Instructional Designer - Multiple Opportunities Available
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary Range: $60,182.67 to $72,939.78
Location: 14 Fultz and/or remotely, as required
Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (35 hours/week)
Reporting to the Manager, Academic Development, Centre for Learning and Innovation (CLI), the Instructional Designer (ID) works alongside development team (Content Providers, Instructors and Educational Developers) to develop courses for online and blended delivery. The ID will be responsible for applying best practices in teaching and learning for the online environment to the development of engaging courses in MITT’s learning management system.
This position will require the ID to apply modern learning theory and instructional design principles to support the use of appropriate instructional strategies to build engaging course and learning content. Instructional Designers will also be responsible to provide consultation to faculty in the use of adopted technologies in the classroom and support professional development for faculty in instructional design, learning strategies, testing and evaluation and learning technologies.
Knowledge and Skills
- Knowledge of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and ability to demonstrate the application of the principles into course design.
- Experience using, both from a learner and educator perspective, an online learning management system (preferably Brightspace).
- Experience with the use of technology in education.
- Experience incorporating lockdown browser technologies into course content.
- Strong verbal and written communication, time-management, writing and computer skills.
- Project management education and/or experience preferred.
- Experience with post-secondary instruction and development preferred.
- Experience using content authoring tools. (eg. Articulate, Captivate, iSpring, etc.) preferred.
Duties and Responsibilities
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Collaborating with the development team to prepare quality and engaging online and blended courses.
- Supporting Content Providers in the development of course delivery materials and support the deployment of new instructional practices.
- Verifying and further developing (where necessary) the proposed course learning outcomes and ensuring that the methods of evaluation align with course learning outcomes.
- Applying appropriate delivery and learning methodologies and assessment strategies to meet diverse learner needs.
- Applying modern instructional design principles to support course development and redesign.
- Developing complete courses and uploading materials to MITT’s online learning management system (Brightspace by D2L).
- Communicating promptly and effectively (via email, phone or Zoom/Teams) with the development team to meet identified deadlines.
- Ensure that course/program development is in alignment with approved MITT curriculum development framework.
- Post-Graduate education specializing in Instructional Design, Adult Education. A certificate in Instructional Design in combination with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
- 5+ years’ experience designing and developing engaging curriculum for online/blended environments using a known instructional design theory that meet relevant provincial, federal and international standards such as WCAG. (May include graduate degree experience if relevant)
How to Apply
MITT requires that staff, students and faculty either be fully vaccinated or participate in regular rapid testing to be able to access any of MITT’s facilities. For further information please review the COVID-19 staff policy here. This policy is subject to change in response to changing Manitoba Public health orders.
An eligibility list may be created for similar positions. Developmental opportunities may be available for candidates who do not meet all of the requirements of the position.
Applications will be accepted until Friday, December 10, 2021. Visit https://www.northstarats.com/MITT to submit your resume and cover letter.