Instructional and Learning Designer

$85,875 yearly
  • York University
  • 4700 Keele St, Toronto, North York, ON M3J 1P3, Canada
  • Mar 18, 2021
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education) Instructional Services & Curriculum Design

Job Description

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.

The Lassonde School of Engineering at York University was established in 2011, committed to our ground-breaking work in developing The Renaissance EngineerTM. Our mission is to create a culture that hums with curiosity, embraces ambiguity and is always hungry for learning. We are mobilizing a critical mass of risk-takers and change-makers, engaged in engineering and science education focused on reimagining the engineers and scientists of tomorrow. We are a group of doers, who truly love where we work, learn and grow. As a result, our School has been recognized as one of the top 10 emerging leaders, noted as a 'Place to Watch' in Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s report on ‘The global state of the art in engineering education’. Our School is a crucial part of York University, which is ranked 26th globally and 5th in Canada in Times Higher Education‘s 2019 University Impact Rankings that assesses universities against the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Our School values the society it lives and thrives in, and genuinely aims to be reflective of the community we are part of by creating pathways to attract our youth to STEM opportunities.

In this role, as part of the Lassonde Educational Innovation Studio, you will be Lassonde's subject matter expert in relation to instructional design. The ILD creates engaging and effective instructional materials for a range of delivery formats to support the School's program offerings (undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs) and administrative and co-curricular projects. The ILD works collaboratively with Lassonde faculty, staff, and other subject matter experts, Teaching Commons, and other units across York, to determine and assess instructional needs, design, and develop instructional materials to support their implementation and evaluation. The ILD continually explores and makes recommendations for new instructional technologies, methods, and approaches to address instructional needs within the educational innovation and learning domain. As an expert, and given that Instructional and Learning design involves the process of identifying the performance, skills, knowledge, information and attitude gaps of a targeted audience and creating, selecting or suggesting learning experiences that close this gap, based on instructional theory and best practices from the field, the ILD is tasked with designing a learning process to pass on information to learners in many formats including online, face to face and/or blended learning,

Preferred and Required Qualifications

To be considered for this opportunity, you will bring the following:

University degree in Instructional Design, Education or related subject field, or four years recent experience (defined as within the last five years) working at York University performing the same or similar tasks. This education equivalency is in addition to the experiential requirements outlined below. Three (3) years of recent and relevant instructional design experience, learning design experience and learning technology support experience, including designing and developing learning solutions in a range of delivery formats. Experience developing programs in the STEM fields preferred. Experience providing instructional design advisory services in an academic environment. Needs assessment experience to recommend effective learning solutions. Ability to develop effective working relationships across all levels of the organization. Strong presentation and training skills. Project management experience and a commitment to meeting and exceeding project expectations using formal project management methodologies and appropriate tools. Proven results-orientation. A commitment to excellent and high-quality work. The ability to work accurately under tight and multiple deadlines and priorities simultaneously. Excellent written communication skills. Excellent analytical and evaluative skills. Staff training experience considered an asset.

Application Details

For full position details, including skills and knowledge requirements, and to apply to this exciting opportunity visit the External Career Portal ( and refer to posting 102354.

We offer comprehensive benefits and access to superb educational and recreational facilities. For more information on what York has to offer U please visit:

The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities (racialized), aboriginal (Indigenous) persons and persons of any gender identity and sexual orientation. York University is committed to a positive, supportive and inclusive environment.

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