Instructional Designer, Center for Learning & Innovation

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Instructional Designer, Center for Learning & Innovation



The ideal candidate will provide leadership to teams of committed professionals in the design of meaningful learning opportunities for thousands of IWU students. Instructional designers lead high-quality course design and development by collaborating with project stakeholders to align efforts with quality standards, adult learning theory, and expected learning outcomes. Instructional designers must engage well with peers, faculty, and staff with a focus on service, collaboration, and effective communication. Technical skills using current software applications for online collaboration, project management, and the design and development of e-learning tools in the IWU LMS will be required within this role. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, creative, and thrive in challenging situations where continuous learning is an expectation.




Reports to the Director of Learning and Innovation



  • Work as part of the Instructional Design team.
  • Advise and consult with faculty in the design and development of program curriculum and course materials for onsite and online education.
  • Research the application of new technologies, pedagogies, andragogy, and instructional strategies in the delivery of quality learning experiences.
  • Apply innovative thinking to course design and development.
  • Design and/or develop engaging digital assets for courses or programs
  • Communicate effectively with students, faculty, and academic administrators as a representative of the Center for Learning and Innovation.
  • Consult on all aspects of the quality course rubric among faculty and academic leaders.
  • Collaborate with project managers, associate instructional designers, and e-learning developers on the team to manage development projects from inception to post-completion.
  • Prioritize complex tasks and competing priorities
  • Create and/or engage in processes for both assessment of course design and the evaluation of finished courses.
  • Provide support to academic units by participating on a curriculum committee and/or other committees as assigned.
  • Engage in needs analysis for new programs, projects, or initiatives.
  • Other duties assigned by the Director.
  • Full-time Instructional Designers are expected to teach an online course at least once per year after their first year.


    According to Indiana Wesleyan University’s employment policy, all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.



    • Earned master’s degree in instructional design, educational technology, adult education or related field.
    Experience and skills


    1. Application of non-traditional adult higher education theory and practice.
    2. Strong analytical and problems-solving skills.
    3. Demonstrated ability to manage projects.
    4. Strong oral and written communication skills.
    5. Experience in teaching and/or curriculum development in an adult learning context.
    6. Experience designing content in an LMS.
    7. Experience using eLearning software, such as Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline.
    8. Demonstrated ability to deliver quality work on time.


    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. In addition, nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.

    Indiana Wesleyan University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and maintaining a work environment free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. Accordingly, the University affords equal opportunity to all employees and prospective employees without regard to race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

    These have access to all the rights, privileges, and programs generally made available to employees at the University. It does not discriminate in the administration of its policies, programs, nor during any phase of employment, including hiring, promotion, demotion, treatment during employment, rates of pay or other compensation, and termination of employment.

    As an educational institution operating under The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University reserves and exercises its privileges under applicable law to prefer employees on the basis of religion and who are best suited to its religious purpose.

    Indiana Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer







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Posted: 9/9/2020
Application Due: 9/18/2020
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