Instructional Designer - Adler University in Chicago Illinois

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Adler University

Chicago, Illinois

United States

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The Purpose of the Instructional Designer is to work with faculty and staff to develop and deliver, courses and learning objects in an effective manner, consistent with the selected delivery modality.   

  • Provide instructional support for courses offered and developed by the Department of Online Education.
  • Design, develop and support online and hybrid courses using Quality Matters standards; collaborate with the Department of Online Education to assess the courses.
  • Coordinate with Multimedia Developer to design multimedia and interactive course components, such as videos, podcast, webcasts, interactive learning modules etc.
  • Engage with faculty members to support them in learning, and adopting effective instructional strategies and technological tools to enhance their courses.
  • Plan, prepare, and teach faculty development seminars.
  • Contribute and/or coordinate the design and development of online resources to promote effective instruction among faculty members and students.
  • Work with faculty and team members to experiment with emerging technologies and teaching strategies, and conduct research on effective use of these technologies and strategies.
  • Review, delegate, and respond to the Department of Online Education support work orders from faculty, staff, and students.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Adler University is the leading academic institution advancing socially responsible practice, healthy communities, and a more just society.  Adler University was founded on an important idea: Our health resides in our community life and connections. This is what drives our groundbreaking curricula and commitment to social responsibility, from our campuses in downtown Chicago and Vancouver and through Adler Online. We work with those courageous enough to want to change the world.  Our doctoral and master's programs—many of them nationally recognized in fast-growing fields—prepare students to lead social change in the fields of psychology and mental health, criminal justice and public safety, business, public policy, and advocacy.   

We are committed to quality through continuous process improvement and personal accountability.  As a result, we seek professionals, who embrace life-long learning, present proactive solutions and drive results to support social responsibility from the classroom to the community.   

Valued Core Behaviors:  
  • Communication
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Responsiveness to change
  • Results-orientation
  • Quality and accountability orientation
  • Support and model the School’s values of: social interest, compassion, justice, respect for the individual, honoring diversity and difference, intellectual rigor, optimism and collaboration.

• 5 years of experience with a B.S. degree or 3 years of experience with a M.S. degree in all phases of instructional design (analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation).
• Experience supporting faculty with design and redesign of online and blended courses.
• Experience in course management system such as Canvas.
• Experience in using Web 2.0 applications.
• Demonstrated experience working with multimedia applications and webinars tools.
• Experience applying Quality Matters standards to course design.
• Awareness of accessibility issues and use of assistive technologies in course design.
• Excellent interpersonal and group communication skills.
• Strong writing and editing skills.
• Advanced project management and presentation skills.
• Advanced skills in content design and development tools.
• Excellent organizational skills.


• Master’s degree in Instructional Design, Instructional or Educational Technology, or Multimedia development required, or demonstrated evidence of professional work for more than two years as an Instructional Designer or Multimedia Developer in an online environment.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of Adler University that all persons are entitled to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) protection. Adler University does not discriminate against any individual for employment because of age, religion, race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status (including unfavorable discharge from the military), or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

Keyword Phrases

  • instructional design
  • project management
  • support faculty
  • redesign of online/blended courses
  • Web 2.0 applications
  • multimedia applications
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: 3-5 years
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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