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27 Apr 2018

Faculty Instructional Designer

Justice Institute of British ColumbiaNew Westminster, British Columbia, Canada

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Job Description


Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC), as a provincial public post-secondary institute, plays a vital role in training, education, and applied research focusing on justice and public safety. With five locations in the province, JIBC offers continuing education/professional development courses through to graduate certificates to more than 27,000 full and part-time students. JIBC continues to connect with stakeholders and constituents to provide relevant and meaningful training and education to meet provincial needs and contribute to safer communities. We take our specific mandate seriously and building and maintaining strong relationships in key fields of justice and public safety is essential to our ability to meet our Strategic and Academic Plans.

The Instructional Designer reports to the Deputy Director, Fire & Safety Division and is responsible for the development and revision of curriculum for the Fire & Safety 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 the JIBC.


Primary Responsibilities:

Curriculum design and development

Designs courses and teaching materials across all areas of the Fire & Safety Division (FSD) for face-to-face, blended, and online delivery in accordance with FSD 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 project/timelines and workloads to meet objectives and deliverables.

Course Revisions

  • Collaborates with program managers/coordinators and subject matter experts on course review and revision activities, in accordance with FSD course review guidelines.
  • Edits course manuals and materials.

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.


Salary Range: $72,417.82 – $80,464.14 (Fair Comparison Job Level P3) (Under review to be determined for exclusion)
Posting Date: April 27, 2018
Closing Date: May 16, 2018
Start Date: ASAP
End Date: March 29, 2019

Please submit a resume, covering letter E-mail:

and copies of academic credentials,

quoting Competition #18-24 to:

For more information about this position, please contact:

Charlene Jordan-Jones

Deputy Director

Fire and Safety Division


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: Contract. Job Types: Faculty. Salary: 60,000 - 80,000.

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