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Instructional Design

Instructional Designer

Job Type Contract  
Experience Level Mid   Senior  
Organization Type University  
Pay Range $38.94/hr  

About Loyalist

Loyalist College is built upon the lands governed by the Dish with One Spoon wampum agreement. We affirm and thank the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabeg and Huron-Wendat nations for their continued caretaking of the land. At Loyalist, we empower our students with wraparound support services and hands-on training to succeed on any path they choose. Our academic programs are responsive and innovative, designed to solve pressing social and economic challenges and meet the evolving needs of our regional industry and community partners. Our graduates enter the workforce equipped with the knowledge they need to be better global citizens, and with future-focused skills to lead change in their fields. With a presence in Belleville, Bancroft, Port Hope, Tyendinaga and Toronto, we believe our institutional responsibility extends beyond the classroom to seeing the big picture for the communities we serve. Our expertise in applied research and deep connections to local industry support economic development, to the benefit of businesses, entrepreneurs, changemakers and innovators. Our commitment to decolonization, and the pursuit of a more inclusive, equitable world, means we hold ourselves accountable to the diverse perspectives, cultures and experiences that shape our communities.

 Position Summary

The Instructional Designer will use instructional design and project management skills to support a variety of stakeholders in the development of course materials for blended, hybrid, and online learning environments. The incumbent will work collaboratively with subject matter experts in their subject areas to develop leading-edge, pedagogically relevant blended and online learning opportunities using a range of educational technologies.  The incumbent makes recommendations regarding instructional design; implements sound instructional design principles and develops instruction to address various learner profiles using established quality frameworks. The incumbent manages multiple projects with shifting priorities and timelines related to the above-described responsibilities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Course development and design including consulting with subject matter experts and SLLAE to design and develop course materials that engage learners and integrate appropriate education technologies to meet learning outcomes
  • Apply instruction design skills, learning theory, and creativity throughout the design process to meet the desired learning outcomes
  • Choose appropriate instructional strategies and media that support teaching and learning outcomes for blended, hybrid, and online course delivery
  • Develop and implement instructional design plans for revising, editing and retrofitting existing courses and program to change delivery modes
  • Project management, including assigning tasks to other team members, creating project timelines and coordinating interdepartmental project teams
  • Maintain currency on leading-edge course development techniques and successful practices for teaching and learning in e-learning environment
  • Develop training materials to support successful course development for the e-learning environment
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Completion of a three (3) year or four (4) year degree in Education, Instructional Design, eLearning/Distance Education, Communications or related field of study, or an equivalent combination of a degree plus a certificate in Adult Learning, eLearning, Learning Technologies or Instructional Design
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a post-secondary environment
  • Minimum 2 years experience with Instructional Design and/or Development
  • Experience applying learning technologies in an educational space
  • Experience with creating, developing and maintaining learning content for an e-learning environment.
  • Experience in course design and development based on best practices, including developing instructional design plans and guiding the development of learning outcomes, course outlines, learning activities, and assessment instruments.
  • Experience in implementing sound instructional design principles, develop instruction to address various learner profiles, manage multiple projects with their shifting priorities and timelines, and prepare clear instructional material
  • Proven understanding of learning technology uses and transferability and applicability to an academic environment.
  • Proficiency using MS Word and Excel, as well as with a learning management system is required and experience using course authoring and/or assessment tools for learning system are preferred 
  • Superior organizational and communication skills; excellent writing skills
  • Experience to carry out both short and long-term projects with minimum supervision 
  • Experience working with a diverse population and rapidly changing circumstances
  • A thorough understanding of the principles of adult education
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team

Please note:

Following an offer of employment, candidates with Canadian credentials will be required to provide official transcripts from the granting educational institution(s); candidates with international credentials must provide World Education Services (WES) www.wes.org/ca evaluation (at their own cost) confirming Canadian equivalency of their credentials.

Loyalist is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive college community. We encourage and welcome applications from marginalized and equity seeking groups. Loyalist College is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. If you have accommodation needs, please inform us as soon as possible by sending an email to humanresources@loyalistcollege.com.

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.