Lead Instructional Designer - IT Department

Posting Details Position Title Lead Instructional Designer - IT Department Division IT Department/Office IT Academic Support Tech Position Summary

TheIT Academic Technology Department at St. Catherine Universityinvites applications for a full-timeLead Instructional Designerwhich will focus on both Instruction & Technology.

The IT Academic Technology Department supports academic platforms and technology which is critical for faculty, staff, and students. Our team ensures that faculty have the tools, resources and knowledge to effectively teach in online and hybrid environments. The Lead Instructional Designer – Instruction & Technology manages instructional design technology systems and processes in support of excellent academic instruction. The person in this role uses a high degree of knowledge and expertise in the areas of learning science, information design, adult learning, and usability/accessibility to partner with, guide, and support faculty in designing and developing learner-centered instruction that follows best practices for all delivery formats. This role has a profound impact on student and faculty success in the online learning environment. Responsibilities:


  • Create systematic design processes to guide faculty, staff, or subject matter experts through outcome and best-practice focused course design, especially focused on digital materials for all course delivery formats (face-to-face, hybrid, and online)
  • Lead teams, programs, and departments through processes to enhance instructional quality and student experiences
  • Lead programs and departments in the process by which “Course Templates” and “Master Courses” are designed, including the selection of consistent “up-front” content pages
  • Lead projects to redesign face-to-face courses into effective hybrid or fully online courses while following best practices and maintaining equivalent specific learning outcomes
  • Consult with faculty members to enhance their use of effective instructional strategies and technology tools for reaching the desired student learning objectives in a range of delivery modes, including face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online.
  • Provide instruction and support to faculty, staff, and students in how to use academic technology tools in order to increase their comfort level and self-sufficiency.
  • Provide accessibility support and instruction for faculty, staff and students in conjunction with the academic technology tools being used.
  • Create, teach and facilitate faculty development courses, workshops, offerings, and events.


St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation’s largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls nearly 5,000 students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Masters degree in Instructional Systems Design, Educational Technology, Online/Distance Education, or a closely related field.
  • Six years professional experience designing instructional materials and online instruction.
  • Experience designing instructional materials and online instruction in a higher education environment.
  • Experience with curriculum development, instructional design concepts and principles, adult learning theory, needs assessment, and online/distance learning best practices.
  • Experience designing instruction that engages students in active learning experiences.
  • Experience using emerging technology to support instructional objectives, such as course management systems, rich media, lecture capture, video-desktop conferencing, screen recording software, web tools, and classroom-based tools such as high-tech projection systems and student response systems.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Six years professional experience designing instructional materials and online instruction in a higher education environment.
  • Experience ensuring that instructional materials and online instruction is accessible.
  • Experience as system administrator for instructional technology systems.


We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university’s commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.

EEO Statement

St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us athr@stkate.eduor 651-690-6565.

Application instructions for STAFF

VisitSt. Kate Careersto apply. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Nancy Hendrickson atnehendrickson@stkate.edu. Application deadline is July 5, 2021.


St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace / Tobacco Free Workplace




Our university is a proud member of the Upper MidwestHERCand is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit: www.uppermidwestherc.org.

Posting Number 20210117-STAFF Posting Start Date 06/08/2021 Application Deadline 07/05/2021 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. *HRQ: What is your highest level of completed education?
    • Some high school
    • High school diploma or GED
    • Some college
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Some graduate school
    • Master's degree
    • ABD
    • Professional degree (e.g., JD, MD)
    • Doctoral degree
  2. *HRQ: For any education beyond high school, what was your area of focus?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. *How many years professional experience designing instructional materials and online instruction do you have?
    • 1 year
    • 2 years
    • 3 years
    • 4 years
    • 5 years
    • 6 or more years
  4. *Briefly describe your experience with curriculum development, instructional design concepts and principles, adult learning theory, needs assessment, and online/distance learning best practices.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. *Briefly describe your experience using emerging technology to support instructional objectives, such as course management systems, rich media, lecture capture, video-desktop conferencing, screen recording software, web tools, and classroom-based tools such as high-tech projection systems and student response systems.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. *HRQ: St. Kate’s is committed to making Inclusive Excellence a reality and has identified “Drive a Culture of Inclusive Excellence” as one of six priorities in the strategic plan. Give a specific example of how you have promoted a culture that values diversity, equity and inclusion in your current or recent role(s).

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. *HRQ: Are you presently legally authorized to work in the United States for any U.S. employer? Please be aware that St. Catherine University is only able to consider candidates who are authorized to work in the United States.
    • Yes
    • No
  8. *HRQ: St. Catherine University welcomes applications from candidates who are traditionally under-represented. We are happy to consider candidates who are currently in possession of a temporary work visa, however, please be aware that we do not offer employment visa sponsorship. Will you now or in the future require an employer to sponsor you for an employment-based visa/status in the U.S. (e.g. H-1B status)?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Maybe
  9. *HRQ: Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. *HRQ: How did you hear about this opportunity?
    • St. Catherine University website
    • St. Catherine University employee
    • Academic Jobs
    • American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
    • Association of Catholic Colleges/Universities
    • Association of Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • College or University website
    • Council of Independent Colleges
    • DisabilityConnect.com
    • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
    • DiversityConnect.com
    • Facebook
    • Google Jobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Higher Education Case Managers Association (HECMA)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine
    • IMDiversity
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Insight Into Diversity
    • Latinos in Higher Ed
    • LGBTConnect.com
    • LGBTQ in Higher Education
    • LinkedIn
    • Minnesota College Professionals Association
    • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
    • MinnesotaWorks.net/Minnesota Workforce Center
    • Minority Jobs
    • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
    • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
    • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
    • National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE)
    • OutandEqual.com
    • People of Color in Higher Education
    • Pioneer Press
    • Pollen Midwest
    • Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce (SPACC)
    • SimplyHired.com
    • Star Tribune
    • StudentAffairs.com
    • Twin Cities Senior Student Affairs Officers listserv
    • Twitter
    • VeteransConnect.com
    • Women in Higher Education
    • ZipRecruiter
    • Other
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. References

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