Instructional Designer

Boulder, USA, Colorado
Mar 23, 2017
University of
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Office of Organization and Employee Development (OED) in the Department of Human Resources at the University of Colorado Boulder is building a new blended learning environment to take employee training and development to new heights. To help us achieve this goal, we have created a new position for an Instructional Designer.

Position Overview

The Instructional Designer (ID) has the opportunity to significantly shape this new learning environment and define of future of employee development at the University of Colorado Boulder. The ID is responsible for the design, development and deployment of blended learning programs. The ID will work with the OED Director, trainers, and subject matter experts to create and update course materials and performance support tools. The ID will design learning solutions utilizing multiple delivery / distribution channels, such as instructor-led training (ILT), e-learning, mobile learning, micro-learning, video, webinars and more, using instructional design methodologies. The ID will use strong interpersonal, written, and visual communication skills to bring together text, images, video and audio to develop and educate CU Boulder employees.

Key Responsibilities

Utilize principles of instructional design to develop adult learning programs.

Consult with subject matter experts to gather requirements, define e-learning objectives, and determine best training delivery technologies and tools.

Perform training needs analysis.

Work and partner with university IT developers as needed.

Build metrics to measure learning and development and drive continuous improvement for content and delivery.

Develop advanced e-learning modules.

Prepare content to be delivered via e-learning, webinars, micro-learning, videos, job aids and other distance and self-paced, or on-demand learning methods.

Develop knowledge assessments aligned to learning objectives.

Complete deliverables that are in scope and on schedule in a fast paced work environment.

Track the usage and effectiveness of e-learning programs.

Integrate principles of Universal Design for Instruction (UDI) into course materials and applications creating usable and accessible content.

Keep abreast of newest trends and research in the training field.

What We Can Offer

Starting salary in the mid $60,000's, depending on experience.

The University of Colorado offers , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the .

Be engaged. Be dynamic. Be successful. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. A degree or training in an appropriate field, such as educational technology, instructional design, or related field preferred.
  • Two years professional experience with instructional design.
  • Training and or experience in the application of adult learning principles.

What You'll Need

  • Demonstrated performance of strong organizational skills.
  • Experience in a variety of graphic, video-audio, and web development software programs.
  • Working knowledge of e-learning software.
  • Demonstrated ability with course design and multimedia design.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook).

Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified.

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