Instructional Designer - Georgetown University Main Campus

Washington D.C.
Aug 15, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Instructional Designer - Georgetown University Main Campus

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


The Instructional Designer (ID) designs and develops blended and online courses, modules, and instructional materials. S/he understands project design and project requirements, serving as the day-to-day point of contact for stakeholders. In this work, the incumbent serves as project manager, leading a project team to ensure that course materials are appropriately integrated into the design and tested for quality assurance. Reporting directly to the Director of Learning Design & Research, the Instructional Designer has additional duties that include but are not limited to:
  • Assists with ITEL project coordination and instructional design.
  • In collaboration with other CNDLS staff, offers faculty development workshops and participates in other faculty development initiatives as needed.
  • Conducts research related to learning design and online course development, which leads to conference presentations and paper publications.
  • Develops online materials such as course development guides and other training materials which faculty adopt into their own course materials as appropriate.
  • Facilitates successful project expectations, planning, scheduling, resourcing, and manages day-to-day project team activities and stakeholder communications.
  • Consults with faculty/Subject Matter Experts to support their design and development of courses and course modules, including the design of effective learning goals, the alignment of course activities with these goals, and the selection and integration of instructional approaches and instructional technologies.
  • Keeps up to date with instructional technologies and makes decisions about appropriate use of instructional technologies within the design of courses.

  • 5 years experience in instruction and educational technology with demonstrated knowledge of face-to-face, blended, and online course learning design and development
  • Experience in designing, developing, assessing, and supporting online course design
  • Demonstrated knowledge of learning theory, instructional design, and teaching methods applicable to a variety of disciplines, particular to instructional design/technology
  • Experience with a variety of online tools as well as a working understanding of HTML/CSS
  • Experience with web-based courseware such as Blackboard, Canvas and Echo360
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively and tactfully with members of the academic community
  • Familiarity with formative and summative assessment designs and instruments is necessary
  • Team player who is able to manage multiple competing priorities and complete projects according to schedule

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EEO Statement:
Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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