Position Purpose and Summary
The Instructional Designer gives leadership to the design and development of courses that provide an engaging learning experience in online and/or blended learning environments by serving as a consultant to faculty members who provide content expertise. The Instructional Designer will play an important role in the provision of core services as part of the TWU Integrated Partnership Online-Delivery System (IPODS) in a timely fashion to meet the financial, programmatic, and marketing requirements of the TWU Strategic Plan. This is a fixed-term maternity leave position, and the term is scheduled to end in July 2021.
Key Areas of Accountability
- Consult with faculty subject matter experts and academic program directors to develop online and blended courses that provide effective, inquiry-based learning experiences to meet specified course learning outcomes;
- Provide efficient and effective project management for the development of online and blended courses to meet the objectives of the TWU Strategic Plan;
- Practice appropriate project documentation and file management procedures to minimize error;
- Guide the development of course-level learning outcomes in alignment with program and institutional outcomes;
- Create or adapt course assessments in alignment with course, program and institutional outcomes;
- Ensure timely and professional communication with all stakeholders related to course development;
- Identify cost effective digital media resources for creation, adaptation, or use to support student learning and ensure that the development of resources is cost effective, efficient to deploy and maintain, and scalable over time;
- Ensure copyright permissions are secured as necessary;
- Collaborate with the Equity of Access office at TWU to support the development of a digital learning environment that is accessible and inclusive for students and faculty who experience learning challenges.
Skills and Abilities
- Clear understanding of and support for the roles of teaching and learning in an online educational context;
- Proficient in navigating and administering digital learning environments;
- Able to provide leadership, direction, coaching and support;
- Strong attention to detail;
- Able to develop and maintain positive relationships with relevant stakeholders;
- Able to work independently with limited direction;
- Able to exhibit a professional attitude and image with a commitment to quality service;
- An entrepreneurial spirit and vision, which grows out of a passion for students to receive a transformational educational experience.
Driven and inspired by the idea of positively impacting the various marketplaces of life through the development of godly Christian leaders by serving the Trinity Western University community.
Warm-hearted, dedicated, committed and mature evangelical Christian with a keen desire to serve in family, church, work and community. A firm commitment to TWU’s mission, values, Statement of Faith and Community Covenant. Strength of character and reputation, a pleasant personality with a positive and friendly attitude in the midst of a very busy and challenging atmosphere.
Servant-Leader Way of Life:
Act in a manner that exemplifies Jesus Christ in all on and off campus contacts thereby living out the servant leadership mission of the university and contributing effectively towards achieving the institutional and Kingdom goals of the organization.
Key Internal Interactions
Manager, Online Learning and Instructional Technology
Standards & Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in education, online education, instructional design, or a relevant discipline required.
- Experience in leading instructional design projects in education;
- Experience building highly interactive, inquiry-based, community-oriented courses in non-traditional digital learning environments;
- Experience in business or project management where timelines, cost controls, and bottom line results were expected and achieved;
- Experience working with multiple course development projects simultaneously;
Experience with a wide variety of digital learning environments (e.g. Moodle, WordPress, MediaWiki, web conferencing);
- Experience creating or adapting digital media assets for use in digital learning environments
Duties and responsibilities that do not constitute a major change may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of the supervisor either orally or in writing.
Agreed to by:
Manager, Online Learning and Instructional Technology and ED, Human Resources
Trinity Western University encourages applications from all eligible candidates who are able to commit to the university’s mission, values, and Christian identity as articulated in its Statement of Faith and Community Covenant. We are committed to an ethic of inclusion and to the equal treatment of all persons without discrimination in accordance with human rights law.
We particularly invite applications from indigenous people, women, persons with disabilities, and visible minorities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations during the application process should contact Human Resources at humanresources@ twu.ca.
Trinity Western University is located on the traditional ancestral territory of the Sto:lo people.