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Learning Designer

Apply now Job no: 492704
Work type: Full-time
Location: Remote
Categories: Information Technology, Academic Affairs, School of Adult & Online Education

Posting Details

Job Summary/Basic Function


MaryvilleWORKS, a division of Maryville University focusing on corporate education through the upskilling and reskilling of new and existing talent, is seeking an experienced learning designer to join their team. The MaryvilleWORKS team is committed to providing innovative, market-relevant workforce development solutions designed to meet business needs and complement business strategy. The MaryvilleWORKS team partners with well-established companies, non-profits, and small businesses to provide custom learning solutions.

The successful candidate will join an established team of learning designers responsible for the design, development, and deployment of self-paced learning opportunities and will be committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout all stages of the design and development process.

Learning Designer positions may be primarily or fully remote positions, with limited or no on-campus presence.

The learning designer will partner with subject matter experts, the creative development team, and industry or University personnel to:
• Work closely with internal and external partners to design and develop learning experiences (facilitated and unfacilitated) for varied audiences through writing, editing, creating, and updating content, imagery, and interactive learning components)
• At the direction of design team leaders, updating content, imagery, and interactive learning components, relative to course needs, styling, textbook refresh, and accessibility
• Consult with University personnel and partners to determine learning needs; support the departmental SalesForce queue
• Research, recommend, and test appropriate media and methods for learning
• Participate in the review/evaluation/assessment process to determine course effectiveness
• Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

• 2 or more years in an instructional design role with progressive responsibility
• Bachelor’s degree in instructional design or related area, master’s degree preferred
• Proven instructional design and development experience within the area of professional
development, workforce education, and online training
• Proven effective experience working and consulting with subject matter experts and all levels
of internal and external partners
• Strong understanding of the principles of UI and UX as it relates to the development of
learning experiences.
• Knowledge of current techniques, tools, and procedures used in the design, development,
and evaluation of technology-enhanced and online courses and programs
• Proven ability to lead and develop projects throughout the full project life cycle (concept-
storyboard-final product)
• Ability to lead sessions with faculty, SMEs, and/or stakeholders to analyze needs and map
business requirements to learning programs; comfortable creating design documents that
will achieve the defined program needs
• Demonstrated experience and advanced knowledge of graphic design elements and tools
appropriate for online instruction
• Demonstrated advanced experience developing e-learning solutions using Canvas and
common authoring tools (for example, Articulate, Captivate, Photoshop, Presenter)
• Ability to perform in a fast-paced environment with deadlines
• Adheres to timelines and project management processes that support development
• Prior experience working with audio/video producers, e-learning developers, and third-party
• Experience working with inclusive and diverse content and populations
• Strong research, content analysis, and content preparation skills
• Excellent writing, editing, and course development skills
• Must be able to work collaboratively
• Highly experienced with the teaching and development tools of Canvas
• Working knowledge of HTML and CSS and current online development tools

Preferred Qualifications

• Needs assessment, gap analysis, content alignment (matching instructional strategies to
expected learning outcomes), content creation and curation, formative and summative
• Ability to lead sessions with SMEs and stakeholders to analyze needs and map business
requirements to learning programs
• Demonstrated experience with Competency-Based Learning, adaptive learning, task
analysis, self-contained portable learning objects/units
• Experience with web conferencing tools (for example, Zoom, Skype for Business, WebEx)

Physical Demands


Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants

An offer of employment is contingent upon 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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