Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • Education Technology
  • Bloomington, MN, USA
  • Full Time

Position Information:

The Instructional Designer is a new position to assist faculty in the development of course materials for online, on-campus, and hybrid courses. The Instructional Designer will collaborate with faculty and staff to establish consistent quality standards, look and feel template design, and user experience across programs and courses. The Designer will develop and deliver training and onboarding for faculty as well as providing group and individualized instructional design consultation and assistance.  This person will also help faculty and staff to identify appropriate technologies needed to accomplish desired learning outcomes while increasing student learning, success and engagement. 

This is a full-time, benefits eligible opportunity. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.

Duties include, but are not limited to: 

  • Developing instructional design framework for blended and online educational delivery, to include entire programs as well as individual courses. Must understand external quality requirements for distance education, including those from federal and state agencies, accrediting agencies and licensing boards. 
  • Project management
  • Training staff and faculty

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree is required
  • Master's or Doctoral or Professional degree preferred
  • 1-3 years of experience in on-line instructional and curriculum design or related field
  • Demonstrated expertise with learning management systems (particularly Moodle), instructional design, and learning theories
  • Strongly prefer experience that includes developing online or blended learning initiatives in higher education
  • Prior work experience in higher education require

Other specialized skills/knowledge:

  • Fully knowledgeable in online learning pedagogy, instructional design, adult learning principles, course management software (i.e. Moodle), and other instructional software tools
  • Ability to provide instructional, curriculum, and technical design consulting services to faculty
  • Efficient working on multiple instructional design and related projects concurrently
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, problem solving skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders to ensure a high degree of understanding and transparency of the online and hybrid course design and development process
  • Excellent project management, presentation, and the ability to execute a variety of plans at multiple levels

Northwestern Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status

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