This is a six-month temporary position.
The Instructional Designer (ID) collaborates with faculty, instructors and subject matter experts (SMEs) on all aspects of course design and development: needs assessment, identification of learning goals, objectives, and teaching strategies, creation of learning activities in the Institute’s learning management system (D2L Brightspace), and assessment of student learning outcomes. The ID works with a variety of learning modalities but with a particular focus on online learning environments. The ID also collaborates with SMEs to creating learning materials that meet learner needs, course goals, the context and constraints of the course, and the instructor’s approach to teaching.
The ID’s recommendations and deliverables are informed by educational technologies available within the institution, appropriate teaching techniques, and the latest evidence-based practices to improve student outcomes. The ID is knowledgeable about pedagogy and adult learning theory and advocates for student-centered learning. Strong relationships with faculty, instructors and SMEs are essential to this position, as is building trust and maintaining confidentiality with instructors and SMEs. In addition to course-level support, the ID works with stakeholders at the program and institution level to advance good teaching and learning practices. The ID actively contributes to the MGH Institute of Health Profession’s efforts to foster innovation and change within a diverse, inclusive campus community.
The Instructional Designer reports to the Instructional Technology Manager in the Office of Information Technology.
65% Design, revise, and build face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses in collaboration with faculty, instructors, subject matter experts and other design team members
· Guide faculty, instructors, and SMEs through the development of a course syllabus, course objectives, course map, assessment strategy, and content collection document
· Consult on and design assessments and rubrics aligned with desired learning outcomes
· Create efficient, user-friendly and well-formatted student-interactions within online course content
· Build course content and assessments into the LMS to ensure a high-quality student experience
· Manage course development project timelines to ensure on-time completion of all deliverables
· Evaluate courses to ensure they achieve best practice quality metrics for all course modalities, function as intended, and align with course learning objectives
20% Develop, update, and deliver online resource materials (e.g., self-help documents, tutorials, and other multimedia materials) and occasional workshops to share best practices in teaching and learning and the use of educational technology tools (e.g., Brightspace LMS, Zoom)
· Develop training materials to assist faculty in improving their teaching skills
· Create guides and tutorials on effective use of the learning management system, covering both use of the tools and their relationship to learning theory
· Create design templates, guides, frameworks, and other teaching and learning resources to support IHP instructors
· Develop strategies to encourage meaningful student engagement and interactivity
· Support special projects and initiatives requiring teaching and learning expertise as needed
10% Provide confidential consultation with faculty and program leadership on a range of teaching and learning topics to improve student learning:
· Advise on design and/or re-design of programs and curricula
· Coach instructors through common teaching challenges
· Suggest techniques for creating collaborative and active learning activities
· Encourage improvements in course design, delivery methods, and course materials
5% Keep current with instructional design best practices:
· Evaluate new evidence-based teaching and learning methodologies
· Experiment with and advocate for emerging learning technologies
· Identify new opportunities to support teaching and improve student learning
Other duties as assigned by the Instructional Technology Manager, Office of Information Technology
❖ Bachelor’s degree in the field of instructional design or a related field within education (Master’s degree preferred)
❖ Three to five years experience with instructional design for adult learners, preferably in higher education.
❖ Experience with one or more learning management systems for course design, development, and teaching (Experience with D2L Brightspace preferred)
❖ Demonstrated interdisciplinary teamwork skills, positive attitude, and excellent customer service.
❖ Experience teaching college-level courses a plus.Primary Location:
MA-Boston-MGH 101 MerrimacWork Locations:
MGH 101 Merrimac (MGHBoston101Merrimac)
101 Merrimac Street
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)Schedule:
Day JobEmployee Status:
Aug 30, 2023