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Senior Instructional Developer, Blended Learning

Date: June 15, 2016
Reports to (Job Title): Director
Jobs Reporting (Job Titles): 6 CTE Faculty Liaisons for Science, Math, Engineering, Applied Health Sciences, Arts and Support Units, Arts and University Colleges, and Environmental Studies and Arts
Department: Centre for Teaching Excellence

Location:

Main Campus

Grade:

USG 12
35 hr/wk


Primary Purpose

The SID, Blended Learning oversees programs, services, and initiatives for faculty members and instructional staff related to the integration of face-to-face and online learning in on-campus courses and the facilitation of changes to instructional practices to include active learning. This role works in conjunction with various colleagues across the institution and at CTE, primarily the other Senior Instructional Developers, the CTE faculty liaison team, and the Associate Vice President, Academic. 

Key Accountabilities:

Primary responsibilities:

Supervision:

Position Requirements

Education:

Completion of a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, PhD preferred, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in instructional development in addition to practical and theoretical knowledge of blended learning in higher education.

Experience:

Proficient with the integration of technology and pedagogy in a variety of instructional settings, with extensive experience in assessing the fit between various technological applications, including learning management systems, and the needs of the institution.  Capabilities in developing “blended learning” initiatives, programs that assist instructors to bring more online activities into their on-campus courses, in managing a team, and experience with quantitative and/or qualitative research methods. Competencies include strategic and systems thinking, oral and written communication skills, facilitation skills, project management, working both independently and collaboratively, as well as respect for and sensitivity to disciplinary norms and the challenge of change management in academia. Professionalism, trustworthiness, and tact are essential to the building and maintenance of relationships that have long-lasting effects institutionally. Experience teaching at the university level and delivering workshops and conference sessions are considered essential.  

Technical:

MS Word Excel PowerPoint Other

MS Word and PPT or other presentation SW

 

Advanced

MS Excel

Intermediate

MS Access or other DB

 

 

Beginner to Intermediate

Web content writing, management, forms, survey tools

 

Intermediate

 

 

Data analysis software (e.g., SPSS, NVivo)

 

Intermediate

Nature and Scope

Interpersonal Skills:

Interpersonal Contacts: Works closely with the Director of CTE, the other SIDs, and direct reports as well as with senior administrators, faculty members, and staff members in other units engaged in blended learning initiatives and programs (e.g., Associate Vice-President, Academic Office; Library; Centre for Extended Learning; Instructional Technology and Media Services). Liaises with networks of blended learning professionals regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Level of Responsibility:

This position is responsible for managing and engaging in blended learning initiatives and programs, and for managing a team that is dispersed across campus.

Decision-Making Authority:

Responsible for developing and/or managing blended learning initiatives and associated research programs and services, with minimal guidance.

Physical and Sensory Demands:

Minimal demands typical of an office environment.

Working Environment:

Minimal exposure to disagreeable conditions; some exposure to stressful situations at major events with numerous participants and in the supervision of others. The SID works in the CTE office suite, with meetings across campus as well as occasional travel for professional development and networking purposes.