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Instructional Design Technologist

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Mar 3, 2023

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Instructional Design Technologist

About the Opportunity


Northeastern University's Experiential Digital Global Education Division (EDGE) is seeking a part-time Instructional Design Technologist to support the Digital and Enterprise Learning team in the implementation of maintenance of high quality digital learning products. The EDGE Division drives Northeastern's growth goals and digital strategy broadly by serving two functions: 1. Providing digital learning design and development services to Northeastern's schools and colleges 2. Working with colleges & corporate partners connecting learning to employees and professionals.

Ideal candidates for this position have strong technical and learning design skills, a passion for solving problems and finding creative solutions, and the ability to stay organized and focused on priorities while thriving in an agile environment.

The part-time Instructional Design Technologist will work collaboratively with our team to prep courses for each term and support live courses. Additionally, this position will monitor a ticketing system and repair any issues across our programs as requested.

This position is remote and is approximate work hours will be 10-20 hours per week.


Course prep includes a variety of tasks such as:
  • Setting up all tech prior to launch
  • Copying content into live shell
  • Collaborating on term prep checklist with cross-functional teams
  • Informing program team of prep completion; and
  • Supporting any other tasks as they come up.

Support of live courses includes:
  • Correcting any issues brought up in the course within 12-24 hours
  • Problem solving for long term tech/design issues
  • Working with faculty as they request to implement changes to their course in the LMS; and
  • Handling any other design or technical requests that come via our ticketing system.

Additionally, at the end of course runs the Instructional Design Technologist will support the implementation of revisions to courses and support the redevelopment of major portions of the course based on student feedback, if necessary.

  • Master's degree in instructional design, distance learning, adult education, educational technology or a related field and/or a body of work that demonstrates similar competencies.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and/or teaching online courses.
  • Experience designing learning offerings in response to an identified business or learning problem.
  • Ability to design learning content while keeping in mind the user experience.
  • Ability to proactively manage course support and development issues as well as project schedule.
  • Demonstrated experience designing rigorous and technical courses at scale.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, including the ability to collaborate across networks and work effectively in virtual teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to use checklists and stay on top of essential tasks in course prep
  • Expertise with Canvas LMS and EdTech Tools (Panopto, H5P, Google Suite, Smartsheet, Pluralsight, Linkedin Learning, Dataquest, etc.)
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills; ability to proactively manage course support and development issues as well as project schedule.
  • Ability to be flexible and creative when faced with competing priorities.
  • Ability to design learning products for the unique needs of each identified audience.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply instructional design principles, learning theory, and educational technologies in the design and development of online learning experiences.
  • Positive and professional attitude; interest in learning new skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team
  • Must be committed to creating a professional collaborative work environment by demonstrating a respect for colleagues and their expertise; cultivating open communication & feedback; and inspiring a unified commitment to elevating the standard of quality of the deliverables.

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Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more information.

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 law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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