Utah State University

Instructional Designer I

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(5/27/2022 5:51 PM)
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Benefited Full-Time
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Academic & Instructional Services
Academic & Instructional Services
Advertised Salary
$50,000 minimum commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


The Instructional Designer I position works within a team of designers to provide faculty and staff support for educational technologies; create, write, and maintain instructional materials; assist with the quality assurance and accessibility of course content; and provide group and one-on-one consultation and training.


  1. Resolve technical concerns from faculty and staff via phone, chat, ticket, email, web conference, and in-person visit.
  2. Serve as subject matter expert in educational technologies for faculty and staff.
  3. Develop web-based training materials in written, video, and graphical formats.
  4. Conduct quality assurance and accessibility reviews for web-based content and coordinate with faculty to implement improvements.
  5. Train faculty in their use of educational technologies via group workshops and individual consultations (meeting in-person and via web conferencing).
  6. Assist faculty in the creation and maintenance of course content and multimedia.
  7. Perform front-end systems administration tasks in the learning management system and other educational technology tools.
  8. Maintain records of support and development transactions for invoicing and project management purposes.
  9. Perform other miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in instructional design, experience design, or a related field.
  • Professional experience providing customer support and/or systems administration.
  • Demonstrated experience creating quality instructional materials for real world clients.
  • Experience working with learning management systems and web-based applications commonly used for education (i.e. web conferencing, video capture and hosting, and assessment authoring).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in instructional design, experience design, or a related field
  • Two years of related professional experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS, and modern web-design practices
  • Familiarity with principles of web accessibility
  • Familiarity with foundational principles of learning and models of instructional design
  • Skill with computer software, operating systems, web browsers, and office software
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV
  2. Name and contact information (including email) of three professional references to be entered at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile
  3. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

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

Advertised Salary

$50,000 minimum commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


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.

College/Department Highlights

The Center for Innovative Design and Instruction (CIDI) helps university instructors create and maintain high quality learning environments. CIDI provides access to practical tools, relevant data, prompt and effective support, consultation, and hands-on training. Learn more at https://cidi.usu.edu.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


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.


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.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


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 Matthew Pinner, discrimination@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 visit https://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


*updated 04/18/2022


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