Instructional Designer I (Multiple Positions)

Tucson, AZ
Apr 25, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Vet Med Administration

Department Website Link:


Outside of Tucson


1580 E Hanley Blvd, Oro Valley, AZ 85737-9525 USA

Position Highlights:

The University of Arizona’s College of Veterinary Medicine invites applicants for the position of Instructional Designer I. These positions provide high-quality support to Academic Programs and faculty course leads for UA-CVM pre-clerkship students in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine professional program. The successful candidates will exercise initiative, resourcefulness, and good judgment working in an environment that is very fast-paced and centered around team-based learning and peer instruction. The successful candidates will be able to quickly learn a variety of computer software programs; have proficiency in multi-tasking; possess a strong customer service orientation; and have strong oral and written communication skills. Successful candidates must demonstrate ability to respond to requests in a timely manner with diplomacy and discretion. These positions will serve as the bridge between the faculty, other IDs, Elentra (the learning management system), and classroom instruction.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supports other Instructional Designers with needed learning material production and deadline driven priorities.
  • Uploading, quiz creation, formatting, and other tasks as required to assist with timely and accurate completion of lessons and courses.
  • Works closely with faculty, academic staff, and administrators in the design, production, and implementation of the curriculum.
  • Learns and assists faculty with setting instructional goals, creating engaging and compelling learning activities, Thinkspace applications, PowerPoint presentations for teaching, and gathering documents and course materials and entering it into Elentra (the Learning Management System).
  • Serves as quality control in making sure all prep material is properly linked in Elentra before sharing it with the students.
  • Creates supporting material (graphics, audio, video, simulations, etc.).
  • Transcribes audio and visual into text and ensures the curriculum meets university standards for accessibility.
  • Assists with the preparation of modes of assessment to measure the effectiveness of the course in a team-based learning and peer instructional environment.
  • Communicates positively and liaisons with all CVM staff, faculty, course leads, and administrators.
  • Maintains confidentiality in all arenas including educational materials such as course protocols, course materials, exam questions, and test results. Ensures security of exams.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and understanding of curriculum implementation, technology application, and teaching and learning assessments.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to establish rapport and gain trust of others and to establish cooperative working relationships with staff, faculty, administrators, and students.
  • Ability to concentrate and focus on accuracy in a fast-paced working environment.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast–paced environment and meet stringent deadlines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with minimal supervision.
  • Visual design skills (Photoshop, Illustrator).
  • Exceptional organizational, detail, and communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.
  • 1 year of relevant work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with LMS software concept (Learning Management Systems)
  • Experience writing instructional text, transcribe audio and video
  • Experience in instructional design or educational technology



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:


Job FTE:


Work Calendar:


Job Category:

Instructional and Assessment Services

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

hourly rate



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Instructional Design & Support

Job Function:

Instruct & Assessment Services

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:


Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Sara Saeed
[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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