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UBC CPD

Interactive Designer

Vancouver, BC (Hybrid)
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Part-Time
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Junior
Doesn't Require College/University Enrollment
2023-05-26
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Staff - Non Union

Job Category

M&P - AAPS

Job Profile

AAPS Hourly - Educational Programming, Level A

Job Title

Interactive Designer

Department

Creative Learning – Projects | Continuing Professional Development

Compensation Range

$28.56 - $41.14 CAD Hourly

The Compensation Range is the span between the minimum and maximum base salary for a position. The midpoint of the range is approximately halfway between the minimum and the maximum and represents an employee that possesses full job knowledge, qualifications and experience for the position. In the normal course, employees will be hired, transferred or promoted between the minimum and midpoint of the salary range for a job.

Posting End Date

June 1, 2023

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above.

Job End Date

Jul 31, 2023

This position is located within a health-care facility, therefore, the successful candidate will be required to provide verification of full vaccination against Covid-19 provided prior to the start date, as required by a provincial health mandate.

This is a temporary leave replacement position until July 31, 2023, with the possibility of extension. The hours of work will be approximately 20 hours per week.

At UBC, we believe that attracting and sustaining a diverse workforce is key to the successful pursuit of excellence in research, innovation, and learning for all faculty, staff and students. Our commitment to employment equity helps achieve inclusion and fairness, brings rich diversity to UBC as a workplace, and creates the necessary conditions for a rewarding career.

Job Summary

Situated within the Faculty of Medicine, the Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) supports physicians and other health professionals across BC with education, courses, and learning opportunities to support practice improvement, patient care, and health care delivery. The Interactive Designer, Creative Learning is responsible for the design and production of e-learning materials (including online modules and practice support tools) and other digital media to support the research, education, and events.

Key competencies of the role include project discovery and identifying learning needs; structuring content suitable for adult learners, designing and creating immersive digital learning experiences, evaluating and engaging in continuous quality improvement, and maintaining e-learning content for multiple projects. Shared office space will be provided. The chosen candidate will be required to attend occasional early morning and late afternoon meetings. Meetings may occur offsite.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Organizational Status
Overall direction will be obtained from the Learning and Curriculum Manager, Creative Learning. Project supervision may be provided by other project coordinators and managers.

Work Performed

  • Develop online modules through the instructional design process from project discovery/initiation and needs assessment to informed content development and evaluation through to continuous quality improvement.
  • Propose and create didactic visual media to support educational content; including, but not limited to: information and data visualizations, charts and graphs, interactives, scientific / medical illustrations, and other illustrations, through an iterative design process from concept to final deliverable.
  • Evaluate educational needs assessments to determine educational and technology requirements and structure content suitable for adult learners.
  • Work collaboratively with planning committees to develop storyboards, scripts and design mock-ups to support the design process.
  • Evaluate existing visual media and interactive materials; propose and execute improvements.
  • Provide design, visual communication, and andragogical rationale to support decision making.
  • Evaluate and propose improvements to user experience (UX) across various web-based platforms; support implementation and UI design work.
  • Assist and coordinate content development for multiple projects. This includes reviewing the content provided by external experts, identifying the gaps between the content and the learning objectives, writing and editing learning material, and structuring the learning experience.
  • Assist content experts and project leads in course design and in the development of instructional materials, and provide input on project timelines.
  • Maintain online modules and support systems updates.
  • Attend working group meetings to provide interactive design expertise.
  • Work with content experts, other interactive designers, project leads and other stakeholders to ensure effective communication of issues, needs, problems and opportunities.
  • Work closely in a non-hierarchical, collaborative learning and teaching environment to continuously improve design practices and methodologies.
  • Stay up-to-date on literature and current trends in interactive design, visual communication, and educational technology to build understanding regarding best practices for pedagogical effectiveness in a healthcare and medical context.
  • Supports the fulfillment of UBC CPD’s mission and vision through active participation in UBC CPD working groups or staff committees (e.g., Strategic Planning Working Groups).
  • Maintain and upgrade applicable job skills as identified and required.


Consequence of Error/Judgement
Overall direction will be obtained from the UBC CPD Learning and Curriculum Manager, Creative Learning, Project Managers, and from regular meetings, which the interactive designer is expected to attend. This position requires working effectively within an organizational structure and involves a degree of self-direction, the ability to work to tight timelines and strong interpersonal skills. The Interactive Designer will be required to exercise sound judgment and decision making as poor decisions may be damaging to the reputation of the UBC CPD Office.

Supervision Received
The position reports to Learning and Curriculum Manager, Creative Learning. Some direction may be provided by other project coordinators and managers.

Supervision Given
May have supervisory responsibilities for a small group of employees.

Minimum Qualifications
University degree in a relevant discipline. Minimum of two years of related experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

- Willingness to respect diverse perspectives, including perspectives in conflict with one’s own

- Demonstrates a commitment to enhancing one’s own awareness, knowledge, and skills related to equity, diversity, and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in Educational or Instructional Media Design, Interactive Arts and Technology, Interactive Media and Design.
  • Integrates equity, diversity, inclusion and mutual respect as values in their work.
  • Experience creating learning experiences, online modules, courseware, and learner assessment
  • Experience working with eLearning authoring software applications such as Articulate Storyline and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Experience working with Learning Management Systems such as Moodle and Canvas.
  • Knowledge of user experience and user interface design.
  • Knowledge of effective instructional design practices.
  • Experience with assessment and quizzing technologies; experience conducting and evaluating user experience through usability testing
  • Ability to design and develop custom learning experience and visual media with beginner to intermediate knowledge of HTML, CSS, jQuery, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and video editing and animation software such as Adobe After Effects.
  • Experience writing in various formats, including for e-learning modules and scripts (for video and simulations).
  • Ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Experience creating storyboards, scripts, and low-to-high-fidelity prototypes.
  • Ability to show initiative and good judgment.
  • Experience developing learning objectives and ensuring content matches those objectives.
  • Familiarity with information and communication technology and multimedia applications.
  • Ability to structure content and activities appropriate for adult learners.
  • Ability to effectively use software at an advanced level. (e.g., Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel).
  • Understanding of adult learning principles.
  • Ability to work with subject matter experts to identify learning needs.
  • Ability to structure content and activities appropriate for adult learners.

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