Rush University Medical Center Director Instructional Design & Learning Innovation in Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:

Do you wish to join one of the nation’s leading academic health centers for research and health profession education?

Rush University is seeking a visionary and entrepreneurial*_Director of Instructional Design & Learning Innovation! _*

Position Highlights:

The Director provides operational leadership related to instructional design support and solutions for all Rush University academic programs, utilizing cutting-edge technologies. This will include supporting faculty instructional delivery through online, onsite and numerous multimedia courseware, software and other learning technology acquisitions. This role is responsible for developing instructional standards benchmarked using industry best practices. The Director will provide guidance and strategic oversight to direct and indirect reporting staff including the use of technology to support all aspects of instructional design. Incumbent in this position will serve as a key business partner to university and college leadership while developing an extremely high collaborative relationship with academic departments. Exemplifies the Rush and Rush University mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.* *

Position Responsibilities Include:

  • Facilitates the university’s instructional design constructs, particularly in the online and hybrid learning efforts.

  • Creates institution-wide instructional standards, quality assessment, and effective administrative practices.

  • Infuses innovation into the development of instructional designs as well as faculty training, assessment of the learning tools, and utilization of technology.

  • Collaborates with various university offices including Faculty Affairs, Library, Simulation Center, Interprofessional Continuing Education, and Information Services to deliver comprehensive faculty professional development.

  • Develops faculty train the trainer programs which deliver faculty professional development opportunities.

  • Maintain internet/intranet presence to provide key services and operational offerings for faculty and students.

  • Represents Rush University as the leader of online and blended learning at regional, state, or national meetings or at conferences.

  • Oversees the development and maintenance of an online repository and web presence that provides resources on current best practices, innovations, and emerging trends in online/blended learning.

  • Oversees the development, maintenance and reporting of metrics concerning faculty training, workshop attendance and feedback, and faculty participation in professional development as well as the analysis of data to improve service to the faculty .

  • Provides staff leadership to the instructional designers and technologists including personnel management, staff development, and providing an engaging and supportive work environment.

  • Assists with the preparation of the annual Center budget and monthly review of expenses and variances.

  • Maintains appropriate records and data to produce performance and external reports, when needed.

  • Participates in relevant policy and planning committees.

Position Qualifications Include:

  • Graduate degree in a relevant field required.

  • PhD or EdD preferred

  • 5+years’ experience designing and facilitating faculty training for online and blended course design and teaching

  • 2+ years of experience in staff management and leadership development.

  • In-depth knowledge of federal and accreditation guidelines (Higher Learning Commission) related to online/blended learning

  • Significant knowledge and experience with best practices learning management systems and instructional technologies

  • High-level organization acumen and ability to manage vertically

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication and ability to build strong, collaborative relationships with key constituents

  • Strong talent assessment, management and leadership development

  • Data driven decision-making

University Mission, Vision & Values and University Highlights:

Mission: Rush University provides outstanding health sciences education and conducts impactful research in a culture of inclusion, focused on the promotion and preservation of health and well-being of our diverse communities.

Vision: The Rush learning community will be the leading health sciences university committed to transforming health care through innovative research and education

Values: Rush University core values – innovation, collaboration, accountability, respect and excellence – are the roadmap to our mission and vision.

  • Rush University includes four colleges: Rush Medical College, College of Nursing, College of Health Science and The Graduate College

  • Rush University currently enrolls over 2500 students and offers more than 30 degree and certificate programs in medicine, nursing, allied health, and biomedical research, along with more than 65 highly selective post-graduate residency and fellowship programs in medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties.

  • Rush University’s programs are highly ranked and competitive, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report’s "America's Best Graduate Schools" survey. In the 2017 edition, which was released March 16, 2016 eight programs in the Rush University College of Nursing and two in the Rush University College of Health Sciences are ranked among the top 10 in the country.

  • The College of Nursing is ranked fifth in the Doctor of Nursing Practice category and 16th in the Master’s category. There are 519 nursing schools in the U.S. with master’s or doctoral programs.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.* *

Job Title: Director Instructional Design & Learning Innovation

Department: McCormick Education Center

Shift: 1st

Full/Part: Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)

Job Number: 2017-2099