Instructional Designer

Boston, MA
Sep 24, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
DescriptionPosition Overview: 

TheInstructional Designer works with program leadership on curricular design,especially for new and online programs. The Instructional Designer collaborateswith faculty on all aspects of course design; needs assessment, identificationof learning goals and objectives, identifying teaching strategies, creation oflearning activities, and assessment of student learning. The InstructionalDesigner works with a variety of learning modalities, including face-to-face,online and blended, and consults with faculty to offer alternative teachingstrategies and content delivery methods based on course goals, the context andconstraints of the course, and faculty’s approach to teaching. Recommendationsare informed by cultural humility, available educational technologies,appropriate teaching techniques, and the latest evidence-based practices toimprove student outcomes.  TheInstructional Designer works as a team with the two other instructionaldesigners, the Assistant Director for Library Services, and reports to theDirector of the Library and Instructional Design in the Office of the Provost.


 Collaborates with faculty to design courses inface-to-face, hybrid, and online environments.

  • Mapcourse goals and learning objectives assessments and learning activities.

  • Developstrategies to encourage meaningful student engagement and interactivity.

  • Suggesttechniques for creating collaborative and active learning activities.

  • Developengaging course materials for a variety of learners.

  • Addressthe need for culturally competent instruction.

  • Encourageimprovements in course design, delivery methods, and course materials.

  • Coordinatewith Instructional Technologists to facilitate learning object creation andcourse building.

Collaborateswith program leadership on curricular design to align program objectives tocourse content.

 Develops and deliversworkshops and events to assist faculty in improving course design.

  • Promotecollaboration and establish partnerships with faculty and departments tosupport workshops and events.

  • Developstext and web-based support materials to assist faculty in improving courses.

Keepcurrent with instructional design best practices.

  • Evaluatenew, evidence-based teaching and learningmethodologies.

  • Attendlocal, regional, or national conferences.

  • Identifynew opportunities to support teaching and improve student learning.

Otherduties as assigned by the Director of the Library and Instructional Design,Office of the Provost.

 MGH Institute of Health Professions, an independent,not-for-profit graduate school in Boston, Massachusetts has announced an organization-wide anti-racism initiative to thinkboldly about race and bring together all members of the IHP community toaddress systemic racial injustice as well as oppression more broadly. The planseeks to create a supportive and inclusive campus environment and bettersupport the diverse communities the school serves. We are excited about thisnew initiative and are hiring employees who are committed to justice, equity,diversity, and inclusion and will contribute to our anti-racism andanti-oppression approach. 

QualificationsEducationand Experience Qualifications:
  • Mastersdegree or higher (required)

  • Experiencewith instructional design for adult learners (required)

  • Experiencewith course and curriculum development in a learning management system, (required)

  • Mastersdegree or higher in the field of instructional design or a related field withineducation (preferred)

  • Instructionaldesign experience in higher education (preferred)

  • Experienceworking with diverse learners and with the principles of Universal Design forLearning (preferred)


  • Abilityto effectively consult and collaborate with faculty and staff from variedacademic programs and backgrounds.

  • Knowledgeof instructional design theories/methodologies.

  • Knowledgeof learning management system tools and learning technologies.

  • Abilityto manage workflows between departments.

  • Abilityto set goals and work collaboratively to achieve them.

  • Abilityto translate pedagogical theory, practices, and educational technologies tosupport faculty teaching needs.

  • Abilityto effectively communicate technical concepts and issues to non-technicalfaculty and staff.

  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonalcommunication skills.

  • Possessgood judgment, high ethical standards, and responsibility and integrity inworking with confidential information.


  • Supervise graduate student assists as needed.



Primary Location: MA-Charlestown-MGH IHP
Work Locations:
MGH IHP (MGHCharlestownIHP)
36 First Avenue
Charlestown, 02129

Job: Instructional Design
Organization: Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular
Job Posting: Sep 23, 2020