The Instructional Designer is responsible for collaborating with faculty
members in the development of high-quality curriculum design for technology
enhanced face-to-face courses, conversion of courses for online, and hybrid
learning modalities including the selection of appropriate instructional, and
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides learning technology resources, design educational programs,
develop/deliver training for faculty, staff, and students and research,
recommend and implement solutions to enhance the teaching and learning
Assists in providing a systematic method for planning, developing,
evaluating, and managing the instructional process effectively to ensure
Provides design and support in the conversion of targeted courses for
online or multi-modal delivery.
Makes informed recommendations on changes and adjustments to learning
experiences using performance data, quality review feedback, and
instructor and student feedback as required. Provides timely formative
feedback and assistance to faculty for the enhancement of hybrid and
Collaborates with faculty on developing instructionally appropriate rich
media (video, audio, and/or interactive); Specifies instructional
delivery methods to support instruction and learning activities. Assists
with course development process including training and development
Researches, evaluates and integrates new and emerging educational
technologies for improving teaching and learning within online courses.
Provides guidance to faculty on online teaching policies and course
development standards (i.e., Quality Matters).
Assists the instructional development team in integrating instructional
design components into the instructional delivery activities.
Creates online lesson materials using faculty content, other instructional
content, software applications and Learning Management System (e.g.,
Canvas); Creates instructional objectives, and sequence content within
each instructional unit to promote effective learning.
Collaborates with members of Academic Technology in supporting
instructional strategies and evaluation instruments and conducting or
assisting with faculty development. Works with department staff to
identify instructional strategies and specific goals for online curriculum
Monitors trends and changes to industry specific technology, including
instructional technologies and curricular practices.
Leads targeted faculty groups in piloting and evaluating revised/new
Supports Student Accessibility Services to develop and to integrate
technologies that support student needs and that comply with accessibility
standards and meet and exceed compliance requirements.
Provides troubleshooting and other technology support for online teaching
and learning products used by faculty, students, and staff.
Serves on assigned committees, boards, or commissions as appointed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Instructional Design, Education Technology, or
closely related fields; Master's degree or terminal degree preferred.
1- 3 years instructional design, or similar experience.
Experience with video management platforms (e.g., YouTube, Panapto, or
Kaltura) and video conferencing platforms (i.e., Zoom or Teams), web
design and HTML 5 concepts is preferred.
Experience in teaching courses in higher education in multiple modes
(Online, Blended, and Face-to-Face) and teaching in higher education
with knowledge of teaching methods and pedagogy is preferred.
Must have valid driver's license, motor vehicle liability insurance and
personal injury insurance; or have a self-reliant source of transportation
to conduct business on a daily basis
Must clear and maintain a favorable background investigation and clearance
Must be or be willing to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by date of
hire to be considered for employment, unless an accommodation is requested
Must have the ability to demonstrate advanced skills in MS Office (Word,
Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint). Uses various software applications, such
as Adobe Create Cloud, Mac & Windows OS, video editing and media
production, Canvas, Blackboard, and media/education technology platform
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong public
relations and customer service skills with an ability to implement
diplomacy and discretion at all times; an ability to work effectively with
communities across the university.
Must have a high ethical standards and a strong sense of confidentiality;
ability to prioritize and manage multiple deadlines; thrive in a complex
work environment; displays solid problem solving and interpersonal skills;
works well independently and as part of a team.
Must have strong self-judgment abilities to assist in the preparation of
department personnel policy information. Use discretion to complete work
assignments. Initiative is frequently required to complete work
assignments. Decisions are made regarding policy interpretation and
individual work priorities
Must have the ability to demonstrate a capacity for leadership, and the
commitment to work collaboratively with a diverse and dynamic community.
Must have a high attention to detail and be able to organize workflow,
coordinate activities, balance simultaneous projects without loss of
efficiency in a multi-tasked environment, and manage multiple priorities
to meet deadlines.
May be required to work more than 40 hours a week and work a flexible
schedule to accommodate for University events and projects.
Working conditions are in an office environment and university campus
setting. Must be able to move across the university campus to conduct day
to day business.
While performing this role, the employee will be regularly required to
sit, walk, and stand; talk and hear, both in person and by telephone; and
use hands repetitively to operate standard office equipment; and
occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision,
distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
Frequently communicates with others using approved technological
resources; must be able to exchange accurate information through
designated systems within a timely manner.
Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be
met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this
job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
St. Mary's University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Equal
Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to furthering diversity,
equity, and inclusion and encourages all qualified candidates apply.