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Instructional Design

Instructional Designer/Project Manager

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

Indiana Tech is a thriving, independent, teaching-oriented institution with a focus on career-oriented programs in business, engineering, information technology and computer science, criminal justice, life sciences, human services and many other concentrations. Indiana Tech enrolls nearly 1,500 students in its traditional undergraduate programs on its picturesque main campus and nearly 5,000 students in its College of Professional Studies programs online and onsite at 15 regional locations. Degrees are offered at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels.

Over 41% of our students are either globally or domestically diverse; this contributes to our unique vibrant and inclusive campus community. All academic programs are designed to provide students with relevant and practical experiences, including an emphasis on internships. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Indiana Institute of Technology embraces diversity and equal opportunity intentionally. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success with respect to educating our students to become global citizens. Indiana Tech is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Indiana Tech has big plans for its future. Learn more at Indiana Tech Strategic Plan.

Indiana Tech seeks the Instructional Designer/Project Manager position to work in an innovative and fast-paced work environment. Candidates with strong credentials and experience who wish to work remotely are encouraged to apply. These positions directly support the production and continuous improvement of online courses across all academic areas for both undergraduate and graduate programs.

Instructional Designer/Project Manager will provide instructional design expertise in building online courses in Canvas, creating course content using SoftChalk authoring tool, and managing online course development projects based upon priorities established by deans and the VPAA. This position will work collaboratively with academic subject matter experts (SME), other Instructional Designer Project Managers, Director of Online Learning, Distance Education operations staff, and other Indiana Tech staff (as needed).

This role is pivotal to Indiana Techs’ effort to enhance the quality of our student’s academic experience across all programs and modalities. Central to this goal is the implementation of Indiana Techs’ online course design quality standards, utilization of active learning techniques, student engagement, accessibility, and expanded use of open educational resource (OER) course materials.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage online course design projects in collaboration with academic subject matter experts (SME), college deans, the Director of Online Learning, other Instructional Designer/Project Managers, and Online Learning staff
  • Build online courses using Canvas learning management system
  • Build module lessons using SoftChalk content authoring tools in collaboration with academic subject matter experts
  • Apply knowledge of instructional design to online course development projects
  • Support faculty designated as academic subject matter experts in their work to design courses that meet or exceed established specifications
  • Ensure the alignment of course content (instructional resources, learning activities, and assessments) with the approved student learning objectives as well as established online course development standards
  • Maintain the course production schedule approved in consultation with the college deans and VPAA and manage time and cost budgets for course design
  • Ensure appropriate accessibility of course content in collaboration with the Director of Online Learning.
  • Analyze and apply best-practice trends in learning design and technology
  • Support the effort to provide instructional technology support and training to faculty
  • Maintain project documentation and course folders


  • Bachelor’s degree in instructional design, education, or a related field (significant online teaching experience accepted in lieu of instructional design or education)
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding attention to detail in writing, editing, and production across various media
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, in a remote team environment
  • High level of organization skills, ability to multi-task and manage time commitments, and maintain productivity in an innovative, fast-paced environment
  • High-level proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel


  • Instructional design/online course development experience in higher education is required
  • Online teaching experience desirable
  • Experience creating courses in a learning management system required (Canvas preferred)
  • Experience with content authoring tools is required (SoftChalk preferred)
  • Project management experience is required
  • Evidence of effective team collaboration and leadership is required, preferably in situations where team members are not necessarily direct reports
  • Experience with Quality Matters (QM) and the QM Rubric highly desirable


Candidates should submit, in addition to resume and cover letter, documentation (screenshots, documents, etc.) showing:

  • An online course the candidate has served in an instructional design/online course development role, for which candidate is proud of and which shows their best work.
  • An example of a candidate’s content authoring experience.

Working Conditions

This position is fully remote. The Instructional Design team offers a flexible work arrangement; this may include a less than 5-day workweek. The candidate must be able to provide sufficient and secure Internet connectivity, as well as a work environment in which confidentiality and productivity can be maintained. Appropriate computer and software will be provided by Indiana Tech.

Application materials must include a cover letter and resume. Applicants must be prepared to provide a written response to Tech’s vision and diversity statements. A review of candidates will commence as application materials are received. Applications in Paycom must be completed and signed for consideration. Please apply by February 5, 2024, for preferential review of materials.