Associate Instructional Designer

Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 15, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Associate Instructional Designer

Position Summary
In conjunction with instructional designers (IDs) and senior IDs, the associate ID assists in the course development process and evaluation of curricular materials (e.g., courses, technologies, modules) based on quality rubrics, providing input on the instructional effectiveness of learning resources. With input from IDs and senior IDs, the associate ID researches and incorporates proven learning strategies and quality practices into the curriculum of each degree program. In addition, the associate ID collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to develop course competencies and objectives. This individual is responsible for assisting in a number of simultaneous projects, assessing risk, reporting progress, and communicating effectively with stakeholders in an effort to promote collaboration and accountability. #

Job Responsibilities
• Partners with instructional designers to manage the course development process for new courses
• Ensures that academic and quality standards as well as WGU’s vision and mission are reflected in all aspects of the student experience
• Assists in the development of contextually rich, engaging, and objective-driven courses that focus on applicable real-world/workplace skills
• Assists in applying 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
• Collaborates with IDs and senior IDs to help develop and revise 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

• Understanding of curriculum development, instructional design, and test development
• Knowledge of project management, needs assessment, and risk management
• Strong technical writing and editing skills required
• Ability to be collaborative while managing multiple projects
• Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
• Critical thinking, analysis, and synthesis skills
• Planning, organizing, and self-management skills
• Ability to facilitate collaboration, support, and approval from a variety of stakeholders

• Bachelor’s degree in instructional design, educational technology or comparable degree
• Some experience in instructional design and online learning technologies and pedagogies

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States