Instructional Designer

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  • Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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    Instructional Designer

    Chatham University welcomes applications for the position of Instructional Designer. The Instructional Designer will focus on the creation of asynchronous online courses at the undergraduate and graduate level of higher education.

    The ability to function remotely as part of a dynamic team able to collaborate through various electronic and telecommunication methods is essential. As our Instructional Designer, you will work closely in collaboration with instructional technologists and University/Adjunct faculty to design high quality, engaging courses across a variety of content areas.

    Chatham University strives to promote a campus environment that understands and embraces multiculturalism while increasing individuals’ intercultural competence. We actively work to build and sustain a diverse and culturally vibrant campus, which promotes employee and student success and retention.


    • Apply instructional design and multimedia development expertise to create engaging learning activities to be delivered in the Moodle Learning Management System.
    • Have oversight of course development schedules, assignments, and working with contractual providers if necessary.
    • Develop courses and digital content in support of the entire online student experience at Chatham.
    • Manage multiple, complex projects simultaneously.
    • Accurately track project progress utilizing supplied university documentation.
    • Have solid interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to work with a variety of people with varying degrees of familiarity with technology enhanced education.

    We are looking for creative thinkers who understand the design and implementation of pedagogy, study, and assessment tools for learning, as well as content presentation skills and ADA compliance. Our Instructional Designers take ownership of their work, meet deadlines, prioritizes workload, and efficiently manage time.

    This is a fully remote position working with a fully remote team.

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Design, Education, Psychology, or relevant degree, or a combination of education and experience, is required.
    • 3+ years of E-Learning or Instructional Design experience.
    • Knowledge of Quality Matters or similar standards for course design.
    • Must be able to demonstrate a professional location at home for the purpose of fulfilling the responsibilities of this position.
    • Working knowledge of learning content management systems and an understanding of technical standards for online learning.
    • Must possess thorough knowledge in the following areas: Panopto, Voicethread, HTML, Microsoft Office Suite, and a variety of e-learning products.
    • Awareness of web standards, digital accessibility, responsive design, best practices, and web browser compatibility across desktop and mobile environments.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in Instructional Design, Education, Psychology, or relevant specialization.
    • 5+ years of E-Learning or Instructional Design experience.
    • Experience in higher education.
    • Experience with Brightspace LMS or similar product.
    • Familiar with ADDIE.
    • Familiarity with HTML, CSS.
    • Experience with content management systems (i.e., Panopto).
    • Proficiency with audio editing and video editing.

    How to Apply:

    Interested candidates should visit and follow the instructions to complete the application process.

    All documents should be uploaded at the same time at the time of application.

    Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Persons of color, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

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