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LMS Content and Instructional Materials Coordinator

Portland, OR
Summary Description:
The LMS Content and Instructional Materials Coordinator is a full-time, benefit eligible position reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.  This role provides quality assurance for Professional & Graduate Studies (PGS) course content in the LMS, and manages LMS front-end services, including ensuring the accurate and timely creation, maintenance and launch of course sites, facilitating appropriate enrollment in LMS classes, and problem-solving for faculty users.  The role also oversees the procurement and distribution of instructional materials for classrooms (textbooks, faculty examination copies, classroom supplies, syllabi, etc.).

Primary Job Duties:
  • Provide quality assurance for PGS course content by performing content quality reviews for new course development, providing course-building assistance during the development process, and ensuring ongoing quality control of active courses within the LMS.
  • Oversee and manage ongoing curriculum updates, including monitoring and executing textbook edition updates, enlisting faculty/SME support for curriculum revisions when necessary, and partnering with SMEs to incorporate necessary updates into master course sites for changes in lieu of a dedicated instructional designer.
  • Maintain procedural documents and style guides to ensure consistency in LMS content.
  • Manage Moodle LMS front-end services, including master shell management, manual shell creation, and user enrollment, and provide student, staff, & faculty training and support as needed.
  • Work collaboratively with IT staff to trouble-shoot auto-registration and other user enrollment processes.
  • Serve as advisor for institutional decision-making relative to the use and deployment of LMS services.
  • Review and verify that curriculum mapping is in place and error-free, and work with institutional assessment to facilitate assessment and evaluation for all PGS curriculum.
  • Review and edit course content to ensure clarity and consistency.
  • Support respective Division Chairs, Deans and PGS adjuncts to provide appropriate access to curriculum and textbook resources.
  • Provide information and trouble-shooting for courses incorporating Connect, MyLab, CengageNOW, and other third-party resources.
  • Create and manage repositories for policy documents, shared learning activities, and other shared resources within the LMS.  Facilitate access to syllabi and other LMS content documents as required.
  • Maintain textbook adoption database; track & schedule new edition updates; troubleshoot textbook delivery issues directly with the University auto-fulfillment partner, Tree of Life Bookstores.
  • Work collaboratively with PGS team to facilitate the compilation and summary of PGS student end-of-course evaluations. Recommend monthly PGS faculty award winners based on quantitative and qualitative analysis.
  • Supervise work of the Instructional Materials Assistant to ensure ongoing high quality performance.
  • As time allows, research and recommend instructional design and curriculum design resources to enable consistent improvement.
  • Acquire electronic copies of textbooks and maintain the PGS ADA library.  Partner with the WPU Library to maintain the PGS Faculty Lending Collection.
  • Contribute to the support and implementation of the University Strategic Plan.
  • Participate in Warner Pacific University professional development opportunities.
  • Demonstrate commitment to a Christian liberal arts education by upholding to the mission of the University and abiding by the Employment Standards and Lifestyle Agreement.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, education or directly related field; master’s degree preferred.
  • Familiarity with CANVAS LMS or another LMS front end management
  • Strong background in technology support
  • Attention to, and precision with, detail.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experienced MS Office user.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and with limited supervisory oversight.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Management experience in Higher Education environment
  • Professional experience in an accelerated Adult Learning program.
  • Experience with APIs, coding, and/or other back-end LMS management

Employment and Lifestyle Standards: 
Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered urban liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. The University was founded in 1937 by the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana). Central to Warner Pacific’s identity as a Christ-centered higher education institution is the policy of hiring persons whose personal and professional lives reflect:
 
1.   A belief in the deity of and commitment to Jesus Christ and the Christian faith, as interpreted through the historic witness of Scripture and the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit.
2.  The practice of following Christ through day-to-day personal lifestyle choices.
3.  A vitality of Christian experience maturing in insight and application and appreciative of differing viewpoints.
4.  A commitment to life-long learning and service through personal and professional development.
5.  For teaching faculty, the expression of artful teaching, based on mastery of relevant subject matter and in an environment of purposeful and rigorous inquiry amongst a community of scholars who support one another.
6. A capability, by temperament, preparation, and will, to support students as they confront the intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of their lives.
7.   A sensitivity to and support for the mission, core themes, vision, values, ethos and traditions of the Warner Pacific University community.
8. A commitment to teaching and serving in harmony with the doctrines of the Holy Bible. 


Employee Agreement:
Mission-based hiring is of critical importance to Warner Pacific University. Employees are expected to demonstrate and articulate a vital Christian faith and to live in a manner consistent with a Christ-centered lifestyle as informed by the Scriptures of the New Testament.
 
Warner Pacific’s students, faculty and staff are expected to foster an environment of mutual respect and accountability, to care for the personal dignity of others and to exercise integrity in their conduct and communication. The University environment is expected to be free from discrimination and harassment (including bullying). When an individual’s behavior has direct implications for others and/or the well-being of the University community, there may be cause for institutional involvement, regardless of where the situation occurs.
 
Warner Pacific University desires to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff, faculty, students, visitors and guests. Therefore, smoking is not permitted on University property, in its vehicles, or at any University sponsored event. The use of illegal drugs or non-prescribed controlled substances is strictly prohibited. Use of alcoholic beverages or tobacco products is strictly prohibited on Warner Pacific University campuses.
 
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Warner Pacific provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status and any other status protected by laws and regulations to which Warner Pacific is subject.  All employment decisions, including hiring, promotions, compensation, benefits, transfers, and terminations are made in a manner that does not discriminate against individuals in the categories discussed above.  Because Warner Pacific is a Christian liberal arts University, the University exercises its legal right to hire Christian employees to fulfill its mission and purpose.


Physical Demands – Work Environment: 
The position may be accomplished through a combination of remote and on campus work.  When on campus, professional/business casual attire is required.

Warner Pacific University’s Mission: Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, diverse, minority-serving, Hispanic-serving, liberal arts University dedicated to providing students with an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. Our hiring practices reflect our missional commitment to being a Christ-centered institution.

Warner Pacific University’s Commitment to Diversity: Warner Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse workforce of committed Christians from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. Warner Pacific University is committed to hiring staff and faculty with an intentionality that demonstrates the importance of having an employee community that reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of the students we serve. Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

In order to be considered an applicant for this position, please complete our online employment application at https://warnerpacific.catsone.com/careers/1611-General Click “Apply Now” to complete the online application, and submit the following:
Application, Cover Letter and Resume

 
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