Concordia University Wisconsin/Ann Arbor
  • 13-Nov-2018 to 12-Jan-2019 (CST)
  • Mequon, WI, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

The Instructional Designer supports the design, development, and maintenance of effective LMS (Learning Management System) content for multiple modalities (e.g. online, blended, continuing education experiences). This position reports to the Project Manager & Academic Portfolio Analyst for Extended Campus, Extended Campus Operations and works both independently and collaboratively to fulfill the purpose of the Concordia University Office of Continuing and Distance Education (OCDE). This is a full-time, on site, exempt position.


  • Review course designs to ensure alignment and excellence with current research and practice in the field.
  • Work directly with subject matter experts and other team members and stakeholders to design and develop undergraduate and/or graduate courses in multiple content areas for multiple modalities.
  • Design courses that reflect the distinct mission and core values of Concordia University.
  • Manage all aspects of the instructional design process in order to ensure timely completion of course design projects, while maintaining a high-quality end product.
  • Collaborate with the instructional design team to create templates, models, and strategies that incorporate best practices in instructional design.
  • Maintain a personal learning network that contributes to ongoing professional development related to instructional design and distance learning.
  • Maintain and expand knowledge in the area of instructional design, curriculum development, teaching and learning.
  • Complete other related tasks as requested by the OCDE leadership.

Education and Experience

  • Master's degree in instructional design, distance learning, adult education, educational technology or a related field highly preferred.
  • Experience designing and/or teaching online courses.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, including the ability to collaborate across networks and work effectively in virtual teams.
  • Ability to converse with faculty about educational and technology issues.
  • Ability to apply instructional design principles, learning theory, and educational technologies in the design and development of online learning experiences. Knowledge of pedagogical and instructional design methodologies.
  • Experience with one or more learning management systems as well as common software used in the design and development of distance learning courses.
  • Ability to troubleshoot basic educational technology issues.
  • Ability to effectively manage projects that involve diverse individuals who may be local or at a distance.
  • Technical skills appropriate to position (e.g. learning management systems, designing for the web, Microsoft Office, and a willingness to continually learn new applications).
  • Commitment to the University mission and core values.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a full-time, exempt on site position. Starting range is dependent upon individual qualifications and experience. Concordia health, disability and retirement plan enrollment is available to full-time employees and their eligible dependents. Tuition benefits are available for employees and their qualified dependents.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of CU to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

The University will not discriminate against or harass any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, gender, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. 

However, CU is an institution of the LCMS and, to the extent allowed by law, CU reserves the right to give preference in employment based on religion. In addition, preference in holding certain employment positions is given to ordained or rostered ministers of the LCMS. Based on a religious tenet, CU recognizes only male, LCMS ordained Ministers of the Gospel, but recognizes both male and female LCMS Rostered Ministers of the Gospel.

The Human Resources Department has been appointed to manage the equal employment opportunity program, including all equal employment opportunity activities, as required by federal, state and local agencies. If any employee or applicant for employment believes this policy has been violated, he/she must contact the Director of Human Resources.

Concordia University is a HLC accredited, co-educational, liberal arts school offering more than 70 undergraduate majors, over 40 master's degree programs, and 4 doctoral programs. There are also a variety of accelerated evening and e-learning programs.

Physical Demands/Equipment

  Concordia is a Lutheran higher education community committed to helping students develop in mind, body and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and in the world.

Concordia University Wisconsin/Ann Arbor
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