Instructional Designer II

Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 22, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Instructional Technology & Design, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Distance Education Programs, Instructional Technology & Design (Campus), Business & Administrative Affairs, Technology Administration/Other
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The Instructional Designer II applies a consultation model to identify and implement pedagogical approaches and technologies in collaboration with faculty to enhance student learning. Supports course design efforts for digital and online modalities. Promotes innovation in the use of technology and pedagogy for learning, teaching, and research. Creates and delivers professional development related to digital and online learning topics.

Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to establishing and maintaining an inclusive working and learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of the campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview.

At FGCU, we collectively stand against any individual or group that practices any form of racism, discrimination, intolerance, hate expressions, or disrespect. We are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, religious beliefs, abilities, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, family statuses, and military backgrounds. FGCU strives to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our University stronger. The University community recognizes the importance of a diverse and inclusive institution and holds these ideals as paramount for the current and future success of the institution.

We seek colleagues who promote and embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position as we believe that our University will grow and move forward through a commitment of equality for all.

Job Description

Typical duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Works directly with faculty to design/redesign online and hybrid courses and their learning activities. Identifies and develops appropriate learning activities and materials that directly support the learning outcomes.
  • Supports faculty in the use of LMS features specific to the course design.
  • Collaborates with faculty and Instructional Technology staff to select and integrate appropriate instructional technology.
  • May lead projects related to course design and faculty development.
  • Participates in gathering and analyzing data related to department projects and initiatives.
  • May lead a review of online and hybrid courses.
  • Develops new or revises training focused on online and digital learning teaching and learning.
  • Participates in the evaluation of training and recommends revisions.
  • Collaborates in building Communities of Practice focused on improving teaching and learning in the online and digital learning environment.
  • Assists/trains student workers as required.
  • Develops new techniques and procedures to enhance university instructional design.
  • Reviews progress, evaluates results, recommends new processes, and promotes best practices.
Other Duties
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Education, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, or closely related field.
  • Two years of professional full-time experience as an Instructional Designer designing or developing courses and learning activities for courses delivered via a Learning Management System and supporting faculty in the use of a Learning Management System.
  • Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certifications may be considered.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Education, Education Technology, Instructional Design, or closely related field
  • Three years of professional full-time experience designing and developing courses and learning activities for courses delivered via a Learning Management System and supporting faculty in the use of a Learning Management System.
  • Experience designing and delivering professional development training.
  • Experience with action research and/or teaching an online course in a higher education setting.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Knowledge of instructional design principles and effective online pedagogy.
  • Knowledge of course development and Learning Management System support.
  • Knowledge of software tools used for developing instructional content.
  • Knowledge of adult education principles and practices.
  • Skill in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with faculty to complete an online course quality review.
  • Ability to present effectively to small and large groups.
  • Ability to take initiative to plan, organize, coordinate and perform work in various situations when numerous and diverse demands are involved.
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively within a diverse community and willing to contribute to a team effort.
  • Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments.
  • Ability to develop and conduct workshops on a variety of topics related to online and digital learning.
  • Ability to identify and learn new software tools for the creation of learning materials used in online, hybrid, and web-enhanced courses.
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FGCU offers a robust benefits package including medical and dental plans, life insurance, a retirement program with tax-deferred investment options, tuition waiver for employees and their families, paid holidays, sick leave, vacation time, competitive salaries, and a Flexible Alternative Work Locations (remote work available up to 2 days a week). For additional information please visit:

FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.

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