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Instructional Designer - Adult/Online Learning

Georgia Southern University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 6, 2022

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Instructional Designer - Adult/Online Learning

Job ID: 252494
Location: Georgia Southern - Savannah
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us

Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.


Armstrong Campus - Savannah, GA

Department Information

Adult and Online Learning

Job Summary

The Instructional Designer will work across units in Academic Affairs, including Adult and Online Learning, Faculty Center, and Continuing and Professional Education. They will assist with building courses for faculty teaching online and for the creation of prior learning portfolios. They will assist with developing co-curricular programming for online students to help expand and enhance the online campus.

  • Collaborate with faculty and instructional designers in the Faculty Center and the Division of Continuing Education, to integrate existing/emerging instructional and interactive technologies into courses/programs
  • Develop assessments that align with learning outcomes
  • Inform teaching faculty and staff of copyright law, 508 compliance, and ADA compliance issues
  • Assist faculty with the development, design, and course production processes
  • Support faculty and student success
  • Collaborate with faculty and the library faculty to support the adoption of open educational resources
  • Work with subject matter experts to identify what students need to learn
  • Design, develop, and integrate innovative design concepts into course content in a learning management system
  • Adapt instructional materials created for one format to another (face-to-face to online)
  • Create supporting materials/media (i.e., audio, video, simulations, role plays, games)
  • Comply with accessibility requirements for course design, delivery, and production
  • Apply current research and theory as well as universal design principles into the practice of instructional design
  • Analyze course design into a given set of standards
  • Assist the Office of Online and Adult Learning with institutional, online, and co-curricular initiatives that build the online campus of Georgia Southern University
  • Assist with building courses that bridge Continuing and Professional Education with Academic Affairs, specifically, credit for prior learning programs

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
  • Master's Degree

Required Experience
  • One (1) or more years of related work experience in distance or online education
  • One (1) or more years of experience using a learning management system (Desire2Learn, Blackboard, Moodle, etc.) for instruction and course/program development
  • Experience conducting needs assessments, analyzing data, and making recommendations

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Experience
  • Experience with Brightspace Desire2Learn
  • Experience serving on internal and external committees
  • Experience with Quality Matters
  • Demonstrated experience with instructional design in a higher education setting
  • Demonstrated experience working with faculty on web accessibility and section 508 compliance

Proposed Salary

$49,400 - $52,000

This is an exempt position paid on a monthly basis.

Required Documents to Attach
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Two (2) Professional References

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Consistently exhibit engaging customer service
  • Ability to work well in a diverse and inclusive environment through commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Proven proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office, Google, and/or applications as required for specific position
  • Ability to facilitate quality control and assess whether online materials and practices follow policies, guidelines, and best practices to meet course learning outcomes
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, work under pressure, and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to understand, analyze and diagnose faculty, staff, and student needs and translate them into instructional solutions
  • Ability to enhance web-based courses with knowledge of research-based best practices and e-learning principles

  • Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success
  • Significant professional development or course work in adult learning theory, curriculum, instruction and assessment learning, theory, web-based instruction, and educational media (or equivalent experience)
  • Professional development or course work in adult learning theory, curriculum, instruction and assessment learning, theory, web-based instruction, and educational media (or equivalent experience)
  • Knowledge and demonstrable skills for applying a variety of software applications and web-based authoring and publishing systems (i.e., Camtasia, Turnitin, Collaborate, Kaltura, Google applications, Adobe Creative Suite, Respondus, Yuja)

  • Effective communication (verbal and written), organizational and human relations skills
  • Demonstrate excellent public relations skills

Apply Before Date

January 19, 2023

Application review may begin on December 6, 2022.

Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at (912) 478-6947 or by email at

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Legally authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the University.

Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.

Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.

Proof of valid driver's license upon hire and throughout employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals, and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Other Information
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Work generally performed in office environment
  • Workweek may occasionally extend beyond 40 hours
  • Travel required

Background Check
  • Standard + Education & DMV

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