Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • Academic Affairs
  • Bloomington, MN, USA
  • Full Time

Benefit eligible


When you join NWHSU you're not simply doing a job, you're making a difference. You'll see passion for our mission, our work, and our future growth opportunities all around you. Culture is extremely important to us. We're a small enough organization that you'll get to know everyone, have a voice, make an impact, and feel the enthusiasm of everyone you work with. Yet we're large enough to offer exceptional benefits including a university contribution to our 403(b), generous PTO and a flexible environment. It's an ideal blend and a superb organization to expand your career.

What can you expect?

  • Our goal? Preparing the next generation of healthcare professionals to deliver and advance healthcare.
  • Every role and individual contributes to our success. No matter what department you work in, you'll see passion for our work and respect for one another.
  • Belonging is important to us - we all bring different backgrounds, perspectives, and value to the organization. And that makes us stronger.
  • We're committed and engaged. You'll see that in every meeting, every discussion and everything we do. It shows and we're proud of it.
  • We don't simply say we have a team environment - we live it. Your ideas and suggestions matter. We listen to one another and when something makes sense, we do it.
  • We've still got that entrepreneurial spirit, even though we've been around for 80+ years. And we like that.
  • We share information and have fun - through monthly Open Forum meetings with our senior leaders, to random employee celebration events throughout the year.
  • We build in flexibility in roles whenever we can. We work in a hybrid environment. Each manager works with their team members to ensure there is a healthy work-life balance.
  • Your personal and professional work opportunities are important to us - we provide these benefits so you can continue to excel in your career.

Position Information

The Digital Learning Manager oversees distance learning and education technologies to promote innovative learning design and course development that enhance on-campus, hybrid, and online teaching and learning. This position will collaborate with faculty and staff to establish consistent quality standards to measure and improve the quality of course design, user experience and learning across programs and courses. The Digital Learning Manager will develop and deliver training, onboarding, and group and/or /individualized learning design consultation and assistance. This position 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 position.

Work Location: Bloomington, MN with flexibility to work 3+ days per week remotely; must live local and be able to come to campus as needed.


  • Guide the university on innovative learning delivery methods that enhance teaching and learning
  • Strategically contribute to faculty training, orientation, and faculty development for teaching in collaboration with internal and external partners
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff in course design and development, sometimes with multi-media, for on-campus, online, hybrid and hyflex courses
  • Collaborate with the schools' leadership teams to support the design of new programs
  • Establish consistent quality standards for course design, template design, and user experience across programs and courses
  • Collaborate on sustainable quality measurement, analysis, and reporting for improvement purposes
  • Support faculty and staff in the integration of technology to address learning design questions and enhance the faculty and student learning experience
  • Develop processes and tools to train faculty, staff, and students to engage with the learning management system
  • Assist with troubleshooting technology issues that emerge in blended and online courses
  • Define projects and manage them to meet milestones and timelines
  • Organize regular and ad-hoc meetings as needed through the life of the program/course design project
  • Communicate progress and milestone achievement to all stakeholders
  • Be available to the faculty during the course to assist with any questions or problems
  • Hire and performance manage learning design staff

What you need to have?

  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's/Doctoral Degree preferred in Instructional Technology or related field
  • Previous experience in online instructional and curriculum design
  • Fully knowledgeable in online learning pedagogy, instructional design, adult learning principles, learning management systems, and other instructional software Experience with Moodle is a bonus
  • Ability to provide instructional, curriculum, and technical design consulting services to faculty
  • Ability to move multiple and concurrent instructional design and related projects forward
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, problem solving skills, interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders to ensure a high degree of shared understanding and transparency
  • Excellent project management skills

Does this sound like the type of role you could excel in? Where your background and experience may contribute to the growth of our organization? A role where you can add your passion and enthusiasm, and make a difference? If you believe you have the education and experience to meet the qualifications for this role, we'd value talking to you. Non-traditional backgrounds are welcome.

Our Benefits:

NWHSU is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet your current needs an anticipate your future needs. Our generous time away helps you enjoy a healthy work life rhythm.

  • Paid Time Off (earn 22 days per year)
  • Holiday (15 days in 2022)
  • Discounted and free on-site clinic services for you and your family
  • 403(b) Plan (4.75% University contribution with a 2% employee contribution)
  • Medical, dental, vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • EAP and other wellness benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement for external programs
  • Tuition Reduction for internal programs (includes family members)
  • On-site fitness center

NWHSU Overview:

Founded in 1941, NWHSU is a progressive institution educating the next generation of health care professionals. While the institution's history is rooted in the chiropractic profession, NWHSU now focuses more broadly on integrative care, health, and wellness. In addition to our Doctor of Chiropractic, we offer a Doctor in Chinese Medicine, and offerings in massage therapy, nutrition, undergraduate health sciences, and the allied health professions - medical assisting, medical laboratory science, medical laboratory technology, radiation therapy, and radiologic technology. We are a mission- and vision-driven university, preparing the next generation of healthcare professionals to not only deliver, but advance health care.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Northwestern Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate.

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