Instructional Designer (Remote)
Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, private,
not-for-profit college in Burlington, Vermont overlooking Lake
Champlain and the Adirondack mountains, with additional campuses in
Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Its career-driven approach
to higher education prepares students for professional life from
their very first semester.
Champlain's Centers of Experience provide students from across
all majors with experiential learning environments that guide them
in how to take their classroom knowledge and put it to the test in
practical applications allowing them to gain real-world experience
firsthand. Each Center connects Champlain to the local community
and the world, turning theory into practice. The Centers entrust
students with responsibility, engage them in ambitious goals and
empower them to lead with creativity, confidence, insight, and
integrity. At the helms of the Centers are cutting-edge industry
professionals who share the goal of providing the most relevant,
career-focused education, enriched with hands-on learning
opportunities. The College offers 30 undergraduate degrees as
well as online undergraduate, graduate, and certificate
Our accolades include:
- Fiske Guide to Colleges 2021 selects Champlain as one of the
"best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada
and Great Britain
- Champlain is featured in The Princeton Review's 2021
"The Best 386 Colleges," including among its "Best Northeastern
- For the sixth year in a row, Champlain is named a "Most
Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World
Report's "America's Best Colleges" and is recognized as a
"Best Value School"
- Champlain College is recognized as a 2021 College of
Champlain College has a fully remote opportunity for a talented
Instructional Designer to join our team! The Instructional Designer
works with program directors/deans, subject matter experts,
faculty, and other eLearning team members to design and develop new
courses and revise existing courses in the College's online
Learning Management System (LMS), Canvas. The Instructional
Designer supports instructors by addressing teaching and learning
issues in online courses. This person plays a key role in
identifying the needs of students, designing and developing
learning experiences, and working with subject matter experts to
produce courses that are outcomes-driven, engaging, and
ADA-compliant. The Instructional Designer leads development teams
to design and develop courses and manage their caseload of courses
in which they contribute expertise to structure content and
activities, develop assessments, adapt instructional materials, and
create media to optimize student learning. This position is best
suited to someone who enjoys problem-solving in a team environment
and seeks to develop new skills while growing their understanding
of learning and technology.
With your application please submit a portfolio or sample of
your work and a 1-3 minute video letting us know why you are
interested in this position and in working for Champlain College
Online. Please use your video to demonstrate your production skills
and style. Please submit your work via a URL link (Youtube, Vimeo,
or Google Drive). We are excited to see your work!
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
- Manage course design and development projects.
- Lead individual course development teams that include subject
matter experts, program directors/deans, eLearning team members,
and others while ensuring resources are well deployed, timelines
and standards are met, and all parties collaborate
- The Instructional Designer will develop and manage content in
Canvas. Structure content and activities; develop assessments;
adapt instructional materials; and create media, hands-on
exercises, and scenarios to optimize student learning.
- Provide consultation and support to individual faculty looking
to improve their courses through the effective use of web-based
- Ensure the course development process is evidence-based,
relevant to the stakeholders, and effective for learning by the
- Contribute positively to a department culture that is a
hospitable and engaging environment for faculty to seek support for
- Manage projects to further team and College
- Lead projects that include researching, testing, and
implementing new technology.
- Ensure stakeholder directions and process documents are tested,
current, and employ best practices.
- Participate in team initiatives including updating the LMS, the
maintenance and tracking of ebooks, and advancing strategic
- Contribute to Workplace Learning Solutions projects as
- Conduct course reviews to ensure courses are
strategically-aligned, outcomes-driven, engaging, and ADA
- Regularly review existing online courses, assist in the
creation of priority lists of courses to be redeveloped, and
facilitate the design and development of those courses.
- Create evidence-based improvement plans for courses that can be
carried out by the Instructional Designer and/or other staff and
- Assist with the production of documents that communicate
guidelines and standards. Keep them updated and ensure
usability by eLearning team members and faculty.
- Administrative and other duties.
- Write training materials, create, and deliver training
experiences that model best practices in faculty training, student
orientation, the use of learning management systems, and online
- Provide input into discussions around best practices, policy,
- Attend and participate in department meetings.
- Participate in the work needed to complete department
TECHNICAL AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
- Master's degree in Instructional Design, Instructional
Technology, or equivalent professional experience.
- 3- 5 years of experience working with faculty or SMEs in higher
education or professional setting required.
- Knowledge and application of leading Instructional Design
- Background in usability and experience design, information
design, and communications.
- Experience developing instructor-led, online, and mobile
- Experience with eLearning technology tools, project management
tools, and learning management systems (Canvas experience
- Expertise creating accessible and usable Web pages.
- Experience with HTML and editing tools for Web text and
- Experience with Microsoft Office or Google Apps
- Experience with PhotoShop, Illustrator, other Adobe Creative
Cloud applications, Articulate360, H5P, and video a plus.
- Strong attention to detail, process, and deadlines.
- Communication and interpersonal skills, excellent file
management, documentation, project management, writing, editing,
collaboration, and a positive approach to customer service are
- Excellent attention to detail and the ability to multitask
under strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
- Ability to communicate effectively in visual, oral, and written
- Ability to work independently and as a member of a
high-performing team with shared goals.
The successful completion of a criminal background check is
required as a condition of employment.
Champlain College does not discriminate on the basis of race,
creed, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, religion,
age, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, veteran or military
service status, HIV -positive status, qualified disability, or on
the basis of any other status protected by law, and does not
discriminate in the administration of its education and admission
policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment practices or
co-curricular and other College-administered programs. Champlain
College will make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified
students, applicants for admission or employment, or employees.
Please contact the People Center at 802.651.5800 with questions
concerning the hiring process or future employment at Champlain
College, or if auxiliary aids or services are needed to apply for
employment at Champlain College.
Champlain College is committed to fostering an inclusive and
diverse community. Recognizing that diversity is both a reflection
of our world and a source of rich education, Champlain strives to
be diverse and inclusive in ways that reflect the world in which we
live and work. All members of the Champlain community are valued as
Application materials must include a resume/CV and a letter of
interest (Cover Letter) specifically addressing the desired
qualifications. With your application please submit a
portfolio or sample of your work and a 1-3 minute video letting us
know why you are interested in this position and in working for
Champlain College Online. Please use your video to demonstrate your
production skills and style. Please submit your work via a URL link
(Youtube, Vimeo, or Google Drive).
The College seeks candidates who, through their work and life
experiences, service to the community, teaching or research can
contribute to the diversity, inclusivity and academic excellence of
Champlain College. Please include information about how you would
contribute to these efforts and help to further this goal in your
letter of interest/cover letter.
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