Educational Specialist, Instructional Designer

Position Number
Health Professions
Compensation Max
USD $75,000.00/Yr.
Compensation Min
USD $65,000.00/Yr.


The Instructional Designer will work with faculty to apply instructional design principles and systematic processes in distance education course design and development. The Instructional Designer will provide faculty consultation, training workshops and other faculty development services related to distance education. The Instructional Designer will collaborate with the distance education team to ensure excellence in the distance education programs. Supports the graduate distance education programs primarily, and other programs as needed.


  • Plan and manage course design and development projects adhering to quality design standards
    • Evaluate existing courses against quality design standards and make suggestions for improvement
  • Course development:
    • Work with faculty to design student-friendly, balanced and well-sequenced courses to meet academic requirements
    • Work with faculty to design engaging instructional materials, learning activities and assignments that align with course student learning outcomes
    • Utilize learning management systems, eLearning development tools and software as part of course development
  • Assessment of learning:
    • Work with faculty to plan and develop appropriate assessment strategies to evaluate student learning at the course level
  • Faculty development:
    • Provide faculty consultation, training workshops and other faculty development services related to distance education
  • Advise the distance education team of advancements and trends in instructional design and learning technologies
  • Other duties as assigned.


Master's degree in Instructional Design or a related field. At least two years of experience in instructional design work in a higher education setting. Experience in developing distance education courses, and faculty and staff training.



  • Knowledge of Quality Matters course design process
  • Knowledge of various organizational and accreditation standards related to educational program and student learning outcomes (SACS-COC, SARA, OLC Quality Scorecard)
  • Knowledge of related fields – accessibility, usability and, information design, communications and  technologies
  • Knowledge of instructional design principals, process/models, strategies, and best practices
  • Basic knowledge of streaming audio and video, file types and formats
  • Skill in using Adobe Connect and Presenter, Articulate Storyline, and other related technologies
  • Skill in project management
  • Ability to be collaborative and to work independently
  • Ability to work with multiple priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Ability to train one-on-one and in a group setting
  • Ability to be a flexible problem solver who can apply instructional design concepts appropriately to unique situations with the learner in mind
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret English technical periodicals, journals, and documentation required
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and training guides required
  • Ability to present information and respond to questions from faculty, administration, and staff
  • Ability to apply concepts such as simple algebraic equations, fractions, ratios, and proportions to practical solutions required
  • Ability to maintain positive interpersonal relationships with students, faculty, staff and others

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