The instructional designer I collaborates with faculty and instructors to deliver instructional design services aligned with strategic academic goals, institutional policies and program requirements.
Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators
The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This job description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
Job Responsibilities and Execution
Evaluates, selects, implements and maintains new tools and methodologies to support online teaching and learning
Collaborates and consults with faculty and subject matter experts to design online courses
Applies design standards, instruments and processes
Researches open educational resources
Verifies alignment of intended outcomes, learning activities and assessments
Provides a range of training and support services
Schedules course design consultations to align with term start dates
Maintains Lindenwood’s course rigor and design standards
Achieves annual, measurable individual improvement goals of acquiring or refining skills and/or obtaining increased knowledge in job-related areas
Assists faculty and instructors in applying models, methodologies or technologies appropriate to course or program content, context and format
Seeks opportunities to exchange and integrate innovative ideas
Supports the mission of the university and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence
Models, supports and holds others accountable to the university’s values – integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity and teamwork
Professionally evaluates and respectfully delivers educational programs; offers academic support as needed
Promotes the university by participating in relevant professional organizations and events
Provides exemplary customer service to faculty and instructors
Communication, Teamwork and Collaboration
Collaborates with all relevant parties throughout the design and delivery of educational programs
Supports a culture of continuous professional improvement and the attainment and assessment of institutional, program and course learning outcomes
Job may require other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications – An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.
Bachelor’s degree in instructional design, education, curriculum development, teaching and learning or related field
Instructional design certification
Master’s degree preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform this job competently.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
Strong attention to detail
Highly developed analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent presentation skills
Technologically savvy and creative
Strong professional integrity and independent problem-solving skills
Proficient in learning management systems, including Canvas
Knowledge of evidence-based instructional design principles, practices and procedures
Knowledge of federal compliance requirements associated with online teaching and learning
Ability to achieve effective outcomes; build credibility and trust; and ensure exceptional service to all stakeholders
Ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment
Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions.
General office/educational setting, including computer labs, classrooms and related support facilities at system-wide campuses and extension sites
Online academic environment
Occasional night and weekend work may be required to support the diverse teaching schedules of faculty and instructors
Physical Abilities – The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Ability to work effectively at a computer for up to eight hours daily
Ability to sit for extended periods of time
Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function
Equal Opportunity Employer
Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.
Lindenwood University, often referred to as Lindenwood or LU, is a private, coeducational, liberal arts university located in St. Charles, Missouri. Founded in 1827 by George Sibley and Mary Easton Sibley, it is the second oldest higher-education institution west of the Mississippi River and since 1990 the fastest growing university in the Midwest. The University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 16,000 students a year through values-centered programs that lead to development of the whole person. Lindenwood is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.