Madison, WI
Apr 12, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 94079-AS

Work Type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Instructional Design, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Terminal

Position Vacancy ID: 94079-AS

Working Title: Instructional Designer



FTE: 50% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: MAY 01, 2018

Term: This position will end on MAY 31, 2019.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $45,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree in instructional design, educational technology or a related academic discipline.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Prior experience in instructional design, educational technology or a related academic discipline is preferred.

To be considered eligible for this position, you must meet the following minimum qualifications:
-Exceptional written, verbal, critical thinking, problem solving, and interpersonal communication skills
-Experience developing courses in a variety of learning management systems
-Familiarity with Section 508 Standards and/or universal design for learning principles
-Knowledge and application of learner-focused instructional design principles
-Highly organized and able to operate in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
-High degree of flexibility and tolerance for change
-Ability to lead and collaborate actively with others on cross-functional teams

Preferred knowledge, skills and abilities:
-Expertise in documentation creation and management
-Proficiency creating videos with emphasis on scripting, storyboarding, editing, closed captioning and outputting in multiple video formats using industry standard software such as Adobe Captivate, Premiere Pro or Articulate
-Ability to develop innovative approaches to complex design problems
-Knowledge and possession of high professional standards and a personal code of ethics characterized by honesty, integrity, openness, and fairness
-Ability to exhibit creativity, self-direction and the capacity for independent work, multi-tasking and organizational skills
-Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; effective project management skills

Working conditions:
-Make individual arrangements for transportation adequate to meet position responsibility and essential job functions
-Occasional regional travel
-Occasionally work during the evening and on weekends
-Employment will require a criminal background check

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

The Instructional Designer is accountable to the Environmental Resources Center (ERC) Instructional Design Unit Coordinator for all programmatic matters and matters related to vacation, leave of absence, salary and promotion. The Instructional Designer is also accountable to the ERC Director(s). This position will work directly with the National Conservation Professional Training Program and related ERC programs. This position will work closely with the coordinators of multi-state and Wisconsin Conservation Professional Training programs.

The primary focus of the Instructional Design position will be to work collaboratively with the Training Coordinator, Editor, Graphic Designers and Subject Matter Experts to design and develop learner-focused, performance-based learning solutions to meet project needs.

Additional Information:

This position may be extended up to a 24 month appointment or may be converted to a renewable appointment depending on program needs and funding availability.


Justin Cave
[email protected]
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Instructions to applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the 'Apply Now' button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Apr 11 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Apr 25 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time