Jul 07, 2021

Instructional Designer

  • Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Steubenville, OH
Full time Education: University/College

Job Description

Date:  July 4, 2021

Position Available:  Instructional Designer

Position Reports to:  Senior Instructional Designer and Technologist

Department:  Academic Affairs

FLSA Status:  Non-exempt

Schedule:  Full-time, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (negotiable); shares evening and weekend on-call duty for emergency support (required); occasional onsite evenings or weekends, as required.


Please apply online:  https://franciscan.edu/instructional-designer/



The Instructional Designer, a key member of Franciscan’s eLearning Support Team, reports to the Senior Instructional Designer and Technologist to support students, faculty, and staff in implementing and using the Learning Management System and other instructional technology tools.  The Instructional Designer works closely with faculty to envision, design, and build engaging, dynamic, and beautiful online courses.




  1. Collaborate with faculty from diverse disciplines to envision, design, and build online and hybrid courses.
  2. Collaborate with videographer on the process of recording and editing faculty videos in the studio and classroom.
  3. Collaborate with the Disabilities Services Staff to ensure online courses meet ADA compliance and manage captioning and delivery of online videos and other multimedia content.
  4. Provide support to students and faculty in using Blackboard and other eLearning tools in person, by telephone, email, web conferencing, and screen sharing.
  5. Work with faculty to decide on and create multimedia and graphic content for online courses.
  6. Continually improve functionality and design of Learning Management System and online courses.
  7. Develop and administer trainings and training materials on Blackboard and other eLearning technologies to staff, students, and faculty.
  8. Conduct course reviews using the established course review rubric to ensure standards of excellence are met prior to course offering.
  9. Supervise student work staff who help build and support online courses.


This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list.  Additional duties, expectations and responsibilities may be added or changed as needed to meet the University's needs.



Must understand, support and embrace the mission of Franciscan University of Steubenville and possess the following:


Work Experience


  • 1-2 years of experience using and providing direct eLearning support to University students and faculty in the use of eLearning tools.
  • Demonstrated experience in and passion for working collaboratively with diverse University students and faculty members in a variety of disciplines.
  • Demonstrated expertise and passion for building engaging, innovative, and content rich online and hybrid courses on Blackboard or similar Learning Management System.
  • Demonstrated excellence in and passion for using and supporting students and faculty using Blackboard Learn and other eLearning tools in higher education.
  • Demonstrated excellence in and passion for supporting students and faculty using video recording and editing equipment as well as virtual classroom environments such as Blackboard Collaborate.
  • Demonstrated experience in video capture, editing, captioning, and supporting various streaming services.
  • Demonstrated excellence in and passion for using and supporting applications for creating engaging instructional materials including MS Office, Adobe Suite, Camtasia, JW Player, and the ability to quickly learn new applications, as needed.
  • Demonstrated experience and passion for graphic design, web design, web programming, and multimedia design.


Competencies, Skills, and Abilities


  • Demonstrated dedication to and passion for the Franciscan University mission.
  • Verbal and Written Communications: Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills including ability to communicate and support people effectively in-person, via telephone, email, and web video as well as demonstrated tact and discretion.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrated collegiality, professionalism, and passion to serve others and go above and beyond what is required to support the mission and help others learn and succeed.
  • Drive for Results: Desire to work and contribute to a fast-paced, small team environment with an eagerness to pitch in wherever and whenever is needed.




  • Master’s degree in Instructional Design or related field preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field in combination with experience will be considered.


Technical Skills


  • Experience and expertise in using and supporting a learning management system (Blackboard preferred), web video conferencing (Collaborate preferred), video recording and editing (Premiere and Camtasia preferred), and experience supporting computer and video hardware, peripherals (i.e., webcams), and operating systems.
  • Experience supporting web browsers and smart devices and their interface with 3rd party applications.
  • Evidence of understanding of current and emerging technologies and ability and passion to quickly learn new technologies used for collaboration, teaching, and learning.


Workplace Factors


  • Typical work hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (negotiable).
  • Sharing evening and weekend on-call duty for emergency support required.
  • Occasional onsite evenings or weekends, as required.


Candidates must submit an online application, a resume and a cover letter that demonstrates their fit for the position based on their experience, accomplishments and skills as well as their desire to advance the mission of Franciscan University.


Please apply online:  https://franciscan.edu/instructional-designer/


For other information and job postings, visit our website at https://www.franciscan.edu


Franciscan University of Steubenville is committed to principles of equal opportunity and is an equal opportunity employer.

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