Academic Designer Job Description

Academic Designer Job Description

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Academic designer provides expertise in the leading edge educational tools and technologies, such as learning management platforms, rapid e-learning tools, design tools, etc., and support ETMD colleagues, OEE business units and ETMD “liaisons” in the more advanced uses of these tools.

Academic Designer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Create and track project-level forecasts and budgets Create RFPs for prototype development, project proposals, , as needed
Maintain and meet all intermediate and final schedules
Meet with clients to discuss layouts, printing options, and to develop production schedules
Review and coordinate production workload regularly with Print Services Manager and other members of the CoM Departments and team members
Preflight and prepare files for output to proof, plates, or to a variety of printing devices, depending upon the specific production environment
Troubleshoot and resolve customer layout and file issues
Maintain electronic pre-press system
Learning (instructional) design, course design, and web design to create compelling on-line experiences that support and enhance learning throughout the organization and in alignment with the pedagogical mission and core values of the university
Develop functional and appealing web- and mobile-based learning experiences based on usability, including course and website maintenance, enhancements
Use various markup languages to create web pages, including cascading style sheets (CSS) that are consistent across all browsers and platforms

Academic Designer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Academic Designer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the academic designer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Mathematics, Design, Education, Science, Middle School Education, Elementary Education, Social Science, Educational Technology, History, Secondary Education

Skills for Academic Designer

Desired skills for academic designer include:

ELearning and digital object editing tools
Cutting-edge software and hardware trends
HTML and content management tools
Multimedia tools
CMS authoring and Learning Management Tools and CCSS Standards alignments
Especially as they relate to Web 2.0 and Social Networking applications
Content interactive design and development

Desired experience for academic designer includes:

Experience in instructional design or educational technology for the high school curriculum
Bachelor's degree with a major in Life Science or Science Education with Earth Science major or equivalent work experience
Bachelor's degree with a major in Earth Science or Science Education with Earth Science major or equivalent work experience
Bachelor's degree with a major in Physical Science or Science Education with Physical Science major or equivalent work experience
Bachelor's degree in Earth science (geology, meteorology, oceanography, or astronomy) or Earth science education or equivalent work experience
Three plus years of editorial experience with digital know-how

Academic Designer Examples


Academic Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of academic designer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for academic designer
  • Write functional requirement documents and specifications for ongoing maintenance and “plug and play” options
  • Build wireframes, mockups, and prototypes of user experiences on tight timelines
  • Assist back-end developers, based on front-end issues, with coding and troubleshooting as needed
  • Create and continue graphic standards (including branding) throughout the courses and integrated platform
  • Look for opportunities to innovate, incorporating emerging technologies, processes, and paradigms in the existing frameworks
  • Promote usability best practices, including knowledge of 508 compliance
  • Assist in maintaining existing course content, and work with large user groups to assure their success in the use of the learning platform
  • Responsible for web portal design and content management for both the public web and internal, academic systems
  • Help create hyper-immersive courses leveraging gaming, simulation, and other platforms
  • Maintain a load of development, design, and redesign projects across various contexts (learning, public facing, etc)
Qualifications for academic designer
  • Lead, coordinate or actively participate on teams assigned to iDesign projects in the design, development and deployment of instructional materials
  • Plan and produce designs for instructional materials
  • Deploy instructional materials as a design tool using HTML/CSS and other appropriate technologies
  • Provide instructional design and information architecture services and expertise
  • Ensure the instructional integrity of course development projects through systematic design and clear writing of instructional analyses, narratives and storyboards
  • Assist in assessing the instructional effectiveness and appropriateness of course materials that are produced

Academic Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of academic designer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for academic designer
  • Work closely with other team members to ensure efficiency, effectiveness, and a healthy team culture
  • Familiarity with visualizations of data and strategies for best ways by which to see and send analytic information on the web to various constituents / stakeholders
  • Help foster a positive culture within Learning Design of collaboration, collegiality, innovation, and product excellence
  • Work in partnership with departments and programs to support web strategies and initiatives
  • Potentially participate on strategic initiatives related to, but not limited to, content, learning innovation, teaching strategies, and assessment effective practices
  • Produce designs, prototypes and graphics for web and application products
  • Collaborate with other designers and developers to conceptualize and iterate on application interfaces
  • Interact with various stakeholders as needed, including analytics and research teams, end users, and technology partners
  • Collaborate closely with Academic Innovation software developers, instructional designers, faculty, and students to define and prioritize innovative functionalities optimized for various platforms
  • Analyze software design choices faced by AI project teams and make recommendations, based on in-depth reviews and analysis of available options
Qualifications for academic designer
  • Design, develop and teach faculty development workshops and other forms of professional development in areas of instructional design and in the use of specific instructional technology tools
  • Participate in the testing and deployment of Blackboard upgrades/hotfixes, eLearning tools
  • Participate in TLC events as requested (Celebrate!, Sandbox Open House, New Faculty Orientation, etc)
  • Provide advice and counsel to TLC and iDesign leadership and staff on the strategic, tactical and operational issues associated with the development of instructional technology at the University
  • Two plus years of editorial experience with digital know-how
  • Bachelor's degree in elementary or middle school education with an emphasis on ELL, or equivalent work experience

Academic Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an academic designer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for academic designer
  • Work closely with ATDT staff, faculty who are collaborating on projects with ATDT, and OIT administrators to produce images that aim to communicate complex processes and complex data sets in simple forms
  • Assist ATDT learning experience designers in producing unified systems of images and animations designed to improve course redesign projects and technology pilots
  • Assist ATDT staff in producing images to enable faculty professional development activities of the student fellows, and the visualization of instructional practices
  • Demonstrated ability to express a complex idea in a simple manner
  • Consultation and instructional design support for faculty members producing unique preparatory and active learning activities for the curriculum
  • Operating and maintaining a recording studio for faculty and staff to record voice-over-PowerPoint lectures, screencasts, “whiteboard” style instructional videos, and audio recordings using Camtasia and Adobe creative cloud products
  • In collaboration with Classroom Support Services, support faculty’s pedagogical uses of the audience-response system, Poll Everywhere and other pedagogical/instructional tools
  • Research and maintain knowledge of educational trends
  • Conceptualize, create, and iterate upon print and digital graphic assets including, but not limited to, logo design, print marketing collateral, social media images, digital advertisements, infographics, email newsletter graphics, and presentation slides
  • Consult with members within the Marketing and Communications team and innovators in teams across Academic Innovation to create cohesive design projects that reflect our organizational goals and culture
Qualifications for academic designer
  • Proficient using Word and Excel to design high-quality printed materials
  • Skilled in typography, graphic design, and page layout principles, the ability to scan, manipulate, and prepare artwork for electronic output
  • Must have valid driver's license to operate a motor vehicle in State of Ohio and possess acceptable driving record
  • Ability to provide exceptional customer service to clients
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in education, educational technology, instructional design, academic technology, or related field of study
  • 2-3 years of experience presenting training seminars, and/or creating multimedia job aids and tutorials and/or building end user documentation or providing academic or instructional technology user support

Academic Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an academic designer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for academic designer
  • Act as a steward for the Academic Innovation brand and develop brand identity assets (logos, iconography)
  • Support in the design and scale a world-class model for student learning that will start at WeGrow1 in NYC and scale to a network of WeGrow schools around the world
  • Scope out a Ages 2-12 child led multidisciplinary, progressions based curriculum that is aligned with key area of expertise
  • Align and integrate all curriculum to our focus on spiritual habits of mind that enable a healthy mind, body and soul
  • Design and develop a suite of curriculum, assessment and materials that enable teachers to develop their own skills in planning and instruction
  • Work in partnership with school based leaders to continuously test, iterate and improve the academic curriculum
  • Design and deliver an arc of ongoing professional development for new and experienced teachers across the network
  • Deeply collect and analyze data (student work samples, interim assessments and performance-based assessments) to determine how to better develop materials and provide targeted, high quality teacher training
  • Coordinating course schedules, room reservations, teaching assignments, and planning/organizing course-related events
  • Maintaining program materials, reports, and associated databases
Qualifications for academic designer
  • Experience teaching or designing academic online courses
  • Experience collaborating with university faculty in instructional design and/or technology-related projects
  • Experience in the evaluation and deployment of academic technologies
  • Experience using/supporting a wide variety of academic technologies
  • Experience with project planning and creative problem solving
  • Experience using, supporting, and managing an academic Learning Management System (LMS) such as Canvas

Academic Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an academic designer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for academic designer
  • Participating in training and development efforts, including the creation of training materials, facilitation of an online training courses, and face-to-face programming
  • Contributing to the design, development, and delivery of the course content utilizing the Canvas learning management system, our native course authoring and delivery platform known as the Open Learning Initiative (OLI), and a range of other technology-enhanced learning (TEL) tools
  • Solid organizational and planning, interpersonal, problem solving, and reasoning skills
  • Acute attention to detail and technical proficiency
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment with minimal direct supervision
  • Implement interactive solutions for business needs driven by issues and problems
  • Collect site analytics, conduct focus groups, interview users and perform user testing
  • Act as a liaison for other team members with regards to web design
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with designated content owners across the school
  • Perform other related duties incidental to work described herein and as assigned by Manager
Qualifications for academic designer
  • Collegial team member with strong interpersonal skills and a service orientated work attitude
  • Excellent social, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Skills in web portal design, use of widgets, social media experience, creation, and maintenance, including rich content and interactive features
  • Successful track record of planning and executing successful projects
  • Bachelor's degree in biology with an emphasis on molecular biology and genetics
  • Previous high school or undergraduate teaching experience

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