Instructional Designer

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Instructional Designer

Tracking Code709-674 Job Description

The Valparaiso University is seeking an Instructional Designer. An Instructional Designer provides support for existing and developing online courses and programs and is experienced in instructional design, project management, and effective practices for teaching and learning in online and blended environments.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work with academic and support units across the university to design, develop, and support new and existing online and blended courses and programs.
  • Collaborate with faculty to transform traditional, face-to-face courses into high-quality online courses.
  • Work with faculty to evaluate and revise existing online courses to enhance the learning experience for students.
  • Integrate course design elements that promote Quality Matters (QM) standards for online course design, ADA compliance, mission-related teaching practices, and alignment with course/program outcomes.
  • Consult with faculty on technological and pedagogical issues relevant to online teaching and learning.
  • Manage multiple projects involving different stakeholders to ensure timely development and delivery of courses and programs.
  • Provide support for other University initiatives relating to online and blended academic offerings and remain current with research and emerging trends in distance learning, learning technologies, and instructional design.

Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds.

Employment at Valparaiso University will require a criminal background check.

To be considered for this position you must upload:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • List of 3 professional references
  • Answer all application questions

Please address cover letter to:

Lissa Yogan, Assistant Provost for Faculty Affairs
Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Required Skills
  • Master’s degree in instructional design, educational technologies, distance learning, or related field
  • Three or more years’ experience designing online and blended courses or training modules
  • Strong knowledge of learning theories, effective online/blended teaching and learning practices, and instructional design models
  • Strong organizational skills, project and time-management skills, and attention to detail
  • Visual and multimedia design skills, including the ability to storyboard
  • Ability to build relationships, synthesize input from multiple stakeholders, and work collaboratively with faculty and staff across the University
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience with online teaching technologies
  • Strong aptitude for learning new technologies

Required Experience
  • Experience working collaboratively on team-based projects
  • Experience with Blackboard (or similar LMS) & Zoom (required)
  • Preferred (Will Train) - Experience with Camtasia, Screencast-O-Matic, Colleague (SIS), Google for Education Suite, Confluence, or JIRA
Job Location Valparaiso, Indiana, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular




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Job No:
Posted: 1/8/2021
Application Due: 4/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time