Instructional Designer

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Job location: Coral Gables, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-02-14
Req: R100026889
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The University has been named on Forbes's Best Employers list for two consecutive years, and is the only university in Florida to receive this honor.

The Instructional Designer plans and implements engaging learning activities and compelling course content to meet the learning needs of a target audience.


1. Works with subject matter experts, conducts needs assessments and analysis to identify new development needs for a target audience.
2. Designs and creates engaging learning activities and compelling course content that enhances retention and transfer.  Identifies the methodologies used to deliver curated content.
3. Stays abreast of emerging technology that will form part of the final course.
4. States instructional end goals and advises on content that matches them.
5. Conducts instructional research and analysis on learners and contexts.
6. Applies tested instructional design theories, practice and methods.
7. Consults on the development of exercises and activities that enhance the learning process.
8. Consults on the creation of supporting material/media (audio, video, simulations, games etc.).
9. Determines the criteria used to judge learner’s performance and develop assessment instruments.
10. Maintains project documentation and course folders.
11. Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.


Bachelor’s Degree or higher in relevant field.

Minimum 2 years of relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:
• Ability to accurately prepare and maintain records, files, reports and correspondence.
• Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
• Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships.
• Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.
• Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems.
• Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.
• Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.
• Proficiency in computer software (i.e. Microsoft Office).

Department Specific Functions

1. One-on-one and small group consulting with faculty members and other university stakeholders regarding face-to-face, flipped, and blended undergraduate and graduate courses and other educational projects.
2. Advise faculty members regarding pedagogically meaningful uses of educational technology and learning management systems.
3. Plan, facilitate, and evaluate workshops and other teaching and learning events, including the university’s Faculty Learning Community program.
4. Work with other team members and other university partners on the exploration, implementation, and evaluation of technology platforms that have educational implications at the university level.
5. Engage in the scholarly community through conference presentations and publications related to teaching, learning, and educational technology.
6. Coordinate the development and production of media as needed for face-to-face, blended, and flipped classroom environments.
7. Participate in and consult on UM grant-related projects.
8. Coordinate resources and personnel needed to ensure that assigned projects are completed within established timelines and parameters.
9. React to change productively and handle other essential duties as assigned.  

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Posted: 2/15/2019
Application Due: 6/18/2019
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