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Instructional Design & Technology

Senior Instructional Designer

Job Type Employee   Full-Time  
Experience Level Senior  
Organization Type Edtech  
Pay Range $55K - $65K

This position exists to create interactive, engaging content and design for courses in the online/hybrid format. This position trains other Instructional Designers to meet the needs and employ learning models of multiple schools and create and design courses for the student needs within the structure of adult learning theory and online delivery format. Using their professional expertise, Sr. Instructional Designers develop courses that address student/learner needs in the following areas and model creation and design for Instructional Designers:

  • Relevant, relatable, engaging course development and assignments from which students/learners can demonstrate mastery of the subject matter
  • Content for courses and learning maps relevant to the student/learner population
  • Clear directions and guidelines for course requirements
  • Methods for assessing student mastery of outcomes
  • Instructor guides and lesson structures which include course outline, learning event description, grading criteria, and assessment rubrics
  • Mentoring and training of new employees and existing team members
  • Responsible for on-call weekends within the rotation schedule to respond to academic requests
  • Responsible for conducting and contributing to meetings with academic leadership
  • Provide academic content and instructional design that includes appropriate instructional organization and development of learning activities for online/hybrid courses based on curriculum determined by the school, selection of course materials and supplementary materials for online/hybrid courses, and determining appropriate course evaluation methods for student progress and final grade assessment in online/hybrid courses.
  • Understand and utilize the approved academic philosophy and specific learning model of each school along with employing adult learning theory and online course delivery knowledge. They adhere to methods of authentic assessment that best measure the student’s performance in the specified master course outcomes.
  • Understand and adhere to a student-centered philosophy of learning where the student learning experience is the focal point of the online educational delivery. All course evaluation methods, learning activities, and instructional design are based on a student-centered, constructivist philosophy along with the adaptation of content to meet various student learning styles so learning is enhanced for each learner.
  • Partner with a subject matter expert for course development and learning assessment according to their respective academic qualifications. Instructional Designers must demonstrate the ability to research and map existing course content, textbook content, proprietary and third-party content to master course outcomes.
  • Must possess the ability to work on several courses/programs at the same time while completing the development of all of the sections of a course within aggressive timelines based on launch dates and team timelines for completion. They must also be highly collaborative with editors and multimedia production specialists and have excellent communication skills for interaction with team members and Subject Matter Experts.
  • Sr. Instructional Designers must work on special projects and additional requests from universities as needed. Sr. Instructional Designers must also create and maintain all team SOPs and Information Guides.
  • Responsible along with the Sr.Editor position for the training of new employees and the structured training of existing employees.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

This position requires knowledge of adult educational theory, online course delivery format, assessment tools, student needs, design format, and creativity. This position also requires knowledge of how to teach and model the above mentioned skills set. Additionally, this position requires a knowledge of research skills, organizational skills to manage several projects simultaneously, efficiency measures for course design, collaborative team skills. Also required is computer efficiency in Microsoft Office software, Learning Content Management System application, Adaptive Learning system, maintaining tracker software, and strong verbal and written communication skills. This position will need to solve issues quickly, assess training needs and learn new technologies. This position must collaborate with and lead academic teams in development. This position also requires a constant learning of new material, software, and processes.

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in education, instructional design, instructional technology, or IT) from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (or international equivalent)
  • Ability to collaborate, communicate, and conduct meetings with academic leadership.
  • Ability to problem solve issues quickly, assess training needs, and learn and train new technologies
  • Ability to Create and maintain Team’s SOPs and Information Guides
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, production skills, and collaborative work style needed. Prefer experience in instructional design including writing, developing educational materials, performing instructional design, interacting with subject matter experts
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, self-starter, flexible, and detail-oriented; 24/7, results-oriented attitude

What we offer

  • Salary Range between $55,000 and $65,000
  • Paid time off
  • Paid sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Comprehensive medical, pharmaceutical, dental, and vision benefits
  • Health savings and flexible spending accounts
  • 401(k) savings plan with company match
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • Company paid life insurance and disability insurance – subject to eligibility
  • Company paid tuition assistance – subject to eligibility and approval
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Prenatal and adoption assistance
  • Additional ancillary programs are available upon benefit enrollment eligibility

Most benefits apply to full-time employees. Some benefits apply to part-time employees as well. Benefits may vary by location and position and are subject to change at any time. Ask your recruiter for full details and information about eligible dependents.