Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Associate Director of Educational Technology of The Columbia University Center for Veteran Transition and Integration, the Assistant Director of Educational Technology will create meaningful animation and visual experiences in a growing suite of online courses for new and existing CVTI initiatives that aim to deliver rigorous and innovative educational experiences to veterans transitioning from active military service nationally. The Assistant Director for Digital Media Production will work directly with the CVTI team, veteran support organizations, companies and colleges (including media producers, instructional designers and educational technologists) to create media assets that supports meaningful teaching and learning across a variety of disciplines. S/he will support the development and visual treatment of educational materials and collaborate with CVTI stakeholders to define and execute the creation of animation, branding and other imagery / design values for online courses. The Assistant Director for Digital Media Production will demonstrate a commitment to the mission of supporting veterans in transition, and digital and online education. A. Support the development and visual treatment of CVTI courses ? Generate original animation, images, data visualizations and infographics where required that support instructional aims and enhance teaching and learning ? Create unique animation and graphics for CVTI videos, including illustrating key concepts of courses ? Help determine page layouts and formatting for effectively communicating complex ideas and encouraging interactivity ? Ensure a visually engaging user experience in the learning management system
B. Work with CVTI stakeholders to create visuals and define values of animation for online courses and communications. ? Create animated branding and styling across all CVTI courses and media ? Define and execute standards for the creation of successful media assets as they relate to graphics and animated content ? Design visual templates for CVTI team's internal and external communications, including: CVTI team website, faculty and student support and training documentation, and white papers.
C. Support continuous improvement ? Investigate best practice examples for animation, web design and online courseware ? Utilize creative decision-making about the incorporation of new and existing formats ? Think critically about workflow and practice, and identify creative solutions for process improvements ? Investigation and adoption of new practices and technologies as the CVTI team continues to evolve.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors degree or equivalent required, advanced degree preferred. Minimum five years related experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience required. Highly skilled in creating original illustrations and graphics, preferably for academic and quantitative content (e.g. math, statistics), evidenced by portfolio. Demonstrated expertise with Adobe Creative Suite Software (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects) and non-linear editing software, evidenced by portfolio. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, creative problem-solving skills and design skills. Ability to manage multiple projects and communicate effectively with stakeholders on a cross-functional team and deliver results under prescribed deadlines and changing demands. Strong organizational and management abilities, with attention to detail and customer service orientation. Experience with content development for a publisher, research or academic institution, an educational technology company, or other educational organization with commercially published products. Experience creating innovative media to support evidence-based instructional practice. Experience with various types of animation production, motion graphics, and specifically compositing technologies. Experience with usability testing.
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Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
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