Instructional Designer

Gallaudet University
Gallaudet University

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Job Title: Instructional Designer
Location: Gallaudet University
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Full/Part Time:
Job ID: 281
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Reporting to the Director, the Instructional Designer supports quality assurance in the design, development, implementation and maintenance of online and hybrid academic modules, courses, and programs at Gallaudet University; guides faculty in ensuring that online and hybrid course development/delivery support student learning and success; provides hands-on support for faculty and staff teaching online and hybrid courses; works with academic directors and other program coordinators to ensure that instructional tools and design strategies reflect best practices and effective technologies for teaching deaf and hard of hearing participants; and keeps up to date and advises faculty on emerging best practices and technologies in online and hybrid bilingual teaching and learning.


  • Coordinates online/hybrid course design and building process from inception to completion including the maintenance of a project plan detailing course development progression and management.
  • Collaborates and consults with instructors, subject matter experts, GTS, and other collaborators on the effective use and accessibility of instructional design strategies, web-based resources, multimedia technologies, and instructional software and systems for online and hybrid course development.
  • Collaborates with the instructors, subject matter experts, and other collaborators to ensure instructional integrity of the course development projects through a method of systematic design and clear course standards and objectives, while aligning with institutional, program and course outcomes.
  • Collaborates with subject matter experts, and other collaborators to create online and hybrid learning modules, live virtual training sessions, live instructor-led training; and works with units, including Gallaudet Technology Services, Center for Bilingual Teaching and Learning, and Office of Faculty Development.
  • Coordinates and tracks internal course reviews to ensure course quality
  • Plans, develops and facilitates training/workshops on best practices for online and hybrid instruction and use of educational technology.
  • Researches, evaluates, and integrates new and emerging educational technologies for improving the hybrid, online and mobile student learning experience.
  • Reports course development schedules and progress to academic departments and program coordinators.
  • Researches and shares information on educational trends, teaching and learning technologies with Gallaudet faculty and staff.
  • Coordinates and assists with the development of course databases used for course management and documentation; and identifies appropriate software, creates forms, generates reports and develops other reporting tools as requested.
  • Coordinates the GU online teaching certification program by registering, tracking, and certifying Gallaudet instructors for online teaching.
  • Leads major educational technology projects, and coordinates staff resources across units to support online course development.
  • Establishes and maintains a positive and supportive working relationship with co-workers and supervisor.
  • Shows a genuine commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and participates in activities and workshops to foster continuous learning.
  • Serves as a mandatory reporter under Title IX; and commits to completing Title IX training and other compliance requirements on an annual basis.
  • Performs related and other duties as needed.

    Required Minimum Qualifications (When the candidate’s resume meets these qualifications, it will be screened in):

    • Bachelor's degree.
    • A minimum three years of professional experience designing and delivering instructional materials for online and hybrid courses, including instructional content, learning activities, multimedia, and assessments for courses delivered to post-secondary students.
    • Fluency in American Sign Language.

    Preferred Qualifications (While not required, it is an advantage for what the position needs):

    • Bachelor's degree in Instructional Design, Education Technology or a related field.
    • Documented experience in teaching and training.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Qualities that will help the incumbent be more successful in the position):

    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Excellent ability to work independently with and across university academic and technical departments and outside constituencies.
    • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of emerging technologies and use of multimedia in instructional design.
    • Demonstrated experience with sign language media production.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of multimedia instructional technologies for online education, learning management systems, and social networking applications.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of effective training methodologies, principles of adult learning, and budget.

    **Other Important Information**

    • This is a one-year extended temporary position.
    • All employees are expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will be required to submit their vaccination record prior to entering campus


    Level: 8

    Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

    FLSA: Exempt

    NOTE: There are (3) positions available.

    The successful candidate will undergo a background check that must be cleared prior to working at Gallaudet University.

    Gallaudet University is an equal opportunity employer/educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, national origin, religion, age, hearing status, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income, place of business or residence, pregnancy, childbirth, or any other unlawful basis. This policy is in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the District of Columbia Human Rights Act, and other applicable laws and applies to all procedures affecting applicants and employees including, but not necessarily limited to: recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, reassignment, reappointment, tenure, demotion, selection for training, layoff, furlough, and termination, compensation, and all other conditions or privileges of employment.



    Gallaudet University, the world’s premier university for living and learning in ASL and English, founded in 1864 by an Act of Congress, which was signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln.



    Although Gallaudet is a private institution, by an Act of Congress the University is able to participate in certain Federal benefits programs, specifically the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), the Federal Employees Health Benefits program (FEHB), the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance program (FEGLI), Federal Long Term Care Program (FLTCIP), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAFEDS), and Federal Employers Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP).


    Other benefits, privileges, and conditions of employment described in this website pertain solely to Gallaudet University and have been approved by the Gallaudet University Board of Trustees and/or President. Outstanding customer service is a high priority for our department and for the Division of Chief Operating Officer. Your opinion of our service is important to us, and we encourage you to offer feedback on our  Customer Satisfaction Survey. If you have any questions, please feel free to Contact Us.


    Mission Statement:

    As a strategic collaborator at Gallaudet University, it is the mission of Human Resources to maximize the potential of our greatest asset - our employees.  We embrace change and the opportunities it brings. We are committed to recruiting, developing and retaining a high-performing diverse and bilingual workforce.


    Vision Statement:

    To be recognized as a valued and trusted strategic partner that supports the mission of Gallaudet University and become an Employer of Choice for top talent.



    • We value, encourage and support a diverse, inclusive and bilingual workforce;
    • We cultivate a culture where people are motivated, valued and engaged;
    • We create and enhance strategic partnerships through collaboration;
    • We continually improve individual and organizational effectiveness; and
    • We enhance services through technology.


    Core Values:

    Belonging: We cultivate a sense of belonging by valuing, encouraging, engaging and supporting a diverse and bilingual workforce.

    Inclusiveness: We solicit the input of others and strive for transparency and inclusiveness and encourage the diversity of thoughts, experiences, and backgrounds.

    Service: We have a passion for customer service and are committed to knowing our employees, anticipating their needs, and exceeding expectations.

    Openness: We are open to possibilities and foster creativity and innovation to support continuous improvement.

    Nobility: We honor our commitments and conduct our work in a manner that promotes fairness, confidentiality, respect, honesty, and trust. We lead by example and advocate equitable treatment in our behaviors, policies, and practices.


    Generous Benefit

    Gallaudet employees have access to a wide variety of benefits, including:

    * Competitive federal insurance plans
    * Generous paid time off
    * Federal retirement plan matching contributions up to 5% of your pay
    * Workplace flexibility
    * Career growth opportunities
    * Educational benefits & assistance 
    * Bison perks and discounts


    Learning Opportunities

    Gallaudet University is a community where the personal and professional development of our employees always continues. Employees can choose to:

    • Pursue an advanced degree with support from the university’s educational benefits program
    • Participate in on-site professional development as well as LinkedIn courses at no cost
    • Make the most of opportunities such as professional conferences, workshops, and seminars.


    Diversity Profile (coming soon)


    • Students: 1523
    • Alumni: 23,000
    • Employees: 900

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    Gallaudet at a glance

    • Bilingual, diverse, multicultural institution
    • Includes the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, a beacon of Deaf education
    • Has a range of programs, resources, and services that includes the following
      • National Deaf Education Center
      • Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES)
      • Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD)

      Based in the heart of Washington, D.C.

    To apply, visit at

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    (202) 250-2284
    Austin Main Office College Hall, Room 106
    800 Florida Ave, NE
    Northeast Washington
    District of Columbia
    United States

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