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.
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-
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.