University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy ID: 86275

Working Title:Course Developer
Schedule - Range:07-34
Standard Business Hours

Job Summary:This position will develop training materials that can be delivered in a variety of formats including web-based, classroom, web-conference and performance support learning materials. Other characteristics critical for success in this position are a desire to be a dedicated team member, excellent time management skills and strong communication skills such as speaking, writing, and interpersonal communications.

Design and development of web-based training is one service area within UWSC training suite. The web-based training developer collaborates to develop products that are engaging, authentic, and learner centric. Employees that excel exhibit creativity, positive energy, strong time management skills, polished communication skills and a desire to transform problems into solutions. We seek diversity and welcome new ideas that stretch our product line to even higher levels of excellence.

The UWSC's training department develops and delivers training on a variety of topics. Success in this position is established through a firm understanding of instructional design methodologies, experience in training adult learners and demonstrated proficiency with Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and rapid development tools such as Captivate, Articulate, or Flash. UWSC staff complete projects both collaboratively and independently dependent upon scope.


Goals and Worker Activities

A.60%Development of HRS/PeopleSoft training materials for UW System wide training initiatives.
1.Development of HRS/PeopleSoft training materials for UW System wide training initiatives.
2.Assist with the design and development of online learning products including multimedia components (audio, video, animations, etc.) for formatting and delivery in our on-line learning environment.
3.Assist with the maintenance of online documentation for existing systems or topics to be learned.
4.Deployment and management of course content and websites pages in the learning management system.
5.Manage small e-learning projects and the team members on these projects.
6.Prepare development plans, status reports, and other business documents.
B.20%Instructional Design
1.Meet with customers to clarify objectives, functional/data requirements, and other project considerations for customized projects.
2.Analyze instructional design and delivery requirements for given projects, including high-level designs and technical approaches.
3.Assist with or lead the layout of online courses utilizing the learning management system tools.
4.Assist in evaluating the effectiveness of online courses utilizing student and instructor feedback and surveys for continuous improvement.
C.10%Instructor Support
1.Provide technology coaching/mentoring for online faculty and instructors: both in one-on-one situations and with small groups
2.Provide live support for faculty and instructors teaching online courses
3.Assist instructors having difficulty using Learn@UW or direct them to appropriate IT support if needed.
4.Anticipate common live support needs by publishing tutorials or frequently asked questions for faculty, instructors to access for self-help
D.10%Professional Development
1.Maintain awareness of current trends and practices to enhance student engagement in online courses
2.Attend professional development opportunities: apply and share acquired expertise with colleagues and customers.

Knowledge and Skills

  1. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  2. Knowledge of developing, implementing and/or managing large, complex operational systems (human resources, financial, or student administration) within a higher education environment.
  3. Knowledge of the work challenges associated with the functions of an office with multiple constituencies and also of alternative methods for effectively completing job duties under a variety of circumstances.
  4. Knowledge of adult learning needs in an educational environment.
  5. Knowledge of curriculum development processes
  6. Knowledge of technology including computer software programs, presentation technology, and Web-based systems (including MS Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Internet Explorer).
  7. Experience working with diverse audiences in an educational environment.
  8. Knowledge of learning theories and the demonstrated ability to translate these into effective online instruction
  9. Knowledge of instructional design models and the ability to implement them
  10. Excellent consultative skills in working with instructors to design and develop digital content
  11. Ability to design, develop, and deliver effective online instructor support
  12. Ability to work on multiple projects and meet deadlines
  13. Experience with development tools for creating online content (including MS Word, Excel, Access, Power Point , Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Captivate, Desire2Learn, Oracle¿s User Productivity Kits (UPK), Blackboard Collaborate and Adobe Connect
  14. Intermediate to advanced knowledge of HTML coding
  15. Excellent oral and written communication skills
  16. Ability to think clearly, creatively and logically to solve problems.
  17. Ability to work well with supervisors, coworkers, and other members of the University community
  18. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  19. Experience and knowledge of Peoplesoft preferred.