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Instructional Designer Sr

Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona
July 8, 2022
Job Type
Experience Level
Organization Type University  
Pay Range $61K - $72K

Job Description

The College of Global Futures Executive & Professional Education seeks Instructional Designer, Sr. to apply best practices in adult teaching and learning for a variety of nontraditional course offerings. This position will support the Executive and Professional Education initiative, which includes non-credit online, face-to-face, and blended educational programs. The Instructional Designer will work with contract-based education projects for external clients, including private sector, public sector and nonprofit organizations. This position will report to the Executive Director, Sustainability Education and Training in the School of Sustainability, College of Global Futures.

Working Environment

  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse (65%)
  • Required to stand for varying lengths of time, and walk moderate distances to perform work (25%).
  • Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds (15%).
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
  • Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions of the job.
  • Regular use of standard office equipment including, but not limited to: computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor, mouse), printer, fax, calculator, copier, telephone and associated computer/technology peripherals.
  • This position receives an annual managerial review of objectives.

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. Five (5) 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

The College of Global Futures leadership and its faculty embrace ASU’s mission as being a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but rather by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves. We support and foster a culture of inclusiveness, tolerance, and respect that promotes equal opportunity and diversity among CGF faculty, staff, and students and through its engagement with diverse communities within and beyond the University.

Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of a Masters degree in Training and Development, Adult Education, Instructional Design, or a related field.
  • Evidence of eight years of providing continuing professional development services including: program creation, needs assessment, curriculum design, materials development, program coordination or management, training delivery in-person or virtual, consulting support for training requests, program management/administration, and program evaluation.
  • Experience in designing programs in Articulate Rise and/or Storyline
  • Experience in writing scripts for educational videos
  • Experience in storyboarding for educational videos or online learning
  • Experience in coordinating and/or conducting workplace training programs for multiple levels of employees
  • Experience in working with subject matter experts and faculty to convert for-credit curriculum and content into non-academic or professional development curriculum and content
  • Experience in working with subject matter experts and faculty to identify training and content needs with project manager, managing the workflow of online course development
  • Experience in reviewing content developed by other contributors and adapting it for program needs/purpose
  • Experience with webinar hosting and/or delivery

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

  • In collaboration with faculty and/or other subject matter experts, leads the design and development of engaging, interactive and instructionally-sound professional education programs and learning materials, including learning applications or assessments, in alignment with learning objectives and program goals.
  • Utilizes and recommends effective and creative uses of technology to enhance instruction, including content authoring tools, document creation applications, presentation tools and other technology resources to develop custom products.
  • In collaboration with faculty and/or other subject matter experts, in writing learning objectives to incorporate content standards and in curating content in support of objectives.
  • Evaluates training needs, designs/redesigns training programs and supplemental materials and implements training programs to meet changing needs and objectives.
  • Collaborates with software developers, technologists, project managers, graphic designers and others to produce, review and edit content and to ensure accurate integration of contributions to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of design and development models and processes.
  • Assists in leading the evaluation of technology effectiveness; edits, reviews and evaluates course content; provides quality assurance testing for courses; and adapts content and implements recommended changes to improve learning.
  • Provides troubleshooting, technology, documentation, event information and educational design consultation support to faculty and subject matter experts.
  • Assists in leading the development and maintenance of resources such as tutorials, reference material, design standards, content resources, templates, and tools for instructional development.
  • Remains current on, evaluates, identifies and communicates best practices, learning theories, and instructional technologies, and incorporates these into content standards and learning objectives.
  • Contributes to custom software design specifications and documentation. Reviews and provides critical feedback on the work of junior designers for accuracy, application of appropriate pedagogies; reviews and provides critical feedback on assessments.
  • Assists in developing and disseminating design standards to ensure continuity and that all new or updated materials comply with existing design standards.
  • Aligns standards to identify gaps.
  • May supervise and/or mentor junior designers.
  • Assumes or coordinates other duties or 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 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.

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.