Employment at MERIT

Current Openings

Instructional Designer

http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/493422/instructional-designer (for full job description, application instructions and more)

The Instructional Designer will work as part of a team to produce and support online and blended instructional content to meet MERIT and School of Education learning objectives. This position will also assist in the assessment and adoption of educational technologies and the support and training of others in their use. In addition, the Instructional Designer will work to embody a strong, proactive user-centered service ethic. The minimum salary for this position is $50,000.

More position details:

-The ability to analyze and identify educational outcomes and transform them into professionally designed, engaging and effective online instructional materials using current instructional design principles
-Technical knowledge and skills in multimedia content creation and web-based applications
-Experience in supporting faculty with learning management systems such as Canvas (preferred), Moodle, and Desire2Learn
-Experience in supporting the integration of educational technology in a higher education setting including directly consulting with faculty and staff
-Experience designing and producing instructional content for use in an online or blended environment
-The ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds possessing diverse views
-Willingness and ability to work in a change-rich environment
-Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to pay strict attention to detail and meet deadlines
-Excellent writing and editing skills accompanied by strong oral communication skills
-The ability to work independently while actively collaborating with others

Desired Experience:
-Experience creating instructional content using Adobe Creative Suite, Articulate Storyline, Captivate or other similar content creation tools
-Experience developing or editing content in WordPress and doing other web-related development
-Experience hiring, supervising and training student staff
-Experience implementing Universal Design (UD) concepts
-A background in education

If you have any questions, please feel to reach out to Jim Jonas.

http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/493422/instructional-designer (for full job description, application instructions and more)

Student Assistant Positions – applications encouraged and accepted year-round

We’ll be honest, but not humble.  We have the best student staff members in the world!  Our students are the backbone of MERIT, and are often in the position of providing critical support and service to our users.  Luckily for us, our users (primarily students, staff, and faculty in School of Education units, departments, and courses) are also great! What is MERIT?  It stands for Media, Education Resources and Information Technology.  We formed by merging three previously separate entities (a library, a media development/production unit, and the School of Education’s IT office).

We know that our student staff often have the best and most creative suggestions and ideas for improving what we do.  We typically have a range of positions that are available in lots of different areas:  library circulation & equipment, library reference (service desk), library technical services,  IT help desk (service desk), graphic design, video production, web development, and special projects.

MERIT is dedicated to providing top quality service to its users, as well as providing top quality employment experiences for our staff.  We encourage initiative, troubleshooting, and creativity.   We care about you as a person, and want to encourage your success.  Supervisory positions may also be available after on-the job experience is gained. We celebrate frequently (bowling, trivia, terrace) and enjoy potlucks and treats together throughout the year! We try very hard to supplement the hourly rate with a great work environment.

Please consider applying to join the ranks of our fantastic staff!

Applying for Student Assistant Positions:

We are ALWAYS accepting applications for student staff.  We may not have always have an immediate opening. but if you’re awesome, we definitely want to find a way to get you on our staff.  If you have already submitted an application in the past, but have a new schedule for the semester/summer – please send it our way.

Download a MERIT Student Employment Application for an hourly position (in Acrobat PDF format).  Many positions start at $8/hour.  Supervisory and advanced positions (Library Reference, IT Help Desk, and media production) start at $10/hour.  We strongly encourage you to return your application in person. If a supervisor is available, you may have an immediate interview.

You may submit your application to James Jonas in person, via email, or mail it to:
MERIT Employment
332 Teacher Education Building
225 N Mills St
Madison WI 53706