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Instructional Designer and Training Specialist

Columbus State University

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Instructional Designer and Training Specialist

Job ID: 229091
Location: Columbus State University
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Summary
The Center of Online Learning at Columbus State University has an opening for an Instructional Designer and Training Specialist. This position provides consultation and support for the design of online programs and courses, with a focus on learner-centered, research-informed instruction and assessment. The incumbent will have a strong commitment to customer service and possess a level of self-efficacy in supporting the diverse online needs of faculty. This position reports directly to the Center Director.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to facilitating the development of engaging online course design and redesign using a variety of instructional design models, while tracking and providing updates on emerging trends in online learning; partnering with the departmental Accessibility Specialist to manage accessibility in online course development projects; providing course design review and feedback upon request; developing and delivering training and other learning opportunities in a variety of formats including face-to-face, online, and hybrid environments.

Other significant duties include assisting faculty with the creation or conversion of course materials for online delivery; providing consultation services for faculty on effective online course design strategies for online and hybrid courses; supporting faculty in the use of online teaching and learning technology; investigating and promoting emerging trends in instructional design and technology that supports teaching, learning, and research; supporting instructors in the review of their courses to ensure courses meet accessibility requirements, standards, and CSU guidelines; creating and editing media (video, audio, images, copywriting) to facilitate online and hybrid student engagement; and other duties as assigned by the Director.

Required Qualifications
Minimum qualifications include a Master's degree in education, instructional design, educational technology, instructional technology, or related field; experience working with online learning management systems and online courses in higher education environments; an understanding of the principles and standards of instructional design and learning theory, online content authoring, and the development of training in higher education settings; and a demonstrated ability to apply technical, pedagogical, and consultative skills to understand, analyze and diagnose faculty/staff/student needs, and to translate those needs into instructional solutions.

The selected candidate must also have excellent oral and written communication skills; the ability to work independently as well as in a group setting; experience using learning management systems and online learning technology like D2L Brightspace; knowledge of online course design, and best practices in online course content delivery; knowledge of Section 504 and 508 of federal standards, as well as WCAC guidelines and ADA compliance; experience designing and delivering training in a group setting; experience providing one-to-one consultation support to faculty and staff; knowledge of andragogy and pedagogy principles; knowledge of Quality Matters rubric standards; experience with learning objective development and alignment within an online setting; and creative problem solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred qualifications include experience with audio and video editing, online teaching experience, and QM certification.

Proposed Salary
The annualized salary range for this position is $43,503 - $50,450 and includes full benefits.

Required Documents to Attach
For fullest consideration, please submit your application immediately.

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Resume

All applications and required documents must be submitted using Columbus State University's online employment site and a complete packet must be submitted for full consideration.

Contact Information
If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at 706-507-8920 or e-mail to [email protected].

Conditions of Employment
Successful completion of a criminal background investigation and legal authorization to work in the US prior to employment is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Columbus State University is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. It is the policy of Columbus State University to recruit, hire, train, promote, and educate persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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Founded in 1958, Columbus State University, with an enrollment of over 8,000, is part of the University System of Georgia. CSU offers more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and is ranked among the top public regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. It maintains two campuses: its original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus, and its RiverPark campus, nestled in the city’s historic downtown overlooking the Chattahoochee River. Columbus, Georgia, located 100 miles southwest of Atlanta and the second-largest city in Georgia, is recognized as a vibrant and contemporary cultural community, which is an asset to the university’s recruitment and retention success. With an annual economic impact exceeding $247 million, CSU is a top-10 employer in a community of 350,000 residents that is also home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. Learn more about the area and its diverse business, recreational and social amenities at

The university’s 14 men’s and women’s NCAA Division II sports teams compete in the Peach Belt Conference, which adds to CSU’s vibrant campus life experience. The university serves the greater Columbus region through its abundant art, music and theatre offerings, as well as its nationally recognized outreach programs that span topics ranging from art and science appreciation to leadership development.

Guiding the university is its current seven-year strategic plan ( and the core values that undergird it and all that Columbus State is. CSU’s commitment to fostering greater inclusion and diversity, found among its core values, includes a focus on attaining “a level of diversity among faculty and staff that more closely reflects the student population.” This commitment is woven through the university’s student and employee recruitment, retention and mentoring programs.
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