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Instructional Design

Instructional Designer

Job Type Full-Time  
Experience Level Entry  
Organization Type University  
Pay Range $68k - $75k  

Position Information

About Fordham

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its nine colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom.

The University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement plans; life insurance; short and long-term disability; employee assistance program (EAP); tuition remission; and generous time off.

Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Title of Position

Instructional Designer

Position Number



Scheduled Hours Per Week



Office of the Provost


Rose Hill



Hybrid Policy:

Please review the Hybrid Policy here.

Position Summary

The Instructional Designer will report to the Senior Director Online Programs and work closely with the Chief Information Officer to support the University schools in advancing its pedagogical goals and objectives by working alongside faculty and program leadership in the design, development, and build of courses taught online.

Essential Functions

  • Works closely with faculty to clearly articulate course objectives, requirements, and assessment criteria for various learning modalities.
  • Consults on the design and development of faculty-generated and curated course materials,
  • multimedia assets, assignments and various types of assessments.
  • Applies universal design, backward design, learning theories, multimedia design, and best
  • practices in online learning to enhance student learning experiences, meet the course goals
  • and objectives, while complying with accessibility standards.
  • Collaborates with instructional technologists to analyze various educational technologies to
  • support the various learning modalities.
  • Acts as a primary contributor to build high-quality, engaging course activities and elements in learning management systems for various learning modalities.
  • Collaborates with media specialists to design and produce video materials that effectively
  • serve the learning goals and objectives.
  • Maintains accurate records and data of feedback for all supported courses for quality assurance, continuous course improvement, student retention and support, and reporting purposes.
  • Works with faculty to regularly diagnose the course revision needs based on the needs and expectations of the learners and the changes in business practices.
  • Keeps current with emerging learning design, instructional design, instructionaltechnology, assessment strategies, evaluation methods, and quality best practices.
  • Participates in faculty development projects that are designed to improve faculty preparedness in course design, delivery, and assessment in various modalities.
  • Creates and maintains tutorials and online learning resources for faculty and students to support the integration and delivery of educational tools and applications, as well as
  • effective online teaching practices.

Essential Functions Note

This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

The University may assign additional related duties as necessary.

Management Responsibilities

Not responsible for supervision or oversight of others.

Additional Functions

Required Qualifications: Education and Experience

  • Advanced degree in learning design, instructional design, education, educational technology or a related field is required.
  • 2+ years of experience applying learning theories, evidence-based pedagogical strategies in the design and development graduate level online courses, preferably business courses.

Required Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills

  • Successful experience in supporting diverse faculty and student populations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching university-level courses.

Minimum Starting Salary


Maximum Starting Salary



Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and skills.

Is this a Union position?


Posting Detail Information

Posting Number


Number of Vacancies


Start Date


Posting Date


Special Instructions

EEO Statement

Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.

Fordham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

ADA Checklist

Mental Demands

Physical Demands

Physical Demands (Elements Exposed to)

Equipment Needed to Perform the Duties

Lifting Requirements

Visual Acuity Requirements

Noise Conditions


Physical Activity and Work Environment

Physical Activity



Repetitive Hand Motion (such as typing)


Hearing, Listening, Talking





Not Required

Bending, Stooping, Kneeling, squatting, Crouching, Crawling

Not Required

Climbing stairs

Not Required

Climbing ladders

Not Required

Reaching overhead

Not Required

Pulling, pushing

Not Required


Not Required

Lifting – up to 20 pounds

Not Required

Lifting – up to 50 pounds

Not Required

Lifting – over 50 pounds

Not Required

Work Environment

Work Environment

Office Environment:  Employees are protected from weather conditions or contaminants, but not necessarily occasional temperature changes.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Optional Documents

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