The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University seeks a dynamic and enthusiastic Instructional Technologist to support digital pedagogy and the production of digital learning assets, as well as the academic and professional development needs of Peabody Institute faculty members. Reporting to the Director of Academic Technology and Instructional Design, the Instructional Technologist 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 multimedia assets and learning materials. The Instructional Technologist will also support the Faculty Office and Faculty Lounge, including digital and physical course pack assistance, printing support, and supervision of Faculty Office student employees. The Instructional Technologist will join a team that works collaboratively to support the teaching and learning mission of the University.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Support the design, creation, and revision of online learning and training materials, including multimedia assets.
Assist instructional designers and and multimedia staff in developing supplemental, blended, and fully online courses adhering to organizational standards.
Provide instructional technology/design support to projects and personnel within Peabody.
Research and evaluate instructional technology resources and their effectiveness.
Work with the instructional designers and multimedia staff to pilot technology-based learning materials.
Assist with the design and delivery of online, hybrid, and face-to-face instructional technology/design training to staff.
Create user and other documentation as needed, including reference and job aids.
Support the faculty office and senior leadership in the creation and management of course materials, including syllabi and assessment data.
Assist in the production of digital and physical course packs and various printing needs.
Provide 1st tier LMS user support (Blackboard).
Collaborate and consult with other distance education and instructional design and technology staff at Johns Hopkins and other universities.
Bachelor's degree required. Graduate degree in related discipline a plus. 2 years of experience in the field of instructional/educational technology, including designing, developing, and managing technology-based instructional projects and assets. Additional education may substitute for experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula.
Special Knowledge and Skill:
Must be self-motivated and organized, wth the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Position requires the ability to collect data, create reports and prepare written communication with an attention to detail and accuracy.
Ability to manage and meet deadlines
Ability to work collaboratively within an academic community.
Team player who is able to participate in collaborative instructional development processes and activities.
Strong graphic and multimedia design skills.
Ability to produce professional digital media assets, including videos, audio, animation, and screencasts, podcasts based on client needs. Experience with the Adobe suite a plus.
Basic web skills including knowledge of HTML/HTML5
Experience with Learning Management Systems (Blackboard preferred).
Understanding of pedagogical issues related to adult learning
Experience with training and staff development
Experience with music-related technologies and software a plus.
Experience with active learning space design a plus.
The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, organized, and detail-oriented team player who is capable of participating in collaborative instructional development processes and activities, is able to work independently, and has strong intellectual and analytical skills.
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130... years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Baltimore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.