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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 263852-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic or Instructional Technology and Instructional Design

Job Summary:

What is WIDA? For nearly 20 years, WIDA has provided a trusted, comprehensive approach to supporting, teaching, and assessing multilingual learners. We are an educational services organization that advances language development and academic achievement for multilingual children in early childhood and grades K-12. We are proud to be a part of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) within UW-Madison's nationally ranked School of Education. Visit and watch our Introduction to WIDA video to see why WIDA is an incredible place to work!

The Digital Learning and Technology Manager position is located within the Administration and Operations department and will report to the Director of Information Technology. This position will be responsible for managing the instructional design process and production output of the Instructional Design team. This team designs, supports, and delivers a large and varying mission critical portfolio of adult learning offerings that support educators who serve multilingual learners. The manager must foster positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders, while leading an experienced and high functioning team through all stages of Digital learning design, innovation, and delivery. The manager must manage and deliver in a high production environment. Simultaneously, the manger must move the team and organization forward in alignment with an evolving eLearning vision and direction.

Working fully remote is an option for this position within the US (working remotely internationally is not an option). Requests to work remotely would need to be reviewed based on the UW and School of Education (SoE) remote work policies and go through the SoE implementation process. To learn more about these policies, visit

Responsibilities: Provides management and oversight for instructional design, technology, and/or development functions for a unit, division, or institution. May provide instructional design, technology, and/or development services directly to faculty, staff, and other customers. May supervise staff and manage related budgets.
  • 10% Develops and maintains knowledge of the specific and unique needs of the unit, division, or institution. Develops or assists with the development of strategic planning initiatives and objectives
  • 10% Manages a portfolio of instructional design and/or technology services and support. May recommend, test, and audit selected learning technologies and/or methods
  • 10% Provides effective project management and overall coordination of project teams to meet deadlines
  • 10% Serves as the subject matter expert and unit liaison to internal and external stakeholders providing operational and strategic information and representing the interests of the unit, division, or institution
  • 10% Provides instructional design and/or technology services and support directly to faculty, staff, or other customers
  • 5% Advises unit staff in the areas of learning theory, instructional design models, assessment, and instructional methods
  • 5% May monitor the unit budget and/or approve expenditures
  • 20% May exercise supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 FTE or equivalent employees
  • 5% Manages instructional equipment and supplies
  • 5% Manages faculty development and engagement programs
  • 10% Key participant in the development of Online Learning Strategic plan and Creation of Online learning products and services that align with the overall WIDA strategic plan
Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Bachelor's Degree in Instructional Design & Technology or similar in the field of Adult Learner Education.


* Minimum 4 years of formal management of an instructional design, e-learning, or related team.
* Minimum 4 years of managing, planning, and delivery of a complex portfolio of varying types and modes of adult learner educational opportunities.
* Experience developing and implementing org-wide strategic plans relative to eLearning or similar large-scale initiatives.
* Demonstrated skills and experience providing high-quality service to internal and external clients/customers through excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Knowledge of learning theories, instructional design theories, instruction systems with a strong understanding and demonstrated application of sound instructional design practices for adult learners.
* Intermediate to advanced skills in selection, implementation, maintenance, and support of eLearning solutions.
* A value of promoting and fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion.
* A willingness to engage in and deepen knowledge of WIDA's Social Justice value.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $90,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Additional Information:

Who we are

The Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), established in 1964, is one of the first and largest university-based education research and development centers globally. WCER's researchers and staff work to make teaching and learning as effective as possible for all ages and all people.

WCER at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's highly ranked public School of Education, is one of the world's first and most productive education research centers. Our center has helped scholars and practitioners develop, submit, conduct, and share grant-funded education research for more than 50 years.

WCER is an incubator for advances in education policy and practice. It provides services and resources for UW-Madison researchers, graduate students, collaborators, educators, funders, and communities locally and worldwide.

Our Mission

WCER's mission is to improve educational outcomes for diverse student populations, impact education practice positively and foster collaborations among academic disciplines and practitioners.

Our Values

At WCER, all employees share five fundamental organizational values. We take pride in these values guiding the purpose and quality of our work and interactions within ourselves and our outside stakeholders.
The values that the work and people of WCER strive to uphold are:

Innovation and Excellence. Continuous improvement is a driver for excellence. We innovate and improve in our work to advance education through leading research and development.

Equitable Education. Equitable education is essential to a healthy society. We aim to reverse imbalances and injustices in education through our work.

Affirming and Increasing Diversity. Individual differences and group diversity inspire creative and equitable outcomes. We actively affirm and seek to increase such diversity in our center.

Healthy Workplace. The well-being of our workplace enhances success for all. We commit to a workplace based on mutual respect and transparency.

Partnering Across Differences. Diverse backgrounds and expertise improve the quality of our work. We collaborate across disciplines, methodologies, organizations, and communities to strengthen our research and development outcomes.

WCER's Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison and The Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER). Individual differences and group diversity inspire creative and equitable outcomes. WCER actively affirms values and seeks to increase diversity in our everyday interactions, practices, and policies.

Our center is conscious of inequities in the field of education and how these disproportionately harm the most marginalized members of our society - including BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color) individuals, people from poor and working-class backgrounds, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ people. We firmly believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or members of other marginalized groups.

For more information and news about our center, please go to

How to Apply:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. As part of the application process, you will be required to upload a cover letter addressed to Dan Machmeier, a current resume, and a list with the contact information of at least three professional references.


Franchesca Beswick
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Official Title:

Teaching, Learning, & Tech Mgr(TL028)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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