Instructional Designer

Northern State University in South Dakota

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted July 11, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Northern State University invites applications for an Instructional Designer position.


Qualifications:  Masters degree in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, or related academic degree from a regionally accredited institution.  Working knowledge of course design methodologies, assessments, learning objective alignment, and measurement strategies.  Experience in using a variety of technologies and software applications used by faculty in the delivery of face-to-face, hybrid, or online curriculum is preferred.  Demonstrated experience designing, developing and delivering faculty training and professional development programs.  Possess a minimum of two-years of instructional design experience working directly with online programs and online course development.


The successful applicant should possess an understanding of learning management systems, specifically Desire2Learn (D2L) and best practices for online course delivery.  The candidate must have an excellent customer service base including the ability to interact positively with internal and external clients through effective written and oral communication.  The successful candidate will work both independently and as part of the NET Services team.


Responsibilities:  Essential responsibilities of this position include support for faculty assigned to teach courses coordinated by the Office for Online and Continuing Education.  In addition, the instructional designer will support the integration of technology into learning environments including; face-to-face classes at on and off-campus locations, online, hybrid, videoconferencing and other delivery methods by providing consultation and support for instructional technology selection and implementation, as well as developing workshops, demonstrations and training opportunities.


Setting:  Northern State University is a premier residential institution characterized by outstanding instruction, extraordinary community relations, and unparalleled extracurricular opportunities.  Since 2007 NSU has been continuously named by US News and World Report as one of the best undergraduate institutions in the Midwest.  NSU is fully accredited by the NCATE, NASM, NIBS and HLC.  Northern offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).  For more information about NSU and its programs visit:


NSU is located in Aberdeen, South Dakota, a vibrant community in northeastern S.D.  The city has a population of approximately 25,000 people and is a retail hub for the region.  The University enjoys a positive and strong relationship with the city and region.


Application:  Review of applications will begin immediately.  Position is open until filled with a start date of August 22, 2014.  For more information regarding this position, and to apply, visit:  Click on Northern State University in the Quick Search section.  The system will guide you through the electronic application form.  Finalists may be subject to a background investigation.  Any offer of employment AA/EOE

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