Join Our Team - Instructional Support Coordinator

Discussion created by srichter on Jun 13, 2019

Join Our Team!

The Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center (FDIDC) at Northern Illinois University is seeking an Instructional Support Coordinator. This is a twelve-month, full-time staff position located at our DeKalb, IL campus.

You will join a highly-collaborative team of faculty development and instructional design staff who support faculty, academic supportive professional staff, and graduate teaching assistants through a variety of programs, resources, and services in fulfilling Northern Illinois University's mission on excellence in teaching and scholarly activities.

Applications are due June 26, 2019. Learn more and apply now!

Instructional Support Coordinator

We are looking for a service-oriented and self-motivated individual who is familiar with learning management systems (such as Blackboard) and technologies to support teaching and learning and is comfortable working both collaboratively and independently. The individual in this role will function in a dynamic environment and offer programs and consultations to faculty, teaching staff and teaching assistants on basic to advanced use of the learning management system and related instructional technologies.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research current and emerging pedagogies and technologies suitable for modern teaching and learning environments.
  • Offer high-level individual and group (including department chairs and deans) consultations on planning and implementing teaching and technology integration suitable for all modalities, including virtual learning environments.
  • Assess the need for programs on basic to advanced use of the learning management systems and related technologies and oversee design, development, and implementation.
  • Make independent decisions in assessing the need for technology training related materials for teaching and learning in all modalities and address those needs.
  • Provide leadership in supporting existing and new implementations of technologies for teaching and learning by researching potential technologies, analyzing technology performance, and developing planning, implementation and training plans.
  • Supervise and contribute to the assessment and data analysis activities of the Center.
  • Maintain and further develop online and social media communications for the Center.
  • Collaborate with Center staff on various programs, resources and instructional support services offered by the Center.
  • Represent the Center in meetings with academic and support units at NIU and other institutions on issues related to learning management systems, instructional technologies, online learning, etc.
  • Work closely with the Director on various activities related to the mission of the Center as assigned by the Office of the Provost.

Education and Experience Required

  1. Bachelor's degree in any field
  2. A total of two (2) years (24 months) of work experience in the use of learning management systems in higher education

Education and Experience Preferred

  1. Masters or Doctoral degree in education, instructional technology or related fields is preferred
  2. Experience with online teaching and course design in a higher education environment is preferred
  3. Certification in Quality Matters or other similar online course quality standards is preferred