Dixie State University is actively seeking a Learning Designer
(level I or II) to join our DSU Online team. Reporting to the
Director of Learning Design & Development at DSU Online,
Learning Designers I and II actively lead the design and
development aspects of online courses or other digital learning
experiences. Learning Designers use sound instructional design
principles, methods, and theories to create engaging and
outcome-aligned learning activities and assessments. This position
works closely with faculty or other subject-matter experts on
multiple projects or initiatives concurrently. A Learning Designer
II also serves in a mentoring role to other learning designers.
Come join an ambitious and inventive team to build active, applied,
and authentic learning offerings.
DSU Online provides leadership and support of high quality,
affordable, active and applied online education that prepares
learners for meaningful employment and career advancement. In
fulfilling our mission, we provide the following central
- Assist in the planning and design of new online programs and
- Design and development of active and applied online learning
- Promotion of online offerings through digital, social media,
and traditional marketing channels.
- Facilitating concierge support to online learners from
admissions to graduation.
- Orientation, certification, and ongoing support of online
- Incubation of innovative learning models and practices.
Course Design and Development Projects (65%)
Consultation on Course Design, and Related Technologies
- Apply various instructional design theories, models, and
principles to identify, design, develop, implement, and evaluate
appropriate teaching and learning solutions delivered in a variety
of modalities to be effective, efficient, and engaging.
- Collaborate with faculty or subject-matter experts to assess
instructional needs, establish timelines for project completion and
identify desired outcomes.
- Build courses in the university learning platform with the
assistance of technologists and other designers.
- Coordinate and meet with the project manager and other learning
designers on standards, workflows, priorities, etc.
- Provide constructive feedback using the online & blended
course design quality standards as part of course reviews for peer
learning designers and faculty.
- Cultivate collaborative, professional working relationships
with faculty and department chairs in assigned college and
departments and provide consultations in the design and structure
of instructional solutions for active and collaborative
- Assist faculty and staff in learning about and integrating new
learning technologies and pedagogies in courses.
- Design and/or facilitate professional growth and learning
opportunities both online and in-person to improve teaching and
learning at DSU.
- Keep abreast of current instructional design research,
principles, strategies, and emerging technologies/applications to
apply in course development techniques.
- Network to build bridges between DSU Online and the rest of the
- Participate in University committees and task forces as
- Work on higher profile and/or more complex assignments and
projects, as assigned(Learning Designer II only).
- Serve as lead designer on projects involving more than one
learning designer, as assigned(Learning Designer II
- Mentor other learning designers in the fulfillment of their
responsibilities(Learning Designer II only).
- Perform other duties as assigned.
POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
- For Learning Designer I : Bachelor’s degree in a related field,
and a minimum of 3 years of direct work experience required; 4-5
years of direct work experience in higher education preferred. For
Learning Designer II: Master’s degree in a related discipline, and
a minimum of 5 years of direct work experience in higher education,
required; 6-10 years of direct work experience in higher education
- Knowledge of various instructional design theories, models, and
- Good analytical skills and the ability to synthesize
information from a variety of sources.
- Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication
skills. Communicate clearly and respectfully with others.
- Ability to work well on a team and independently.
- Ability to organize priorities and complete tasks across
several projects or initiatives concurrently.
- Ability to write clear and measurable learning outcomes and
aligns assessments and instructional activities with learning
- Ability to think creatively about new opportunities,
challenges, and problems.
- Ability to learn and apply new technologies and
- Good understanding about accessibility standards or universal
- Capability to effectively design visual elements of web pages
- Solid understanding of HTML and CSS coding languages
- Proficiency with Adobe creative suite or similar
- Ability to take the lead among professional peers &
partners(Learning Designer II only).
- Ability to mentor others by example and the use of constructive
criticism(Learning Designer II only).
professional staff (overtime-exempt) position. Annual salary of
$53,000 - $59,000 for Learning Designer I (depending on
qualifications and experience) and $58,000 - $69,000 for Learning
Designer II, also depending on qualifications and experience.
Desired start date of January 3, 2022. Excellent benefits package
included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental,
vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life,
disability, retirement, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees
and eligible dependents, as well as paid holidays in addition to
sick and vacation leave accruals. See https://humanresources.dixie.edu/employee-benefits/
under 'Benefits Summary' for more details.
ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
Application review begins
November 22, 2021
;position open until
Submit application materials (including
resume contents and contact information for three professional
references) and upload cover letter electronically. If, because of
a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to
apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office at
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:
Dixie State University (DSU),
soon-to-be-called Utah Tech University starting July 1, 2022, is an
open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution committed
to exceptional student learning and success. The university has
adopted an instructional approach of 'active learning. active life'
and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty
and staff committed to creating an active, applied and
career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered.
Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state
university, the university is located in picturesque southwestern
Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine
annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor
recreational opportunities. The nearest metropolitan area is Las
Vegas, NV (120 miles), with amenities such as an international
airport and professional sporting teams. Click here to learn more
about the University.
DSU is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education,
with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 230 programs,
including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates,
endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. DSU seeks to recruit and
retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas,
possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and
vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive,
comprehensive, polytechnic university. DSU is an Equal Opportunity
/ Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of DSU
are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs
and activities, including in admissions and employment, Dixie State
University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination,
including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran,
or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or
any other federal, state or local law.
The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries
regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing
regulations and/or DSU’s non-discrimination policies:
- Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator: Hazel
Sainsbury - firstname.lastname@example.org , HCC 579, 435-652-7747.
- Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Abby Del Giacco - email@example.com ,
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit
- U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for
Civil Rights, firstname.lastname@example.org , 800-421-3481.
- U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, email@example.com ,
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required
to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and
to complete the required employment eligibility verification form