Benedictine University is an inclusive academic community, inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition and Benedictine values. We seek employees who will contribute to the advancement of our mission by helping students shape lives of meaning and purpose as engaged citizens who care for the Earth, welcome people of diverse faiths and cultures, and promote the common good.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Job Title: Instructional Designer
Department: Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence
Reports to: Director, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence
Position Summary: Assist faculty as they design courses, develop instructional materials, and learn to
use technologies to support on-ground, online, and blended courses and student learning. Keep faculty
abreast of emerging tools and digital learning applications. Assist faculty in learning about and becoming
proficient in the use of instructional technology in their courses, and especially in the tools available
thorough the Desire2Learn course management system. Provide support for existing and developing
online courses and programs. Direct the work of contracted instructional designers and the Learning
Essential Job Responsibilities:
1. Work with academic departments and programs across the University to support the design and
development of new online and blended courses and programs and the use of the learning
management system to support on-ground courses. Direct the work of contracted instructional
designers and the Learning Technologies Expert related to these efforts.
2. Collaborate with faculty to transform traditional, on-ground courses into high-quality online
courses. Direct the work of contracted instructional designers and the Learning Technologies
Expert related to these efforts.
3. Work with faculty to evaluate and revise existing online courses to enhance the learning experience
for students. Direct the work of contracted instructional designers and the Learning Technologies
Expert related to these efforts.
4. Integrate course design elements that promote the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Open SUNY
Course Quality Review (OSCQR) standards for online course design, ADA compliance, mission related
teaching practices, and alignment with course/program outcomes.
5. Consult with faculty on technological and pedagogical issues relevant to online teaching and
learning and on the effective use of the learning management system to support on-ground courses.
Direct the work of contracted instructional designers and the Learning Technologies Expert related
to these efforts.
6. Provide support for University initiatives relating to online and blended academic offerings.
7. Remain current with research and emerging trends in distance learning, learning technologies, and
8. Other duties as assigned by the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence.
Education: B.A. (B.S.) in Instructional Design or related discipline, Master’s degree preferred.
Experience: Three to five years of experience in instructional design, instructional technology or
related field required.
Specific Skills: Proficient in the Brightspace Desire2Learn course management system, expertise in
online learning and instructional design, fluent in various instructional technologies, content
development technologies, and emerging Web 2.0 educational technologies (e.g. Turnitin, Zoom,
Camtasia, Snagit, MS Office Suite, Google Docs, among others), experience with the OLC OSCQR
standards for online course design and the OLS OSCQR rubric.
Supervisory Responsibility (if applicable): Direct the work of contracted instructional designers and
the Learning Technologies Expert.
Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.
Use of computer screen, phone and customer service.
May require bending, or sitting for long periods of time. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Working Conditions: Typical office conditions.
Benedictine University does not discriminate in its admissions or educational policies, programs or activities; scholarship and loan programs; athletic and other University administered programs or employment practices on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The laws applicable to Benedictine University include constitutional and statutory protections of the University's rights as a religiously sponsored institution. This policy of equal employment opportunity applies to all employment and personnel practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, promotion, training and compensation.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
Benedictine University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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