Academic Staff - Associate Information Processing Consultant (Public May Apply)

Academic Staff - Associate Information Processing Consultant (Public May Apply)

Code: 12941 Posted: 03/28/2017

The University of Wisconsin Parkside invites internal applications for the Associate Information Processing Consultant position in the Innovations in Learning.


This position is under the broad policy guidance of the Innovations and Learning Team and under the general supervision of the Instructional Design Manager. The person in this position will provide instructional design and support to faculty and staff to facilitate online course development, delivery, and assessment as well as campus wide support of the university's Learning Management System (LMS), currently Desire2Learn (D2L). This position will work as a part of the Distance Education Support Team to support the growing needs of faculty, staff and students with instructional technology and provides assistance as needed for other instructional technologies.  Finally, this position assists in the development and delivery of training materials related to instructional technology and the LMS, currently Desire2Learn.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1.  Instructional Design:

  •  Work with faculty subject matter experts (SMEs) and stakeholders to create and revise curriculum for online courses based on defined curriculum standards and requirements.
  • Create strong alignment between the course competencies, outcomes, assessments, and learning activities to increase learner efficiency in mastering competencies.
  • Provide instructional design support and guidance to collaborate with SMEs in the creation of online course content.
  • Work collaboratively with academic departments and teams in the design and production of online course development.
  • Identify and research emerging educational and instructional technologies that can bring innovative and creative approaches to the design of online courses.
  • Integrate instructional media into online courses to maximize the effectiveness of the online learning experience by increasing interaction, motivation, instruction, and practice opportunities in an online environment.
  • Work with faculty SMEs and stakeholders to create appropriate content and select and obtain subject matter materials for intended learning outcomes, following appropriate legal, ethical, and procedural guidelines and practices.
  • Assist with scheduling and delivery of formal professional development for faculty and staff.  

2.  LMS (Desire2Learn) Administration Back-up and support:

  • Provides technical support for faculty and staff.
  • Investigate and test new features and upgrades.
  • Support the day to day management of D2L courses.
  • Troubleshoot faculty, staff and general course related issues.
  • Attend site-admin meetings.
  • Monitor and resolve D2L support forms.
  • Assist with development and maintenance of KnowledgeBase resources on supported technologies. 

3.  Instructional Media Technology Back-up and Support:

  • Assist in the support of media related technologies, included but not limited to: BlackBoard Collaborate, Kaltura, Desire2Learn ePortfolio.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to assess educational technologies.
  • Mentor faculty in the use of new instructional technology.
  • Serve as Primary back-up for the Instructional Media Technologist.

4.  Emerging technology:

  • Monitor new technologies to determine appropriate use.
  • Participate in piloting technologies collect feedback, evaluate and make recommendations on the piloted subject.
  • Assist faculty and staff with defining effective technology use.

5.  Other

  • Participate in organizational and department activities and projects.
  • Participate in professional development activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant area.
  • Working knowledge of instructional design methods and practices.
  • In depth knowledge of Learning Management Systems.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience developing and facilitating technology training.
  • Ability to maintain high levels of creativity and quality.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Commitment to or experience with diverse populations.


  • Master's degree in instructional design, educational technology, or related field.
  • Experience with educational media development.
  • Experience in digitized audio and video technologies.
  • Experience in effective pedagogical application of technology to teaching and learning, with a strong instructional design background.
  • Experience with Articulate Storyline2.
  • Experience with the LMS, Desire2Learn. 


The annual salary range is $36,790 - $55,184. The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.


Applications submitted by 11:59 pm May 5, 2017 will be given full consideration. 


STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below: :
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STEP 2: You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login" . If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process. 

Under "Basic Job Search" enter the Keyword "Parkside" and click the Search button. Select "Associate Information Processing Consultant"  Job Opening ID #12941. Click "Apply Now".  

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job  functions
  • Resume 
  • Names and contact information for three references

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. You must select "SUBMIT", selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

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In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.  


The University of Wisconsin Parkside is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applicants from women, people of color, persons with disabilities and all veterans.

Employment will require a criminal background check in accordance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available at
Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at 262-595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.    

Contact Name: Julie Lee

Contact Phone: (262) 595-2261

Contact Email:

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