Instructional Designer

Job description

Job Vacancy Announcement

Position Information

Functional Title Instructional Designer Position Type Administrative/Professional Appointment Type Regular FTE %


Work Schedule (if atypical) Job Description Summary

The University of La Verne is a private not-for-profit university founded in 1891 located in La Verne, California. The core values that we live by are Ethical Reasoning, Diversity and Inclusivity, Lifelong Learning, and Community and Civic Engagement.

>>>If you’re passionate about these values, join us at University of La Verne!

The Instructional Designer will provide expertise and support in high quality course and curriculum development for online, hybrid, and other technology-enabled delivery methods. As part of a focused instructional design team, will work closely with faculty members to leverage technology to increase student outcomes and engagement and employ best instructional strategies and practices. Develop instructional materials and assist in course re-design initiative.

Position will assist the implementation of adopted standards and expectations, and the broader adoption of technology-enhanced instruction. The position will also support “drop-in” faculty consultation through the Center for Teaching & Learning.

Specific Duties
  • Collaborate with team members and faculty in the development of high quality online offerings for the University.
  • Assist faculty in the adoption of technology enhanced strategies in online, hybrid, or web-enhanced environments.
  • Present training, workshops, orientations on techniques and strategies related to online program development and delivery.
  • Utilize multi-media technology and authoring tools, and train others on their use.
  • Maintain current in emerging curricular and technological innovations and introduce to/train faculty, as appropriate, for their adoption.
  • Incorporate best practices related to the development and collection of data to be used in assessment, program review, and course and program review and development.
  • Provide curriculum development/instructional design consultation to faculty “drop in” visitors to the Center for Teaching & Learning.
Minimum Qualifications
  • The position requires a bachelor’s degree with 2 years combined training or experience in instructional design utilizing common techniques and practices.
  • Should have competence in standard web authoring/design tools and practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of instructional design and courseware development principles.
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Proficient in Learning Management Systems and web authoring and multi-media tools.
  • Communications, team and relationship building tools.
  • Ability to successfully manage competing priorities and demands.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Curriculum Development, Instructional Design, Instructional Technology or related field with 3+ years experience building online, hybrid, web-enhanced courses within a university online program.
  • 3+ years experience in a virtual working environment
  • 3+ years experience in project management.
Benefits Summary

Salary will be commensurate with experience and internal equity. Benefits include a comprehensive health and wellness plan, tuition remission program for employee, spouse, and dependent children, a generous 10% contribution to the University’s 403B retirement plan, and a generous time off plan.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion and clearance of a background check and employment verification.

U.S. News & World Report rates La Verne Online No. 1 in California for the third consecutive year and 24th best in the country. Washington Monthly’s 2016 “America’s Best Colleges for Adult Learners” rankings place La Verne No. 3 among private, 4-year institutions in California.
La Verne is Tier 1 in U.S. News 2017 “America’s Best Colleges” National University rankings for the seventh straight year, and again made Forbes “America’s Top Colleges” rating (WASC Accredited).

Location La Verne Central Campus Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 2018-190532SA Special Instructions to Applicants Open Date Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Referred by University of La Verne Employee
    • University of La Verne Website
    • Other
  2. How many years of faculty development experience in higher education do you have?
    • <1
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • >4
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 3




Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 4/11/2019
Application Due: 5/2/2019
Work Type: