Maryville University is accepting applications for contract learning designers with verifiable skills in the design and building of fully accessible course materials within Canvas. Successful contractors will review and update existing courses according to the Maryville University style guide and ensure accessibility for all learners. Experience with Blackboard Ally a plus.
Note: Contract length will vary based on need. This ad will be used to fulfill an ongoing need the School of Adult & Online Education.
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
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
An understanding of learning with VR and AI technologies
Experience working with diverse content and populations
Experience with Blackboard Ally
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
IMPORTANT: Applicants mustinclude link to personal learning design portfolio in their 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.
Maryville University is a selective, comprehensive and nationally ranked private institution more than 6,000 students. Maryville offers more than 100 degrees at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels to students from 50 states and 32 countries. Consistently ranked as a top private school by Forbes and Kiplinger's, Maryville has been named the Number 1 Over-performing University in the nation by US News and World Report for the last two years. Maryville's athletics teams compete in 20 intercollegiate sports at the NCAA Division II level in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Founded in 1872, the University is ideally situated on 130 picturesque acres in West St. Louis County.