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Instructional/Learning Designer

Apply now Job no: 492340
Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: St. Louis, MO
Categories: School of Adult & Online Education

Posting Details

Job Summary/Basic Function

Maryville University is looking to hire both entry-level and experienced Learning Designers within the School of Adult and Online Education. The successful candidate will become part of an established learning design team responsible for designing and developing online course materials centered in student engagement and instructionally sound learning practices. The successful candidate must be committed to fostering a culturally diverse atmosphere for faculty, staff, and students.

Learning Designer Responsibilities:
• Work closely with internal and external partners to design learning experiences for varied audiences
• Develop learning experiences through writing, editing, creating, and updating content, imagery, and interactive learning components
• Consult with University personnel and partners to determine learning needs
• Research, recommend, and test appropriate media and methods for learning
• Participate in the review/evaluation/assessment process to determine course effectiveness
• Other relevant duties as assigned

Associate Learning Designer Responsibilities:
• Assist learning designers in the rapid design and development of interactive, competency or performance-based learning and professional development, with a primary focus of building content within Canvas
• Update existing materials at the direction design team leaders
• Ensure learning experiences that fully meet the needs of students, faculty, and/or clients, while adhering to the standards of Maryville University
• Provide technical and pedagogical assistance throughout the design, development and implementation of online courses
• Ensure course materials are accessible to all learners
• Participate in the full course life cycle
• Other relevant duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Learning Designer

• Bachelor’s degree in instructional design or related area
• 3-5 years in an instructional design role with progressive responsibility
• Knowledge of current techniques, tools and procedures used in the design, development, and evaluation of technology-enhanced and online courses and programs
• Understanding of various operating systems, file structures, file formats, and protocols.
• Familiarity with graphic design elements appropriate for online instruction, including tools such as Office 365, SnagIt, Canva, Adobe Spark, etc.
• Working knowledge of HTML.
• Experience working with Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Desire2Learn, Moodle, Canvas)
• Ability to use web conferencing tools (for example, Skype for Business, Adobe Connect, WebEx)
• Ability to perform in a fast-paced environment and meet and manage deadlines
• Understanding of competency and/or adaptive learning methods
• Strong research, content analysis, and content preparation skills
• Proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively with Subject Matter Experts, peers, users and media developers
• Excellent writing, editing, and course development skills
• Solid foundation in adult learning theory and universal design
• Must be able to make effective oral and written presentations
• Must possess excellent interpersonal skills, be diplomatic and proactive while solving problems
• Must have the proven ability to continually adapt and learn new procedures and software programs

Associate Learning Designer

• Bachelor’s degree in instructional design or related area
• 1-3 years in an instructional design role with progressive responsibility, preferably in an academic setting
• Highly experienced with the teaching and development tools of Canvas
• Proven understanding of educational technology tools, applications, and techniques
• Demonstrated experience and advanced knowledge of graphic design elements and tools appropriate for online instruction
• Working knowledge of HTML and CSS and current online development tools
• Experience working with Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Desire2Learn, Moodle, Canvas)
• Prior experience and understanding of third party and publisher tools within the learning environment
• Ability to perform in a fast-paced environment and meet and manage deadlines
• Understanding of competency and/or adaptive learning methods
• Ability to perform in a fast-paced environment with deadlines
• Ability to work with design team leaders to understand project goals and implement design strategies as defined for a given project
• Proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively with Subject Matter Experts, peers, users and media developers
• Excellent writing, editing, and course development skills
• Solid foundation in adult learning theory and universal design
• Must be able to make effective oral and written presentations
• Must possess excellent interpersonal skills, be diplomatic and proactive while solving problems
• Must have the proven ability to continually adapt and learn new procedures and software programs

Preferred Qualifications

Learning Designer

• Master’s degree in instructional design or related area
• Experience developing e-learning solutions using common authoring tools (for example, Articulate Storyline or Adobe Captivate)
• Experience using Photoshop, Presenter, Dreamweaver
• Teaching experience
• An understanding of learning with VR and AI technologies
• Experience working with diverse content and populations

Associate Learning Designer

• Master’s degree in instructional design or related area

Physical Demands

 

Open Until Filled

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must include link to personal learning design portfolio in your resume or within the application.

Unofficial graduate transcripts are required to complete the application process.

An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background screening.

Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employment authorization will not be considered for this position.

Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.

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