Utah State University

Instructional Designer

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(5/22/2020 4:59 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Applied Economics
Advertised Salary
Minimum $25 per hour DOE


The Instructional Designer will design online course materials for the Small Business Development Center's Entrepreneur Academy. You will work with SMEs to write content, storyboard, and script various types of learning activities to create an interactive, adaptive learning experience for small business owners.

These positions are temporary, part-time (29 hours a week) positions that will last about 14 months. Pay DOE. Flexible schedules.


Primary responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Design eLearning course materials for small businesses. 
  • Assist SMEs in developing appropriate content, delivery methods, and assessments for online courses. 
  • Storyboard materials for an online environment. 
  • Write scripts for course materials. 
  • Effectively manage multiple projects and initiatives from scope to evaluation. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • Sound understanding of adult learning theory
  • Experience with designing adult education, especially with storyboards & script writing, for online courses
  • Work well with multiple SMEs
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and prioritize as necessary
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Knowledge of adaptive learning, microlearning, & other effective eLearning design
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Experience creating a variety of multimedia resources to use in eLearning courses including video editing, photo editing, and HTML/CSS coding
  • High comfort level with technology and ability to quickly learn and utilize new devices and software
  • Prior experience working in or running a small business
  • Demonstrate an entrepreneurial attitude

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Instructional Design, Instructional or Educational Technology, Information Technology, Curriculum Design, or related majors


Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:


1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Minimum $25 per hour DOE


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and may lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visithttps://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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