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Instructional Designer/Web Support

The mission of Goodwin University is to educate a diverse student population in a dynamic environment that aligns education, commerce, and community. Our innovative programs of study prepare students for professional careers while promoting lifelong learning and civic responsibility. As a nurturing university community, we challenge students, faculty, staff, and administration to fully realize their highest academic, professional, and personal potential.

Position Description Summary/Purpose :

This position provides pedagogical support and related technology to faculty, including online courses and materials that reinforce student satisfaction with active and adaptive, collaborative learning; student success; and retention of a diverse population of learners.

Essential Job Functions/Primary Responsibilities :

(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)
  • Designs and develops online courses.
  • Designs and conducts instructional technology workshops and presentations for faculty.
  • Provides online and in-person faculty training and coaching in instructional design and best practices for online learning.
  • Creates a culture of widely shared technology-enhanced, effective teaching and learning practices
  • Helps the University identify a set of best practices that work for the college’s students and aligns instructional development activities in support of those best practices, such as Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
  • Designs and maintains the faculty resource site and Online Studies Web Pages.
  • Conducts all work in a safe manner and all work safety practices are followed.
Other Functions :
  • Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.
  • Continues professional development and training; keeps current with trends.
  • Assists other department staff as needed to promote a team effort.
Knowledge, Ability and Skill :
  • Expertise applying learning theory and pedagogical best practices
  • Expertise applying instructional design processes and quality benchmarks to course development
  • Expertise using a learning management system
  • Working knowledge of emerging technologies and strategies for successful integration into teaching and learning
  • Familiarity with and ability to train faculty in the use of a wide range of teaching-learning technologies
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications, Adobe Creative Suite, Blackboard Learning Management System, Databases, Course Management Systems
  • A solid working knowledge of instructional design principles and a rich understanding of web design and coding to develop and maintain the Universities faculty resource site.

Education, Training and Experience :
  • Bachelor’s degree in instructional design, educational technology, or related field
  • 1-3 years of experience as an instructional designer, preferably in a setting with a diverse learner population
  • Knowledge of HTML, XML, CSS and JavaScript
Physical and Mental Requirements :

Work Environment None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3 Outdoor Weather Conditions X Work with fumes or airborne particles X Work near moving mechanical parts X Risk of electrical shock X Vibration X

Physical Activity None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3 Standing X Walking X Sitting X Talking & Hearing X Using hands/fingers to handle/feel X Climbing or balancing X Bending, pulling, pushing X Driving X

Lifting Requirements None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3 Up to 10 pounds X Up to 25 pounds X Up to 50 pounds X Up to 75 pounds X Up to 100 pounds X Over 100 pounds X

Vision Requirements:

X Close vision (i.e. clear vision at 20 inches or less)

___ Distance vision (i.e. clear vision at 20 feet or more)

___ Color vision (i.e. ability to identify and distinguish colors)

___ Peripheral vision (i.e. ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or

left and right while the eyes are fixed on a given point)

___ Depth perception (i.e. three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and

spatial relationships)

___ No special vision requirements

Full-Time Employee Benefits:
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • 401k employer match
  • Employee & dependent life insurance
  • Great tuition benefits for employee, spouse & dependents
  • PTO program
  • Flexible work schedules
(This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee. It is used as a guide for personnel actions and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)

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