Designer - Instruction & Technology

St. Catherine University

United States

August 19, 2021


Posting Details Position Title Designer - Instruction & Technology

Division IT Department/Office IT Academic Support Tech

Position Summary

The IT Academic Technology Department at St. Catherine University invites applications for a full-time Designer – Instruction and Technology. The IT Academic Technology Department supports academic platforms and technology which is critical for faculty, staff, and students. Our team ensures that faculty have the tools, resources and knowledge to effectively teach in online and hybrid environments. The Designer – Instruction and Technology position works closely with instructors who teach in all delivery formats (face-to-face, hybrid and fully online) to provide information and guidance in the use of effective digital learning strategies, online best practices, and a broad range of technological tools to support learners in reaching student learning outcomes. This position requires working some evenings and weekends to accommodate the scheduling needs of our active academic community.


  • Provide academic technology and pedagogical support to the broad St. Kate's Community.
  • Respond to requests and issues sent to Academic Technology via the University's ticket system and/or via email.
  • Apply a deep, broad knowledge of available academic technology tools to effective instructional use, including learning management systems, online tools, software, hardware, and devices used for teaching and learning.
  • Consult with faculty, staff, or subject matter experts to design and develop a variety of effective instructional materials for use with traditional instructor-led, hybrid, and fully online programs and courses.
  • Develop measurable criteria that can be used to judge the learner's performance.
  • Plan, develop, and conduct training sessions for faculty, academic programs, University staff, and students in the use of academic technology.
  • Manage the integration of the system within the University's course management system(s) and troubleshoot issues.
  • St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation's largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Two years of experience in educational technology or instructional design.
  • Experience working with instructional design concepts and principles, adult learning theory, needs assessment, distance learning best practices, and instructional technology integration.
  • Experience creating and delivering faculty/instructor training and development sessions.
  • Experience using emerging technology to support instructional objectives, such as course management systems, rich media, lecture capture, video- desktop conferencing, screen recording software and web tools.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • College or University coursework in the area of: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Instructional Systems Design, Distance Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Education, or closely related field.
  • Experience working in higher education.
  • Knowledge of best practices for technology usage within online learning environments
  • Knowledge of copyright and accessibility requirements for instructional materials in a higher education environment.
  • Experience troubleshooting and problem-solving in a highly technical and fast-paced environment that is focused on providing quality service to the University community.
  • We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university's commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.

    EEO Statement

    St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at or 651-690-6565.

    Application instructions for STAFF

    Visit St. Kate Careers to apply. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Nancy Hendrickson at Application deadline is August 19, 2021.

    Given the way campus life inherently puts people in close proximity to each other, including residence and dining halls, classrooms, and gatherings, the University has determined that a vaccination requirement is the best way to keep our community safe and prevent potential outbreaks as we return to more regular, in-person operations. St. Catherine University is requiring all students, faculty (including adjuncts contracted for the fall semester and beyond), staff, and residents age 12 and older to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series unless the University approves a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation/exemption as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work. For more information, visit St. Catherine University 2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105 Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace / Tobacco Free Workplace Our university is a proud member of the Upper Midwest HERC and is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit: www.

    Posting Number 20210137-STAFF

    Posting Start Date 07/20/2021 Application Deadline 08/19/2021

    Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • HRQ: What is your highest level of completed education?
  • Some high school
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Some college
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Some graduate school
  • Master's degree
  • ABD
  • Professional degree (e.g., JD, MD)
  • Doctoral degree
  • HRQ: For any education beyond high school, please list the degree or certification and the area of focus.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • How many years of experience do you have in educational technology or instructional design?
  • Less than one year
  • One year
  • Two years
  • Three or more years
  • Briefly explain your experience working with instructional design concepts and principles, adult learning theory, needs assessment, distance learning best practices, and instructional technology integration.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Briefly explain your experience creating and delivering faculty/instructor training and development sessions.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Briefly explain your experience using emerging technology to support instructional objectives, such as course management systems, rich media, lecture capture, video-desktop conferencing, screen recording software and web tools.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • HRQ: St. Kate's is committed to making Inclusive Excellence a reality and has identified “Drive a Culture of Inclusive Excellence” as one of six priorities in the strategic plan. Give a specific example of how you have promoted a culture that values diversity, equity and inclusion in your current or recent role(s).
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • HRQ: Are you presently legally authorized to work in the United States for any U.S. employer? Please be aware that St. Catherine University is only able to consider candidates who are authorized to work in the United States.
  • Yes
  • No
  • HRQ: St. Catherine University welcomes applications from candidates who are traditionally under-represented. We are happy to consider candidates who are currently in possession of a temporary work visa, however, please be aware that we do not offer employment visa sponsorship. Will you now or in the future require an employer to sponsor you for an employment-based visa/status in the U.S. (e.g. H-1B status)?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Maybe
  • HRQ: Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
  • Yes
  • No
  • HRQ: How did you hear about this opportunity?
  • St. Catherine University website
  • St. Catherine University employee
  • Academic Jobs
  • American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
  • Association of Catholic Colleges/Universities
  • Association of Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
  • College or University website
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
  • Facebook
  • Google Jobs
  • HigherEdJobs
  • Higher Education Case Managers Association (HECMA)
  • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
  • Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine
  • IMDiversity
  • Indeed
  • Inside Higher Ed
  • Insight Into Diversity
  • Latinos in Higher Ed
  • LGBTQ in Higher Education
  • LinkedIn
  • Minnesota College Professionals Association
  • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
  • Workforce Center
  • Minority Jobs
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
  • National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE)
  • People of Color in Higher Education
  • Pioneer Press
  • Pollen Midwest
  • Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce (SPACC)
  • Star Tribune
  • Twin Cities Senior Student Affairs Officers listserv
  • Twitter
  • Women in Higher Education
  • ZipRecruiter
  • Other
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • References
  • Optional Documents

  • Other Document 1
  • Letter of Recommendation 1
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