Instructional Designer

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 15, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Job # 034117 Department Code 22605-4417 Department University College Job Title Instructional Designer Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range commensurate with experience Staff Level S5 FLSA Status Exempt Hours

Standard University business hours:

8:30am -5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

This position is required to effectively staff the Syracuse University Center for Online and Digital Learning. The Instructional Designer provides guidance and support to faculty to include collaborating to build courses; designing and building instructional activities and engagements. The Instructional Designer will work with faculty to develop and deliver online and technology-mediated course content. The Instructional Designer will work with faculty to understand online course plans including necessary materials, teaching approaches, and student assessment. In addition the Designer will manage course materials on the LMS, monitor deployment and delivery of course materials, and troubleshoot problems as they arise with the LMS and course content.


• A Master’s degree in the fields of instructional design, curriculum development, or adult learning; or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.
• 3-5 years of instructional design and course building experience.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Ability to work directly with faculty and staff in various disciplines to design, develop, and deliver technology-based courses and other educational media in an online environment.
• Demonstrated strong written and verbal English grammar, spelling, punctuation, and usage.
• Familiarity with current educational and internet technology, including major learning management systems, social media, office and multimedia software.
• Demonstrated proficiency in various word processing, spreadsheet, graphic and database software programs.
• Demonstrated experience or expertise in Adobe Connect, Camtasia, Captivate, Storyline Articulate, and/or video editing
• Ability to collaborate and coordinate with Instructional Design team members.
• Ability to train and mentor faculty and staff on the use of technology to enhance teaching and implement new teaching practices.
• Advise on best practices and instructional support for instructors using the university-supported learning management system.
• Demonstrated fluency in learning theories, instructional design, program planning, engaged learning practices and adult learning principles.
• Demonstrated knowledge of accessibility guidelines and copyright compliance.
• Demonstrated experience developing and conducting instructor-led training (live and via webcast).
• Ability to develop workflows and business procedures.
• Demonstrated experience taking, creating, or administering online asynchronous training.
• Ability to deliver research-based, learner-centered course development support for instructors teaching in blended and online formats


Develop content in collaboration with faculty
• Build, review, reformat and update courses in LMS
• Define objectives for courses/curricula.
• Design assessments and meaningful course interactions to increase learning and retention.
• Work with video production team.
• Provide quality control by completing checklists related to the build phase and contribute to the overall quality assurance process.
•Provide training both formal and informal to faculty and staff to broaden skills and competencies.
•Investigate tools, technology and methodology to aid team members in performing their work more effectively.

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please submit a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

About Syracuse University About the Syracuse area EEOC Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community Quick Link Job Posting Date 09/15/2020 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants

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