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Instructional Designer

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Categories: Staff/Administration, Instructional Design & Technology, Calendar Year (12-Month)



Guides faculty in the design, development and teaching of courses.

This Instructional Designer role is in the College of Professional Studies’ Online Education team, a large team of instructional designers, instructional technologists, multimedia developers, and quality analysts that work collaboratively together and with faculty to develop high quality online courses and ensure quality course delivery. The team is innovative, always searching for new, effective methods and tools for online instruction. The team is always focused on quality and follows a robust instructional design process and promotes online teaching requirements to ensure quality.


Diversity & Inclusion 

Embracing diversity for a richly inclusive community is a Guiding Principle at JWU. Our students, faculty and staff have varied backgrounds, experiences and perspectives that unite us as one community and contribute to our success. We are committed to enhancing the diversity of our workforce teams and we encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. 

Johnson & Wales University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.


Essential Job Functions

  • Collaborates with faculty in the creation of new courses and the revision of existing courses
  • Recommends the appropriate tools, media, and teaching strategies to accomplish course goals, objectives and outcomes, assisting with the identification, selection and application of appropriate assessment tools and strategies needed by faculty
  • Develops and delivers initial and ongoing faculty development in the effective application of online tools, course design and instruction
  • Oversees the course development process, monitoring that deadlines are met and that courses meet university standards
  • Mentors faculty in the effective use of the online platform for delivery of courses
  • Identifies and assists in implementing innovative and effective learning techniques
  • Assesses and addresses the needs of faculty on a continuous basis to help improve the effectiveness of instruction
  • Collaborates with school leadership on the evaluation of faculty developing and teaching courses
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a master's degree 
  • Moderate amount of experience working in instructional design or in other related work


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree or greater in education, instructional design or a related field of study
  • Experience working in higher education on the development of online courses
  • Experience working with faculty in higher education on the teaching of online courses
  • Experience teaching online courses
  • Experience with Blackboard or another LMS


Please note: 

This position requires the ability to commute to campus for work as needed. Opportunities to work from home may be discussed with the hiring manager.

Qualified candidates must live or relocate within a 100 mile radius of the Providence Campus location upon hire. 

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