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Instructional Designer- Professional Services Specialist IV

New Jersey City University

Last Updated: 5/04/22

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY: Under the general direction of the Director of Online Learning, the Instructional Designer plays a key role in providing consultation and support to faculty in the design and development of online courses. Position start date is July 1, 2022.


  • Manage and track the design and development of engaging online courses in several different academic programs.
  • Assist faculty and programs with the design of online courses.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with selected programs and faculty to plan, design, implement and guide the build out of new/revised online courses.
  • Provide guidance on accessibility and UDL for online courses.
  • Collaborate with others in the Department of Online Learning to select appropriate tools and approaches.
  • Conduct course reviews using the Quality Matters standards/rubric, provide specific recommendations for improvement, and consult faculty on making course improvements and revisions.
  • Facilitate workshops on topics of course design, instructional design, educational technologies, and related topics.
  • Create and modify existing documentation to reflect supported technologies and processes.
  • Represent the Department of Online Learning at meetings when the Director is unavailable.
  • Participate in committees as needed

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge of content building functionality in Learning Management Systems (i.e., Blackboard, Adobe Captivate, Storyline, etc.).


  • Knowledge of research-based instructional design standards.
  • Knowledge of video and audio editing platforms.
  • Awareness of current and emerging concepts in online design and delivery, technology for teaching and learning in higher education
  • Experience teaching online or experience working directly with faculty in an academic environment.
  • Graduate degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology or related field.
  • Instructional Design certification (i.e., Quality Matters).

EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited university with a Bachelor’s degree in a field related to the area of assignment Instructional Design, Instructional Technology or related field.

EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years significant professional experience in higher education or other field that is directly related to the functions of the position or equivalent.

REQUIRED: Letter of application, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

We offer a competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

New Jersey City University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants.

As a condition of employment, new employees are required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. Candidates wishing to request a medical or religious exemption must advise Human Resources at the time of job offer.

New Jersey City University is a Tobacco and Smoke Free Campus. For the health of our employees, students and visitors, smoking, vaping and tobacco use is not permitted on campus. This includes all buildings, grounds and parking lots.

Company Details

Jersey City, New Jersey, United States