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Job Req ID:  10902

Instructional Designer

Classified Title: Instructional Designer 
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME 
Starting Salary Range: $30.34 per hour
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: up to 27 hours per week/987 hrs per year 
Employee subgroup: S1 Hrly Non-Exmpt 
Location: 01-DC:District of Columbia 
Department name: 60007951-AAP Instructional Resource Center 
Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences

Primary duties and responsibilities:

       Project Lead for New Development Courses

  • Contact and consult with faculty members
  • Convey expectations of course standards
  • Collaborate with new development instructors
  • Edit materials and respond in a timely manner
  • Troubleshoot and problem solve issues
  • Motivate faculty members
  • Prioritize time and have clear boundaries
  • Collaborate with supervisor on problems
  • Keep PDs updated on a regular basis
  • Tracking/Time Management
  • Ensure that courses are designed with accessibility in mind
  • Evaluate the instructional effectiveness of ID processes
  • Conduct quality reviews of existing online courses using Quality Matters rubric or other assessment tool
  • Coordinate the development of instructional materials that are functional, informative, and consistent with sound instructional design principals
  • Train faculty on emerging technologies
  • Provide continuous assistance with course readiness and course transfer

The position reports to the IRC Director.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in instructional design, instructional technology, education, or related field
  • 3 years of progressively responsible experience in course design and development, faculty training, or program/course assessment/evaluation required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Masters degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, or other related discipline is preferred. 
  • 5 years experience in the field of higher education at a professional level in the areas of instructional design,
  • Instructional technology, or a closely related field is highly preferred.
  • Two to three years of online teaching experience at the higher education level is preferred.
  • It is helpful to have experience and certification in professional course evaluation.

Technical skills needed for the position:

Knowledge of online instructional design, adult learning, andragogy, and distance learning best practices is expected.  The successful candidate will use Web 2.0, social networking, and media editing tools on a regular basis.  Skills with HTML coding, basic photo and video editing, screen capture applications are a plus. 

The position requires the ability to incorporate best practices from the field of online education into standard operations.  This position requires high level organizational skills, and the ability to learn, adjust, and respond in a dynamic, fast paced, and constantly changing environment. Requires strong oral, written and interpersonal skills and ability to deal with multiple constituencies. The individual must be service oriented, be able to build rapport with faculty and staff, and deal with competing demands. This candidate needs to be able to work collaboratively with the team and other departments. 

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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