Instructional Design Consultant

Job description

Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Instructional Design Consultant

Anticipated Hiring Range:

$48,000 - $51,000

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :

CVM - Academic Affairs

About the Department:

North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is a dynamic community whose members are dedicated to preparing veterinarians and veterinary scientists while advancing animal and human health from the cellular level through entire ecosystems.

With the graduation of its first class in 1985, the CVM is one of the younger veterinary programs in the country. Despite its relative youth, the College has gained international recognition on the strength of its teaching, research, engagement, and patient care efforts and is ranked 3rd among the nation’s 28 colleges of veterinary medicine in the current U.S. News & World Report survey.

Located on 180 acres near downtown Raleigh, the College encompasses 20 buildings on the main Centennial Biomedical Campus. Instruction is in three departments—Clinical Sciences, Molecular Biomedical Sciences, and Population Health & Pathobiology. In addition to the four-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, there are programs leading to master and doctoral degrees in several areas with numerous opportunities for specialization.

The highly-regarded House Officer Program provides one- to three-year internships or residency training in more than 20 clinical specialties and the innovative Clinician Scientist Training Program prepares veterinary researchers. The CVM is unique among veterinary colleges with an on-site Teaching Animal Unit that operates as a working farm and aids in hands-on instruction with large animal medicine and exposes students to basic agriculture principles and farm technology.

More than 20,000 patients are diagnosed and treated annually by CVM clinicians and the Veterinary Health Complex at NC State University is a major referral center for veterinarians from throughout the Southeast. These patients are often seriously ill and require the best that veterinary medicine offers. This quality care is delivered with the utmost compassion for patient and owner, a hallmark of the program. The patient case load also allows for instruction and the opportunity for clinical trials that advance animal health and well being.

The Veterinary Health Complex is composed of the 110,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Randall B. Terry, Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center, the Equine and Farm Animal Veterinary Center, the Veterinary Health and Wellness Center, and Satellite and Field Veterinary Services.

Since its inception, the CVM has chosen to put its focus on six specific program areas: Companion Animal Medicine, Food Supply Medicine, Biomedical Research, Ecosystem Health, Equine Medicine, and Animal Welfare.

Through these six areas, the NC State CVM prepares the next generation of veterinarians and veterinarian scientists, conducts bench and clinical research to solve animal and human health problems, addresses critical ecosystem and public health issues, helps protect the U.S. food supply, and promotes a clearer understanding and appreciation of the ramifications related to the growing human-animal bond that is at the center of these concerns.

The college is committed to practicing inclusivity, making community a priority and promoting innovation. We embrace effective leadership and we champion personal and professional growth.

Essential Job Duties:

This position provides front-facing, immediate instructional support for faculty, staff and students in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). The person in this position will use CVM-supported instructional technologies to create and manage courses in both an online and face-to-face learning environment. This position will be responsible for providing instructional design consultation services to faculty, training instructors on teaching practices and design of instruction, and supporting student-use of instructional technologies. This position will closely work with a video producer and peer instructional designers in the creation of effective, engaging and integrated course materials. The position will report to the Director of Educational Support Services. Position responsibilities include:
●Maintain a working knowledge of principles associated with academic technology support, and integrate knowledge to identify problems and solutions.
●Maintain a working knowledge of CVM-supported academic technologies, and apply this knowledge to provide support to faculty clients.
●Advise and train faculty in appropriate use of instructional technology.
●Provide direct support to faculty and other clients in the use of multiple instructional technologies, through email, phone, and face-to-face interactions.
●Facilitate the use of instructional design principles following a prescribed instructional design process.
●Provide instructional design support for faculty to develop instruction based on evidence-based approaches including result-driven and competency-based learning.
●Partner with faculty subject matter experts to advise designing/developing effective instructional materials, including interactive exercises, case scenarios, and assessments.
●Compile, assimilate and organize student records, rosters, grades, exams, and other activities associated with individual courses.
●Escalate problems when necessary by collaborating with instructional designers and receiving advice from the ESS leadership.
●Use a service ticketing system to record and resolve service requests from the CVM faculty,staff, and students. Use the service ticketing system to solicit relevant information from clients when communicating with them in order to effectively describe the requested problems.
●Collaborate with other instructional designers and the ESS leadership to design guidelines and tools to improve instruction.
●Develop and teach workshops on the instructional strategies and learning technologies used at CVM.
●Manage own work on instructional projects with supervision from the ESS leadership, establishing tasks to meet with intended project outcomes and timelines.
●Provide instructional services that adhere to policies and procedures related to the university and the college.
●Survey and compile research in the field of designing effective instruction, instructional strategies/activities/assessment.
●Contribute as a team member on various instructional projects, and collaborate with other team members to ensure key deliverables are completed with prescribed deadlines.
●Collaborate with various support units of the university to advance project design, development, and evaluation.
●Contribute to outreach initiatives by providing consultations, presentations, and workshops to faculty and staff, and participating in professional discussions and conferences.
●Serve as a member in campus-wide committees and professional groups related to instructional design and development and other areas of expertise as assigned.
●Involvement with the process to identify, test, and assist in implementation of emerging technologies.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • B.A., B.S., or higher in any instructional design, training and development, or related field, and at least 1 year of experience working with clients to design effective instruction. Prior experience in a public university setting is preferred.

Other Required Qualifications:

●Ability to synthesize research in the field of instruction and in the context of higher education.
●Knowledge of data analysis.
●Must be process oriented, with the ability to plan and coordinate projects, both independently and in teams.
●Ability to manage multiple projects in a timely manner.
●Excellent communication skills and the ability to guide and mentor a wide variety of faculty across diverse college departments; ability to collaborate with a team.
●Demonstrated knowledge of integral PC/Mac applications such as MS Office, Google suite, or the equivalent.
●1-2 years’ experience in the planning and delivery of workshops.
●1-2 years’ experience in instructional design consultation.
●1-2 years’ experience designing content and activities for use in a learning management system (LMS).
●Knowledge of instructional technologies in the areas of LMS, student engagement, assessment, and activities/resource design.

Preferred Qualifications:

●A Master’s degree in any of the listed disciplines is preferred.
●Prior experience in a public university setting is preferred.
●Experience in synthesizing research-based evidence and applying it to the design of instruction and instructional resources
●Documented understanding of NCSU registration and records data, including student, course, and enrollment data and the ability to develop applications using this data.
●At least 3 years’ experience in a related production environment.
●Knowledge of Moodle Learning Management System.
●Knowledge of Zoom synchronous environment.
●Demonstrated success in the development of instructional multimedia.
●Experience in medical education.
●2+ years of experience in instructional design consultation.
●2+ years of experience designing content and activities for use in a learning management system (LMS).

Required License(s) or Certification(s):


Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Anticipated Close Date:

Open Until Filled.

Position Number:


Position Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:


Department ID:

190108 - CVM-ACADEMIC Affairs


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.




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Job No:
Posted: 3/11/2021
Application Due: 6/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time