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University of Washington

Location Seattle, Washington, United States

Salary Not specified

Job type Employee

Category Administrative / Office,Health Care

Job status N/A

Posted on Feb 06, 2018

Job code ******


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SENIOR INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER Req #: ****** Department: CONTINUUM COLLEGE Job Location: Other Location Posting Date: 02/05/2018 Closing Info: Open Until Filled Salary:

Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Shift: First Shift Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a Great College to Work For for four consecutive years.

UW Continuum College (UWC) expands the reach of the University of Washington with programs like UW Professional & Continuing Education, International & English Language Programs, Summer Youth and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the UW that meet the needs of various learners at all phases of their lives. Were focused on removing obstacles to relevant educational opportunities by addressing geographic, financial, length of commitment, and time constraints, increasing access to knowledge for more people. By looking ahead and experimenting with new approaches, were creating new educational opportunities to help people thrive in a world of change.

UWC has an outstanding opportunity for a Sr. Instructional Designer within their Academic Excellence team.

This position is responsible for developing, maintaining, delivering, and evaluating formal online educational programs and courses for the general public, by applying instructional design knowledge to the content knowledge of the University and community faculty in a continuing education setting. This position requires instructional technology skills to provide faculty and administrators with a clear perspective about the options for delivering online courses.

This position provides full-scope ADDIE/Instructional Design support without guidance from management. A successful candidate must have the ability to train faculty to use online learning environments, must have project management skills, and be able to provide pedagogical support for content and curriculum.



- Work directly with faculty to define educational needs, design course specifications and analyze various options to meet instructional goals of course development projects; participate actively and influence the direction of formal project teams; establish production schedules.

- Lead and/or direct work of other instructional design or technical staff.

- In collaboration with UW Professional & Continuing Education (PCE) Program Managers, University and community faculty, identify audiences and needs; determine learning outcomes, design learning activities, write text, and create simple graphics and tables for units of instruction for publication in Web-based instructional sites; handle various assignments or project tasks increasing in complexity.

- Advise program managers, advisory boards, faculty and department chairs about the design of online and hybrid degrees, programs and courses, including technologies to support production and deployment.

- Prepare instructional materials for publication and deployment on University websites, ensuring consistency of style, design, and learner-centered focus; involve or coordinate others in developing procedures to accommodate changes for new initiatives or improvements.

- Chair meetings of online course development teams for degrees, programs and courses.

- Plan or initiate improvement ideas that extend beyond the scope or control of current assignments.

- Participate in taskforces; may serve on Continuum College or University-wide committees.

- Research advances in pedagogically sound Web-based course development technologies.


- Provide pedagogical and technical assistance to developers and instructors using selected tools for creation of online course content.

- Develop documentation for students, faculty, and staff related to online degrees, programs and courses offered through distance learning technologies, including Web- based and CD-ROM materials; design and conduct training sessions as necessary.

- Prepare weekly and/or monthly reports on assignments and statistical reports.

- May participate in grant or research projects.


- Coordinate with other departments to ensure clear communication; review documentation developed by other departments to ensure consistency of information to students, instructors and developers; modify documentation and training materials as necessary.

- Contribute to the overall department goal, mission, and administration by participating in weekly planning meetings and working actively with department staff to keep them informed and seek their input.

Performs other duties as deemed necessary by the Director.


- Masters degree in Communications, Journalism, English, Education or related field AND three years of relevant work experience to include:

- Excellent writing, editing and documentation skills.

- Experience in the analysis, design, development, deployment and evaluation of distance learning materials using Internet technologies.

- Familiarity with university-level curricula and traditional instructional methods and goals.

- Proven ability to effectively manage projects.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


- Experience creating Web-based interactive instructional materials and creating distance learning courses.

- Experience teaching in a formal educational setting.


Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your My Jobs page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at ************ / ************ (tty) or **********. Apply for this job


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