University of California, Irvine - Irvine, California - Full time

Instructional Designer


UC Irvine's Division of Continuing Education is seeking an Instructional Designer to provide course development expertise and direction for online programs. The Instructional Designer will have direct responsibility for instructional design, project management, and faculty and instructor collaboration. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to problem solve and think critically, and also be able to adjust to a rapidly changing environment.

He or she must be able to work with a geographically distributed team of content experts, part-time instructors, planning unit director, and support staff. The position requires strong project management skills, extensive pedagogical and course design knowledge, knowledge of ADA requirements for accessibility and the ability to assist instructors in achieving ADA compliant course delivery; strong communication skills, the ability to move projects with many stakeholders forward in a timely manner, and experience with various aspects of distance learning.

Salary: Range $70,000.00 - $75,000.00

Total Hours: 8-5, M-F

Contract Position.


Master's degree in instructional design or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Excellent written English with an eagle eye for grammar and spelling errors with the ability to retain the author’s voice after editing.

Ability to author high level, engaging course design within the Canvas LMS.

Ability to demonstrate innovative and creative writing and editing.

Excellent analytical, written and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate well with faculty and instructors.

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while balancing and prioritizing multiple projects.

Ability to learn and adapt quickly.

Ability to manage multiple projects, adjust to changing priorities and perform well under pressure.

To review a complete job description and apply, please follow this link: Instructional Designer or visit UCI's job site at and search job 2019-0614.

About the University of California, Irvine: Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 30,000 students and offers 192 degree programs. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing $5 billion annually to the local economy. For more on UCI, visit

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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