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Instructional Designer

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Instructional Designer

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Instructional Designer

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Learning Innovation and Technology

Job Description Summary

Wentworth Institute of Technology is seeking applicants interested in joining the Wentworth community as an Instructional Designer in Learning Innovation and Technology. Currently, there is a need to fill TWO (2) Instructional Designer positions.

The Instructional Designers will be scheduled on a hybrid basis, with an on-campus presence in Boston, MA, required on average 1-2 days per week.

Wentworth Institute of Technology is a university with nationally ranked academic programs with an emphasis on innovation, learning by doing, and a cooperative education model that builds careers for our students.

The Teaching & Learning Collaborative is seeking a full-time Instructional Designer (ID) to join a dynamic team to foster innovation in teaching and learning to enhance student learning in face-to-face, hybrid and online courses .

This is an exciting opportunity for a forward-thinking professional who is passionate about working at the intersection of teaching, learning, and technology, aimed at supporting inclusive and accessible educational experiences.
Reporting directly to the Associate Director of Learning Design Solutions, Instructional Designers build positive working relationships with faculty to guide application of course design and delivery best practices such as active learning strategies and to encourage meaningful adoption of learning management systems and academic technology. They leverage their expertise in learning design and skills with academic technology to bring emerging technologies and best practices to Wentworth students.

Inclusive Excellence at Wentworth:
Wentworth Institute of Technology is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all University programs and activities. The University does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants will receive consideration.

To find out more about the Wentworth’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, please visit the website .

All applicants have the right to accessibility support and accommodations. To request accessibility support or accommodations, contact the Executive Director of Equity and Compliance, Catlin Wells, at

How to Apply :
Interested applicants should apply at . Please submit required documents.

Minimum Education Required

Bachelor's degree

Preferred Education

Master's degree

Minimum Work Experience Required

1-3 years

Preferred Work Experience

4 or more years

Minimum Knowledge Required

Working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures and ability to use in varied situations.

Preferred Knowledge

Comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts and practices and ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations.

Advertised Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in education, instructional design, instructional technology or teaching related discipline .
Strong knowledge in and 1-3 years of experience working as an instructional designer or part of an educational role

Advertised Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in education, instructional design, or teaching related discipline with 4 or more years working as an instructional designer . Experience in a higher education setting . Experience authoring in a learning management system (for example: Brightspace, Canvas, Blackboard);
Demonstrated knowledge of developing materials using a universal design approach; and appropriate integration of multimedia, academic technology, collaboration tools, and accessible digital learning materials. Knowledge of current and emerging instructional design methodologies with a good understanding of pedagogy/learning theories and instructional design models. Strong skills in collaboration, relationship building, influence, and project management. Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment with customer service orientation and the ability to solve problems with creativity and flexibility.

Demonstrated ability to collaborate with faculty, build relationships, and influence teaching and learning strategies. Effectively conveys and receives ideas, information, and directions. Listens actively and seeks to clarify and confirm the accuracy of their understanding. Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Prioritizes and plans work using time effectively, meets deadlines, and follows through on commitments. Identifies, solves, and escalates problems in a timely manner. Works with others to achieve desired results by contributing to team projects, exchanging ideas and opinions, resolves conflicts, developing positive working relationships. Is flexible, open-minded, and promotes mutual respect. Identifies and responds quickly and effectively to customer needs and follows up to ensure customer satisfaction.

Experience transitioning between course management systems, online learning course development (Quality Matters a plus), extensive experience with multimedia authoring tools, collaboration tools, and accessible digital learning materials. Strong understanding of active and inclusive learning theories, assessment, and approaches to hybrid/online learning. Experience with STEAM teaching methods and strategies a plus. Demonstrated ability to be open minded and flexible with excellent collaboration, relationship building, influence skills, and project management skills.

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Colleges of the Fenway site
    • Wentworth site
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed.
    • NE HERC
    • El Mundo
    • Sampan
    • Bay State Banner
    • Colors Magazine
    • AcademicKeys
    • Referral
    • Other
    • Mathjobs
  2. * Do you have a bachelor's degree in instructional design, instructional technology, education or training?
    • yes
    • no
  3. * Share an example you're proud of integrating inclusive, active, evidence-based teaching and learning practices and digital learning technologies across course delivery modalities.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * What academic technology tools have you worked with and how have you helped faculty effectively adopt those tools into their course?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Wentworth defines inclusive excellence as 'Actively and intentionally cultivating a diverse and culturally competent institution where each member has the opportunity and support to reach their full potential and make contributions to our campus community and beyond.' Please provide an example of how you have exemplified inclusive excellence in an educational or professional setting.

    (Open Ended Question)

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