Instructional Designer

Colorado, United States
Salary Not specified
Dec 02, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Instructional Designer
Regis University

Northwest Denver Campus

Position Type:Staff

Scheduled Weekly Hours:40

Requested Start Date for this Position:01/18/2021 - 1 month to go

Campus Location:Northwest Denver Campus

Full-time or Part-time:Full time

Job Summary:Regis University seeks an Instructional Designer (ID) to join the Instructional Design and Technology (ID&T) department team. The ideal candidate is a highly collaborative professional who works well with faculty/subject matter experts and members of the ID&T Team in the design of courses featuring active learning, instructional media, interactivity, peer engagement and the Six Key Jesuit Values.

This Instructional Designer will work full time on campus and support courses delivered in a variety of modalities (e.g., online, blended, remote, and web-enhanced). The ID will promote the use of evidence-based teaching and learning practices as well as impactful uses of educational technology. A qualified candidate has project management skills and is capable of managing multiple course-design projects concurrently. An ideal candidate takes initiative, is self-motivated, and has strong problem-solving, analytical, and critical thinking skills.

Working at Regis University
As Regis employees, we each have a responsibility to perform our work in alignment with the mission of the University, especially with its Catholic and Jesuit values. All employees are expected to both contribute to and strengthen the university's culture of respect, inclusion and equity for all members of our community.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please submit a resume, cover letter and list of references with your application. Current employees, please submit an application and requested documents by logging into Workday. Click on the Career Worklet and access the internal site.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Course Design and Development (60%)
  • Cultivates collaborative and professional working relationships with faculty, content experts and other members of the design and development team in the design of learning experiences and engaging learning material for any course format.
  • Manages the course design project from start to finish, including timelines and arranging meetings.
  • Implements innovative approaches and strategies in the course design process to address teaching and learning challenges.
  • Evaluates and assesses the effective use of instructional technologies to identify opportunities for improvement in online, blended, and web-enhanced courses.

Faculty Support (30%)
  • Provides instructional design support and services including course consultation, course or program design, course evaluation, course related training etc.
  • Consults with faculty in the use of pedagogies, best practices, and instructional technologies that support student learning in any course format.
  • Researches, evaluates, and assists with the implementation of best practices for teaching and learning with technology.

Outreach and Other Duties (10%)
  • Develops presentations and training that promote the use of best practices for teaching and learning strategies.
  • Teach or co-teaches at minimum one college level online course once every 2 years.
  • Other duties as assigned, e.g. university task forces, committees, and special projects (non-course projects that support academic or administrative needs.)
  • Engages in the department's quality improvement efforts.

Visit the Instructional Design and Technology (ID&T) department website to learn more about the team and the work we do.


  • A Master's degree in instructional design or related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in instructional design with significant work in instructional design.
  • Solid understanding of learning theory, instructional design theory, and effective online pedagogy.
  • Familiarity with HTML and the ability to develop course content with authoring tools such as Dreamweaver.
  • Experience working in learning management systems (LMS).
  • Project management skills, ability to concurrently manage and organize multiple projects.
  • Ability to conceptualize innovative ideas and solutions.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Experience incorporating skills such as digital literacy, critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity and collaboration into teaching and learning.
  • Experience developing course content employing universal design, accessibility, and ADA compliance.

  • Multimedia or educational technology experience desired in higher education
  • A desire to continually upgrade knowledge and ability as part of a leading online learning unit in a fast growing and developing field.
  • Competence with Adobe Creative Suite applications and a wide variety of instructional design and development tools (e.g. Articulate Storyline, Captivate, Camtasia, audio/video, web conferencing tools, etc.)
  • Experience in online teaching and/or learning in higher education
  • Familiarity with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • Sense of humor


Responsibility for making decisions regarding effective instructional design and development and technology integration. Must plan, coordinate and manage activities to enhance departmental goals of development process efficiency and learning effectiveness. Collaborates in decisions about priorities for resource deployment and balancing conflicting needs.


The ideal candidate is open-minded, professional, and able to communicate clearly, openly, and honestly in a highly collaborative team environment. Listening is also a critical component to effective communication and is expected.


Works as a member of a design and development team, but individually executes production of components of projects. Must work within time constraints.

Pay Rate:$60,000/year

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Since 1877, Regis University has been using our Jesuit background to provide an education for men and women of all ages and faiths and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Inspired by St. Ignatius Loyola, the mission of Regis University is to educate men and women of all ages to make a positive impact in a rapidly-changing global society. We encourage our students to seek truth, live purposeful lives, and continually examine and attempt to answer the question: "How ought we to live?" Regis University's Northwest Campus is the main campus and administrative hub, located in Denver, Colorado. Regis University has three additional campuses in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Thornton, Colorado and the Denver Tech Center, as well as distance learning initiatives.