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Instructional Designer

Daemen University
New York, United States
$54,000.00 - $55,000.00
Posted Date
Jan 4, 2022

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Instructional Technology & Design (Campus), Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology
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TITLE: Instructional Designer

REPORTS TO:  Director of Instructional Design in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Systems Integration

LOCATION: Daemen College, Amherst NY Campus


  • Collaborate with faculty members in the development or conversion of courses for online and hybrid learning modalities including the selection of appropriate technological, instructional, and assessment strategies while meeting the objectives of the course and honoring the academic goals of the institution.
  • Collaborate with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to identify, design, and develop course materials and assets using the Backward Design model while managing course development projects.
  • Actively review existing courses and offer recommendations for continued refinement based on best practices in asynchronous learning.
  • Develop online lesson materials using faculty content, other instructional content, software applications (e.g. Articulate Rise, Camtasia, etc), and the Learning Management System (Blackboard)
  • Support faculty as needed in the use of instructional technology in developing courses.
  • Aid faculty in preparing proposed and existing online courses for quality review in accordance with the Quality Matters (QM) Higher Ed Rubric.
  • Provide timely formative feedback and assistance to faculty for the enhancement of face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses.
  • Recommend innovative design, format, and/or technological changes to further engage learners.
  • Effectively lead instructional workshops and presentations on innovative strategies to enhance teaching and learning.
  • Collaborate with faculty on developing engaging content (e.g., video, audio, and/or interactive).
  • Manage project timelines for instructional design projects.
  • Stay informed about instructional technologies and curricular best practices.
  • Assist with accessibility needs in keeping with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Serve on the Quality in Online Education Committee (QOnEc).
  • Take initiative to create user guides, tutorials, and other resources as "on demand" references for faculty and staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Degree in Instructional Design, Education, or related disciplines, Masters preferred.
  • Experience with course design aimed at actively engaging students and meeting the needs of adult learners preferred.
  • Experience in higher education with a fluency in pedagogical modalities preferred.
  • Experience with conducting online course reviews and communicating results and recommendations.
  • Familiarity with common instructional design principles and best practices (e.g., ADDIE, Integrated or Backwards Design, formative feedback, etc.)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work both collaboratively and independently as needed.
  • Proficiency with Content or Learning Management Systems (e.g. Blackboard)
  • Expertise in MS Office and/or Google Drive.
  • Experience working on project teams to accomplish tasks and milestones in a timely manner.


  • Cover letter outlining qualifications based on job expectations and requirements.
  • Resume or CV.
  • Names and contact information of 3 professional references familiar with your instructional design work over the last 2-3 years.

Terms of Employment: This position is a full-time exempt position that may require extended or weekend hours if warranted to meet the obligations of the position. The College offers a full package of benefits.

Benefits: This is a full-time, 12 month, hourly (non-exempt) position. Pay is competitive and includes full benefits. Benefits are available the first of the month following the full-time employee's date of hire and include health, dental, vision insurance, and fully paid life insurance. In addition, we offer fully paid long term disability insurance after 3 months of employment. Eligibility for the 403b retirement plan is available to full-time employees upon hire and an 8% employer match after one year of service. Tuition waiver benefits are also available for full-time employees and their qualified dependents.

Compensation: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Standard Background Check Required.

For consideration please submit CV, letter of interest, and contact information for three professional references in the attachments section of your application at Incomplete packages will not be considered.

Daemen College is an AA/EOE and strongly encourages applications from women, veterans, people of color, individuals with disabilities and candidates who will contribute to and support the cultural fluency and diversity of our campus. Apply directly at


In order to be eligible to work at Daemen College, all employees are required to receive a completed course of one of the FDA approved COVID-19 vaccinations (Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson) or receive an exemption for a diagnosed medical or deeply held religious belief (which must go through an approval process). Employees not in compliance with this policy will not be eligible to work at Daemen.

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