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Job ID SUPP-EXT-PT-20/21-08

Location: Kingston with Tri-Campus Responsibilities

Deadline: May 22 / 2020

Job Type: Support

Start Date: Immediately
Department: Program Planning, Development & Renewal

Number of Positions: 2

Duration: Term


The instructional designer (ID) is responsible for online, hybrid, and technology-enabled course and asset design. The ID employs project management skills, leading to the successful achievement of the College’s quality standards for online courses and digital learning components. The ID works independently as well as collaboratively on a cross-functional team of faculty, curriculum consultants, eLearning and multimedia specialists.

The instructional designer integrates competencies in evidence-based pedagogy and curriculum alignment to create innovative designs for online courses that engage students in authentic learning and assessment experiences. 

Many online courses are designed and delivered using St. Lawrence College’s chosen LMS, Blackboard.  The incumbent may work within this system and may assist faculty with LMS support.  The incumbent may provide imbedded professional development training specific to various online learning technologies or practices.

Instructional Design:
Collaborates with discipline specialists, curriculum consultants, and eLearning and multimedia specialists to design hybrid and fully online courses and digital learning assets that are active and engaging
Applies expertise in pedagogy and consults with faculty on the articulation of learning outcomes, innovative and integrating evidence-based teaching strategies, engaging learning experiences, and assessment strategies
Provides guidance and assists discipline specialists with creating and curating course material for online delivery
Designs instructional experiences based on information provided by the discipline specialist, the capabilities of St. Lawrence College’s LMS Blackboard, and additional available technologies.
Applies instructional design principles that comply with AODA requirements
Creates mapping and design documents, and other required documentation
Writes audio and video scripts for instructional multimedia
Ensures courses meet quality standards as outlined in the master quality assurance checklist
Advises faculty on the effective application of educational multimedia, learning objects, and other technology tools to enhance instruction

Project Management:
Contributes to project schedules by identifying project milestones and dates
Primary liaison between eLearning developer and discipline specialist, and ensures timely delivery of online courses
Coordinates necessary meetings with the discipline specialist
Advises eLearning developers as they interpret requirements and produce online course assets
Provides updates on project progress and proactively identifies risks for potential delays by using recognized project management strategies and techniques

Consulting and Faculty Development:
• Facilitates learning opportunities for faculty related to online learning, independently or in conjunction with internal partners
• Consults with other departments on issues that directly or indirectly relate to online learning (e.g., instructional plans, course evaluations, rubrics, etc.)


Education and Experience:
Minimum 4-year degree in a related field of study such as Adult Education, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Web Design, or Information Technology with relevant experience in training staff on the use of various learning technologies, teaching adult learners, and working on professional development initiatives. An equivalent combination of education and work experience at a post-secondary level may be considered. Experience relating to web design including HTML5 programming is preferred.

Minimum of 5 years’ experience using curriculum design, project management and instructional design expertise in an academic, online learning, eLearning or instructional design related field. Design and development of online courses experience, preferably at a post-secondary level. Extensive administrative use and support of Blackboard as a learning management system.  Experience creating and facilitating professional development opportunities related to online learning best practices for faculty, staff, or students.  Experience in using mobile technologies for content creation and digital curation.
Experience will ideally include the use of technical capabilities using Adobe Creative Suite, Dreamweaver, Macromedia Flash, including experience with ActionScript, Articulate Storyline, and video editing software (Camtasia & FinalCut Pro).

Other Required Qualifications:
Strong technical capabilities using Adobe Creative Suite, Dreamweaver, Macromedia Flash, including experience with ActionScript, Articulate Storyline, and video editing software (Camtasia & FinalCut Pro). assets
Excellent understanding of adult education principles and learning styles with knowledge of current instructional technologies to apply learning strategies to online digital assets creation
Experience assisting faculty in defining instructional and assessment elements
Strong writing skills with the ability to decipher complex content and convert it into meaningful chunks of information 
Experience incorporating technology and media to enhance instructional methods and improve the learners' educational experience
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously using appropriate project management tools and techniques
Proven skill in communicating effectively and building relationships with clients

Physical/Work Environment Essential Requirements:
Normal office environment – Remote work. Must be able to work from a remote location.

Salary and Terms

Support Group: Pay Band “i”
Hours per week: 40
Start Rate: $30.57 + 6% vacation pay
Range: $30.57 - $33.39
Start Date: Immediately
End Date: 1 position 6-Month term contract, 1 position 10-Month term contract
Posted Date: May 15, 2020
Closing Date: May 22, 2020 (4:00pm) for first consideration, position may remain open until filled.

How To Apply: Send your Cover Letter & Resume in ONE document, using “LastName, FirstName” to:, quoting the Competition Number and position in the Subject line: SUPP-EXT-PT-20/21-08 - Multimedia Instructional Designer.


This competition will be processed in accordance with College policy, the Academic and Support Staff Collective Agreements. In addition to comparing candidates’ qualifications and experience to the listed technical skills, education, work experience, and personal characteristics (values, attitudes, motivation, and performance), the seniority of Bargaining Unit members will be considered. If the search extends beyond the Bargaining Unit, consideration will be given to accumulated service with the College.

The College is committed to employment equity. We encourage members of the designated groups to apply and self-identify. St. Lawrence College is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free selection process. We will make appropriate accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process for applicants with disabilities on request, prior to the assessment phase. To obtain a copy of this position vacancy or any of the position related documents in an alternate format please contact and our Human Resources Consultants will address your requests for accommodation confidentially.