Northern Arizona University
• This position is located at Northern Arizona University’s Flagstaff Mountain campus but is open to a remote/hybrid work arrangement. Travel to Flagstaff may be required occasionally.
• This position is a remote position which allows the incumbent to complete their work at a location other than an NAU site, campus, or facility with or without accommodation. The incumbent may occasionally work in a shared site, but primarily will work elsewhere.
• This position is a hybrid position which allows the incumbent to complete their work at both an NAU site, campus, or facility and at a non-centralized site with or without accommodation.
• Application Procedure and Special Instructions: Please provide a website link to a portfolio of your accomplished design/media work demonstrating an ability to design for a range of media and purposes.
• This position is posted as Multimedia Instructional Designer, which is a working title. The NAU system title for this position is Instructional Designer, Senior.
Responsible for designing, developing, deploying, documenting, and maintaining digital media (video and/or audio assets), instructional graphics, animations/motion graphics and other requests as it applies. The Creative Design Team works collaboratively with other non-technical Instructional Designers to design, produce, and support high-quality, instructionally effective courses.
Design and Multimedia Production – 65%
• Conceptualize visuals based on requirements: prepare rough concepts and present ideas, collaborates with other specialists to design, and implement project ideas and deliverables.
• Designs, develops, and delivers graphic assets, multimedia, animation, sound, and related in support of online instructional content that enhance the learning process.
• Research, select, and secure appropriate illustrative, photographic, and sound materials; evaluates and modifies media materials using appropriate technology to achieve desired objectives and results.
• Executes the use of current multimedia technology, graphic design concepts and programs, and/or photography and motion techniques.
• Interpret communication needs of client and recommends media and graphic design possibilities. Systematically breaks apart complex problems and identifies the underlying needs. Identifies trends. Generates a variety of alternative techniques or methods to resolve issues and/or solve problems.
• Maintain high standards of design and visual aesthetic while exercising quality control and accessibility standards.
• Manages multiple projects simultaneously.
Skill Development and Application – 10%
• Explore current technology trends, standards, and methods for graphic and instructional multimedia projects, including accessibility issues. Applies appropriate technologies to provide the most effective methods of instruction.
Organizing and Planning – 10%
• Anticipates needs, determines priorities, and establishes the appropriate courses of action, set goals in order to meet deadlines.
• Communicates delays and issues with plan to remediate impacts created.
Quality Assurance – 10%
• Completes work accurately and thoroughly, paying attention to the details required to produce effective instructional media.
• Accurately checks processes and tasks and monitors the results of delegated tasks, assignments and projects adhering to accessibility issues, copyright clearance, and efficient technical design.
Other – 5%
May be assigned other duties necessary for the effective functioning of the department.
When located in the Flagstaff office, the environment is an open office environment with frequent interruptions.