Temporary Instructional Designer

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The Department of Food, Bioprocessing, and Nutrition Sciences at NC State is looking for a time-limited instructional designer and developer with experience designing, developing, and implementing e-learning software into courses. This individual will report to and assist the department’s Lead Instructional Designer with the design and development of multiple learning modules and faculty training documents to successfully execute a grant project awarded by the US Department of Agriculture Higher Education Challenge Grant program. This position will require collaboration and interaction with a variety of stakeholders (i.e., faculty members, industry members, evaluation personnel, project managers, instructional designers, etc.) in order to create course materials.

The individual in this position should be knowledgeable and passionate about instructional design and development, adult learning theories, and authoring tools. A successful individual in this role is able to communicate well, conduct a needs assessment, design instruction, and revise and evaluate instructional materials to make learning more impactful.

This position requires a highly motivated, organized, and independent self-starter with ability to solve problems, pivot when needed, design highly effective course materials and provide solutions. The instructional designer and developer must be able to work independently while adhering to project timelines and scope to ensure deliverables are provided by established deadlines.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the design and development of online, blended, hybrid, and face-to-face courses, including interactive activities, assessments, and other learning strategies by providing instructional design expertise
  • Uses relevant instructional design and adult learning theories to propose instructional content
  • Works with the lead instructional designer and faculty member(s) to develop relevant course content
  • Collaborates and consults with faculty, multimedia specialists, instructional designers, and instructional professionals regarding effective use of instructional strategies, learning resources, and technologies to improve teaching and learning
  • Establishes measurable course- and module (unit/lesson) objectives and creates course maps related to objectives and assignments
  • Analyzes instructional problems and challenges to design, develop and implement solutions to these issues using relevant instructional design theories and adult learning principles (i.e., ADDIE model)
  • Assists in brainstorming, researching, developing, implementing, and evaluating instructional and pedagogically sound solutions for instructional challenges
  • Recommends solutions for instruction sequencing, assessment creation and use, and instructional activity design
  • Consults with faculty regarding course analysis, needs assessment, course redesign, and evaluation of effective technologies, techniques, and instructional processes
  • Establishes measurable course- and module-level objectives, creates course maps indicating the relationship between objectives, assignments, and learning materials
  • Conducts quality assurance reviews of the design, development, and implementation of course materials using internal standards
  • Assists in the development of storyboards, course outlines, project schedules, and adheres to project milestones
  • Uses storyboards to develop interactive online course content using Storyline 360 & Rise
  • Incorporates accessibility in all course components
  • Completes other duties and responsibilities as assigned

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Job City & State:

Raleigh, NC



Classification Title:

Temporary-Professional NonFaculty

Working Title:

Temporary Instructional Designer

Work Schedule:

10/hrs per week, Flexible hours between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

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  • n/a

Minimum Experience/Education:

  • Master’s degree in Instructional Technology, Instructional Design, Instructional Systems Design, Adult Education or related field

Department Required Skills:

  • 3+ years’ experience designing, developing, and managing course materials and instructional content for a variety of learning management systems (LMS) (i.e., Moodle)
  • 2+ years’ experience using Storyline or other authoring and development software
  • Ability to adhere to project timelines and milestones
  • Knowledge of course mapping, writing measurable learning objectives, and designing instruction and assessment to meet these assessments
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Experience and ability to establish working relationships with faculty in higher education setting
  • Experience using a variety of instructional technologies including hardware and software and tools that aid in developing learning activities and materials (i.e., Playposit, h5P, TopHat, etc.)
  • Knowledge and awareness of accessibility considerations in designing instruction (i.e., Section 508)
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with collaborative tools (Google Suite – Docs, Sheets, Drive, etc.) and project management software (i.e., Basecamp, Trello, etc.)

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education:

  • Quality Matters (QM) certifications (APPQMR, Improving Your Online Course, Peer Reviewer Course, etc.)
  • 5+ years’ experience designing, developing, and managing course materials and instructional content for a variety learning management systems (i.e., Moodle)
  • 5+ years’ experience using Storyline or other authoring and development software
  • Online teaching experience

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  • Valid driver’s license

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