Instructional Media Specialist

University of Saint Francis
March 17, 2023
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POSITION TITLE: Instructional Media Specialist

DEPARTMENT: Teaching and Learning Services (TLS)

POSITION STATUS: Full-time (12 months)

POSITION REPORTS TO: Coordinator of Teaching and Learning Services

JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Coordinator of Teaching and Learning Services, the Instructional Media Specialist assists USF faculty in the design and delivery of instructional media for face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses and the integration of best practices in instruction. The Instructional Media Specialist consults with USF faculty members to achieve their educational goals using technology. The Instructional Media Specialist plans and delivers training to faculty members on media and graphic creation and their integration in Canvas. The Instructional Media Specialist collaborates with the TLS instructional designers and technologists to develop and build robust, engaging, and interactive courses.

Major Responsibilities/Activities

  • Shows commitment to the University's mission and support of its Catholic and Franciscan traditions.
  • Supports faculty in drafting, editing, and developing content, including scripts, storyboards, and slides for video lectures.
  • Assists in content development and revision initiatives.
  • Assess media and digital content to ensure digital content is accessible.
  • Designs and facilitates faculty workshops on topics related to digital content development to enhance the quality of courses.
  • Applies learning theory and evidence-based teaching practices to media development.
  • Collaborates with faculty to apply best practices in content creation and ensure that course materials meet copyright policies and accessibility standards.
  • Partners with faculty members to create synchronous and asynchronous learning activities and assessments.
  • Reviews media production and final editing to ensure alignment with educational objectives.
  • Develops and maintains training and support documentation.
  • Consults and assists USF faculty with learning design needs, including creating and integrating multimedia into their courses.
  • Integrates technologies and apps into digital learning experiences and solves technical or design challenges for education.
  • Provides support for USF Learning Management System (LMS).
  • Researches and suggests emerging technologies to support face-to-face, online and hybrid instruction.
  • Assists in building courses in the USF Learning Management System (Canvas).
  • Explores the use of newer technologies in teaching and learning.
  • Serves as the third escalation contact for the LMS support issues.
  • Other Duties as Assigned

  • Coordinates Teaching and Learning Podcast Initiative.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • USF WAY:

    University of Saint Francis (USF) employees demonstrate a commitment to the University's mission and support of its Catholic and Franciscan traditions. Employees provide the intellect, empathy, and ability to serve our students and community. The USF Way of serving is a source of pride for many employees. To provide a consistently high-quality experience across our University, we offer the following service expectations for all employees. These standards have been tailored by position and responsibilities and are incorporated into performance evaluations.

    Standard #1: Provide opportunities for deeper conversations, prayer, and reflection.

    Standard #2: Utilize best practices in communication and service.

  • Apply care to your words and deeds to ensure respect for others.
  • Commit to follow through without exception and with quality.
  • Offer additional assistance after serving as in, “How else may I assist you?”
  • Respond promptly, whether in person, via phone, or by email,
  • Standard #3: Recognize and celebrate milestones and achievements.

    Standard #4: Use resources wisely and support green initiatives.

    Minimum Qualifications


    Required – BA/BS Degree in Graphic Design, Information Technology, Instructional Design, or Education Technology-related field or equivalent required.

    Preferred – MA/MS Degree in Graphic Design, Information Technology, Instructional Design, or Education Technology-related field or equivalent required.


  • One year of experience in the course management system (preferably Canvas).
  • One year of experience in developing, training, and supporting college faculty.
  • Two years of experience in graphic design and video production.
  • Three years of experience designing and developing technology-based instructional experiences, including online and hybrid.
  • Experience with interactive program design utilizing Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, Photoshop, Premier Pro, After Effects, etc.
  • Experience with content-based and technology-based Open Educational Resources (OERs).
  • Working knowledge of emerging technologies and their impact on instructional design.
  • Proven experience working with faculty on course design and development for distance learning programs/courses in a higher education environment.
  • Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to incorporate and align with the Mission and Values of the University as well as align work and contributions to the USF Institutional Goals and Outcomes.
  • Shows an in-depth understanding of instructional technology related to face-to-face, online, and hybrid learning.
  • Ability to work in LMS environments.
  • Ability to identify, troubleshoot and solve problems.
  • Shows knowledge of accessibility standards regarding technology.
  • High-level communication skills to effectively interact with the USF community, including verbal and interpersonal communication.
  • Shows ability to work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to respond flexibly to changing needs and priorities, and consistently manage and meet deadlines.
  • In addition, knowledge of Creative Cloud, Camtasia, and programming (HTML, Python, Java Script) is valued.
  • Familiarity with web conferencing tools and video software applications, such as Teams, Panopto, Camtasia, etc.
  • Ability to utilize digital photography and video equipment and experience working with various multimedia files and formats.
  • Ability to design and write promotional and instructional materials.
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