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Instructional Designer - Technologist
Date Posted 03/05/2021
Hiring Status Accepting Applications
Location Twin Cities Campus
Position Responsibilities

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota seeks an Instructional Designer-Technologist to build faculty-created courses in Canvas. Working as part of the Learning Design Team, the Instructional Designer-Technologist collaborates with other team members, faculty, department chairs, program directors, and colleagues in Education Technology to develop new fully online and blended courses, and redevelop current courses transitioning to a fully online or blended modality.

  • Build, test, and proofread courses in Saint Mary’s learning management system (Canvas)
  • Apply appropriate instructional technology to enhance teaching and student learning 
  • Guide faculty on the implementation of educational technologies that support course learning objectives and content
  • Prioritize course creation activities and deliverables for multiple courses to ensure timely completion
  • Using the Learning Design Team approach, use the instructional design and development process appropriate for the given project
  • Maintain and expand technical skills and knowledge of current and emerging pedagogies for instructional design and instructional technology
  • Coordinate with faculty, program staff, and Learning Design Team members on the completion of Instructional Technology team deliverables 
  • Promote student usability, experience and access in all Learning Design Team projects
  • Assert Saint Mary’s curriculum development standards and practices
  • Maintain learning design project documentation
Essential Skills and Abilities

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Experience with and expertise in Canvas
  • Experience developing course page modules for adult learners and traditional-age students
  • Proficiency with other learning management systems and with multiple learning delivery modalities 
  • Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities and adapt to change when needed
  • Comfortable in a deadline-driven work environment
  • Experience with curriculum development processes and learning design/assessment techniques (backwards design, etc.)
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and faculty (face-to-face and virtually)
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to follow the accessibility standards in course modules and materials 
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Google Suite for Higher Education
  The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, instructional design, or related area required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Training or extensive experience in Canvas
  • 3 years of recent experience with instructional technology
  • Familiarity with and experienced in implementing UDL concepts

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Additional Required Materials Cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three professional references
Application Review Date
Starting Date
Contact Nicola Imbracsio, Ph.D.
Contact Email nimbracs@smumn.edu
Position Full-time
Contract Length 12 Month
Other Details / Information
Benefits Full
Work Sponsorship This position is not eligible for work sponsorship
  We encourage members of the protected classes as defined by the federal, state, and municipal law and those persons attracted to a university with a Lasallian Catholic identity to apply.
EEO M/W/D/V
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