Instructional Analyst

Ellucian - Wheeling, IL

Posted 765 days ago
  • Experience
    Mid-Senior level
  • Job function
    Information Technology
  • Employment type
  • Industry
    Computer Software, Higher Education
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Job description

Is there really a formula for happiness? We think so: Happiness = Ellucian
Creating solutions for Higher Education is our business and we do it well. The key reason why our company is successful is our employees. We learned a long time ago that happy employees are the most productive. Simply put, we are passionate about our employees and their success.

So, what makes you happy? Do you like being a part of a high energy team that likes helping others? Do you thrive on working in a fast paced environment? Our expectations are high, and we work hard – and we have a lot of fun in the process. It doesn’t hurt that we have amazing benefits too! We offer 3 weeks of vacation, free coffee, discounted or free tickets to events and venues all over the area, employee events, and medical benefits that start on your first day - and that’s just the beginning.

This position will provide planning, instructional design and course development expertise to support technology-based learning. Qualified candidates must have experience in planning, developing and implementing technology-based learning within the higher education industry. The candidate must have a solid understanding of best practices and pedagogy in blended and online education including learning theory, delivery models, technology tools, infrastructure, quality control and metrics. Whatever the responsibilities, you'll have lots of opportunity to make your impact at Ellucian.

You will add value by:

• Supporting issues related to faculty and staff utilization of Blackboard CE8 and/or Desire2Learn course management systems.
• Supporting faculty members with the integration of technology into teaching and learning, suggesting appropriate tools to support content.
• Designing, developing and delivering training materials for faculty and staff, in various formats and delivery modes.
• Developing curricula to support training for new LMS, as well as faculty training on the development and delivery of online and blended courses.
• Working collaboratively with faculty to improve student learning using Instructional Design principles including, but not limited to: a. Assessment of teaching practices and technological needs b. Maintain faculty progress through benchmarking standards c. Design and development of appropriate instructional materials
• Conducting one-on-one consultations with faculty in regards to best practices, online course design and technology training/needs, and providing support to faculty in development of course content according to quality standards.
• Delivering training as part of regular monthly training schedule to university faculty and staff using web conferencing system.
• Staying up-to-date on emerging technologies, trends related to e-learning, and developments with course management products, as well as major software tools such as MS Office and SharePoint.
• Supporting issues related to faculty and staff utilization of web conferencing platforms.
• Participating in technology related committees and serving as a consultant to university technology interest groups, grant projects and initiatives.

Desired Skills and Experience

What we need from you:

• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from an accredited four year institution, Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology/Design preferred; three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Strong skills in building and maintaining stable working relationships with faculty and staff.
• Strong skills in facilitation, training, teaching, negotiation, and consulting within an academic environment.
• Ability to work and communicate effectively with IT staff and develop and maintain effective working relationships.
• Strong experience with Desire2Learn (preferable), Blackboard CE8 (WebCT), or other course management system.
• Knowledge of and interest in Web 2.0, social networking and emerging technologies and how they can be used to enhance the learning experience.
• General knowledge of hardware, network, computer lab configuration, and other basic information technology services.
• Excellent interpersonal, project management and written and verbal communication skills.
• Well-developed customer service skills and proven ability to develop and sustain productive customer relationships.

Desired Skills/Knowledge/Experience

• Knowledge of Quality Matters Rubric and its application.
• BlackBoard CE8 and/or Desire2Learn administration skills.
• Mastery of Adobe Acrobat, Presenter, Captivate, Course Management Systems, Adobe Connect, Articulate, Audacity, Macromedia Flash, Photoshop or related applications.
• Experience delivering synchronous training online via WebEx, GoToMeeting, Wimba, Elluminate or a similar synchronous delivery tool.
• Knowledge of multimedia instructional technologies.

About this company


Ellucian helps education institutions thrive in a dynamic world. We deliver a broad portfolio of technology solutions, developed in collaboration with a global education community, and provide strategic guidance to help education institutions of all kinds navigate change, achieve greater transparency, and drive efficiencies. More than 2,300 institutions in 40 countries around the world look to Ellucian for the ideas and insights that will move education forward, helping people everywhere discover their futures through learning. Visit us at

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