Instructional Designer

  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Malvern, PA, USA
Full Time Design Education

Job Description

Instructional Designer


Penn State Great Valley's Instructional Design Department, located in Malvern, PA, has an opening for a full-time Instructional Designer 2 position. The instructional designer will lead the development, design, and revisions for graduate level courses for World Campus and Great Valley. The instructional designer is responsible for working collaboratively to design, develop, evaluate, and revise online courses. This includes determining learning outcomes, outlining, and developing written materials, and developing multimedia. The instructional designer also inputs course materials to the learning management system (LMS), edits LMS settings, and troubleshoots LMS issues.


Candidates must have considerable instructional design experience, knowledge of online learning theory and pedagogical principles, strong written communication skills, and strong wordsmithing skills to enhance comprehension of written material. Experience with technical writing, visual design, and/or video design is preferred. Candidates must have solid experience with learning management systems (Canvas), multimedia development processes, and accessibility and copyright requirements. They must have strong interpersonal, communication, and time management abilities. They need to be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously, pay attention to details, be self-motivated, work effectively in an open collaborative environment, and collaborate closely with a faculty and other instructional designers. The instructional designer will use the team's project management system, follow standard processes, and contribute to ongoing improvement and documentation of the team's procedures.


This position requires a master's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This position has the potential to work remotely on a partial basis.


Candidates for consideration must submit a cover letter and a resume and should be prepared to provide samples of previous work. Review of applicant materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Employment with the University will require the successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.


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