Position Title: Instructional Designer

Classification: PRO Staff III/ IV

Department: Information Services and Support (ISS)/ Instructional Technology (IT)

Reports to: Director of Instructional Technology

The Instructional Designer will perform instructional design operations for faculty; implementation and administration of course management, assessment, e-portfolio and other instructional application software systems.


  • Performs instructional design functions: works with faculty to improve instructional delivery, including student assessment, content development, instructional materials design and production, evaluation of delivery methods, test design, and methods assessment
  • Provides coordination of activities and support to the Mount’s technology-related learning communities.  
  • Provides design, training and assistance services to faculty on blended/online learning and instructional applications; orients faculty, staff, and students to instructional materials, equipment and training; designs face-to-face and online training courses and documentation
  • Informs faculty of new developments in materials, equipment, and technology related to the instructional process
  • Implements and manages new web-based technologies, including course management, assessment and e-portfolio systems; develops and documents system procedures
  • Assists faculty with development of websites. Assists in analyzing needs; identifying and articulating short term goals, long range goals for instructional design and blended/online learning activities; assists with the evaluation of new and upgraded software applications; examines software applications in terms of training implications
  • Actively promotes the integration of technology into instructional programs both inside and outside the classrooms
  • Adheres to unit’s policies and procedures; analyzes and resolves problems; cooperates and communicates effectively and in a timely manner with department staff, supervisor, and other departments; forwards appropriate issues and refers clients to supervisor
  • Serves as backup for day-to-day administration of the course management system, including course setup, uploading content, account management and backup and recovery management.
  • Communicates effectively and in a timely manner with faculty, students, University departments, and supervisors and colleagues in ISS; serves on University committees as assigned or appointed
  • Provides formalized training sessions for faculty and staff
  • Engages in personal professional development to stay current with the demands of the position; is a positive influence for the effective use of technology on campus; performs additional related duties as assigned by supervisors
  • Contributes to team effort by welcoming new and different work requirements; explores new opportunities to enhance the services of the department; helping others accomplish related job results when needed; ensures efficient use of department resources (personnel, space, funds); supports department activities


Primary Contacts: Faculty, Instructional Technology Staff, ISS Division Staff

Supervision Exercised: None

Supervision Received: Works under general direction toward broadly defined objectives; refers specific problems to the Director, Instructional Technology when clarification or interpretation of organizational policies is involved.

Education: Baccalaureate degree, with emphasis in instructional design or educational media

Experience: Experience with instructional design, teaching and training experience preferred

Specialized Training: Computer assisted instruction, multimedia production, web authoring, HTML authoring, course management systems, e-portfolio systems, and web-based instructional programs preferred.

Work Environment/ Physical Work Demands: Standing or sitting in one position for long periods. Multiple service hours; computer data input; multiple concurrent tasks with constant service interruptions; faculty and student contact; strict confidentiality; detailed work.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and contact information with three professional references to Human.Resources@msj.edu. Please include “Attn: Instructional Designer Search” in the subject line. A review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Send requests for a complete job description to Human.Resources@msj.edu


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