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Instructional Designer, CE + EE ( Rhode Island School of Design )

Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 14, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts, Education, Instructional Technology & Design, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Distance Education Programs, Instructional Technology & Design (Campus)
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Continuing Education (CE) provides an immersive and innovative art and design education for everyone, at all stages of life and all levels of experience. In response to the Division’s enormous enrollment and geographic growth, the College will launch a new initiative: RISD Expanded Education (RISD EE), which will offer scalable, custom-crafte d immersive learning experiences, multi-day initiatives, and a diverse menu of short courses for corporate and nonprofit entities. RISD EE will align with the core of our Strategic Plan , making a positive global impact through the power of active inquiry, connected practice, and creative response.

RISD CE + EE seeks an Instructional Designer to work collaboratively and cross-programmatically with CE Instructors, staff, and Programs Managers to support instructors and optimize teaching and learning through our learning management system (Canvas) and other teaching and learning platforms in the fulfillment of curricular goals in an arts and design context and across a range of modalities (in-person, blended, and online). Located in RISD’s Continuing and Expanded Education area and with a dotted line to our Information Technology Services, the instructional designer will also plan and provide training in a range of instructional technologies and related pedagogies; apply instructional design principles and best practices to improve learning outcomes; and measure and analyze key metrics to improve instructional quality. In coordination with IT Services, the instructional designer is responsible for researching, recommending, and developing strategies and technologies to support teaching and learning for the non-degree academic programs.

RISD is committed to building a campus culture that advances transformational justice, cultural humility and curiosity. As such, we seek candidates whose professional practice is aligned with the principles of sustainability, social equity and inclusion, and equal access to resources and opportunity.

Essential Functions

  • Plan, design, and implement community training and other educational tools.

  • Review all online course content prior to course launch and meet with instructors as appropriate.

  • Train instructors on the use of tools and methodology for the delivery of content and courses.

  • Work 1:1 with CE and EE instructors to create video content; tutorials and demos for all online courses

  • Provide consultations to instructors regarding their instructional technology goals.

  • Research, evaluate and deploy new instructional technologies that support instructors’ abilities to teach in a variety of delivery formats.

  • Design and build Canvas courses delivered in and/or supportive of all modalities - online, hybrid, and in person.

  • Collect and report on key metrics related to learning services.

  • Design and develop instructional materials for instructors, students, and staff including video tutorials, online training courses, and text-based guides.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Experience

  • MA or MFA required, Ph.D. preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience. Focus of study might include Instructional Design, Education, Educational Technology, Curriculum, Instruction or art and design, or related fields.

  • A minimum of three years of experience designing and developing online courses.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide high-quality instructional design support (for face-to-face, online, and/or hybrid learning contexts) using Canvas.

  • Experience teaching at the college/university level. Experience must include online/blended course design, curriculum development, faculty/instructor development or other related area.

  • Advanced skills in preparing media and web content.

  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusive pedagogical practices and an institutional mission dedicated to the success of a diverse student population.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and engage in multiple tasks/projects simultaneously.

  • Some experience with Panopto, VoiceThread, and other third-party tools that integrate with Canvas preferred.

  • Knowledge of the principles of universal design for learning and accessibility requirements for ADA compliance.

  • Preferred experience with external facing non-degree programs in a highly competitive, fast-paced environment.



Work Schedule:

35 hours/week; 12 months/year

Employment Status:

Full-Time; Regular Exempt.



Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume (required)

Cover Letter (required)

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please upload all required documents.

The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.

For certain positions, RISD is currently supporting remote work arrangements due to the pandemic. When work resumes in person, employees are expected to perform work on campus.

RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

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