Digital Media Instructional Designer

Grand Forks, North Dakota (US)
$48,000 plus/year
Mar 13, 2019
Job Type
Full Time

Hiring Department UND Online
Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification:  $48,000+ per year, Exempt, Full-Time, Benefitted
Benefits: Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave.  Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.
Standard Work Schedule:  Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Position remains open until filled with review of applications beginning on November 15, 2018.
Qualified internal applications will receive first consideration.


Position Details:    A Complete Position Description is available as an attachment in the bottom right corner of this position announcement.

The Digital Media Instructional Designer develops state-of the-art instructional multimedia assets for learning environments.  Instructional multimedia includes the development, production, and/or conversion of multimedia content, such as presentation and interactive media - video, motion graphics, animations, and other instructional media elements - creating visual communication and digital learning objects. This position will work collaboratively with the Instructional Design team to meet the multimedia needs within UND courses.  Duties include: 

  • Consult with Academic Departments and faculty members in high demand areas regarding possible ways to design and create engaging and interactive digital media content to support quality teaching and learning
  • Translate instructor concepts and contextual materials into a wide range of online graphics, videos, or other illustrative and interactive learning objects
  • Work closely with UND Online instructional designer(s) to provide pedagogical and technical support for digital media content in courses
  • Include active learning, High Impact Practices and other evidence-based strategies that address diverse learning styles, abilities, and backgrounds
  • Manage the development of digital media for high demand online, on-ground, and blended/hybrid courses from conceptualization through design, ensuring courses meet or exceed quality standards and that development is completed on schedule
  • Ensure accessibility standards that have been established for courses and programs are being met
  • Meet appropriate ethical and legal implications of instructional design (TEACH Act, intellectual property, copyright, ADA-compliance, etc.) and collaborate with others on campus as necessary (Library, General Counsel, etc.)
  • Identify and develop digital content in support of UND’s Open Education Resources course initiative
  • Work collaboratively with TTaDA Digital Media ID when incorporating new UND technologies
  • Provide recommendations for new technologies in support of digital media working closely with TTaDA Digital Media ID
  • Participate in UND Online team meetings as appropriate
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Competencies:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including collaborating with subject matter experts and instructional designers to help write, design, and develop digital media content
  • Ability to generate creative ideas and transform those ideas into digital media
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Proficient at organization, time management and managing multiple projects
  • Ability to provide high level of customer service with a positive, energetic outlook


Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Instructional Design, Distance Education or Instructional Technology; knowledge of multimedia technology and best practices to support teaching and learning
  • Prior experience designing and developing digital media instructional materials and content in higher education (1 year minimum)
  • Proficiency using digital media development and authoring tools (examples include: final cut pro, adobe creative cloud, adobe captivate, and html5)
  • Successful completion of criminal history backgroun chec

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Additional professional development in multimedia instructional design
  • 2+ years' experience in College or University setting
  • Experience with learning management system
  • Experience with digital media and accessibility requirements for student learning experience
  • Experience with HTML, Javascript, CSS
  • Experience producing SCORM and 508 compliant Web-based content

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Note: Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.
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UND is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status during the application process.  This information will remain confidential and separate from your application. 
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