Assistant Instructional Designer
The Assistant Instructional Designer is responsible for implementation of improvements to online course designs and for the development of online courses.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Work with Subject Matter Experts (SME) to create engaging learning activities and compelling course content that enhances retention and transfer.
- Work with SME and identify leaners’ needs.
- Work with SME and/or instructors to develop courses, course components, design learning modules, and/or revise current content design/organization.
- Support curricular SME and/or instructors with instructional design and instructional technology inquiries.
- Work with SME to create instructional end goals and content that matches them.
- Apply tested instructional design theories, practice, and methods.
- Provide exercises and activities that enhance the learning process.
- Create supporting material/media (audio, video, simulations, games, etc.).
- Prepare and update promotional materials for undergraduate and graduate programs.
- Facilitates faculty professional development opportunities with instructional design technology.
- Assist in consulting with departments and individuals by sharing expertise in online learning practices to procure effective delivery of instruction.
- Provide Canvas support to the Office of Information Technology and Faculty as needed.
- Assist in developing and facilitating online course designs and professional development workshops.
- Ensure course content is imported properly.
- Maintain current knowledge of best practices in online education and instructional technology.
- Comply with all departmental and University safety rules and regulations.
- Perform other duties assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Instructional Design and Technology, Education, or related field, Master’s degree preferred.
- 1+ years of instructional design experience inclusive of internship.
- Experience with Learning Management System (LMS) in Canvas and/or similar platform in an academic setting, preferred.
- Experience with building online course using LMS (e.g. Canvas, Blackboard, etc.) and online learning, preferred.
- Experience in a higher education environment, preferably in an instructional design role.
- Ability to manage multiple priorities and successfully complete tasks according to established deadlines.
- Exceptional technology and computer skills, especially in the use of LMS, MS Office Suite, Web Conference, Turnitin, etc.
- Detail-oriented and excellent organizational skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills and presentation skills (both online and face-to-face).
- Effective collaboration and partnering skills.
- Professional appearance and demeanor with attention to detail and strong organizational skills needed.
- Physical requirements are within the normal bounds of an office environment but may include occasional lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling up to 20 pounds.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Review of completed applications will begin immediately. Send cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three (3) professional references to:
MS Word or PDF attachments only.
St. Thomas University is an E-Verify® Equal Opportunity Employer.
All employees are required to pass a criminal background screening and official degree transcripts will be required upon hire.