Instructional Designer

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Instructional Designer

Posted:  8/16/17

Position: Consistent with the mission of the North Institute for Teaching and Learning, the Instructional Designer will provide instructional and program design expertise for the development and support of specific, grant-funded programs for 2017-2019. Reporting to  the Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning and working in a team environment with accountability for new program support, this position includes support for additional programs and traditional, blended, and online courses. This person will be responsible for managing instructional development processes, setting standards for assisting faculty in the design of course content, development of learning resources, and revision of courses and course segments to online delivery methods.

Essential Functions

Typical Essential Functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop and institute logistical, instructional, and pedagogical policies for the creation and delivery of course content.
  • Coordinate instructional design projects to insure timely completion and delivery.
  • Collaborate with faculty on instructional design issues, create instructional tools, and manage online course development.
  • Consult with faculty on optimal design of course content and effective uses of multimedia.
  • Manage course projects from inception to completion.
  • Develop guides for courses and/or program components.
  • Design and supervise production of learning resources in variety of formats including graphics, audio, video, and animation technologies.
  • Provide design and production assistance to faculty in the development of online delivery methods.
  • As technology and software development products advance, explore and make recommendations for multimedia software for use by faculty.
  • Provide professional and technical support and training to faculty and students.


  • Must be able to work well with a team of Instructional Designers and Educational Technologists
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have advanced and diverse computer skills
  • Experience with Learning Management System
  • Must have excellent Instructional Design skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and ability to communicate and positively engage students and colleagues across racial, gender, and cultural barriers

Additional Preferred Skills

  • Proficient in HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, and/or other modern object-oriented web coding languages
  • Working knowledge of Google Apps, including Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Youtube, etc.
  • Experience and/or Certification in online teaching
  • Wide ranging content knowledge in many different academic disciplines
  • Familiarity with Blackboard Learning Management System

Education and Experience

  • Master's degree in related field
  • Minimum of three years post-secondary teaching experience
  • Extensive instructional design and distributed learning experience
  • Experience with graphic and multimedia authoring software
  • Experience with Learning Management Systems and related tools

Preferred applicants will be active members of a church of Christ. Oklahoma Christian University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, handicap, disability or status as a veteran.

Work Conditions:

  • Standard office hours are typically 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Occasional attendance at evening and weekend events is required.

 Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications and comparable higher education cohort benchmarks.
  • Standard university benefits package:
    • Health insurance premium support
    • Retirement plan: 403(b) matching contribution
    • Tuition discount and other staff benefits

Timetable: Application review begins August 23, 2017, and continues until the position is filled. To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, statement of faith, and OC application form to Human Resources at or Box 11000, Oklahoma City, OK 73136.

Oklahoma Christian University is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Churches of Christ. The university complies with all laws regarding race, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, military service, and disability. As a religious educational institution, the university is permitted by law to consider religious beliefs and practices in making employment decisions, and the university does so to achieve its mission.

Oklahoma Christian University is looking for employees who are willing to express the “Second Mile-Serving One Another” goal of the university, to demonstrate a personal faith in Jesus Christ, to be actively involved in a local Church of Christ, and to support the Christian mission of the university.