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Instructional Designer

University of Bridgeport
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 1, 2024

The mission of The University of Bridgeport is to promote academic excellence, personal responsibility, and commitment to service. Distinctive curricula in an international, culturally diverse supportive learning environment prepare graduates for life and leadership in an increasingly interconnected world.

Position Description Summary/Purpose :

The University of Bridgeport is seeking candidates for the position of Instructional Designer. The Instructional Designer will work with subject matter experts to develop courses to be delivered in both an online and on campus format with the goal to assist learners in acquiring knowledge, skills, and competencies in an effective and appealing manner. The Instructional Designer will work as part of the UB Online Studies team reporting directly to the Assistant Director of Online Studies. This position requires an entry-level working knowledge of instructional design principles and technology.

This is a campus-based, on-ground position; the incumbent must be willing to work at the University of Bridgeport main campus in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Flexibility is available regarding work schedule, but some evenings and weekends are required.

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.)
  • Development of online, on-ground, and hybrid courses and instructional multimedia-based materials.
  • Provide 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.
  • Work with subject matter experts to identify target audience’s needs.
  • Set instructional end goals and assist with identifying content that matches them.
  • Visualize instructional graphics, the user interface, and the finished product.
  • Analyze and apply trends and best practices in learning technologies and instructional design.
  • Create exercises and activities that enhance the learning process.
  • Create supporting material/media (audio, video, simulations, role plays, games etc.).
  • Devise modes of assessment, such as tests or quizzes, to measure the effectiveness of the course.
  • Maintain project documentation and course folders.
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 :
  • Demonstrated commitment to developing and fostering best practices and policies to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, and build an environment in which all members of the University community are treated with respect and dignity.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong customer service focus.
  • Ability to work effectively with Deans, program directors, faculty, administrators, students, and external constituents.
  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse and inclusive work team.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to multitask and handle multiple responsibilities.
  • Ability to work both independently and on a team.
Education, Training and Experience :
  • Bachelor's degree (Masters preferred) in instructional design, educational technology, or similar relevant field.
  • Previous working experience in instructional design for at least 3 years.
  • In-depth knowledge of learning theories and instructional design models.
  • Knowledge of learning management systems, primarily Canvas.
  • Lesson and curriculum planning skills.
  • Basic HTML and CSS programming knowledge.
  • Visual design skills (Adobe Suite, Articulate).
  • Ability to write effective copy, instructional text, audio, and video scripts.
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 (Especially relevant if driving is required by the job)

_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 University of Bridgeport 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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