Job Opportunity - Instructional Developer at Binghamton University in Binghamton, NY

Discussion created by macargel on Jul 25, 2019

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About Binghamton University:
Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.


Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 17,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.


Job Description:
Budget Title: Instructional Support Technician (SL-3)  
Salary: $48,201


The Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT) is seeking an Instructional Developer to work closely with the CLT Instructional Design Team and faculty subject matter experts to create online courses in degree and professional development programs and provide instructional design consultation and training.

The Instructional Developer will have the following primary responsibilities:

  • Build high-quality online course content, interactive exercises, assignments, and assessments that will serve as the primary content for the course in alignment with the course's competencies and learning outcomes
  • Design, develop, and maintain multimedia materials (such as videos, podcasts, interactive tutorials, and graphics) for online courses in collaboration with instructors and other members of the course development team
  • Serve as a technical and pedagogical resource to instructors as they develop and deliver their online courses
  • Create resources on research-informed, learner-centered online course development topics
  • Provide instructional design consulting and support to faculty on the University applications related to teaching online
  • Recommend online instructional strategies that address diverse learning styles, abilities, and backgrounds


  • Bachelor's degree and three years' related experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency in course content development using the Blackboard Learning Management System or other LMS
  • Demonstrated competency of multimedia software such as Adobe Creative Suite, Camtasia, or similar tools
  • Experience in producing training and/or educational materials
  • Demonstrated ability to be both a team player and an independent worker
  • Fast learner, eager collaborator, meticulous attention to detail
  • Outstanding organization, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to define and manage her/his own work processes towards specific team objectives


Preferred Experience:

  • Experience working with faculty and/or subject matter experts in higher education
  • Experience managing complex projects
  • Knowledge of HTML
  • Demonstrated competency in Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, or similar eLearning tools
  • Familiarity with assistive technologies, accessibility guidelines, and copyright and intellectual property laws
Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.


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Application Instructions:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: August 2, 2019

Deadline for External Applicants:  Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled. 

Persons interested in this position should apply online.

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  1. Resume,
  2. Cover letter, and
  3. Contact information for three professional references

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