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Instructional Designer

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  • Innovative Instruction & eLearning
  • Irvine, CA, USA
  • Full-Time
  • Health Insurance, Retirement, Disability and Life Insurance, Tuition discounts, paid Vacation & Sick Time and generous paid Holidays


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    The Office of Innovative Instruction and eLearning provides for a comprehensive and strategic approach to supporting the innovations of teaching and learning at the university. Under the direction and guidance of the Provost, this office is responsible for the development and maintenance of the University's online courses and programs.


    The Instructional Designer (ID) will work with subject matter experts (SME) to design and develop courses. The successful ID is involved in planning curriculum in accordance with established university standards and learning outcomes; coordinating course asset design, development, and deployment; and constructing course shells in the learning management system (LMS). All this is accomplished in the context of a collaborative team environment requiring independent accountability.

    All activities of this position are to make a contribution to the fulfillment of the mission of the university.


    • Recommended by the Executive Director
    • Approved by the Provost


    • Reports to the Director of Instructional Design
    • Performance is assessed by the Director of Instructional Design
    • Interacts and functions cooperatively with all other campus personnel


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily:

    1. Apply research-based learning theory and proven instructional design principles to create engaging course designs within established processesIdentify effective instructional strategies and define learning objectives appropriate to university level curriculumDesign and author complex eLearning assetsCoordinate all aspects of the LMS related to instruction and course designCollaborate with business partners, faculty, staff, students, and SMEs to analyze, design, develop, implement, and evaluate course and program solutionsEffectively prioritize tasks and responsibilities to meet deadlines and expectationsAnticipate and resolve project issuesEffectively communicate with subject matter experts and other stakeholdersEvaluate the quality and application of instructional tools and media throughout the design process Demonstrate knowledge of industry trends and related technologyProvide thorough and detailed quality assurance of all course materialProvide outstanding customer service and communication in visual, oral, and written formMaintain accurate archives of course documentation and assetsMaintain and enforce university policyOther duties as assigned by the Director of Instructional Design


    • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university requiredAt least two years of related experience and/or training in instructional designRequired working knowledge of: Blackboard LMS; MS Office Suite; Google Suite (Drive, Gmail, Hangouts, etc.)Preferred familiarity with: graphic design, basic video editing (Final Cut, Premier, etc.); design tools (Captivate, Storyline, etc.)


    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Creative aptitudeAbility to be flexible to changing conditions and needsAbility to work effectively with and through other peopleAbility to work independentlySkilled in English writing, spelling, grammar, and speaking
    • Respect for confidentiality of records and information
    • Awareness that behavior and dress should be appropriate for the environment of a Christian university


    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret university procedures, general information, educational publications, synodical procedures, or governmental regulations
    • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of staff, faculty, administration, students, families, and the general public


    • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume
    • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry


    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
    • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables


    Attitude and Demeanor:

    • Be an individual of prayer and Christian maturity
    • Exemplify Christian philosophy stated in Concordia University's mission statement in all aspects of day-to-day duties and responsibilities assigned to this position
    • Communicate warmth, understanding, and helpfulness when interacting with students, staff, faculty, and the general public
    • Develop and maintain positive relationships with those you come into contact
    • Exhibit a cheerful, positive, loyal, team-member attitude toward the purposes, programs, policies, and goals of the university
    • Maintain confidentiality on matters pertaining to this office and the campus as a whole
    • Constantly strive to improve performance
    • Formulate goals and objectives and expect to be evaluated upon them


    Employees are responsible for complete cooperation with all aspects of the safety and health program, including compliance with all rules and regulations and for continuously practicing safety while performing their duties.

    Supervisors are responsible for developing proper attitudes toward safety and health in themselves, in those they supervise, and for ensuring that all operations are performed with the utmost regard for the safety and health of all personnel involved, including themselves.


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Repetitive motions using a computer keyboard
    • May require rising and sitting repeatedly
    • Ability to lift, pull, grasp, stoop and reach to utilize 5-drawer file cabinets
    • May require climbing stairs and walking indoors or outdoors to various offices on campus

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.

    The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.















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Posted: 11/11/2020
Application Due: 2/9/2021
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