Sr. Director, Instructional Design and New Media

Arizona State University - Tempe, AZ - Full time

Arizona State University - Tempe, AZ - Full time

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Sr Director, Instructional Design and New Media

Arizona State University

EdPlus at ASU Instructional Design

Campus: Tempe

Requisition Id# 37978BR

Salary Range:

Depends on experience

Close Date:


Job Description:

The Instructional Design & New Media team in EdPlus at ASU provides instructional design and media development support for ASU Online and Continuing and Professional Education courses and programs, as well as a variety of special projects. Each year the 30-person team of Instructional Designers, Media Developers, Academic Technologists and others, work on 1,000+ course projects in 100+ fully online programs and designs and delivers approximately 70 workshops and webinars for university faculty.

We are seeking a highly-motivated Sr Director, Instructional Design and New Media to join our high-performing team . This position provides leadership support through planning, leading and directing the Instructional Design & New Media unit and associated projects, initiatives and operations, including strategic planning, coordinating complex projects and implementation, overseeing operations/administration and the overall delivery of services.

EdPlus is a leader in online learning and global education. Our mission is to reimagine teaching and learning and deliver education at scale and speed to everyone, everywhere.

Essential Duties:

  • Directs the overall development, administration and evaluation of the Instructional Design & New Media unit and associated projects within EdPlus, establishing policies and procedures to ensure consistency of operations and/or implementation.
  • Identifies best practices throughout Instructional Design & New Media and associated projects within EdPlus and communicates/implements these practices.
  • Remains current on and evaluates emerging technologies that have potential value for online teaching and learning.
  • Assists the EdPlus Chief Operating Officer in creating strategies and business services plans; provides overall management, technical and financial direction for Instructional Design & New Media and associated projects in conjunction with EdPlus initiatives and goals.
  • Oversees and initiates appropriate personnel management activities such as hiring, training and evaluation of staff for Instructional Design & New Media within EdPlus.
  • Works closely and in conjunction with EdPlus leadership to lead the creation, communication and dissemination of business goals and vision throughout EdPlus and the university.
  • Works closely with the EdPlus Chief Operating Officer to develop short- and long-range operating objectives, organizational structure, staffing requirements and succession plans to ensure forecasted needs are appropriately anticipated.
  • Directs activities of assigned group(s) to ensure optimum performance of the group/function; works closely and in conjunction with administration, faculty, and staff.
  • Assists the EdPlus Chief Operating Officer and other leadership in developing and recommending budgets and authorize expenditures.
  • Resolves problems and issues affecting EdPlus and assists in directing measures to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of Instructional Design & New Media and EdPlus.
  • Represents EdPlus and serves on various EdPlus and university committees.
  • Assumes or coordinates other duties or projects as assigned or directed.
  • Minimum Qualifications:

    Bachelor's degree in a related field AND ten (10) years of related experience which includes five (5) years of management/supervisory experience; OR, any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

    Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in instructional design and development.
  • Experience in multimedia design and development.
  • Experience providing online teaching and learning support services.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of adult learning theories.
  • Experience in educational technology evaluation and implementation.
  • Experience in e-learning and web-based training design, development and delivery.
  • Experience in managing, supervising, coaching and evaluating staff.
  • Experience in budget preparation and forecasting.
  • Experience in planning and executing projects.
  • Experience in problem solving and decision-making.
  • Experience in providing leadership.
  • Evidence of effective written and oral communication.
  • Experience working in a higher education environment.
  • Evidence of a Bachelor's degree or higher in a related field.
  • Working Environment:

    Our offices are located in ASU SkySong, a dynamic center for innovation - home to both start-ups and Fortune 500 companies.

    Activities are primarily performed in a regular, climate controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting or standing. Visual acuity and manual dexterity associated with daily use of desktop or laptop computer is required. Ability to clearly communicate verbally in English, read, write, see, and hear to perform essential duties. Regular review of completed tasks.

    Department Statement:

    EdPlus is a central enterprise unit for Arizona State University focused on the design and scalable delivery of digital teaching and learning models to increase student success and reduce barriers to achievement in higher education. We advance the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the local, national and international communities served by ASU through:

  • 150 fully-online degree programs now benefitting 30,000+ undergraduate and graduate students from Arizona, nationally, internationally, students who are place-bound and those who will benefit from a personalized style of learning;
  • Open scale courses for aspiring college students anywhere to improve and demonstrate university readiness;
  • Online continuing education for life-long adult learners seeking professional development growth in their fields;
  • Direct partnership with universities, public and private corporations of all sizes to create customized digital learning education benefit programs;
  • Deep learning analytics conducted by our in-house Action Lab resulting in continuous program improvement and greater student achievement.
  • Help us change the world of higher education by becoming part of our innovative, enthusiastic and disciplined team. Our culture is one where everybody contributes, because we feel a sense of urgency each day; where everyone strives for excellence, because we seek to delight our stakeholders; where everybody takes risks, because we are challenged by our ambitions to be bold; and where we achieve milestones and are closers.

    If you wish to work in an environment where you will be valued for the skills you bring to projects and be challenged to stretch your current capabilities and apply them in new ways, then consider becoming part of EdPlus at ASU.

    ASU Statement:

    Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

    ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit

    AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

    Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

    ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

    Background Check Statement:

    ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

    Fingerprint Check Statement:

    This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

    Instructions to Apply:

    Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

    Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

    Resume and cover letter should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

    ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

    Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

    EdPlus at ASU employment requires current eligibility to legally work in the United States.

    To apply please go to click "External Applicant" under Staff job opportunities, see Req Id# 37978BR

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