Level: Entry to Intermediate
The Instructional Design Student Assistant primary responsibility is to help support the Instructional Designer regarding academic/training projects involving pedagogical considerations and online design components in the Learning Management System (LMS) and other educational technologies. The Instructional Design Student Assistant position will work directly with the Instructional Designer and Drew community and will be responsible for supporting a varied array of troubleshooting, prototyping, and other components in instructional design frameworks. The Instructional Design Student Assistant is part of the Instructional Technology team, located within the Library in the ITC. This position will be trained on Moodle, Articulate Storyline, and other digital learning tools to help assist faculty with pedagogy and creating engaging learning experiences for learners.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Work directly and collaboratively with Instructional Designer to enhance skills and knowledge of the LMS, course design, learning theory, and educational technology tools.
Engage in the iterative process of prototyping learning experiences for various modalities.
Current Drew University undergraduate, graduate or theological student. See student employment eligibility.
Strong written, oral and visual communication skills.
Ability to think outside of the box and be willing to ask questions and gain new knowledge.
Ability to work independently and on deadline.
Ability to collaborate with ideas on projects
Teacher Assistant/Classroom experience preferred.
Comfortable working with various Drew community members and staff to support the goals of Instructional Technology.
Experience evaluating and troubleshooting technology tools independently.
Willingness to learn new digital tools and explore various alternatives.
Opportunities for Skill Development on the Job:
As a member of the Instructional Technology department, you will have opportunities to develop and demonstrate workplace skills and characteristics that will contribute to your post-college and professional success. The department has identified specific Student Development Outcomes for the Instructional Design Student Assistant position. These outcomes are listed below, with examples of how you can learn or further develop your own skill set as a member of our team.
- Acknowledges when mistakes/missed deadlines occur and knows when supervisor should be alerted
- Seeks additional assignments as time permits
- Demonstrates ability to use systems and understand job tasks
- Proficient in following office procedures and use of technical equipment and supplies
- Demonstrates good judgment on when to defer questions, complaints, and issues to supervisor
- Assist with implementing new ideas and initiatives with supervisor and co-workers that will improve work area
- Is open to alternative ways to finish tasks in a more efficient manner
- Prioritizes projects and meets deadlines
- Demonstrates excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills
- Assess own weaknesses and strengths and uses this knowledge to better work performance
- Can separate the demands of the job and customers from personal concerns and ego
- Can handle last minute changes to tasks that need to be completed and can work under time constraints
- Is able to learn from a bad experience and knows how to prevent them from happening in the future
- Seeks instruction and constructive criticism from supervisor
Appreciation of Differences
- Willingness to learn from others who have different backgrounds
- Role models respectful behavior toward all customer, peers and supervisor and expects same behavior from others
- Is open to taking on opportunities to work outside of “comfort zone”
Tolerance of Ambiguity
- Embraces a task without assurance of success or certainty about the outcome
- Employs problem solving skills and asks supervisor to find unknown information