The Instructional Art (IA) Manager works to develop a campus culture that embraces digital teaching and learning by supporting instructional artists as they engage faculty in online and hybrid course development and revision. The IA Manager uses a growth mindset (Dweck, 2007) to help the instructional art team function as members of a supportive OE team. The IA Manager has strong pedagogical knowledge, art expertise, online education experience and collaborative supervisory skills that promote best practices in instructional art. The Manager supports instructional artists and faculty through the course design and development stages; evaluates OE courses for consistency with art standards and best practices; identifies and organizes resources for skill and knowledge development for OE instructional artists; and brings research-based perspectives to the art and science of instructional art. The IA Manager collaborates with the instructional design and instructional applications programming staff. The IA Manager also supports OE by working on issues, programs or projects at the request of the Director.
The position requires a Master’s degree in Instructional Media Design, Digital Arts, Educational Technology, or a related field from an accredited college or university or related field, 3 years conceptualizing and transforming textual materials to visual elements and 2 years of comparable management experience. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.
The following additional knowledge, skills and/or abilities are preferred in the instructional art manager position:
- 3 years direct experience in the following areas: Using appropriate educational technology to enhance teaching and learning. Supporting and developing a cooperative team of professionals
- Formal knowledge in instructional media design and learning theories, approaches, and practices, including the ability to remain current within the discipline.
- Ability to assess and support or shift (as needed) organizational culture
- Growth mindset with demonstrated ability to be resilient and agile (Broza, 2015).
- Instructional art skills that effectively use various technologies.
- Ability to analyze feedback from summative evaluation of OE classes and develop strategies for instructional artists to use as they encourage faculty to improve student outcomes.
- Ability to support communities of practice in digital teaching and learning.
- Adept at providing support for multiple courses in a variety of disciplines.
- 5+ years experience working in higher education
- Teaching or training in a higher education setting
- Higher education staff supervisory experience
- Expertise in Canvas