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Instructional Designer 1 (AU Online)

Augusta University

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Instructional Designer 1 (AU Online)

Job ID: 270782
Location: Summerville Campus
Full/Part Time: Full Time


About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 10,500 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today. Our mission and values make Augusta University an institution like no other.

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found online at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found online at


Augusta University -

Our Health Sciences Campus:

1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

Our Summerville Campus:

2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

College/Department Information

Augusta University Online (AU Online) is designed to take the university into the 21st century with advanced learning technologies for AU students. Deploying best-in-class online educational methods, techniques, and models of student support, AU On6ne is designed to support our faculty in developing leading-edge online instruction.

Focused on fostering a sense of belonging among our online students, and creating exceptionally engaging classroom experiences, our team is committed to extending the reach of AU through advanced marketing and digital technologies. Our close-knit team embraces the values of performance, innovation, and providing a personalized teaming "experience like no other" in online education.

Job Summary

The Instructional Designer (ID) will guide and support the development of Innovative online programs and courses through direct consultation with Individual faculty and faculty groups regarding online course design, delivery, and quality assurance. The designer will work across various programs and disciplines. The Instructional Designer is responsible for working collaboratively with faculty, subject matter experts, and cross­ departmental stakeholders in the conceptualization, design, development, and on-time delivery of high-quality online courses and learning experiences. This person will work within AU Online and collaborative with IT, faculty, staff, and administrators to design, develop, and deliver quality online courses and programs that effectively integrate teaching methods, technology tools and assessments to enhance student learning to meet both instructional quality and student experience standards.

The specific work of the ID focuses on creating new online programs and curricula that will support fully online offerings. This individual will also assist with quality assurance for online courses and will contribute to the development of processes and procedures that increase consistency, quality and regulatory compliance of online courses and programs. The successful candidate will understand instructional design, be a creative problem solver and expected to engage in a spirit of positive support for our online efforts as well as instructional innovation and to work collaboratively with colleagues across the campus community. Overall, Instructional designers must specialize in one or more of the 4 areas: curricular project management. learning design, media, and/or instructional technology. For this position, we are seeking a specialist in multi­media. video production and editing.


The duties include, but are not limited to:

Develop Instructional materials: Collaborate with colleagues and faculty on learning design best practice for effective online learning. They will help faculty take advantage of available campus technologies, assist faculty members with the development of media materials to be incorporated into online courses; and assist faculty in using media, software and educational technologies to enhance their instruction. In some cases, the instructional designer will build and oversee project management to support program design and development. The designer will be able to create high quality and valid assessment plans and artifacts to assess evidence of learning for both formative and summative performances to maximize learner understand and retention of content. Some of the specific responsibilities will be to:
  • Source/create dynamic content to ensure learners remain engaged and courses;
  • Review and update existing instructor-led and online content and curate the most relevant content to be included in the course;
  • Work closely within teams to guides, PowerPoints, online resources, websites, and handouts for all training delivery channels;

Make informed recommendations on changes and adjustments to learning experiences using performance data, and instructor/student feedback as required.

Quality assurance: Support quality assurance processes for online courses: apply rubrics to evaluate the quality of course design and teaching practice; consult with instructors regarding accessibility of electronic materials, copyright, and compliance with pertinent regulations, policies, and accreditation standards.

Faculty professional development, training, and consultations: Support the development of faculty training aimed at assisting faculty in the development of engaging and interactive online programs and courses. Consult with faculty as they incorporate software and educational technology into the development of learning experiences; coordinate projects for online programs to ensure high quality faculty experience with the online design and development process.

Ongoing professional growth: Update and improve one's own knowledge, skills and attitudes pertaining to the instructional design process, faculty development, new models9f instruction, emerging technologies, and related fields.

Others: Perform related duties as assigned to support the mission of the University.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum of two years related experience working with a learning management system.


Master's degree in instructional design, educational technology, or a related field from an accredited college/university.

Preferred Qualifications

- 2 years experience in instructional design, educational technology or a related field

- Several years of experience as a team member

- Experience designing asynchronous, synchronous, hybrid, flipped, and face-to-face Instruction

- Successful online and/or hybrid teaching experience In higher education

- Experience implementing a variety of rubrics and standards for quality assurance purposes

- Demonstrated success working with faculty members or other Instructional staff to improve teaching and learning

- Experience developing and facilitating professional development opportunities to faculty members

- Experience with learning analytics

- Presentation and/or publication in peer-reviewed contexts

- Video production management

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


- Knowledge of emerging technologies and innovative instructional approaches

- Effective use of a variety of educational technology tools (examples: Desire2Leam, Echo360, MS Teams, Adobe Creative Suite)

- Competency in web-related technologies including HTML.


- Use active listening skills

- Communicate effectively in visual, oral, and written form

- Effective communication with groups of faculty members. staff, and others

- Solicit, accept, and provide constructive feedback

- A strong commitment and focus on academic and the community at large.

- Excellent detail-orientation and organizational skills


- Ability to work effectively as a team member

- Ability to maintain confidentiality

- Ability to apply an appropriate Instructional design process to a given instructional project/problem

- Ability to apply quality rubrics to improve course design and online teaching

- Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships with internal and external clients

- Ability to guide faculty in creative and effective use of available campus technologies

- Ability to assist faculty members with the development of multimedia materials and manage recording technologies and studios

- Ability to learn and support new emerging technologies used in the delivery of online and blended courses

- Ability to work independently or in a team setting

- Ability to function in a distributed collaborative work environment

- Ability to manage multiple projects and meet departmental objectives and deadlines

- Ability to acquire new knowledge and skills as needed to create effective solutions to novel problems

- Ability to develop innovative and engaging instructional strategies and materials


Shift: Days/M-F (work outside of the normal business hours will likely be required of an employee in an exempt level position)

Pay Grade: 19

Salary: Minimum: $51,967/Annually to Midpoint: $70,155/Annually

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position

Recruitment Period: Until Filled

Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.

Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!

Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply

Consider applying with us today!

Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university

Select University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee

If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365

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