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BFT Instructional Designer MGH IHP Office of Information Technology

MGH Institute of Health Professions
Boston, MA

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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 Merrimac
Work Locations:
MGH 101 Merrimac (MGHBoston101Merrimac)
101 Merrimac Street
Boston, 02114

Job: Professional/Managerial
Organization: Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Temporary
Job Posting: Aug 30, 2023


MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston is an innovative and interprofessional graduate school with post-baccalaureate, direct entry-level master’s and doctorate, and post-professional programs in Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Speech-Language Pathology, Health Professions Education, and a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences. The only degree-granting affiliate of the Partners HealthCare System, the MGH Institute offers its more than 1,500 students unparalleled opportunities to learn and work alongside expert practitioners in a variety of hospital, clinical, community, and educational settings. The school, which has graduated more than 5,400 students since its 1977 founding by Massachusetts General Hospital, is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Several programs are highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report and the school has been named for the past six years as a Great College to Work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The MGH Institute of Health Professions is located at the Catherine Filene Shouse Building in Boston's historic Charlestown Navy Yard. Originally built in 1866, a complete interior renovation of the Shouse Building was completed in 2001, providing a state-of-the-art working and learning environment. The building also houses The Children's Quarters, which offers kindergarten and preschool daycare to both staff and students of the Institute and the Charlestown community. We employ more than 200 faculty, administration, and staff, and offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. The MGH Institute of Health Professions is an equal opportunity employer

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