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Instructional Designer

Arizona State University
Scottsdale, Arizona
April 9, 2022
Job Type
Experience Level
Organization Type University  
Pay Range $48K - $65K

Job Description

EdPlus is currently seeking a highly-motivated and energetic Instructional Designer. Under general direction, assists faculty and/or other subject matter experts in the design and development of learning materials using multiple instructional technologies and applying best practices in teaching and learning. This Instructional Designer is culturally sensitive and is passionate about global, accessible and online learning opportunities through the development of online educational assets (i.e. courses, modules, articles, podcasts, videos) that take advantage of instructional technologies and apply the best practices in digital teaching and learning.

This Instructional Designer role will focus on Starbucks Global Academy (SGA), a global learning management system operated by ASU with and for Starbucks. The Instructional Designer will take strategic direction from leadership to execute content development and course build projects for Starbucks Global Academy, helping advance the greater Starbucks – ASU relationship.

EdPlus is a unit of the ASU Enterprise focused on the design and scalable delivery of digital teaching and learning models to increase student success and reduce barriers to achievement in higher education. We advance the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the local, national and international communities served by ASU.

ASU offers a total compensation package that includes valuable employee benefits. Click here to explore options.

EdPlus at ASU

Working Environment

EdPlus at ASU is located at SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center. The center houses a diverse business community that links technology, research, education and entrepreneurship to position ASU and Greater Phoenix as global leaders in the knowledge economy.

  • Activities are primarily performed in a regular, climate-controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting or standing.
  • Daily use of desktop or laptop computer is required.
  • Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential duties.
  • Regular review of completed tasks.

EdPlus at ASU supports flexible work options, ranging from alternate work schedules to hybrid remote work schedules, subject to approvals per ASU policy.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field. Three (3) years of providing learning/instructional design and/or technology development services. Or, any equivalent combination of experience or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Department Statement

EdPlus defines itself through a culture of curiosity, risk-taking and refusing to accept the status quo. As a central enterprise unit for ASU focused on the design and scalable delivery of digital teaching and learning models to increase student success and reduce barriers to achievement in higher education, our commitments support the university charter. ASU is a national service university and aspires to accelerate positive social outcomes through the seamless integration of cutting-edge technological innovation and scalability.

Applicant must be eligible to work in the United States; EdPlus at ASU will not be a sponsor for this position.

EdPlus at ASU

Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of operating learning management systems, on both the front-end and back-end of the system; specifically Open edX.
  • Experience with graphic design, to create inforgrphic and graphic learning objects.
  • Experience engaging with subject matter experts and other stakeholders to interpret and develop content into a cohesive curriculum and then a digital, online course.
  • Experience working with highly visible projects, often with time-sensitive deadlines or shifting priorities.
  • Experience in building relationships with key and senior stakeholders, including interpreting ideas to develop specific project deliverables.
  • Experience with systems thinking, to develop and refine templates and processes related to instructional design tasks.
  • Experience with global projects, including translation, localization, and maintaining a multi-location course library.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Essential Duties

  • Designs, develops and delivers online professional development instructional materials with interactive and multimedia technology-driven components consistent with established design and development processes to ensure flexibility and reusability.
  • Recommends effective and creative uses of technologies to enhance instruction and create new learning environments.
  • Identifies and communicates contextual best practices for applying teaching and learning theories to curriculum design.
  • Designs, develops and implements evaluation procedures to assess effectiveness of using technologies in teaching and learning processes.
  • Utilizes software such as web page development, desktop publishing, image editing and presentation tools to develop custom products to meet user needs.
  • Edits guides and other instructional materials for grammar, clarity, consistency and accuracy of content.
  • Works collaboratively with project team members and developers; editing, reviewing and evaluating instructional materials; assisting with embedding and formatting learning objects; and providing quality assurance testing and post production work; adapts instructional materials for online delivery.
  • Applies adult learning theory with instructional design methodology while utilizing appropriate technology to develop and design instructional materials.
  • Remains abreast of technology directions, initiatives and trends within scope of expertise to provide ideas, guidance and recommendations.
  • Coordinates or assumes other duties and projects as assigned or directed.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume and cover letter should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

Applicant must be eligible to work in the United States; EdPlus at ASU will not be a sponsor for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.