Instructional Designer

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Loyola University New Orleans
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Located in beautiful and historic Uptown New Orleans, Loyola University New Orleans is a Jesuit, Catholic institution of higher education, welcoming students of diverse backgrounds and preparing them to lead meaningful lives with and for others; to pursue truth, wisdom, and virtue; and to work for a more just world. The university is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, and offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to 3,800 students from 48 states and 39 countries. U.S. News & World Report ranks Loyola University 10th Best Regional University in the South, 4th in the region for diversity, and 12th “Best Value” in the South. Chartered in 1912, Loyola fosters a rigorous, critical education dedicated to a tradition of service, social justice, and the development of the whole person.

Instructional designers work in partnership with faculty to design and build courses and manage program-wide portfolios, building innovative online degree programs of the highest quality. Collaboration is a key component and contributes greatly to a highly refined finished product. This position partners with various stakeholders on campus including faculty, staff, student success services, library faculty and Information Technology. As part of a growing online initiative, the instructional designer will have the opportunity to be involved directly in educating students all around the world in distinctly engaging and interactive ways. All Loyola courses are expected to meet the highest of quality and academic standards. Instructional designers are expected to oversee project schedules and manage all aspects of the design process with knowledgeable and experienced approaches to technology use in instruction, including assessment, andragogy, deployment methodologies, and integration strategies.


QUALIFICATIONS: BS required in instructional design, educational technology or similar. MA degree preferred. Minimum three years’ experience in instructional design and with instructional technology in higher education. Excellent knowledge instructional design models. Lesson and curriculum planning skills. Basic HTML and Flash programming knowledge. Solid knowledge of course development software and at least one Learning Management System. Visual design skills (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator) and ability to storyboard. Ability to write effective copy, instructional text, audio scripts/video scripts. Demonstrated interpersonal and organizational skills. Demonstrated high attention to detail. Demonstrated experience developing creative and engaging training materials in a variety of formats and media. Experience using and/or developing with some, if not all, of the following applications: Blackboard LMS, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, Captivate, Audacity, Adobe Premiere, Microsoft Office (particularly Word, PowerPoint). Demonstrated aesthetic, design composition and typographic abilities. Demonstrated ability in creation and delivery of a variety of training approaches (in person and online—synchronous and asynchronous, and creating reusable learning objects. Familiar with accessibility issues and creating accessible learning experiences. Demonstrated experience in curriculum development. Understanding of transferring documents from various browsers or software into Learning Management System. Evidence of highly effective training approaches and experiences. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate to a variety of audiences in both verbal and written forms.

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Email resumes and cover letter with the position title as the subject line to: RESUMES@LOYNO.EDU

Loyola University New Orleans is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We particularly encourage applications from women and members of minority groups protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and persons with physical disabilities.