Learning Experience Designer

Stanford University

Learning Experience Designer

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Join a creative and talented team that is working to shape the future of teaching and learning at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB). As part of the Digital Learning Solutions (DLS) team, the Learning Experience Designer partners with faculty and staff to envision an innovative future of education and help chart a realistic path for arriving there. DLS designs, develops, and supports solutions to provide meaningful learning, increased student engagement, and a smooth instructional experience. The team works on academic programs (MBA, MsX, PhD), as well as Executive Education and other public-facing programs. This role facilitates the integration of technology into teaching, learning, and/or research activities.

On the team you will work closely with instructional technologists, video producers, motion graphics designers, application developers and other learning experience designers at the GSB's Knight Management Center.

See the team's recent work here: https://gsbmedia.stanford.edu/media/Digital+Learning+Solutions+-+Highlight+Reel+2016-2017/0_d8o7auda


  • Uncover the unique teaching and learning needs specific to each course and/or program we are designing.
  • Partner with faculty and staff to rethink instructional approaches to address evolving teaching and learning goals and school needs.
  • Collaborate with media production and technology development colleagues to determine how media and technology tools can support and enhance the teaching and learning goals.
  • Deliver a range of solution types--from online resources used to supplement on-campus courses (such as videos, animations, simulations, activities, and assessments) to hybrid/blended courses and fully online courses.
  • Assist with providing departmental leadership for using technology in teaching, learning, community building and/or research. Oversee or provide assistance in the direct integration of technology into course curricula, extra-curricular or co-curricular learning, and/or research projects.
  • Lead the development of resources, seminars, courses, or workshops to disseminate information about uses of technology.
  • Actively create a supportive infrastructure for integrating technology into research, teaching, and learning by assisting faculty and staff in-person, developing supporting resources, and disseminating knowledge.
  • Assist with development and coordination of academic learning technology policies, procedures, and support.
  • Lead projects to develop innovative uses of technology for research, student learning and/or community building. Consult on development of software applications, or work with on- or off-campus resources to develop or adapt software solutions.
  • Consult with and help instructors and/or departments to incorporate technologies into course design and curricula and/or co-curricula in support of student learning goal.
  • Draw on research and best practices from fields of learning, cognition, education and other relevant fields to inform the design of the learning experience. Stay abreast of educational technology research and participate in conferences, workshops or trainings.
  • Provide expertise and support in applying instructional design methodologies to the development, implementation, and evaluation of face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses.
  • Provide outreach and advocacy within and across departments for effective uses of educational technology.
* - Other duties may also be assigned


Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree plus four years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience. Master's degree plus four years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Expertise in utilizing technology to enhance teaching and research.
  • Ability to define and solve logical problems for technical applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and develop innovative and effective learning experiences and resources using new technologies and pedagogical models.
  • Ability to plan, design, develop and evaluate engaging multimedia learning/training objects.
  • Experience with delivering applications in a networked environment.
  • Excellent teaching, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively and tactfully with members of the academic community; demonstrated experience working in an environment with colleagues of diverse backgrounds and customs.
  • Demonstrated expertise with instructional design methodologies, pedagogical issues and best practices for classroom, online and hybrid learning.
  • Excellent time management and project management skills. Demonstrated ability to manage a complex workload, prioritize tasks and use good judgment in providing services based on goal.
  • Expert knowledge of Macintosh and Windows environments, and facility with Unix.
    Demonstrated experience developing and delivering technical training to a non-technical audience.
  • Expert knowledge of learning management systems and various classroom and online learning technologies.
  • Excellent customer service skills, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong working relationships with a diverse audience of faculty, staff and students.

Certifications and Licenses:



  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds.
  • Rarely writing by hand, use a telephone.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


  • Extended hours and weekends.
  • Occasional overnight travel.


  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

Job: Information Technology Services

Location: Graduate School of Business
Schedule: Full-time
Classification Level:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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