Instructional Design Specialist, University College

Roger Williams University

United States

October 11, 2021


Instructional Design Specialist, University College

Category: Staff positions Department: Academic Programs, UC Locations: Providence, RI Posted: Aug 26, 2021 Closes: Open Until Filled Type: Full-time Regular Ref. No.: 1919 Position ID: 135958


About Roger Williams University:

About RWU: With campuses on the coast of Bristol and in the heart of Providence, R.I., Roger Williams University is a forward-thinking private university committed to strengthening society through engaged teaching and learning. At RWU, small classes, direct access to faculty and guaranteed opportunity for real-world projects ensure that its nearly 4,000 undergraduates - along with hundreds of law students, graduate students and adult learners - graduate with the ability to think critically along with the practical skills that today's employers demand. Roger Williams is leading the way in American higher education, confronting the most pressing issues facing students and families - increasing costs, rising debt and job readiness.

Job Description:

The Instructional Design Specialist designs and develops course curricula across a range of delivery modalities, specifically for competency based education programs .

Instructional Design Services

Provide instructional design and production assistance to faculty in the development of electronic delivery methods for on site and online competency- based courses.

Consult with subject matter experts on optimal design of online, blended and web- enhanced competency-based courses.

Collaborate with other team members to promote teaching and learning technologies through concepts/projects resulting in sound course curricula and programs.

Assist the Dean of University College in identifying and assessing institutional, departmental, and individual faculty member's needs for instructional design, curriculum development, and integration of learning technologies into competency-based learning environments.

Research and Development

Collaborate with the University College Leadership Team and Program Directors to provide leadership in advancing awareness of trends and developments in the field of instructional design and technology in higher education.

Maintain a current awareness and knowledge base of prevailing and emerging instructional technologies, applying findings to end-user applications, online problem-solving applications, such as gaming, digital video and social networking.

Continually research instructional design and technology to maintain currency in the field.


Bachelor's degree in instructional design, instructional technology, education, curriculum design, digital/multimedia design or a related field.

Two to three years of experience in course design, curriculum design, or e-learning.

Demonstrated experience with online course management tools, graphic and multimedia authoring software and website design software.

Ability to organize and work effectively with an understanding of organizational policies and activities.

Advanced skills in the use of technology applications and working knowledge of PC and MAC O/S.

Ability to empathize with faculty and explain technological concepts in simple, understandable language.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in instructional design, instructional technology, education, curriculum design, digital/multimedia design or related field.

Past experience working in higher education, particularly in the field of competency-based education.

Experience in the development and delivery of asynchronous and synchronous distance education courses.

Experience with supporting online course management systems/tools and e-portfolio development, preferably utilizing D2L Brightspace. Knowledge of universal design for accessibility.

Ability to provide creative and innovative solutions to instructional design and technology challenges.

At the University's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the University, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Additional Information:

Roger Williams University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law. For information on our Non-discrimination policy, visithere.

RWU prohibits all forms of discrimination on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) and its implementing regulations not to discriminate in such a manner. Complaints of Title IX sexual harassment should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator at the contact information listed below. Details regarding the formal complaint process can be found here:Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures. All complaints of sexual harassment will be taken seriously and responded to promptly. TITLE IX COORDINATOR : Dr. Jen Stanley, 1 Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809 / Phone Number: (401) 254-3123 /Email Address:

Salaries for new hires at Roger Williams University usually fall between the minimum and midpoint of the salary range.

Minimum 25th Midpoint 75th Maximum

$24.83 $27,37 $29.91 $32.45 $34.99

Application Instructions:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three (3) professional references. In your cover letter/letter of interest, in addition to listing how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position, please include information about how you would be able to contribute to RWU's diversity, inclusivity, and equity goals.

All employees must submit a vaccination card or complete an exemption form (available upon request) in order to provide a clear and accurate picture of campus vaccine prevalence. Please be assured that RWU closely safeguards the confidentiality of employee medical information, including documentation or other confirmation of the COVID-19 vaccination.

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