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Missouri Online Instructional Design Manager

University of Missouri - Columbia
Any Univ of Missouri Campus

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Job Title: Missouri Online Instructional Design Manager
Location: Any Univ of Missouri Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 43158
Hiring Department

UM System - eLearning

This is a remote opportunity that may include visits to any University of Missouri campus once a semester.

Job Description

Missouri Online provides the academic technology and digital learning services for all students in all modalities systemwide. We provide an administrative structure for the delivery of more than 300+ fully online and hybrid degree and certificate programs by providing marketing services, program coordination, research, enrollment and learner analytics, instructional design, academic technology and distance education state authorization coordination. We work with colleagues from all four Universities to enhance educational experiences, advance technological services, and increase efficiencies while pursuing continuous collaboration between the four Universities.

The University of Missouri System consists of system administration and four universities: The University of Missouri-Columbia, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the Missouri University of Science and Technology, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and all of their component parts, including MU Health, MU Extension and UM Engagement.

To meet the needs of the state of Missouri and beyond, the UM System is seeking a collaborative and interactive Instructional Design Manager to assist in developing and maintaining high quality online programs and courses across the System. In this position, the Instructional Design Manager will be responsible for leading a team of instructional designers to partner with faculty in maintaining high quality standards in course design and development, along with collaborating across teams to develop and facilitate faculty development experiences.

Our Program and Course Design Services team is looking for an energetic leader who is eager to lead an instructional design team. Our vision is to be the experts at providing program and course support to each university in the system in order to provide a quality online education experience for all learners.

Responsibilities include:
Be a Leader:
Supervise and manage a team of highly skilled Instructional Designers and Project Managers Lead and direct available instructional design resources and development needs Provide advice, guidance, encouragement, and constructive feedback

Be a Collaborator:
Builds constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect. Develops, maintains and coordinates an electronically networked learning support environment. Oversees process completion of departmental activities, policies and procedures, providing guidance as necessary Impacts the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of own team and its contribution to the Educational Support function

Be a Champion:
Adapting to and working with a variety of situations, individuals, and groups. Openness to different and new ways (consider changing words to “openness to alternative and creative methods”) of doing things; willingness to modify one’s preferred way of doing things. Applies operational business practices and coordinates with other closely related areas to improve efficiency Uses judgment to identify, troubleshoot and resolve day-to-day technical and/or operational problems

Be Curious:
Develops fresh ideas that provide solutions to all types of workplace challenges. Displays an ongoing commitment to learning and self-improvement; desiring and making an effort to acquire new knowledge or skills for work Provides input to policies, procedures and systems to advance the goals of the Educational Support function Coordinates resources and sets daily priorities to meet operational objectives and offset competing priorities

Be Transparent:
Earns others’ trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions. Explains information, conveys performance expectations and handles sensitive issues

Be Invested:
Advocates for and positively represents our processes and services when working with team members, faculty, and members of the university community. Manages and supervises the department and provides assistance with the administration of the strategic objectives of the department. Explains policies and procedures to advise and assist others, team, and/or management


$70,000 - $76,000

Grade: GGS 11


Internal applicants can determine their university title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.


8AM-5PM. Monday - Friday

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in related/relevant area and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree related to education, instructional design, or technical/business area
  • 5 years of professional experience supporting teaching and learning online
  • Background in training, instructional design and/or education leadership
  • Strong understanding of best practices in online teaching pedagogy
  • Ability to clearly communicate priorities to a team
  • 2-3 years of experience managing teams
  • Experience in a higher education institution
  • Experience developing high quality faculty development experiences
Application Materials

Application, Resume and Cover Letter

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice President of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-7976.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:


Working at University of Missouri - Columbia

The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. Today, MU is a $2.1 billion enterprise and an important investment for the state and nation.

MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one: It's a major land-grant institution with a statewide mission of service to citizens and Missouri's largest public research university. Considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions, Mizzou is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities.

The state’s most comprehensive university, MU offers more than 300 degree programs through 19 colleges and schools and is one of only five universities nationwide with law, medicine, veterinary medicine and a nuclear research reactor on one campus.

Mizzou has a diverse enrollment with 35,000 students from every county in Missouri, every state in the nation and 120 countries. The favorite classroom for the best and brightest, Mizzou attracts more valedictorians, Curators Scholars and Bright Flight Scholars than any other college or university in Missouri. Twenty-six percent of MU freshmen come from the top 10 percent of their high school classes.

MU’s nationally prominent faculty bring discoveries into the classroom, publish more than 1,600 books and scholarly articles each year and spend about $235 million annually on scientific research; they account for 70 percent of the research dollars flowing to Missouri public universities. Ninety-two percent of full-time, ranked faculty hold doctorates or the highest degree in their field.

MU students are uniquely prepared for success in life as global citizens. For example, Mizzou is nationally known for its campus writing program, learning communities and first-year experiences. The National Science Foundation has recognized MU as one of the top-10 universities in the country for undergraduate research opportunities. In fact, experiential learning is an essential part of an MU degree. Real-world media experience, or the Missouri Method, in journalism and a problem-based curriculum in medicine are two examples. Students also participate in Missouri’s largest study abroad program and contribute 180,000 hours of community service each year.

Mizzou graduates more than 8,000 students annually, granting 25 percent of all bachelor's degrees, 23 percent of master’s degrees and sixty-five percent of all doctoral degrees earned at Missouri's public universities. Roughly one in three degrees are in math, engineering, information technology, health and other science fields.

Designated a botanic garden, MU’s 1,262-acre main campus features more than 42,000 plants and trees and is an important outdoor laboratory for 10 academic programs. Many university buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Popular media consistently call Columbia, Mo., one of America’s best places to live because of its excellent quality of life. Mizzou is by far the largest employer in the area with more than 13,000 full-time employees.

Citizens across the state connect with Mizzou by participating in Extension programs in every county, visiting MU Health Care specialists, competing in state competitions in MU facilities and cheering on the Missouri Tigers at athletic events. A member of the Southeastern Conference, Mizzou's NCAA Division I athletic program has 20 sports, many ranked in the top 25 nationally.

Careers at Mizzou

You've come to the right place to find your new career or to make the leap to the next level. Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned professional in your field, and no matter what kind of job you are looking for, chances are that we have the right opportunity for you.

Why? Because Mizzou is not just a world-renowned educational and research institution, The University of Missouri is also one of the biggest, most versatile employers in Columbia, MO. And we don't just have first-rate faculty and students, we have first-rate staff too! Whether you are a finance professional, a plumber, a research scientist, a preschool teacher, a food services worker, a custodian, a graphic designer, or a swimming coach, working at MU means you know you are a part of something big — you're making a difference in the world.

We have it all: challenging and engaging work, a wide variety of jobs to fit your career goals, great benefits, career development and training, work-life fit, beautiful surroundings, a rich tradition and history, a sense of community and belonging, and a proven commitment to diversity in the workplace.

Here are some resources to familiarize yourself with Columbia, Mo., if you are relocating to the area:

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