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Instructional Design

Instructional Designer

Job Type Employee   Full-Time  
Experience Level Entry   Mid  
Organization Type University  
Pay Range TBD  

The instructional designer I collaborates with faculty and instructors to deliver instructional design services aligned with strategic academic goals, institutional policies and program requirements.

Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This job description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Job Responsibilities and Execution

  • Evaluates, selects, implements and maintains new tools and methodologies to support online teaching and learning
  • Collaborates and consults with faculty and subject matter experts to design online courses
  • Applies design standards, instruments and processes
  • Researches open educational resources
  • Verifies alignment of intended outcomes, learning activities and assessments
  • Provides a range of training and support services
  • Schedules course design consultations to align with term start dates
  • Maintains Lindenwood’s course rigor and design standards
  • Achieves annual, measurable individual improvement goals of acquiring or refining skills and/or obtaining increased knowledge in job-related areas
  • Assists faculty and instructors in applying models, methodologies or technologies appropriate to course or program content, context and format
  • Seeks opportunities to exchange and integrate innovative ideas

Service Excellence

  • Supports the mission of the university and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence
  • Models, supports and holds others accountable to the university’s values – integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity and teamwork
  • Professionally evaluates and respectfully delivers educational programs; offers academic support as needed
  • Promotes the university by participating in relevant professional organizations and events
  • Provides exemplary customer service to faculty and instructors

Communication, Teamwork and Collaboration

  • Collaborates with all relevant parties throughout the design and delivery of educational programs
  • Supports a culture of continuous professional improvement and the attainment and assessment of institutional, program and course learning outcomes
  • Job may require other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.

  • Bachelor’s degree in instructional design, education, curriculum development, teaching and learning or related field
  • Instructional design certification
  • Master’s degree preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

May be representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform this job competently.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Highly developed analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Technologically savvy and creative
  • Strong professional integrity and independent problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in learning management systems, including Canvas
  • Knowledge of evidence-based instructional design principles, practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of federal compliance requirements associated with online teaching and learning
  • Ability to achieve effective outcomes; build credibility and trust; and ensure exceptional service to all stakeholders
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment

Work Environment

Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions.

  • General office/educational setting, including computer labs, classrooms and related support facilities at system-wide campuses and extension sites
  • Online academic environment
  • Occasional night and weekend work may be required to support the diverse teaching schedules of faculty and instructors

Physical Abilities

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Ability to work effectively at a computer for up to eight hours daily
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.

Benefits of Being a Lindenwood Employee:

  • Upon hire, employer-paid tuition benefits for bachelor’s (employee, spouse, and dependent) and master’s degree programs (employee and spouse only).
  • Tuition discounts for doctoral programs (employee only).
  • Comprehensive benefits plan: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, and retirement options.
  • Paid holidays: MLK Jr. day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving break (Wednesday – Friday), and winter break (Dec. 23 – Jan. 1).
  • Free lunch Fridays: LU employees are eligible for a free meal on Fridays at the Evans Commons Dining Hall or Spellman Dining Hall; Chick-fil-A and Qdoba included.
  • Professional development opportunities through the Lindenwood Learning Academy.