Senior Designer job in New Zealand NZD66.6k-82.2k/year

May 15, 2023
NZD 66600 - NZD 82200 / year

Job Description

Job Description

senior Designer

We are looking for a senior Designer

Waipapa Taumata Rau | The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university. We employ more than 5400 academic and professional staff to support over 41,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers.

Ranga Auaha Ako | Learning & Teaching Design Team is an important part of the University’s strategy to assist teaching staff across Faculties to adopt well-designed curricula that supports the achievement of the University’s Graduate Profile and is commensurate with programmes delivered in a research-intensive, civic university of international standing. The objective of Ranga Auaha Ako is to provide strong and scalable learning design support that can be flexibly deployed across the University to implement strategic initiatives that enhance the learning experience for as many University of Auckland students as possible. Ranga Auaha Ako primarily delivers learning design support, which includes support for course and programme development, design and review. It also provides specialist support for the development of learning activities and the creation of pedagogically sound digital (or other) resources to support these.

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

We are on the lookout for a Learning Designer to join our team! The key responsibilities of this role are to enable, promote and support high-quality teaching with learning design expertise and the use of related technologies to develop and enhance programmes, as required by the Ranga Auaha Ako. You will also identify and disseminate innovative uses of online, mobile and new media technologies aligned with best practice approaches to teaching and learning and develop high-quality supporting materials. You will also provide professional development opportunities to encourage and enable staff and students to access and integrate contemporary learning design practice into learning and teaching.

This is a full-time role. 37.5 hours per week on fixed term basis until the end of February 2024. The salary range for this role is $76,200 – $94,100 per annum, depending on experience and qualifications.

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He kōrero mōu | About you

Our suitable candidate will meet the following criteria:

  • Masters or postgraduate qualifications in learning and teaching or a relevant discipline.
  • Five or more years of professional experience as a Learning Designer, facilitator or teacher in an educational field.
  • Experience in developing and implementing educative processes and systems known to enhance learning and facilitate teaching through technology (i.e., mobile devices, learning management systems, web-based technologies, etc.).
  • Experience in applying sound pedagogical and inclusive practices to technology-enhanced learning and teaching.
  • Experience developing, evaluating, and redesigning face-to-face, fully online, and hybrid/blended courses. In addition, experience in developing instructional design strategies, policies and procedures.
  • Record of positive contributions to the previous work environment and/or within your immediate area/discipline.
  • Evidence of ability to work constructively and effectively in a collaborative, team-based work environment.
  • Evidence of developing high-quality, accessible online learning resources.
  • Project management experience.
  • Learning design skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of trends and best practice in e-learning, pedagogy and learning design.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and maintains significant computational, laboratory and analytic facilities. Auckland itself is frequently rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities.

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices (including working from home, flexible hours)
  • Up to 6.75% company superannuation scheme
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave

In addition, we also offer career development programmes, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

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Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Applications must be submitted online by the closing date of Wednesday, 24th May 2023 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and CV highlighting how you can meet the skills and experiences detailed above.

Please note that we may close the advert earlier if we find a suitable candidate.

Please reach out to Suhayl Mohammed Via for a confidential conversation. Please note that we are happy to answer your questions, but we do

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