Warner Pacific University’s Mission: Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds with an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. Our hiring practices reflect our missional commitment to being a Christ-centered institution.
Warner Pacific University’s Commitment to Diversity: Warner Pacific University is committed to hiring staff and faculty with an intentionality that demonstrates the importance of having an employee community that reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of the students we serve. In the fall of 2016, more than 57% of our traditional students were racially or ethnically diverse. Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Summary Description: The Instructional Designer is a full-time, benefit eligible position reporting to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. This role will serve as primary instructional designer for 24-30 course developments and/or course revisions per year. Assist in identifying, vetting, and recruiting freelance instructional designers as necessary to ensure all curriculum development tasks are completed in a timely manner. Collaborate with academic leadership to manage and prioritize curriculum development processes. Provide faculty development in the areas of curriculum, instruction and assessment.
Serve as primary instructional designer for new courses and new programs, including a load of 24-30 course developments and/or course revisions per year, spanning all disciplines and course levels, in conjunction with assigned subject matter experts.
In consultation with academic leaders and Academic Affairs office, help to identify, vet, and recruit freelance instructional designers as necessary, based on curriculum development demands and timelines.
Work collaboratively with academic leaders to prioritize and manage curriculum development timelines, to ensure courses are developed and deployed in timely manner.
In collaboration with subject matter experts, create engaging learning activities, compelling media content, and effective assessment plans for courses.
Provide expertise and counsel in the shaping of assessable course outcomes, and ensure appropriate curriculum mapping.
Consistently apply sound instructional design theory and practice to the development and deployment of Warner Pacific curriculum.
Develop media and supporting materials to enhance instruction across programs.
Work collaboratively with other curriculum and instructional services personnel to optimize the use of technology in instruction.
Maintain appropriate documentation for all projects, and ensure through communication throughout course development.
Continually work toward refining and improving online instructional quality.
Contribute to the support and implementation of the University Strategic Plan.
Participate in Warner Pacific University professional development opportunities as able.
Demonstrate commitment to a Christian liberal arts education by upholding to the mission of the University and abiding by the Employment Standards and Lifestyle Agreement.
Perform other duties as assigned.
At least two years of work experience in instructional design and with instructional technology.
Demonstrated knowledge of learning theories and instructional design models.
Five years of experience in an office/professional environment, with higher education experience preferred.
Demonstrated skills, training, and experience in curriculum and lesson planning and learning assessment.
Basic HTML and Flash programming knowledge.
Solid knowledge of course development software and at least one Learning Management System (Moodle preferred).
Proficient computer skills in word, excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
Ability to work collaboratively and with limited supervisory oversight.
Graduate degree in instructional design or curriculum and instruction
Project management experience
Professional experience in an accelerated Adult Learning program
Physical Demands – Work Environment:
The position is located in a typical office environment. Professional/business casual attire is required.
Warner Pacific University is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and a multicultural learning environment. We, therefore, encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our University. Warner Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse workforce of committed Christians from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.
To Apply: In order to be considered an applicant for this position, please complete our online employment application at www.warnerpacific.edu/jobs. Click "Apply Now" to complete the online application, and submit the following:
2. Cover letter with names/contact information for three professional references
About Warner Pacific University
Warner Pacific University is a Christ-centered urban liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world.