Instructional Designer/Developer 1

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Instructional Designer/Developer 1

Stanford University

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Job Family: Human Resources

Job Code: 4631

Grade: H

Exemption: ExemptJob Series: Instructional Design/Development

The Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) is seeking an Instructional Designer to develop a series of educational videos for an online program on the fundamentals of cybersecurity. The program will be designed for non-specialist audiences (such as Congressional staff) as part of a policy outreach project. The instructional designer will be responsible for designing, developing and implementing the program using raw video from various lecture and in-class instruction sessions. The instructional designer will work with members of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning team to develop and deliver the program. Knowledge of cybersecurity is a plus but not necessary for this role. This is a one-year fixed term position.


Operate independently to design and develop learning solutions to support overall curriculum. Contribute to the development of standards for online and instructor-led course development, participant and instructor materials, online performance support solutions, and learning evaluation.


  • Perform analysis of learning and business needs.
  • Proactively consult with subject matter experts to identify and formulate learning objectives and content. Design learning and performance support solutions.
  • Draft storyboards and prototypes.
  • Design and develop course content, instructor and participant materials, including performance support materials.
  • Implement, evaluate and maintain learning solutions.
  • May participate in extensive user acceptance testing and quality measurement for newly created courses and web materials.
  • Interact with vendor during design, development and implementation process as needed. Share best practices through cross campus collaboration and instructional design community.

* - Other duties may also be assigned


Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated e?ectiveness in consulting with business partners and subject matter experts to assess learning needs and recommend sound solutions.
  • Demonstrated pro?ciency in applying instructional design theory, models, and best practices. Demonstrated pro?ciency using instructional design tools such as learning project plans, design documents, learning hierarchies, storyboards, prototypes, etc.
  • Ability to clearly and succinctly convey learning content in a manner that engages learners and improves retention rates.
  • Demonstrated application of adult learning principles and methods.
  • Demonstrated pro?ciency and experience in industry standard tools such as authoring tools, digital, graphics media, audio, animation and video production tools to create impactful courses.
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate the effectiveness of learning materials. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work e?ectively in a team environment. Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently.

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of educational psychology and inquiry learning preferable.
  • Experience developing educational materials for of non-academic audiences preferable.


  • Frequently stand/walk, sit, use a computer; use a telephone, grasp lightly/?ne manipulation. Occasionally reach/work above shoulders, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp forcefully, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds, write by hand, sort/?le paperwork.
  • Rarely kneel/crawl, operate foot and/or hand controls.

* - 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 the job.


  • Travel on campus to schools/units


  • 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,

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.


Location: Dean of Research, California, United States
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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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Posted: 8/8/2018
Application Due: 10/1/2018
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