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Full-time UX Designer part-time

at University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont

• A Bachelor’s (or Master’s) Degree in instructional technology, instructional design, e-Learning design and development, educational technology or educational media design
• Three (3) years of experience working with e-learning and blended learning programs, web-based training development, and asynchronous learning content
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Power Point, Photoshop and Illustrator, Java Script, Cascading Style Sheets, HTML, and Mac and Windows operating systems
• Experience with e-Learning software and authoring tools such as Moodle
• Skill in cooperating and working as part of a team with other staff
• Skills in the use of web and media based technologies for education
• Knowledge of instructional design principles, online course development standards and procedures
• US Citizen or resident alien

• Experience and expertise programming for accessibility
• Knowledge of Federal Accessibility standards and W3C code validations
• Familiarity with the Adobe Connect web-meeting platform
• Completion of advanced coursework in multimedia, graphic design, and Web design

• Work closely with the education team, and primarily the instructional design lead, to review and recommend design options, functionality and programming needs for development of instructional content for online courses, tutorials, and presentations for students.
• Use a wide range of multimedia software including audio, video, web, animation, and photography to develop layout design and concepts for online and hybrid e-learning products.
• Suggest and develop interactive activities and assessment activities.
• Develop instructional web and media based interactive learning tutorials and modules.
• Ensure consistency, accuracy, and compliance with required standards, including American Disabilities Act, conduct cross-platform testing with common browsers, and internet connection speeds.
• Provide a final draft for peer review and make subsequent revisions.
• Provide beta versions of products for user testing and then revise based on feedback.
• Publish to as-yet-to-be-determined server for public access.
• Develop evaluation instrument for use with each product.
• Help education team to meet annual goals, deadlines, and reports.

• 6 learning objects on basic biosecurity concepts (10-15 minute interactive activity)
• 6 case-based modules (30-45 minute interactive module)
• 6 recycled modules for different audiences
• 1 biosecurity 1-credit course incorporating and building on the learning objects and modules (1 credit = 15 contact hours of content)

Examples of learning objects and modules can be seen at

The UX designer’s relationship with the University of Vermont will be that of an independent contractor on a USDA grant funded project. The project is expected to run through March 31, 2020, and is funded year-by-year. No office space will be provided. Additional responsibilities of the contractor will be spelled out in the contract.

• Cover letter drawing attention to fit between candidate and responsibilities of the position
• Bid based on estimate for year 1 deliverables (6 learning objects)
• CV listing education and training, work experience, skills and proficiencies, and 3-4 references
• ePortfolio of products created by the applicant

All materials should be submitted to the attention of Dr. Julie Smith, UVM ASCI, 570 Main Street, Terrill Building, Burlington, VT 05405 by mail, or email (, or fax (802-656-8196, ATTN: Dr. Julie Smith). Bids over $50,000 will be rejected automatically.

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Published on 26-10-2015