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Classification Title:

Instructional Designer II
Job Description:

The Instructional Designer II serves in a professional-level role in Academic Technology, a unit of UF Information Technology (UFIT) at the University of Florida. This role is responsible for designing, developing, and implementing classroom and technology-based training programs. They may lead large projects by managing cross-functional teams to develop new programs and courses.

Some key responsibilities and characteristics of this position are:

  • Advise faculty in the development of instructional materials, the application of pedagogy in technology-based teaching, instructional technology tools, and the development and use of online materials in the delivery of instruction
  • Research, design, and establish best practice models for the incorporation of online pedagogy, technology, instructional design principles, and learning standards in projects
  • Establish and maintain communication between client and development team, compiling and generating project proposal documents
  • Remain informed and current in a wide range of pedagogies and technology for online learning
  • Supervise and track workflow, schedules, and quality of work on projects assigned by direct supervisor
  • Train faculty (as needed) in the issues of accessibility and developing online learning standards
  • Acquire skills and information to facilitate the incorporation of new government and private-sector specifications related to e-learning and course management software
About UF Information Technology

The UF Information Technology division is comprised of seven departments reporting to the Vice President & Chief Information Officer. The departments reporting directly to the VP & CIO are: Academic Technology, Research Computing, Infrastructure & Communication Technology, Enterprise Systems, Information Security Office, Customer Experience & Resource Planning, and the UFIT Business Center. With established governance advisory committees and a set of well-defined, transparent processes aiding decision-making, UFIT strives to provide exceptional IT services in support of UF's mission. For more information about UFIT and its goals and governance, visit: .

Learn more about UFIT at and @GoGatorsUFIT.

About the University of Florida

UF is one of the nation's top-5 universities and a dynamic and rewarding place to work. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of its commitment to serve a diverse global community. Plus, UF is in Gainesville, one of Florida's most livable cities. Known for its natural attractions (wetlands, forests, springs, wildlife) and cultural offerings (music, theater, visual arts, and historic districts), the area also is gaining a reputation as a thriving hub for high-tech start-ups, as well as invention and research collaborations. We are excited about what's happening here and know you will want to be a part of it.

UF Information Technology is committed to attracting, hiring, and retaining a diverse workforce and values diversity of thoughts, background, and experience. Achieving a top-5 public university ranking means we make it a priority to employ and work with people with different backgrounds, cultures, abilities, and ethnicities to discover new ways to leverage technology for teaching, learning, research, and the business needs of a comprehensive land-grant institution. We welcome applications from individuals who would bring additional dimensions to the university's vision and mission.
Expected Salary:

$65,000 - $71,000; commensurate based on education and experience. In addition, the University of Florida offers a very competitive benefits package.
Minimum Requirements:

Master's degree in an appropriate area and two years of relevant experience; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and four years of relevant experience.
Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess the following education, experience, and skills:
  • Defines instructional goals, performance objectives, and included topics
  • Creates detailed specifications for development, implementation, and maintenance of instructional design subject matter
  • Consults on alternative delivery methods and their implications for learning
  • Creates instructional materials for different types of learners and environments
  • Designs and develops training curricula for multiple and diverse populations
  • Utilizes and supports Learning Management Systems (LMS)
  • Excellent organizational skills and an ability to prioritize and complete simultaneous projects with minimal supervision
  • Communicates effectively with diverse audiences, using appropriate media and language
Special Instructions to Applicants:

This role will be based in one of our Gainesville offices and may include a hybrid schedule of three days in the office (Wednesday required), and two days remote.

Applicants are required to submit with their application:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume or CV
  • Professional References (Minimum of 3)
Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. of the posting end date.
Health Assessment Required: No

Advertised: 21 May 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 04 Jun 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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