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Instructional Design

Curriculum Developer

Job Type Full-Time  
Experience Level Entry  
Organization Type Edtech  
Pay Range TBD  

Come Grow With Us

Grand Canyon Education (GCE) is a rapidly growing educational service company that has long been an industry leader in providing educational, operational and technological support services to the post-secondary education sector. Formerly part of Grand Canyon University (GCU), GCE still works closely with GCU to benefit thousands of students, families and the local inner-city community. We put people first, drive innovation, and do good in the community that we live and work in.

Grand Canyon University’s Curriculum Design and Development department is seeking a full time Curriculum Developer.  This position will liaise with academic constituents and subject matter experts for the timely development and delivery of quality courses. This is a Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. position.

While this position is a Phoenix, AZ based role, we are in an indefinitely remote status. There may be department meetings or trainings that require in-person attendance (proper health and safety measures will be followed), in which advance notice will be provided.


  • Develops new courses using instructional design techniques.
  • Facilitates design meetings with faculty and professional practitioners.
  • Collaborates with the Instructional Designer, Editor, SMEs, and project stakeholders to achieve development goals.
  • Manages multiple course development projects simultaneously by prioritizing project deadlines. 
  • Works extensively with stakeholders and SMEs to perform needs analysis, develop learning objectives and design deliverables that meet the learners’ and stakeholders’ needs.
  • Maps course topics, objectives and competencies into program designs to demonstrate that standards are met.
  • Meets quality, productivity, and service standards established by department.
  • Follows a course revision schedule in accordance with advances in technology and developments in the field of study.
  • Adheres to available guidelines, polices and technologies to accomplish and track project life cycle.
  • Maintains regular and frequent communications with development stakeholders to ensure successful implementation of projects.
  • Takes appropriate actions to identify, investigate, and resolve issues as quickly as possible and understands when best to escalate due to potential impact of issue.
  • Researches new products and reviews existing product performance; recommends changes.
  • Engages in a variety of relevant learning opportunities that will enhance on the job skill capacity and knowledge.
  • Performs additional duties as required.


  • Master’s degree required (preferably in curriculum or instructional design)
  • Minimum of 2 years of curriculum development or instructional design experience
  • Knowledge of learning theories and instructional design models and methodologies
  • Ability to facilitate-to-consensus (act as balancer of interests vs. positions among the many clients involved in a course transformation)
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaborative in a service-oriented, supportive environment
  • Excellent attention to detail and skills in communication, presentation design and delivery, and data collection and analysis
  • Results oriented and able to organize and independently manage various projects simultaneously
  • Thorough analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills
  • Able to demonstrate a sufficient level of analytical and strategic thinking to plan and manage designated projects to ensure project progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget
  • Ability to clearly articulate problems and/or issues and research resolutions prior to management escalation
  • Able to communicate effectively, provide intelligent and persuasive guidance, and manage each development project to meet both deadlines and quality standards
  • Thorough knowledge of project management methods and procedures
  • Computer skills:  Excellent skill in Microsoft Office suite and ability to learn additional software as needed.
  • Writing and communication skills:  Excellent knowledge of grammar and command of the English language.
  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.

About Organization

Grand Canyon Education (GCE) is an educational service company that provides an array of support services in the post-secondary education sector. Formerly part of Grand Canyon University (GCU), GCE still supports and works closely with GCU. GCE designs and develops educational programs for GCU and other traditional campus institutions, as well as online partner institutions at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels.

At Grand Canyon Education, we value our employees and support a unique and diverse workplace culture designed to help you thrive. We offer a wide variety of career opportunities across various departments. For job opportunities, please visit https://jobs.gce.com/

In addition Grand Canyon Education has been recognized as one of America’s Most Trusted Companies 2022 by Newsweek and Statista. We have also been identified as a leader in remote work as we have been named to FlexJobs' 9th annual list of the Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs! Finally, we have been praised for our commitment to cultivating an engaging and attractive workplace by Top Workplaces USA.