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Instructional Designer/Trainer

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

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The Instructional Designer/Trainer is responsible for the design, implementation, delivery, and evaluation of off-campus programs at corporations, community colleges, and other organizations, and for providing instructional design support and advice on current best practices to units within University College’s Non-Credit and Continuing Education portfolio. This is a contract/grant-funded position working on a variety of projects and clients throughout the Greater Philadelphia region.

The Instructional Designer/Trainer designs, coordinates, and delivers non-credit training content to a wide range of audiences and must be comfortable delivering presentations, both in-person and through Zoom, Teams, and other digital tools. Delivery of programs may be off-campus or on-campus, including Center City, Ambler, and Main campuses. The Instructional Designer/Trainer may develop media products for use in online courses, self-paced modules, and websites including video, audio podcasts, and graphics.

The Instructional Designer/Trainer works as a member of the Non-Credit and Continuing Education team and will be required to become familiar with a wide range of undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs offered by Temple University and the non-credit programs delivered by the Real Estate Institute, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Office of Non-Credit and Continuing Education, and Summer and Special Programs. As a member of the Non-Credit and Continuing Education team, this position may work on and off-campus, including corporate client locations and may require early morning, evening, and weekend work hours.

The Instructional Designer/Trainer requires excellent organizational skills, flexibility, familiarity with adult learning principles, strong interpersonal skills, outstanding teaching/presentation skills, and attention to detail. In addition, knowledge of video and audio editing software is required, as well as knowledge of technology tools for online learning including Canvas.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree and 4 or more years of directly related experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:
*Strong written and presentation skills   
*Strong leadership and supervisory skills.  
*Ability to work in a challenging and fast paced, collaborative environment.  
*Ability to creatively problem-solve and develop short- and long-term strategic goals.  
*Demonstrated project management skills and ability to collaborate across departments and campuses, multi-task and prioritize.  
*Excellent oral and written communication skills.  
*Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of administrators, faculty and staff.  
*Ability to travel to offsite locations that may not be accessible via public transportation. 
*Ability to work outside of normal business hours including early mornings, evenings, and weekends

* Experience in a higher education setting, particularly higher education teaching experience 

This position requires a background check.
This position requires Child Abuse Certifications prior to the commencement of service.

Please note this position will temporarily work remotely, the duration of remote work will be at the discretion of Temple University and the department.

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

In accordance with the City of Philadelphia’s mandate, all Temple University students, faculty, staff and contractors must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by October 15, 2021, unless they have a medical or religious exemption approved by the university.  An individual is considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks or more following the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks or more following a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Individuals who do not meet the University’s vaccination or exception requirement by October 15, 2021 will be prohibited from working until proof of vaccination or an exception is provided.  For more information visit the university's Vaccines web page at

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at  

Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at:

You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University’s Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.

Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Center City Campus (TUCC)-1515 Market Street
Other Locations: Pennsylvania-Ambler-Ambler Campus-West Hall, Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Ritter Annex
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular


One of the nation’s top urban public research universities, Temple University is a dynamic workplace in the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant cities. Founded in 1884 as a night school for the working-class men and women of North Philadelphia, for 130 years Temple has retained its core mission of being a beacon of educational opportunity to students of every background, while adding a national and global reputation as a leader in education, research and real-world oriented instruction.

With nearly 39,000 students and 290,000 living alumni, Temple has a major impact on its region and on Philadelphia, the nation’s 5th largest city. One in seven college graduates in the Philadelphia area holds a Temple degree, and the university is the 4th largest provider of professional education in the nation (law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and podiatry). Temple offers 17 schools and colleges, 399 academic degree programs, 17 Division 1 intercollegiate men’s and women’s athletic teams, as well as nine campuses including international campuses in Italy and Rome.  

Like the students the university serves, Temple’s approximately 8,000 employees are hardworking, diverse and energized by the vibrant and supportive work environments across the university, all aligned towards advancing the teaching, research and service missions of Temple University.

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