Saint Charles, Missouri

Job Title:  Instructional Designer II

Division:   Academic Affairs

Evaluation Group:   Staff

FLSA Status:   Exempt

Reports To:   Director, Lindenwood Global 

Positions Supervised:   N/A

Job Summary

The instructional designer II collaborates with faculty and staff to design and develop learning environments and courses based on evidence-backed design standards and alignment with the University’s RISE (Rigor, Inclusiveness, Support, and Engagement) course framework enhancement initiative. The designer also works with media and technological specialists, administration, and other colleagues to create authentic and engaging learning experiences.  

Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This job description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Job Responsibilities and Execution

Collaborates and consults with faculty and subject matter experts to design effective, efficient, and engaging courses

Applies evidence-based instructional design methodologies and emerging technologies to enhance course design 

Evaluates, selects, implements, and maintains new tools and methodologies to support engaging teaching and learning

Maintains Lindenwood’s course rigor and design standards

Assesses the need for instructional interventions and assists faculty and staff in the application of instructional design models, methodologies, or technologies to solve complex design problems 

Engages in professional development activities to advance knowledge and skills in instructional design and course creation

Achieves annual, measurable individual improvement goals of acquiring or refining skills and/or obtaining increased knowledge in job-related areas

Participates in relevant professional organizations and events to promote the University

Service Excellence

Supports the mission of the University and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence

Models, supports, and holds others accountable to the University’s values – integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity, and teamwork

Provides exemplary customer service to faculty, staff, and students with a diverse range of skill levels and personalities

Provides a range of training and support services

Communication, Teamwork, and Collaboration

Evaluates educational programs, courses, and learning activities and respectfully and professionally delivers suggested instructional interventions to relevant stakeholders 

Collaborates with all pertinent parties throughout the design and delivery of educational programs

Supports a culture of continuous professional improvement and seeks opportunities to exchange and integrate innovative ideas

Job may require other duties as assigned. Required Qualifications – An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.

Master’s degree in instructional design, education, curriculum development, teaching and learning, or related field

Minimum of 4 years of demonstrated instructional design expertise and experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities – May be representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform this job competently.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures

Familiarity with basic principles and strategies of project management; ability to complete multiple multifaceted projects within a strict timeline 

Strong attention to detail

Self-starting professional with highly developed analytical and organizational skills

Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Excellent presentation skills

Technologically savvy and creative

Strong professional integrity and independent problem-solving skills

Proficient in learning management systems, including Canvas

Knowledge of evidence-based instructional design principles, practices, and procedures

Knowledge of federal compliance requirements associated with online teaching and learning

Ability to achieve effective outcomes, build credibility and trust, and ensure exceptional service to all stakeholders

Ability to collect, interpret, and apply data regarding course design

Ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment

Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions.  

Remote/virtual work environment

Occasional night and weekend work possible to support the diverse teaching schedules of faculty and instructors

Physical Abilities – The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Ability to work effectively at a computer for up to eight hours daily

Ability to sit for extended periods of time

Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees.  Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.

Saint Charles, Missouri

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