Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: H1007 / Instructional Media Splst
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 12

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Under general supervision, provides specialized design, technical and operational support for the development of courses for a specified educational program or service activity. Partners with faculty and instructors to determine curricular needs and alternative methods for effective instructional delivery. Coordinates the production of specialized multimedia instructional products, to include educational videos and associated aids, educational websites, and/or interactive computer-based training programs for distance education and/or site-delivered educational formats.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Analyzes curricular needs, and assists faculty and instructors to determine instructional goals, create course objectives, and design effective course delivery methods using engaging media and instructional tools.
  2. Applies adult learning theory, evidence-based teaching practices and alternative delivery strategies, to multimedia course development, such as online, hybrid learning, and synchronous distance learning.
  3. Plans, designs, and coordinates the development of training products; works with educators to effectively adapt curriculum content to prescribed medial delivery format, develops scripts and story boards, and establishes graphic design concepts.
  4. Oversees, coordinates, and directs the production and final editing of multimedia training products, ensuring conformance to specified educational objectives and professional production standards.
  5. Plans, designs, and develops associated educational aids, materials, and//or websites utilizing computerized graphic design and desktop publishing techniques and equipment.
  6. Supports course migration to online methods, and develops and maintains training and support documentation.
  7. Develops promotional materials and training products, to include presentations, workshops, brochures, and other product-specific marketing tools.
  8. Analyzes production inventory needs and coordinates the procurement of supplies and equipment through outside vendors.
  9. Researches and studies advancements in learning management systems (LMS), educational technologies, and instructional design methods; evaluates effectiveness of training and development programs, utilizing appropriate data collection instruments and procedures.
  10. Instructs, assigns work, and functionally supervises staff and/or student employees engaged in similar work activities.
  11. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Master's degree in a directly related field; at least 2 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge and understanding of the instructional systems design process.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based educational practices for teaching and learning.
  • Knowledge of alternative delivery pedagogical strategies.
  • Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to develop successful collaborative relationships at all levels within the organization.
  • Ability to understand and interpret educational needs, and instructional design processes and assessments. Ability to evaluate and edit the content, structure, and format of a range of written material.
  • Knowledge of adult learning theory and methodologies.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of adult learning practices.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of graphic design.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Ability to interpret, adapt, and apply guidelines and procedures.
  • Knowledge of instructional video production principles, methods, techniques, and standards.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to utilize professional audiovisual facilities and equipment.
  • Organizing and coordinating skills.
  • Knowledge of graphic design and desktop publishing methods, procedures, and requirements
  • Ability to design and write promotional material.
  • Skill in the use of computers, instructional media and graphic design programs, and relevant authoring and programming languages.

Conditions of Employment

  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Light physical effort. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 10 pounds or some standing or walking. Effort applies to no more than two (2) hours per day.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 04/04/2020