Digital Learning Design and Development Jobs

Now Hiring Fall Support Positions

The office of Digital Learning Design and Development (DLDD) is a unit of Digital and Lifelong Learning (DLL) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The following contract positions are in response to an increased need for instructional design and media development professionals to support the transition of high-impact courses to remote delivery for the Fall 2020 semester.

The independent contractors selected as instructional designers, videographers, and instructional technologists will work in teams to support Instructor cohorts in developing credit-based online undergraduate courses. Each team will work with an assigned cohort of 10-25 Instructors, creating their course templates and leading them through a two-week training course that culminates in completion of a course design document and a number of fully-developed course components. Upon conclusion of the two-week course preparation period, the teams will continue to provide hands-on support to each assigned Instructor throughout the development period.

All positions require a commitment of approximately 30 hours per week beginning June 15 through August 14, 2020.

If interested, please send your résumé, a cover letter, and reel (for videographers) to dll@unc.edu for further consideration.

Positions Available

Instructional Designer

Rate: $65/hour

Instructional designers, under the supervision of DLL instructional designers, will serve as the team lead and primary contact for Instructors in their assigned cohort. Instructional designers will oversee set-up of course templates, lead Instructors through the course development training, and assist as needed with course planning and development.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Training and Preparation: Become familiar with the Sakai Learning Management System and other learning tools such as Zoom, VoiceThread, and the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite.
  • Course Content Development: Consult with Instructors and production resources to develop meaningful online instructional content in alignment with course objectives and outcomes. Identify student learning needs and assist in developing exercises, activities and other course content that enhance the learning experience.
  • Instructor Support: Provide training and technical assistance to instructors as necessary. Work in partnership with Information Technology Services to assist instructors with technical issues. Provide guidance regarding learning theories and best practices when designing online course content.
  • Operational Procedures: Maintain project documentation in the project management system used within the DLDD. Maintain course resources in shared cloud storage used by the DLDD. Report to an ID Team Lead who will assign work responsibilities and track progress, along with providing guidance and resources for you to complete your work.
Required Competencies:
  • Familiarity with online course development using learning management systems (preferably Sakai) and content development tools.
  • Competency in using HTML and CSS.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of design, implementation, and evaluation of distance-based
    instructional strategies.
  • Able to work as an independent developer managing the demands of multiple projects and
    creatively handling resource and time conflicts.
  • Able to work collaboratively with subject matter experts, program leads, media developers,
    and technologists to create high-quality online content.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, special education, instructional design, educational technology, educational media, or related discipline with coursework in curriculum development or learning theory (Master’s degree preferred).
  • Two years of experience in instructional material design (preferably higher education).
Preferred Competencies:
  • Familiarity with Quality Matters and the Quality Matters Rubric for Higher Education.
  • Experience building course content in Sakai.
  • Experience implementing universal design principles, active learning techniques, and other tested instructional design theories and approaches.
  • Experience working in a Higher Education environment.

Instructional Technologist

Rate: $55/hour

Instructional technologists will assist with course set-up, course production tasks, and technology support throughout the course development period.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Training and Preparation: Become familiar with the Sakai Learning Management System and other learning tools such as Zoom, VoiceThread, the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite.
  • Course Content Development: Consult with production resources and Instructional Designers to develop meaningful online instructional content in alignment with course objectives and outcomes. Build exercises, activities and other course content as assigned within Sakai.
  • Technical Support: Work in partnership with Information Technology Services and Instructional Designers to assist instructors with technical issues.
  • Operational Procedures: Maintain project documentation in the project management system used within the DLDD. Maintain course resources in shared cloud storage used by the DLDD. Report to an ID Team Lead who will assign work responsibilities and track progress, along with providing guidance and resources for you to complete your work.
Required Competencies:
  • Familiarity with online course development using learning management systems (preferably Sakai) and content development tools.
  • Competency in using HTML and CSS.
  • Some knowledge of design, implementation, and evaluation of distance-based instructional
  • Able to follow direction and manage multiple projects under strict time constraints.
  • Able to work collaboratively with instructional designers and media developers to create
    high-quality online content.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, special education, instructional design, educational technology, educational media, or related discipline with coursework in curriculum development or learning theory (Master’s degree preferred).
  • Two years of experience in instructional material design (preferably higher education).
Preferred Competencies:
  • Familiarity with Quality Matters and the Quality Matters Rubric for Higher Education.
  • Experience building course content in Sakai.
  • Experience implementing universal design principles, active learning techniques, and other
    tested instructional design theories and approaches.
  • Experience working in a Higher Education environment.

Videographer

Rate: $65/hour

Videographers will work with their assigned team to support a group of Instructors in filming and post-production of lectures. Videographers will work with Instructors who have received in-home video kits to ensure the highest-quality output possible, and provide video editing services as needed, working within pre-established video templates.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Content Development: Work with instructional designers and individual faculty members to conceptualize and produce digital content for use in online courses. Ensure high-quality production through consultation on in-home lighting, sound, and formatting. Edit video and other content into segments designed to support instructional objectives determined by subject matter experts. Edit video using pre-developed Premiere Pro templates.
  • Instructor Support: Provide technical assistance and support to Instructors as necessary. Assist with the delivery of Instructor training. Work in partnership with instructional designers to assist instructors with technical issues.
Required Competencies:
  • Access to and ability to edit using Adobe CC Premiere Pro 2020 (Version 14.0 or higher).
  • Knowledge of audiovisual equipment operation.
  • Ability to exercise creative judgment in deciding upon audio and visual formats and
    approaches using a wide range of audiovisual materials.
  • Ability to execute higher-level production techniques requiring artistic discretion in material
  • Knowledge of media production techniques, including photographic and artistic media.
  • Ability to provide instruction to Instructors on the use of audiovisual equipment and
    production techniques.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to convey advanced technical information and artistic concepts verbally and in
  • Ability to present ideas effectively through a variety of media.
  • Ability to plan and prioritize complex work assignments to ensure timely completion of a
    variety of requested services.
Education and Experience:
  • Associate’s degree in related field with 1.5 years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Previous experience creating video for online learning at an institution of higher education preferred.