Interactive Designer
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada
2d ago

This position works with the research and education team in the Faculty of Medicine's Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD).

This position is responsible for the design and production of web-based learning materials (including online modules and web-

  • based tools) and other digital media to support the research, education, and events. Responsibilities include identifying learning needs;
  • structuring content suitable for adult learners; designing and creating immersive digital learning experiences; and maintaining web-

    based learning materials for multiple projects. Shared office space will be provided. The chosen candidate will be required to attend early morning and late afternoon meetings, with the occasional evening or weekend meeting.

    These meetings may occur offsite.

    UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Organizational Status

    Overall direction will be obtained from the UBC CPD Senior Instructional Designer, Project Managers, and from regular meetings, which the Interactive designer is expected to attend. Work Performed

  • Develop online modules through an iterative design process.
  • Conduct educational needs assessments to determine educational and technology requirements and structure content suitable for adult learners.
  • Create storyboards, scripts and design mock-ups.
  • Develop instructional media; including online modules, data visualizations, graphics, presentations, video content, and print resources.
  • Collaborate in the evaluation of the effectiveness of designed materials. Evaluate learner experiences; identify and propose further improvements.
  • Maintain online modules.
  • Conduct targeted needs assessments
  • Assist and coordinate content development for multiple projects. This includes reviewing the content provided by external experts, identifying the gaps between the content and the learning objectives, writing and editing learning material, and structuring the learning experience.
  • Assist content experts and project leads in course design and in the development of instructional materials, and provide input on project timelines.
  • Attend working group meetings to provide interactive design expertise.
  • Work with content experts, other interactive designers, project leads and other stakeholders to ensure effective communication of issues, needs, problems and opportunities.
  • Work closely in a non-hierarchical, collaborative learning and teaching environment to continuously improve design practices and methodologies.
  • Maintain and upgrade applicable job skills as identified and required. Supervision Received
  • The position reports to UBC CPD Senior Instructional Designer. Some direction may be provided by UBC CPD Project Managers. Supervision Given

    May have supervisory responsibilities for a small group of employees. Consequence of Error / Judgement

    Overall direction will be obtained from the UBC CPD Senior Instructional Designer, Project Managers, and from regular meetings, which the interactive designer is expected to attend.

    This position requires working effectively within an organizational structure and involves a degree of self-direction, the ability to work to tight timelines and strong interpersonal skills.

    The interactive designer will be required to exercise sound judgment and decision making as poor decisions may be damaging to the reputation of the UBC CPD Office. Qualifications

    Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. Degree in Interactive Design, Service Design, Biomedical Communications, Adult Education, Curriculum Development or Educational Technology preferred.

    Minimum of two years experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. -Experience creating learning experiences, online modules, courseware, and learner assessment

  • Experience working with eLearning authoring software applications such as Moodle, Articulate Storyline, Adobe Creative Suite
  • Knowledge of user experience and user interface design
  • Experience with assessment and quizzing technologies; experience conducting and evaluating user experience through usability testing.
  • Ability to design and develop custom learning experience and visual media with beginner to intermediate knowledge of HTML, CSS, JQuery, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and video editing and animation software such as Adobe After Effects.
  • Experience writing in various formats, including web-based learning modules and scripts (for video and simulations). -Ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. -Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills -Experience creating storyboards.
  • Ability to show initiative and good judgment -Experience developing learning objectives and ensuring content matches those objectives.
  • Familiarity with information and communication technology and multimedia applications. -Understanding of adult learning principles.
  • Ability to effectively use software at an advanced level. (e.g., Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel). -Ability to work with subject matter experts to identify learning needs.
  • Ability to structure content and activities appropriate for adult learners.
  • Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.

    We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and / or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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