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Instructional Designer

Business Solutions and Support


University of Illinois System - Urbana




The University System Office seeks an Instructional Designer to support the Communications and Policies & Procedures Education function by designing and developing educational and informational programs to enhance the understanding of, and compliance with, business and financial policies and procedures.


  • Collaborate with Subject Matter Experts, and end-users to identify learning needs, objectives, and appropriate instructional methodologies to create high-quality, interactive, courses. 
  • Design courses, presentations and educational materials using adult learning principles and interactive e-learning models as appropriate.
  • Ensure the instructional integrity of course development projects through systematic design and clear writing of scripts, narratives, and storyboards. 
  • Design and develop learning interventions, using face-to-face instructor-led, e-learning or web-based methodologies as appropriate. 
  • Communicate frequently and effectively with various project collaborators to ensure that goals and objectives are being met. 
  • Utilize instructional design software to create and print a variety of materials. Plan and devise the layout of text, photos, illustrations and other media for presentation. 
  • Coordinate testing and quality assurance processes to meet the highest standards of quality for training course design, materials and other instructional documentation. 
  • Create media to support learning (e.g., visual aids for face-to-face, multimedia for e-learning or web-based).
  • Help establish instructional design and development standards for all existing and future programs and courses. Support the ongoing assessment of instructional effectiveness for all existing and future programs and courses.
  • Other duties and responsibilities appropriate for an Instructional Designer.



  • Bachelor's degree
  • One year of experience related to instructional design and learning methodologies


  • Master's Degree.
  • Three years of experience related to instructional design and learning methodologies, including one year at an administrative level.
  • Experience with Lectora, Captivate, Articulate and Camtasia.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to work independently when needed, and collaborate fully with other instructional designers on the team.
  • Effective needs analysis, project management, course development, and evaluation skills.
  • Understanding of principles of best practice related to online learning and teaching which includes adult learning theory.
  • Demonstrated proficiency working with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and high level of professionalism.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to understand, summarize, and present information in both written and oral formats, including excellent telephone skills.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Self-initiation and self-motivation for independent follow-through on work activities

    HOW TO APPLY: Applications must be received by March 25, 2020. Apply for this position by going to http://jobs.illinois.edu.  If you have not applied before, you must create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu.  If you already have a profile, you will be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. 


    For further information about this specific position, contact Angela Foster at anfoster@uillinois.edu  For questions about the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

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