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LMS Instructional Designer (Entry Level) – Psychiatry

Job Type Full-Time  
Experience Level Entry  
Organization Type University  
Pay Range $50k - $64k  

University Staff 


University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine | Department of Psychiatry

Official Title: Business Services Entry Instructional Designer

Working Title: LMS Instructional Designer (Entry Level) – Psychiatry 

Position: #00812437 – Requisition: #30589

Job Summary:

Department of Psychiatry has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Instructional Design position for the Learning Management System (LMS) which will be ranked at a Business Services Entry Professional level.

The Learning Management System (LMS) Team is looking for a values driven individual with a passion for education, training, technology, and a desire to support the health and well-being of all people. The Instructional Designer will be a key member of the small team responsible for building out behavioral health training for behavioral health professionals, other public professionals, and the community at large. 

The Learning Management System (LMS) Instructional Designer role sits in the Community, Population, and Public Mental Health Division (CPP) of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. This position will report directly to the Learning Management System (LMS) Manager. This is a hybrid position. In-office days/times and remote location days/times will be negotiated at time of job offer.

The ideal candidate is a life-long learner and a self-starter with the ability to take initiative and communicate effectively with the Learning Management System (LMS) Manager, other members of the Learning Management System (LMS) team, and all other stakeholders while working independently on tasks.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Learning Management System (LMS) team, university faculty, external subject matter experts (SMEs), and organizational partners as part of the effort to analyze training needs and opportunities.
  • Design asynchronous learning opportunities by applying tested instructional design theories, practice, and methods.
  • Create and edit multimedia content using a variety of editing and authoring tools.
  • Utilize the LMS team’s learner performance criteria to develop assessment instruments.
  • Create assessment exercises and interactions that increase learner engagement.
  • Build and update courses on training portals, web assets and learning management systems.
  • Learn new technologies and methods applicable to the development of training.

Work Location:

  • Hybrid – this role is eligible for a hybrid schedule of a decided upon days per week on campus in Aurora, CO.

Why Join Us:

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. 

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition benefits, ECO pass, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays and more. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits-wellness.

Diversity and Equity:

  • The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons within the LGBTQ+ community and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in business, business administration, finance, accounting, education, instructional design, social sciences, healthcare administration, public administration, communications, information systems, or a directly related field from an accredited institution.
    • A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Instructional or curricular design domain experience. 
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud and Content Authoring tools (e.g., Photoshop, Captivate, Present, Acrobat Pro).
  • Experience working with a variety of web conferencing, presentation, distance learning, and video editing tools and software.
  • Experience with learning managing systems (i.e., Canvas, Blackboard, etc.) to create and manage online courses, user accounts, course settings and enrollment options.
  • Experience teaching and supporting individuals new to technology.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and designing interactive educational products using a wide spectrum of current educational technologies. 
  • Experience working directly with faculty or SMEs in behavioral health, public health, medical, or closely related fields to develop innovative content.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.
  • Instructional or curricular design domain knowledge.

How to Apply:

For full consideration, please submit the following document(s):

  • A letter of interest describing relevant job experiences as they relate to listed job qualifications and interest in the position.
  • Curriculum vitae / Resume
  • Three to five professional references, including name, address, phone number (mobile number if appropriate), and email address.

Questions should be directed to: Michael Kazanjian, michael.kazanjian@cuanschutz.edu

Screening of Applications Begins:

  • Screening of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Anticipated Pay Range:

  • The starting salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established as: $50,803 – $64,622.
  • The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. This position may be eligible for overtime compensation, depending on the level.
  • Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.
  • Total Compensation Calculator: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125

ADA Statement:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at hr.adacoordinator@cuanschutz.edu​.

Background Check Statement:

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

Vaccination Statement:

CU Anschutz strongly encourages vaccination against the COVID-19 virus and other vaccine preventable diseases. If you work, visit, or volunteer in healthcare facilities or clinics operated by our affiliated hospital or clinical partners or by CU Anschutz, you will be required to comply with the vaccination and medical surveillance policies of the facilities or clinics where you work, visit, or volunteer, respectively. In addition, if you work in certain research areas or perform certain safety sensitive job duties, you must enroll in the occupational health medical surveillance program

Application Materials Required:

  • Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Job Category: Business Services 

Primary Location: Aurora


Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jul 21, 2023

Unposting Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Michael Kazanjian 

Posting Contact Email: michael.kazanjian@cuanschutz.edu

Position Number: 00812437