Instructional Designer

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 017200 - Center for Continuing Education
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

The instructional designer will facilitate course development through the Center for Continuing Education.

Salary Grade:  15

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges.  For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Department Profile:

Center for Continuing Education offers non-credit courses, certifications, workshops, short courses, and safety training.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Work with faculty/departments to develop and redesign courses for online instructional offerings.
2. Consult with faculty via phone, email, chat, conferencing, and in person on course design and the learning management system.
3. Utilize quality design principles and appropriate technologies to facilitate distance instruction.
4. Apply instructional design principles to facilitate active and quality instruction.
5. Demonstrate expertise in emergent technology, active learning, and collaborative tools.
6. Devise modes of assessment, such as tests or quizzes, to measure the effectiveness of the course
7. Assess new standards and trends in online education and formulate strategies and plans for future enhancements.
8. Create supporting material/media (audio, video, simulations, role plays, games etc.)
9. Stay up-to-date on quality standards rubric in order to teach and implement the current standards.
10. Design and teach instructors on topics relevant to online instruction.
11. Develop online course templates for departments/programs.
12. Other duties as assigned

May provide guidance to other staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Instructional Design or related field

Preferred Qualifications:

Masters Degree in Instructional Design or related field
Two years of experience in Online Instruction

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
The ability to work independently and collaboratively.
Experience with learning management systems, particularly Canvas.
Experience with quality standards rubric
Experience with online instructional tools, such as Studio, WebEx, Microsoft Teams, and proctoring systems.
Previous teaching experience.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

• This position requires the ability to manipulate a variety of office equipment, including occasional lifting of up to 30 pounds.
• Nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility.
• Routine deadlines; usually sufficient lead-time; variance in work volume seasonal and predictable; priorities can be anticipated; some interruptions are present; involves occasional exposure to demands and pressures from persons other than immediate supervisor.
• Job frequently requires sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, and handling objects with hands.
• Job occasionally requires standing, walking, stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

Instructions for Applying:

Apply online at and attach a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript and contact information for at least three professional references. Please remove any social security numbers included on requested transcripts prior to submitting online.

Restricted Clause:

Position is contingent upon funding availability.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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