Senior Learning Designer, Directorate of Comprehensive Online Education Services job with UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

DIRECTORATE OF COMPREHENSIVE ONLINE EDUCATION SERVICES
LEARNING DESIGNER (THREE YEAR FIXED TERM CONTRACT)
PEROMNES POST LEVEL 9 – 7 (DEPENDANT ON QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE)

In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the following vacancy.

The University of Pretoria’s commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Providing curriculum, learning and instructional design services to develop programs that are offered fully online;
  • Developing interactive educational materials suitable for fully online learning in collaboration with subject matter experts, graphic artists and videographers;
  • Providing first-line support through channels such as phone, e-mail, chat, web-conferencing and drop-in consultations, and act as single point of contact to assist academic staff;
  • Modeling effective design practices and creating engaging learning activities and compelling course content that enhances retention and transfer;
  • Managing and facilitating training opportunities relating to fully online learning for both individuals and larger groups & align these opportunities with the strategic objectives of the University;
  • The project management of multiple development teams and projects;
  • Teaching fully online modules and modeling best practices;
  • Conducting research on topics relating to fully online learning and disseminating findings;
  • Participating in marketing and liaison activities, such as the maintenance of the departmental website, the development of marketing material for new fully online programmes, and the creation of a social media presence;

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Post level 9:

  • A relevant honors degree (eg in Computer-integrated Education, Educational Technology, Curriculum Development or Academic Development), OR
  • An honors-level qualification in any academic discipline, with extensive experience in technology integration, online learning or distance learning;

Post level 8:

  • A relevant Masters degree (eg in Computer-integrated Education, Educational Technology, Curriculum Development or Academic Development), OR
  • A Masters-level qualification in any academic discipline, with extensive experience in technology integration, online learning or distance learning.

Post level 7:

  • A relevant Doctorate degree (eg in Computer-integrated Education, Educational Technology, Curriculum Development or Academic Development), OR
  • A Doctorate-level qualification in any academic discipline, with extensive experience in technology integration, online learning or distance learning.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES):

  • Expert knowledge of learning theories, teaching strategies and best practices in an e-learning environment;
  • Advanced knowledge of higher education policy frameworks as it relates to curriculum design, teaching, learning, assessment, educational technology, open educational resources, distance learning, and student success;
  • Expert level of computer literacy, technical skills and the ability to troubleshoot;
  • Seasoned knowledge of learning management systems, authoring systems and elearning tools
  • Expert knowledge of web and visual design principles;
  • Advanced level of visual design skills (eg Articulate 360, Rise, Photoshop, Illustrator or similar software) and ability to storyboard;
  • Advanced level of ability to write effective copy, instructional text, and audio/video scripts;
  • Basic knowledge of programming, ICT hardware and network configuration;
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills;
  • Decision-making and leadership capabilities;
  • Expertise in conflict resolution and relationship building;
  • Adaptability and willingness to deal with constant change;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Organizational skills, including attention to detail and multitasking;
  • Ability to work under pressure and a tolerance for high levels of stress

ADDED ADVANTAGES AND PREFERENCES:

Post level 9:

  • Working towards a relevant Masters degree (eg in Computer-integrated Education, Educational Technology, Curriculum Development or Academic Development)
  • Project management experience
  • Extensive experience in working in a learning management system and various authoring tools, online applications, services and tools

Post level 8

  • Working towards a Doctorate degree (eg in Computer-integrated Education, Educational Technology, Curriculum Development or Academic Development)
  • Project management experience
  • Extensive experience in working in a learning management system and various authoring tools, online applications, services and tools
  • Expert knowledge of programming, ICT hardware and network configuration;

Post level 7:

  • Project management experience
  • Extensive experience in working in a learning management system and various authoring tools, online applications, services and tools.
  • Expert knowledge of programming, ICT hardware and network configuration;

*PLEASE NOTE: All shortlisted candidates may be required to participate in relevant skills assessments as part of the selection process.

The all-inclusive remuneration package for this contract position will be commensurate with the incumbent’s level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines.

Applicants are requested to apply online at www.up.ac.za, and follow the link: Careers@UP.

In applying for this post, please attach:

  • A comprehensive CV;
  • Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact.

CLOSING DATE: 20 June 2022

No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.

ENQUIRIES: Ms Kgomotso Lekgari, Tel: (012) 420 5261, kgomotso.lekgari@up.ac.za

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 31 July 2022, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity.

In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference will be given to candidates from under-represented designated groups.

All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply. All candidates agree to undergo verification of personal credentials.

The University of Pretoria reserves the right to not fill the advertised positions.

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