Instructional Designer (Business College)

Salt Lake City, UT
May 18, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Instructional Designer (Business College)

Position Summary

In conjunction with other stakeholders, the instructional designer (ID) manages the course development process and evaluates curricular materials (e.g., courses, technologies, modules) based on quality rubrics, providing expertise on the instructional effectiveness of learning resources. This individual will work closely with stakeholders, researching and incorporating proven learning strategies and quality practices into the curriculum of each degree program. In addition, the ID collaborates with stakeholders to develop course competencies and objectives. The ID is responsible for the success of a number of simultaneous projects, assessing risk, reporting progress, and communicating effectively with stakeholders in an effort to promote collaboration and accountability.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manages the course development process for new courses
  • Ensures academic and quality standards as well as WGU’s vision and mission are reflected in all aspects of the student experience
  • Consults with curriculum program managers during the program review and development process
  • Assists in the development of contextually rich, engaging, and objective-driven courses that focus on applicable real-world/workplace skills
  • Applies evidence-based curriculum development strategies to the design of degree programs
  • Identifies learning resources and maps learning resources to course or program objectives and competencies in collaboration with university partners
  • Develops and revises curricular materials, including competency statements, learning objectives, and other relevant documentation
  • Reviews learning resources and assessments to ensure proper alignment to the intended objectives and facilitates agreement for necessary changes
  • Ensures course development is completed on time and within budget and meets standards of quality
  • Conducts quality assurance reviews on courses and implements revisions

  • Thorough understanding of curriculum development, instructional design, and test development
  • Thorough understanding of project management, needs assessment, and risk management
  • Advanced technical writing and editing skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at different stages while meeting deadlines and quality standards
  • Ability to work independently, under minimal supervision
  • Advanced critical thinking, analysis, and synthesis skills
  • Advanced skills in planning, organizing, and self-management
  • Ability to facilitate collaboration, support, and approval from a variety of stakeholders

Basic Requirements:

  • Master's degree in instructional design, educational technology, or comparable degree
  • 3 years of formal experience in course design or curriculum development (online higher-education)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience in higher education

WORK FROM HOME, United States



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