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Job Title: Instructional Design Specialist

Organization: Saint Peter's University
Location: Jersey City, NJ

About Saint Peter’s University
Saint Peter’s is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Established in 1872, the University blends a unique learning experience shaped by rigorous academics, internships that provide real-world experience, community service, and a genuine, caring community that supports alumni long after graduation. With an undergraduate student-faculty ratio of 12-to-1 and a stellar faculty committed to student success, Saint Peter’s offers more than 50 undergraduate majors as well as master’s level and doctorate programs.


About Jersey City
NJ Saint Peter’s University is located in Jersey City, the second largest city in New Jersey, and the site of record-setting economic development. The city boasts one of the most diverse populations in the United States and is host to an array of ethnicities and cultures. A fast-expanding skyline, a vibrant arts community, and an integrated transportation system help to make Jersey City a top contender among the cities that line the Hudson River.


General Description:
The instructional design specialist provides instructional and program design expertise for the development and support of online courses and programs. This person is responsible for assisting faculty in the design of online coursework, programs, and instructional practices and oversees the development and refreshing of courses and course segments to electronic delivery methods. The instructional design specialist supports the development of online courses as well as the needs of the instructor and students. This position reports directly to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs & Assessment.


Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with faculty on instructional design issues, creates customized web-based instructional elements, and manages online course development.

  • Provides design and production assistance to faculty in the development of electronic delivery methods.

  • Consults with individual or groups of faculty on optimal design of online courses and/or programs and effective uses of multimedia for instruction.

  • Demonstrates the ability to creatively design online and face-to-face instructional materials that incorporate innovative technology and engage participants.

  • Manages development projects from inception to completion.

  • Designs and supervises production of learning objects in a variety of formats including print, graphics, audio, video, and animation technologies to support online coursework and programs.

  • Provides professional and technical support/training to faculty.

  • Provides review, evaluation and reporting metrics to evaluate effectiveness of instructional design activity.

  • Serves on the Distance Learning Committee.

Additional Duties:


  • Attends appropriate conferences and seminars to maintain an up-to-date knowledge base of new instructional software and pedagogical techniques.

  • Presents on topics related to distance learning, technology and course design at state, regional, or national meetings.

  • Develops partnerships with online faculty members to explore teaching and learning online.

  • Serves on intradepartmental committees.

  • Performs other duties as requested.

Preferred Qualifications:



  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in instructional technology, education, communications, information technology, information sciences, curriculum design or related field. Master’s degree preferred.


  • Three to five years of experience in course design, curriculum design, training, or eLearning, preferably in higher education.

  • Experience with online course management tools.

  • Experience with graphic and multimedia authoring software and website design software.




  • Knowledge of modern computing, networking and communications systems and learning management systems.

  • Experience with the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric and Standards.

  • Demonstrable knowledge in and application of the QM Rubric.

  • Ability to organize and work effectively with an understanding of organizational policies and activities.

  • Proficient in communication, both oral and written.

  • Advanced skills in the use of technology applications.

  • Ability to integrate resources, policies and information for the determination of procedures, solutions, and other outcomes.

  • Ability to handle multiple and simultaneous tasks. Ability to work effectively with a variety of groups.

  • Ability to organize work and effectively with an understanding of organizational policies and activities.

  • Detail oriented and organized.

  • Ability to deal well with fast-paced change.

  • Ability to deliver a positive customer service experience.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and at least 3 professional references along with their application. Salary is commensurate with experience. Send to the Office of Human Resources, 121 Glenwood Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07306, or by email to Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. We do not acknowledge the receipt of applications. Saint Peter’s University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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