Instructional Designer (Remote)

  • Alliant International University
  • Remote (San Diego, CA, USA)
  • Jul 14, 2021
Full time Instructional Services & Curriculum Design

Job Description


Instructional Designer (Remote)

Alliant International University is a professional practice University committed to excellence in four areas: Education for Professional Practice, Scholarship, Multicultural and International Competence and Community Engagement. The University provides students with the highest quality of education through excellence and innovation in academic scholarship, applied training and research, and community service, particularly to underserved populations. Through its Mission, the University's goal is to equip students with the competencies they need to provide public benefit and make an impact in their communities by addressing major contemporary social issues. Core competencies of the University's training programs include cultural diversity, which is infused in courses and field placements and is manifest in the diversity of its students, faculty.

Our Mission:
Alliant International University prepares students for professional careers of service and leadership, and promotes the discovery and application of knowledge to improve the lives of people in diverse cultures and communities around the world.

Our Vision:
An inclusive world empowered by Alliant alumni.

The Instructional Designer, under supervision of the Associate Provost, Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, will create online educational learning experiences, including classes, courses, workshops, continuing educational experiences, and webinars. The Instructional Designer will use strong interpersonal, written, and visual communication skills to combine text, images, video and/or audio to communicate and to educate. This is a remote position.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serve as lead instructional designer on an average 35-65 classes, courses, course revisions, continuing education experiences and/or webinars per year.
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts to develop and/or translate course/curriculum content into a quality educational experience delivered in an online modality.
  • Work in concert with subject matter experts to establish instructional learning outcomes and create content to achieve same.
  • Work with subject matter experts and identified others via email, phone, and in person to collect information needed to complete modules.
  • Quickly synthesize and write course content based on input from subject matter experts, written material, previous training courses, interviews, etc.
  • Outline the concept for a course or curriculum, defining (needs for) the course medium, content delivery, assessments, accompanying materials, and complementary learning approaches.
  • Apply tested instructional design theories, practice and methods to create engaging learning activities and compelling course content that enhances retention and transfer of knowledge.
  • Create supporting material/media (quizzes, audio, video, simulations, role plays, games etc).
  • Develop draft screen layouts, graphics and interactions appropriate to the content.
  • Proof course at multiple stages of development and make or document required changes.
  • Occasionally assist in production (graphics placement, animations, audio importing & editing)
  • Work with subject matter experts and Associate Provost to create assessment rubrics to measure student learning experiences, support academic rigor, and ensure compliance with applicable regulatory and accreditation agencies.
  • Work with subject matter experts and Associate Provost to collect feedback and engage in continuous quality improvement.
  • Assist in the development of supplemental learning activities, including student and faculty orientations, tutorials, and resource repositories.
  • Provide group and one-to-one training support to faculty.
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously and report progress on designated software.
  • Complete various training, project management, and administrative tasks as needed.
  • Participate in team brainstorming and strategy meetings to help define goals and direction.
  • Perform other related tasks, duties and responsibilities as required, assigned or directed.


  • Skilled with Microsoft Office Suite and Learning Management Systems, including Canvas
  • Experience developing and conducting instructor-led training, either live or via webcast
  • Ability to look beyond standard solutions.
  • Organizational skills
  • Sensitivity to cultural diversity and ability to communicate and interact effectively with people of all ages and diverse background
  • Proven ability to work effectively as a team player
  • Highly motivated, focused and results oriented
  • Ability to exercise discretion and tact in all interpersonal contacts, and to maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks according to required deadlines
  • Maintain composure under high stress conditions
  • Ability to be optimistic, positive and supportive in all interactions with others
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Experience: Three (3) years of experience in instructional design or relevant experience
  • Certifications, Licenses, etc.: None

Application Instructions:

  • Please submit a resume and cover letter

Background Check Requirements:
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check (including criminal, prior employment and education verification). Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current University employees who apply for the position.

Additional Information:
Anti-Discrimination Policy: Alliant International University prohibits unlawful discrimination, harassment or retaliation in its educational programs, services and activities, and in employment practices, including but not limited to internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, terminations, relationships with outside vendors, use of contractors and consultants, and in its admission or access thereto, on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin or descent, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability (including physical, disease, psychiatric or psychological disability), medical condition, pregnancy, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, hair style or texture associated with race, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Alliant International University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to ensuring a high quality of education through the diversity of the University community and the curriculum. Women, people of color, people with disabilities and people from other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply, as we actively seek to increase diversity at all levels. The University will conduct its programs, services and activities consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and orders.

Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Human Resources at or 858-635-4509.

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) requires that we provide you with this Notice at Collection for California Employees and Applicants. This notice is about the collection and use of your personal information. We encourage you to read this notice carefully.

Governing legislation: Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the regulations implementing these statutes, and applicable federal and California law.

Alliant International University is a smoke and tobacco free environment.

Company: Alliant International University, Inc.

Country: United States of America

State/Region: California

City: Alhambra

Postal Code: 91803

Job ID: 159704

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