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Instructional Design Professional

The University of Georgia
Athens Area

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Instructional Design Professional


PSO-Cont Ed-GC Cont Education

About the University of Georgia:

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel is hiring motivated, dependable, and team-orientated individuals for jobs that advance UGA’s mission of Public Service and Outreach. The Georgia Center, located on campus across from Stegeman Coliseum, is the campus hub for the development and administration of non-credit professional and continuing education courses as well as home of the only on-campus hotel.

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Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm, with occasional duties outside normal working hours

Advertised Salary:

$50,000 - $64,000 (Commensurate with Experience)

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Open until filled:


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Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

Classification Title:

IT (Information Technology) Professional





Minimum Qualifications:

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Postgraduate degree in instructional design, instructional technology, curriculum design, adult education, or related field.
  • Significant experience in hybrid or online course development or in instructional design or in faculty support.
  • Demonstrated skills using course authoring tools, graphic design software, and video production equipment.

Position Summary:

The Instructional Design Professional develops and maintains web-based continuing education courses and custom multi-media learning objects while supporting staff and subject matter experts in the creation of course content, the use of instructional multi-media, learning management systems, and best teaching practices. Work is implemented through design and development, consultation, and evaluation. The individual is experienced in instructional design, knowledgeable in teaching and learning processes, skilled with select multimedia tools, trained in the use of various learning management systems, and fluent in common web development languages.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

  • Proficiency in software and computer skills related to the profession, including word processors, eLearning authoring software, graphic design and web development tools, and HTML editors.
  • Aptitude for developing and editing within at least 3 learning management systems, including Brightspace by Desire2Learn (preferred).
  • Convey a positive, professional demeanor.
  • Demonstrate agile communication skills both verbally and clerically.
  • Exhibit the ability to be self-directed and motivated in the completion of all tasks.
  • Use advanced problem-solving skills and deductive reasoning.
  • Work with equal competence both independently and in a team environment.
  • Organize time and resources in order to multi-task successfully.

Physical Demands:

  • On campus private office.
  • Working at computer for long periods of time.

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Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


  • Design and develop online courses and multimedia learning objects.

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  • Uphold standards of quality in all products through evaluation, assessment, and revisions.

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  • Demonstrate expertise in instructional technology during collaboration and consultation with project stakeholders and internal staff.

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  • Review existing and potential courses seeking opportunities to improve courses through improvements in development, design, interactives, communication, and other means.

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  • Support strategic initiatives of the Georgia Center and the University.

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Contact Details:

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.

Recruitment Contact Name:

Leta Salazar

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The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

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