Instructional Designer

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Job description

Job no: 94685-AS

Work type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Information Systems/Technology, Instructional Design

Position Vacancy ID:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Working Title:

Instructional Designer

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Anticipated Begin Date:

JULY 23, 2018


This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $45,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and area of specialization:

Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s degree preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

  • One to five years of demonstrated experience in instructional design and instructional materials development (a thorough understanding of curriculum development, instructional design, and test development).
  • Experience managing processes needed to deploy resources on a complex and demanding development schedule.
  • Experience with courseware production for distance education purposes using the Internet/web in an academic setting.
  • Experience managing multiple projects at different stages with a record of managing projects to successful completion on time and on budget.
  • Demonstrated experience with digital delivery methods for instruction
  • Project management, needs assessment, and risk management experience
  • Technical writing and editing skills
  • Critical thinking, analysis, and synthesis skills
  • Ability to facilitate collaboration, support, and obtain approval from a variety of stakeholders

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Position Summary:

The Instructional Designer works in the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies and is part of the Educational Innovation team working to increase online professional master’s degrees and post-baccalaureate certificates and non-credit. They will work collaboratively with faculty and course development teams to provide instructional design and they will also have responsibilities for developing online learning products. The candidate in this position must be able to work independently, facilitate collaboration across a variety of stakeholders, and have thorough understanding of curriculum development, instructional design, and test development. Educational Innovation is a coordinated effort to create a sustained campus environment that maintains and enhances student learning while improving capacities and generating new resources.

Additional Information:

The Division of Continuing Studies is committed to building a diverse workforce. Members of underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Leanne Morris
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How to apply

Please apply online and include a resume, cover letter outlining how you meet the qualifications, and the contact information for three professional references.

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NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

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