Instructional Designer

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City
900 N. Portland Ave Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73107 United States

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Position Details

Req ID:


Position Title:

Instructional Designer

Position Type:

Staff Full-Time

Position Number:


OSU Campus:

Oklahoma City


On-Line Course Development

Location Address:

900 N. Portland Ave
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73107
United States

Hiring Supervisor:

Tammara Williams-Dias

Hiring Range:
(Contingent upon available funding):

52,000.00 - 55,000.00, Salary

Work Schedule:

8am CT-5pm CT, Monday -Friday, including some evenings, weekends and travel

Faculty Appt Period:

Job Summary:

Job Summary:
The Instructional Designer works collaboratively withfaculty and other CTLE staff, as necessary, to design, develop, and implementhigh quality learning experiences for traditional (face-to-face), online, andblended/hybrid courses. The Instructional Designer provides training forfaculty on a variety of topics, including course design, use of instructionaltechnologies in online and hybrid course content development and delivery, anduse of the campus learning management system (Canvas LMS). This role isresponsible for providing support to OSU-OKC faculty and staff in the adoptionand application of instructional technologies, designing new courses,assistance with revising existing courses (and course materials), and trainingand development related to instructional design principles and quality standardsfor online and hybrid/blended courses. This rolewill also be responsible for successfully managing multiple simultaneousprojects, assessing and working to mitigate risk, reporting progress, andcommunicating effectively with stakeholders to promote collaboration andaccountability.

Essential Job Functions:

    Analyzes learner and faculty needs, designs and develops interventions in response to assessed needs, and recommends instructional strategies and technologies to facilitate achievement of desired learning outcomes.
    Designs and develops learning content, eLearning objects, and complete courses for fully online and/or hybrid/blended delivery using eLearning authorware such as Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, Lectora Inspire, iSpring Suite, etc.).
    Works collaboratively with faculty and other CETL staff, as appropriate, to promote effective teaching strategies, determine appropriate applications of learning technologies in courses, and provide assistance with planning, designing and/or coordinating course materials.
    Designs, plans, develops, and facilitates professional development sessions (virtual and in-person) on topics related to instructional design, use of the Canvas LMS and other instructional technologies, and learning theories, including active learning, adult learning/andragogy, student engagement, etc. Creates training materials and support materials for faculty, as necessary.
    Collaborates with the OSU-OKC accessibility team and other CETL staff, as appropriate, to facilitate workshops for faculty on best practices for the application of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles.
    Analyzes and evaluates OSU-OKC courses/curricular offerings, reports findings, and works with faculty and other CETL staff to ensure all online courses meet established quality standards, including Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Quality MattersTM standards.
    Articulates the scope, risks, progress, and milestones of all assigned instructional design projects through the use of project plans, scope documents, and reports.
    Participate in the development of policies and procedures for online course quality design and delivery.
    Completes all mandatory training and participated in a minimum of two professional development each year.
    Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.

The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be required to be performed in the position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or included as a logical assignment related to the position.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Resume and cover letter are required for full consideration.Official transcripts will be required upon hire.This is not a remote position.

Education & Experience

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in InstructionalDesign, Instructional Technology, Learning Technologies, EducationalPsychology, Education, or related field is required.

Work Experience:

    Three (3) years or more of experience performing instructional design services in an academic environment, including designing and developing learning content, courses, and resources focused on active learning and effective teaching and learning practicesTwo (2) or more years of experience with online learning technologies, including moderate to advanced levels of proficiency working with learning management systems (LMSs) such as Canvas, Desire2Learn/Brightspace, Blackboard, etc.Experience providing training workshops or sessions for higher education faculty and/or staff on a variety of topics, including instructional design principles, learning theories, active learning techniques, and the features and/or functionality of instructional technologies and tools.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    Thorough knowledge of instructional design principles and approaches, such as the ADDIE model, systematic ID, iterative design (rapid prototyping), Backward Design, Successive Approximation Model (SAM), etc. In-depth knowledge of principles of adult education and learning, especially learning theories, andragogical principles, active learning approaches, and student engagement strategies.Moderate to advanced knowledge of the features and functionality of learning management systems (LMS) such as Canvas (or Desire2Learn/Brightspace, Blackboard, Moodle, etc.) and media tools and platforms (e.g., YuJa, Panopto, Zoom, YouTube, Camtasia, etc.).In-depth knowledge of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles, accessibility and ADA-compliance, WCAG 2.0 guidelines, and other accessibility standards.Actively and continuously maintain up-to-date knowledge of current teaching, learning, and educational technology issues, trends, and best practices.Strong eLearning authoring skills using applications such as Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, Trivantis Lectora Inspire, iSpring Suite, etc.Strong creativity and skills in web design, especially HTML5 and CSS.Proficiency in creating multimedia assets for online learning using technologies such as Adobe Creative Cloud titles, Camtasia, SnagIt, Microsoft Office 365 titles, etc.Strong communication, oral presentation, and interpersonal skills, and ability to work collaboratively to achieve positive results.Strong problem solving skills; ability to multi-task and meet expected deadlines.Advanced skills in planning, organizing, and self-management.Ability to work with faculty (subject matter experts) on the design, development, and maintenance of online and hybrid courses.Ability to integrate current educational technologies to promote effective teaching strategies that improve the learning experiences of students. Demonstrated ability to relate well individually and in group settings to college faculty, adjuncts, and staff.Passion for assisting customers and representing the OSU-OKC and OSU brand with positivity and professionalism.Demonstrated history of ethical and professional behavior.
Preferred Qualification(s):

    Quality Matters-certified Peer Reviewer, Master Reviewer, or other QM certificationAt least one semester of experience teaching fully online and/or blended/hybrid course(s) in a higher education environmentFamiliarity with web-based academic integrity services (TurnItIn) and online remote proctoring solutions (e.g., Proctor U, Examity, etc.)Significant experience with online learning tools and management systems, new media applications, and content development toolsFamiliar with instructional applications of various technologies, such as video conferencing (e.g., Zoom, Skype, etc.), interactive video, podcasting, vlogging, etc.
Working Conditions:

    Must be able to work flexible hours to include some nights and weekends.
    Work will be performed in an office environment with asignificant amount of public contact, in person, by telephone, via email, and variouscommunication platforms and though workshop sessions that may range from smallgroup to very large group Occasional travel may be required.
Physical Requirements:

    Duties require extended periods of sitting, talking and listening.
    Duties require extensive use of computers, telephone and other office equipment.
    Requires possible lifting of up to 25 lbs. (If an object weights more than 45 lbs., OSU-Oklahoma City requires this to be a two-person lift).
The work environment and physical demands described herein are representative of those required of an employee to be able to perform the essential functions of this position, with or without reasonable accommodations.


Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations,OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.


Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system that prepares students for success. Orange is the Answer. Through leadership and service, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation and the world. OSU has more than 35,000 students across its five-campus system with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 264,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world. 

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) is part of the modern land-grant system of Oklahoma State University. OSU-OKC is a two-year public institution, offering more than 50 degrees and certificate options. Through quality education, a supportive environment, leadership training and service opportunities, OSU-OKC trains students to work and educates them to lead. OSU-OKC graduates are found throughout the community serving as police officers, firefighters, nurses, teachers, healthcare professionals and business owners.

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression,  national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. Oklahoma State University campuses are tobacco and vapor-free.

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