Instructional Designer, Online Learning and Innovation

Brown University - Providence, RI - Full time

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The Instructional Designer’s (ID) primary responsibility is to ensure the on-time production of engaging, easy to use, fully functional online courses to provide an outstanding learning experience for the student.

A key component of the Instructional Designer (ID) role is to build positive and productive relationships with faculty and subject matter experts in order to successfully partner with and guide them through the process of converting curricular content into an online or blended course format. The ID works as part of a team of instructional designers, digital media producers,and others responsible for online and blended course or program design, development, delivery, and evaluation using best practices in online pedagogy and instructional design.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

- The on-time production, development and delivery of high-quality online courses using the most effective and appropriate technology and media paired with best practices in online instructional design and pedagogy.

- Support online learning and innovation team’s commitment to excellence by continually identifying ways to improve online and blended learning experiences, courses and overall program; participates in learning opportunities to ensure continual course improvement.

- Ensure high quality student learning experience as course is conducted.

Communicates and collaborates effectively with internal and external peers and colleagues.


Bachelor’s degree required; master’s preferred

Experience and/or formal education in adult learning pedagogy, instructional design, educational technology, etc. expected

3-5 years of instructional design experience required

Demonstrated expertise in online/web-based or media-rich curriculum/content design, development and delivery required

Teaching experience preferred

Necessary skills:

Superior organizational skills and attention to detail

Ability to successfully manage multiple projects at once

Strong writing, oral, and instructional communications skills

Strong reporting, briefing and demonstration abilities

Ability to develop congenial and productive relationships in order to work effectively with others

Time management skills, the ability to work both independently and as part of a group

Excellent interviewing, listening, and interpretation skills

Ability to perform analysis and seek solutions for continuous improvement

Problem solving skills

Ability to understand and operate in complex campus environment, and create a professional network across campus offices

Technical skills, including: learning management systems, web tools and resources, flash/video/audio/imaging tools, basic desktop software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, calendaring, project management tools.

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Applicants are required to use the Brown Career Site to apply for the position and to submit their resume, cover letter and any related documents.Please check the status of your application through the account you create when you apply.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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