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Learning Experience Specialist, School of Leadership & Education Science

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Position Status: Full-time temporary
Location: San Diego
Position Type: School of Leadership and Education Sciences, Administrator

Position Title & Department:

Learning Experience Specialist, School of Leadership & Education Science 
Posting #


University Description:

The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity’s urgent challenges.

Detailed Description:

This is a full-time, temporary, benefit-based position with an anticipated assignment end date of June 26, 2020.

The Learning Experience Specialist is responsible to create innovative, student-centered learning experiences. The Learning Experience Specialist will work collaboratively to create high quality, academically rigorous, engaging, learner-centered curriculum and content. You will build and facilitate brand new learning experiences and strategically tailor existing products for client/regional/national context. We are targeting innovative candidates who embrace new STEAM technologies, new learning environments and pedagogies, and consider themselves experimenters, creators, change agents, and risk-taker.

In addition, the Learning Experience Specialist designs and coordinates across a series of events that include physical and digital learning experiences and environments (workshops, webinars, speaker events, networking sessions, roundtable discussions) reinforced through continuous learning, communication, showcasing. This position receives supervision from the Executive Director and the Director of Technology Strategy & Development.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Designs and facilitates interactive and applied digital learning experiences, including experiences with virtual, mixed, augmented reality, and other emerging technologies, especially in STEAM.
  • Designs and facilitates learner-centered online, blended and onsite courses and workshops for adults and K–12 learners.
  • Build virtual communities of educational innovators.
  • Lead the design and implementation of innovative learning environments, including incubators, makerspaces, innovation classrooms, etc.
  • Experiment with emerging technologies, new content formats and learning models to foster highest levels of learner engagement and development.
  • Conceptualize and outline content, scripts, storyboards, and produce video and multimedia content.
  • Dissemination of content and information through social media and other distribution channels
  • Assembles, organizes, and manages information sharing and distribution for the Jacobs Institute.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in educational technology, instructional design, or equivalent.
  • Minimum of three years experience designing and teaching in K–12 and/or higher education environments.
  • Experience using cross-platform educational technologies, including mobile technologies and STEAM tools
  • Experience with learner-centered design models and environments, personalized learning approaches, and highly engaging and interactive digital, blended and professional learning models.
  • Knowledge of Universal Design principles, ADA compliance considerations, and copyright issues related to instructional design and virtual learning experiences.
  • Demonstrated proficiency designing and implementing courses in at least one major learning management system.
  • Excellent communicator and experience in resolving complex problems in a dynamic, team-oriented work environment.
  • Must have a digital portfolio that includes design and educational content/course samples to apply.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in educational technology, instructional design, or equivalent. 
  • Five years related experience in K–12 and/or higher education environments.
  • Minimum of three years experience creating and teaching online courses.
  • Familiarity with virtual, mixed and augmented reality. 
  • Familiarity with game-based learning theory and design.

Tools and Equipment Used: Computers, laptops, Chromebooks, tablets, smartphones, audio conferencing equipment, multimedia development equipment, photo/video/audio production and editing equipment, virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D scanners and printing, microphones, camcorders, digital cameras.

Background check:  Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes. 

Posting Salary:

Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits. 

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers.  Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer.  USD: Human Resources: Benefits

Special Application Instructions:
Please Submit Digital Portfolio along with application.
Click 'Apply Now' to complete our online application and, for full consideration, please upload a resume and cover letter to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review.  If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at jobs@sandiego.edu    
Additional Details:

Hours: 37.5 hours per week; Monday - Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm

Closing date: Open until filled

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit www.sandiego.edu/smokefree.

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