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Job Title: Instructional Designer Specialist

Organization: Florida International University

About FIU

Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit

Job Summary:

The Instructional Design Specialist consults with university faculty and other stakeholders to maintain distance learning courses and materials. This position provides recommendations regarding all aspects of the instructional design process and best practices for distance learning.

  • Provides instructional design support to university faculty and other stakeholders by maintaining a portfolio of existing online courses.

  • Provides recommendations regarding all aspects of the instructional design process in alignment with FIU Online quality and cost initiatives.

  • Maintains collaborative relationships with university faculty, serving as a key source of information on best practices for instructional design, FIU Online initiatives, and advancing excellence in online teaching.

  • Ensures changes to courses adhere to the quality design standards. Consults with faculty in the writing and development learning objectives.

  • Maintains functional competency with media design and creation skills, LMS tools, and associated educational technologies to perform assigned duties.

  • Responds to faculty requests and resolves course maintenance problems in a timely manner.

  • Collaborates with the Instructional Design Manager and Instructional Design Supervisor on assigned projects or committees to advance FIU Online initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree and one (1) year of experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

Departmental Preferences:

  • Knowledge of Canvas Learning Management System

  • Prior experience working with subject matter experts or faculty members to develop curriculum and design distance learning courses.

  • Ability to learn and utilize new software.

  • Knowledge of principles of visual design.

  • Knowledge of media design and educational technology.

  • Skilled in organizing resources and establishing priorities.

  • Prior experience working with subject matter experts or faculty members to develop curriculum and design distance learning courses.

Job Category:

• Administrative

Advertised Salary:
• Starting at $42,000 - commensurate with education and experience.

Work Schedule:
• Begin time: 9:00 AM
• End time: 5:30 PM

• Criminal Background Check

Other Information:
• Ability to work evenings and weekends.
• Ability to work flexible hours as needed.

For further information or to apply online visit our website at and reference job opening ID # 523810

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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