Sr. Instructional Technologist, Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD

The Sr. Instructional Technologist supports the mission of the Center for Educational Resources (CER) to partner with faculty to extend their instructional impact by connecting innovative pedagogical strategies and emerging digital technologies. The Center for Educational Resources is an instructional innovation center supporting faculty and graduate students of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and Whiting School of Engineering. The Sr. Instructional Technologist will be the primary person responsible for leading the strategic use of educational technology in undergraduate programs, with a specific focus on the local course management system (CMS).    The CMS currently used by faculty is Blackboard.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Designing, developing, and facilitating various modes of CMS training (face-to-face, online, and hybrid) and teaching technologies that integrate with the CMS.
  • Monitoring progress for participants in training sessions.
  • Conducting formative and summative evaluations of the training programs and modifying the programs as needed.
  • Researching and evaluating technologies that complement the CMS and support faculty’s instructional goals (e.g., Turnitin, Panopto).
  • Consulting with and recommending unique solutions to address faculty’s instructional goals.
  • Providing project management for instructional innovation projects funded by internal grants (e.g, Technology Fellowships).
  • Providing one-on-one follow-up support to faculty via email, phone, face2face consultations, and web-based conferencing.
  • Strategizing with academic departments how the course management system can support curricular programming.
  • Designing and developing new training materials and revising existing support materials including tutorials, technical documentation, and Johns Hopkins’ CMS user support website.
  • Ensuring that training materials reflect the most recent version of the CMS used at Johns Hopkins.
  • Participating on project teams that develop new educational resources to be used with the CMS.
  • Representing CER on university committees related to CMS and training initiatives (e.g., Blackboard user group, Instructional Technology Advisory Group).
  • Leading transitional efforts for academic divisions when adopting new instructional applications that integrate with the course management system.
  • Troubleshooting CMS problems with instructors and IT@JH staff.. Working closely with IT@JH to thoroughly test and identify bugs when updates to CMS are applied.
  • Disseminating best practices in teaching via CER publications such as the blog, Innovative Instructor articles, etc.
  • Presenting CMS user-support best practices at professional conferences.

The Sr. Instructional Technologist will continuously evaluate emerging course management solutions in collaboration with other JHU instructional technology staff, redesign training materials, and lead transitional efforts, should the University decide to change its course management platform in the future.

The Sr. Instructional Technologist will work primarily on the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins University, but occasional travel to conduct training at Johns Hopkins satellite campuses in the Baltimore and Washington, DC, metro area will be required.  To accommodate the scheduling needs of some faculty, a limited amount of training may take place during non-standard business hours (evenings and weekends).

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • A bachelor’s degree in instructional design, instructional technology, education, or related field required.
  • Five years’ experience working with higher education faculty as an instructor, trainer, or consultant, or other related experience in distance learning, online learning management systems, and emerging technologies required.
  • Additional education may substitute for experience, and additional experience may substitute required education to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula.
  • Knowledge of Blackboard or other course management systems.
  • Project management experience.
  • Enthusiasm for, and experience in, independent, “self-starter” work environment.
  • Working knowledge of online pedagogy, best practices, and adult learning principles.
  • At least one year of experience developing courses or training with online course management tools.
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office, including presentation software applications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in any field (HIGHLY desirable).

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Understanding of basic user interface (UI) design principles.
  • College teaching experience in any discipline.
  • Competence with the email, social media, threaded discussion groups, blogs, etc.
  • Knowledge of basic HTML.
  • Demonstrated ability to acquire, synthesize, and share expert professional knowledge.
  • Knowledge of faculty development principles.
  • Knowledge of distributed education models and philosophies.
  • Knowledge of assessment and evaluation principles and practices.
  • Understanding of Section 508 accessibility standards.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

For Additional Information and to Apply Visit: https://jobs.jhu.edu/job/Baltimore-Sr_-Instructional-Technologist-MD-21218/515446200/

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