Utah State University

Instructional Designer

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(8/10/2023 10:44 AM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
Finance & Administrative Service
Human Resources
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


Utah State University is seeking an Instructional Designer I to join our innovative, fast-paced training and development team. As part of the Human Resources’ Training and Development team, you will be responsible for designing and developing e-learning training courses, micro-learnings, videos, and other educational materials. The ideal candidate is someone who understands adult learning principles, has experience building engaging e-learning courses, and is enthusiastic about all aspects of organizational learning and talent development efforts.

The main function of this role will support internal subject matter experts, in collaboration with other instructional design team members, to plan, design, and implement engaging online courses for staff and faculty. This role will also use a small percentage of time in support of USU’s new-hire onboarding program, which includes in-classroom facilitation, classroom support, and campus tours.


  1. Assist working with subject-matter experts to assess instructional needs, establish timelines for project completion and identify desired outcomes.
  2. Collaborate with training team to develop and produce multimedia content or other learning resources for online learning.
  3. Utilize instructional design theories, as well as emerging technologies, to organize and build engaging online courses.
  4. Incorporate customer feedback to update or edit current courses.
  5. Provide support for various projects related to learning technologies development.
  6. Assist with employee inquiries such as calls or help tickets for technical or learning support.
  7. Help build and maintain websites and mobile apps as needed.
  8. Perform tasks in the learning management system, such as course building, scheduling classes, creating communications and marketing plans, preparing reports, and entering learning data into the LMS.
  9. Supports USU’s Onboarding Program including orientation classroom support, facilitation, and campus tours.
  10. Assist with the development and delivery of instructor-led training as needed.
  11. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or an equivalent of education plus experience is required.
  • Skilled in the use of computers, instructional media and graphic design programs, and relevant authoring and programming languages.
  • Familiarity with multimedia tools and instructional or web development tools, such as Camtasia, Captivate, Articulate, Adobe Creative Suite, PowerPoint.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the instructional systems design process.
  • Ability to understand and interpret educational needs and to develop effective instructional media solutions.
  • Knowledge of learning theory.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of graphic design.
  • Knowledge of instructional video production principles, methods, techniques, and standards.
  • Knowledge of desktop publishing methods, procedures, and requirements.
  • Ability to build and maintain website content.

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

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

Utah State University’s Human Resources department is in Logan, Utah, but supports employees throughout the state of Utah at various campuses. The department supports approximately 4,000 benefited faculty and staff and approximately 10,000 total faculty and staff when you include student workers and other non-benefited employees.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.  


As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.  


Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 7/2023

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, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

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


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