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11 Jan 2017

Faculty Instructional Designer

Justice Institute of British ColumbiaNew Westminster, British Columbia, Canada

Job Description



Position: Instructional Designer
Division/School: Emergency Management Division, School of Public Safety
Location: New Westminster, British Columbia
Reporting To: Program Director, Emergency Management Division

Justice Institute of British Columbia:

The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is Canada’s leading public safety educator – a public post-secondary educational institution that has earned a worldwide reputation for excellence and innovation. JIBC educational programs and services are delivered to government agencies, community organizations, private corporations and the general public in communities throughout the province and around the world. Each year, the JIBC’s distinctive educational learning model attracts an average of 27,000 students, many of whom return as students throughout their careers.

Position Summary:

The Instructional Designer reports to the Program Director, Program Development and Academic Programs and is responsible for the development and revision of curriculum for the Emergency Management Division and its clients. The incumbent works collaboratively and with the support of divisional staff, subject matter experts, clients, and others within the JIBC to design and develop courses for face-to-face delivery, blended, and online delivery using a range of applied learning strategies and technologies, including simulations. He or she ensures that courses meet the academic standards required by JIBC.


Primary Responsibilities:

Curriculum Design and Development

  • Designs courses and teaching materials across all areas of emergency management (ICS, ESS, EM, SAR, and HEM) for face-to-face, blended, and online delivery in accordance with EMD curriculum development guidelines.
    • Collaborates with subject matter experts and program managers to identify student learning needs, intended program/course outcomes, and program/course delivery requirements and constraints.
    • Develops course outlines.
    • Develops course plans/blueprints detailing content and lesson specification.
    • Identifies media requirements and collaborates with the project team (e.g., subject matter experts, program managers, web specialists, simulation specialists) on their development.
    • Develops/writes curriculum content, learning resources, learning and teaching activities, and learning evaluation instruments.
  • Researches emerging issues to ensure curriculum and programs reflect current trends in emergency management.
  • Manages projects/timelines and workloads to meet objectives and deliverables.

Other related duties, as assigned


Qualifications & Requirements:


  • Related Master’s degree preferred; may include – but is not restricted to – Master’s degrees in education, curriculum and instruction, distributed learning, educational technology.

Other Knowledge/Training/Skills

Skills required include the ability to implement sound instructional design principles, develop instructional materials to address specific learner profiles, manage multiple projects with their shifting priorities and timelines, write and edit clear instructional materials, provide coaching and training, attend to detail, and evaluate and make recommendations regarding instructional design in various modalities. The Instructional Designer is required to complete projects to JIBC quality standards and within agreed upon timelines, budgets, and client specifications.

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following:

  • Excellent oral communication skills.
  • Excellent technical writing and editing skills.
  • Project management skills.
  • Proven ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Ability to work within timelines while balancing a demanding workload.
  • Desire and ability to continually expand skills and knowledge as divisional needs evolve.
  • Ability to work effectively and maintain professional relations with the public, faculty, staff and students.
  • Highly motivated, independent self-starter who enjoys working in a collaborative team environment.
  • Superior time management skills with demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects.

Related Experience:

  • 3-5 years’ demonstrated experience in curriculum design and development based on best practice, including developing instructional design plans and guiding the development of learning outcomes, course outlines, learning activities, and assessment instruments.
  • 3-5 years’ designing teaching and learning environments for programs and courses for face-to-face, blended, and online delivery using Blackboard and other learning environments.
  • 3-5 years’ experience developing and using simulations and exercises.
  • 3-5 years’ experience conducting training needs assessments.

Additional Information:

This position includes a competitive / comprehensive compensation package:

  • 4 weeks’ (20 days) vacation per annum to start plus 10 personal/discretionary days per annum (pro-rated in first year of hire).
  • BC Medical Services, Group Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment effective 1st of the month following date of hire. Extended Health & Dental benefits effective 1st of the month following 3 months’ employment.
  • Defined benefit pension – College Pension Plan

Please see for more information (Fair Comparison Handbook).


Salary Range: $69,767 – $77,519 per annum

(Fair Comparison Job Level P3)

Posting Date: January 11, 2017
Closing Date: January 31, 2017
Start Date: March 1, 2017


Please submit a resume/CV, cover letter E-mail:

and copies of academic / professional credentials,

quoting Competition #17-01:

For more information about this position, please contact:

Sarah Wareing

Program Director

Emergency Management Division, School of Public Safety

604-528-5794 |


Justice Institute of British Columbia is an equal opportunity employer and is interested in broadening the diversity of its staff. We encourage applications from visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.

Job Categories: Full-time. Job Types: Faculty. Salary: 60,000 - 80,000. Job expires in 22 days.

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