Senior Learning Experience Designer
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and
the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our
world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students,
faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the
confines of discipline, degree, and campus.
Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London;
Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto;
Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and
Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through
this network, we expand opportunities for flexible,
student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused
Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate
programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to
degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among
these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees
designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and
About the Opportunity:
This position is designed to fill a needed role in leading,
nurturing and supporting the OEL team in designing and developing
exemplary learning experiences at Northeastern. This candidate will
have demonstrated excellence in course design and development,
awareness of latest research and processes and a talent for growing
and nurturing a team. The Senior LX Designer reports to the
Director of Learning Experience (LX) Design.
In addition to existing responsibilities of a Learning Experience
Designers the Senior LX Designer will excel in the following
- Supervising a team of Instructional Designers and Learning
- Supporting the goals of department and manager, the Sr. LX
Designer will excel at working cross-functionally, leading OEL task
groups and working with media developers, directors, faculty, and
others, to ensure timely completion of design and learning
experience projects, while maintaining a high quality end
- Supporting the director and team by leading efforts in
training, development, and coaching of instructional designers as
needed, particularly those who report directly to the Senior LX
- Working with the Director to implement needed updates, changes,
upgrades as necessary to ensure the design process is on the
cutting edge of best practices in online course development in
higher-education and supports the mission and goals of the
Assisting the Director in the development and implementation of new
online degree and certificate programs. Example of support might
include but not be limited to standing in for director for related
events, attend department meetings, provide training and mentoring
for faculty and staff on the curriculum development process.
This position requires a Master's degree in Instructional Design,
Educational Psychology or a related field and/or demonstrated
equivalent work experience.
3+ years of experience in higher education with a track record of
innovation with learning technologies and an understanding of
learning science principles and technology trends.
Demonstrated experience and tangible success in designing,
developing online experiential courses (OEL), experience with other
models of course design and experience with instructional design
consulting and support (CPSmodel).
They must be able to work strategically with many constituencies,
peers, faculty, students, campus administrators and leadership etc.
Teamwork and strong organizational and interpersonal skills are
essential. He/she must have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced
environment; and ability to understand the online design
Leadership abilities in training, mentoring and coaching designers,
new or otherwise, in course design, learning experience design, and
faculty relationship building best practices. The candidate should
be able to identify appropriate training and mentoring plans for
Ability to take on new design projects with little oversight.
Ability to identify needed updates, changes, upgrades as necessary
to ensure the design process is on the cutting edge of best
practices in online course development in higher-education and
supports the mission and goals of the University.
Demonstrated problem-solving and project management skills
(including the ability to manage multiple deadlines, organize and
prioritize work). Ability to effectively manage projects that
involve diverse individuals who may be local or at a
Demonstrated ability to apply instructional design principles,
learning theory, and educational technologies in the design and
development of learning experiences.
A thorough knowledge and experience with best in class approaches
to the development of various types of learning experiences
Experience with one or more learning management systems as well as
common software used in the design and development of learning
experiences. Ability to troubleshoot basic educational technology
Experience working with production groups to build learning assets
or curriculum, experience working with a variety of media and web
Demonstrated abilities with use of eLearning tools and technologies
(In particular, the articulate suite of products, html, CSS, a
basic awareness of video production, and a comfort with learning
new tools quickly).
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking
to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and
staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its
forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect
that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, religion,
color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability
status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable
To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and
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