Classified Title: Industrial Design Manager Working Title: Director of Instructional Resource Center Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MF Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 60007951-AAP Instructional Resource Center Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences
The Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) seeks an experienced and dynamic senior leader in e-learning and instructional design for its Instructional Resource Center (IRC). Each year, AAP enrolls more than 3000 graduate part-time students in more than 35 distinctive professional graduate degrees, post-baccalaureate certificates, and non-credit courses across three geographic locations (Washington, D.C., Montgomery, Baltimore) and online. Over 70% of AAP’s enrollments are in the online programs.
Reporting to the Associate Dean of AAP, the Director of Instructional Resource Center provides administrative leadership related to e-learning and instructional design support and solutions for all AAP programs, utilizing cutting-edge technologies.
The Director of Instructional Resource Center works collaboratively with faculty from more than 30 programs and leads a team of 12 full-time and one part-time staff members, including instructional designers, instructional technologists, trainers, and multi-media specialists to develop, revise and maintain AAP’s online offerings.
The Director is also responsible for developing and implementing instructional standards benchmarked by industry best practices. The incumbent in this position will serve as a key business partner to university and school leadership while developing a highly collaborative working relationship with Program Directors, staff and faculty.
The position is based in Baltimore, with significant travel to the Washington, DC campus.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Leads all instructional design program projects, which includes developing and monitoring project plans and schedules and managing the workflow of the development process with input from the faculty and other academic team members.
Develops a process to align course content and assessments between on-ground and on-line courses.
Creates instructional standards, quality assessment, and effective administrative practices for course development, revision and maintenance.
Infuses innovation into the development of instructional designs, faculty training, learning tool assessment, and the use of technology.
Oversees the development and maintenance of an online repository and web presence that provides resources on current best practices, innovations, and emerging trends in online/blended learning.
Assists with assessment data gathering and analysis of student learning.
Provides staff leadership to the instructional designers and technologists including personnel management and staff development.
Fosters a team approach by providing an engaging and supportive office environment.
Prepares the annual center budget and monthly review of expenses and variances.
Allocates IRC resources to meet AAP program growth, course revision and course maintenance needs.
Maintains appropriate records and data to produce performance and external reports.
Participates in relevant policy and planning committees.
Represents Johns Hopkins University as the leader of online and blended learning at regional, state, or national meetings or at conferences.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Master's degree in Instructional Design and/or Technology, Instructional Systems, Educational Systems, Educational Technology or relevant field.
Five years of experience instructional design experience at designing and facilitating programs and courses for online delivery.
Supervisory experience required in a staff management leadership position.
Seven plus years of experience instructional design experience at designing and facilitating programs and courses for online delivery.
3+ years of supervisory experience in a staff management leadership position.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience and training in Quality Matters standards and application of these standards to online course and program development preferred.
Experience with implementing instructional design theory, best practices in online education, learning theory, instruction delivery models, and metrics.
Significant knowledge and experience with best practices for learning management systems and instructional technologies.
High-level organization acumen and ability to manage vertically.
Outstanding verbal and written communication and ability to build strong, collaborative relationships with key constituents.
Strong talent assessment, management and leadership development.
Data driven decision-making.
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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