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Assistant Instructional Designer


The Assistant Instructional Designer is responsible for implementation of improvements to online course designs and for the development of online courses.


  • 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:

E-mail: WChang@stu.edu


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.

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