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Instructional Designer

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Work type: Restricted
Location: West LA Campus
Categories: Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Technology

Works closely with the Senior Director of Technology, Digital Initiatives, and Innovation at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology to contribute to GSEP's strategic vision for technology and learning; be a vital member of GSEP’s teaching and learning community by working with the graduate school internal Information Technology staff to develop instructional faculty development plans; research advances in course development technologies; perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Works with GSEP constituents on all campuses to provide technology training and support for the ongoing instructional technology needs of Pepperdine faculty. Focuses on faculty training, and support; instructional media and learning object creation; and evaluation and analysis of instructional effectiveness. Collaborates with the Director of Online Programs in the Psychology Division, Program Analyst, IT Support Services for faculty development to further develop and implement faculty professional development programs.
  • Creates/edits relevant materials and videos. Assist in implementation of new programs as related to instructional technology to spread the knowledge among client services, staff and faculty. Documents processes and solutions and develops end-user guidelines and case studies on best practices. Explores new technologies, develops documentation, conducts orientation and training events, creates media and learning objects, and analyzes data from learning tools to generate reports on usage and effectiveness. Coordinates with other technical groups and instructional teams.
  • Supports the ongoing instructional technology needs of the faculty of Pepperdine University. Meets and consults with professors to offer guidance on tools and content, and produces materials to support student learning and faculty professional development. Follows up routinely with faculty members to assure successful implementation of instructional strategies. Records consultation sessions in a database. Evaluates and recommends instructional software and hardware and writes proposals for purchasing new or upgraded products. Troubleshoots and provides outstanding customer service, presentations, and support.
  • Researches, evaluates, and implements new technology products. Reviews periodicals, journals, and other sources of information to keep abreast of new developments in technology and solutions to common issues. Attends technical training and development programs as needed to maintain a high level of technical competence. Engages in professional development related activities. Provides timely and complete project status reports to supervisor as requested.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Bachelor’s degree in education (learning technologies, educational technology, or instructional design), information technology, computer science, business, or other related field; courses in technology, education, graphic or information design; certification in computer applications. Requires minimum 2 years of relevant IT work experience. Demonstrates working knowledge of basic hardware and software products and problem solving/troubleshooting skills. Advanced knowledge of working with computers and applications in a networked environment; knowledge working with Microsoft Office applications; file conversion, Adobe Creative Suite, Camtasia, Snagit, HTML and/or HTML editors; Website administration; graphic design software and graphic preparation for various delivery (Web, PowerPoint, etc.); digitization of materials (graphic and text scanning, slide scanning, etc.); knowledge of pedagogical theory, tips and techniques using technology, and learning management systems.

Preferred: Experience training end users in hardware or software in an academic setting. Record of innovation and creativity in identifying and integrating technological solutions to pedagogical needs. Knowledge of widely-used and emerging hardware, software, applications, resources and techniques within an academic environment. Evidence of ability to generate faculty enthusiasm for and engagement in the use of new technologies for teaching. Experience supporting learning management systems and other tools widely-used for teaching, such as Sakai. Experience with Web authoring tools, Web-based collaboration environments, multimedia tools, presentation software, streaming video and learning management systems. Experience designing and developing Web-based instructional resources which incorporate graphics, audio and video.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening.

This is a restricted, exempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

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