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Instructional Designer

Company: University System of New Hampshire
Location: Manchester
Posted on: May 6, 2024

Job Description:

Position Details


Operating Title
Instructional Designer

Long Classification Title
Instructional Designer

Campus Location

UNH CPS Educational Training & Partnership

Summary of Position
Reporting to and under the direction of the Child Welfare Education Partnership (CWEP) Course Development Administrator, this position is responsible for the development and support of online and hybrid courses, as well as the resource development that supports excellence in teaching and learning as required by the contract with the New Hampshire Division of Health and Human Services (NHDHHS).

Acceptable minimum level of education

Acceptable minimum years of experience
5-7 years

Additional Job Information
This position will be approximately 90% remote and 10% onsite for conferences. The ability to be in the state of New Hampshire for required conferences is a requirement of this position.

Posting Number

Other minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and 5 to 7 years of relevant experience (e.g. instructional technology, online education, adult learning, higher education) which includes at least 3 years of instructional design experience.
  • Working knowledge of instructional design theory and practice, particularly in relation to delivering online/hybrid courses to adult students.
  • Experience developing courses in Canvas or other similar learning management systems. Demonstrated ability to work with faculty from a variety of academic disciplines and technological skills.
  • Ability to master new technologies quickly.
  • Proficiency with multi-media software, interactive video production (i.e. Articulate Storyline, Rise, or Captivate).
  • Experience with web-conferencing tools (e.g. Microsoft Teams, Adobe Connect, Zoom or GoToMeeting), social media, mobile apps, Google Drive tools.
  • Knowledge of HTML and web design principles.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and consistently meet strict deadlines.
  • Work as a team with colleagues and stakeholders as well as independently when necessary. Excellent presentation, communications, problem-solving, interpersonal and organization skills.

    Additional Preferred Qualifications

    • Master's degree in instructional design or closely related field.
    • Experience teaching/training adult learners.

      Salary Information
      Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

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      Percent Time Information (FTE)


      EEO Statement
      The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status.

      Institution Information

      UNH College of Professional Studies is a college of the University of New Hampshire, the state's flagship public research institution, which offers undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction in the heart of New Hampshire's largest city. Located in the state's business and tech hub, the Manchester campus leverages its city location to promote real-world learning, providing research, internship and career opportunities to students and graduates. Teaching excellence is at the core of our mission. UNH College of Professional Studies faculty collaborate with students in research, service, and creative expression to better prepare them for success in today's high demand fields. Our campus is equipped with cutting-edge labs and learning spaces, and its central location attracts students from diverse life experiences and cultural backgrounds. For more information about UNH College of Professional Studies, visit .

      The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire and the region can be found here:

      Posting Details

      Posting Date

      Open Until Filled

      Closing Date

      Posting Open to Internal Candidates Only?

      Interested Internal Candidates Exist?

      Job Category
      Salaried Staff (Exempt)

      Appointment Type
      Grant Funded

      If TERM position provide projected end date


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      None applicable

      Duties / Responsibilities

      Job Duties


      • Provide high quality instructional design guidance and support in creating or redesigning courses in online/hybrid format using established course templates to faculty.
      • Support faculty with diverse educational disciplines from DHHS/DCYF and the University, as well as from other partner institutions.
      • Provide effective support in a variety of formats including in person and at a distance (email, phone, live chat or webinar.).
      • Must take into consideration the unique expectations, policies and procedures of DHHS/DCYF and the University.
      • Manage course development process for assigned courses meeting tight deadlines.
      • Work with subject matter experts (SMEs) to meet those deadlines.
      • Track the progress of each faculty/course and communicate with the hiring supervisor as needed.


        • Perform quality assessment on courses using established rubrics.
        • Consult with faculty as needed to identify improvements for their courses including resources, learning objects, activities, multi-media instructional assets and delivery techniques with attention to universal design principles.


          • Collaborate with colleagues within the CWEP and University's Instructional Design team to research and recommend new tools, methodologies, processes and resources to support the work of faculty and the University in relation to online/blended courses and the learning management system.
          • Develop and deliver training for faculty on educational technologies and online pedagogy.
          • Topics are offered in in a variety of delivery formats including face-to-face, webinar, and online. Evaluate the training and make recommendations for improvements for future offerings.


            • Develop and manage documentation and resources in a variety of formats including print, graphics, audio, video and interactive learning modules.
            • Manage and update content shared on websites for both faculty and students.
            • Serve on committees and/or task forces as needed. All other duties as assigned.

              Supplemental Questions

              Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

              Documents Needed to Apply

              Required Documents

            • Resume/Vita
            • Cover Letter

              Optional Documents

Keywords: University System of New Hampshire, Manchester , Instructional Designer, Other , Manchester, New Hampshire

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