying web content, editing and authoring multimedia, video and interactive content, creating and deploying test banks and other publishers and OER content packages. Experience with Respondus, Camtasia, SoftChalk, Collaborate, VoiceThread or equivalent products, and basic knowledge of HTML. Demonstrated organizational conceptual and problem-solving skills, with excellent attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to quickly and independently research and learn new technologies and software. Ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a course development team in an academic community, handling multiple projects and meeting deadlines. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred: Experience with online courses quality standards such as OSCQR or QM

  1. Nature and Scope of Duties: The Instructional Content Developer reports to the Director of Distance Learning or his/her designee and performs the following duties:
  • Assists faculty and Instructional Designers by producing and maintaining engaging, high quality, and accessible course content for the LMS (Blackboard) environment for web-enhanced, hybrid, and fully online classes.
  • Produces lecture content, interactive exercises, assignments, assessments and multimedia, in collaboration with Instructional Designers, using Respondus, VoiceThread, TechSmith Relay, SoftChalk, Camtasia, Ally, Collaborate, and other tools, with and for faculty.
  • Supports the ongoing course revision cycle and continual improvement of courses, meeting the OSCQR rubric criteria, producing and updating materials with and for faculty as needed.
  • Assists with accessibility tasks prompted by Ally reports, including captions, alt-tags, and semantic structure in documents and course pages.
  • Converts faculty authored content into digital content and deploys in the LMS (Blackboard).
  • Builds out OER and publisher packaged content into accessible, well-designed course structures in the LMS (Blackboard) as needed by faculty.
  • Works with the Instructional Designers to test and pilot technology-based learning materials.
  • Supports faculty and Instructional Designers in the adaptation of full semester Blackboard course structures into 3,6,8 and 12 week versions for alternative schedules.
  • Supports just-in-time edits and modifications to course content for rapid redeployment as needed.
  • Participates in professional development activities such as workshops and conferences in order to keep current in instructional uses of technology and new software.
  • Provides some backup support for Help Desk phone calls and emails as needed.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Salary Range: $54,000-$58,000.00

Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Hudson Valley Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Employer.

Posted Date: 06 Dec 2019 Reference: JS031116TROYNY Company: Hudson Valley Community College Contact: Hudson Valley Community College