Instructional and Digital Learning Designer

  • York University
  • 4700 Keele St, North York, Toronto, North York, ON M3J 1P3, Canada
  • Sep 10, 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.

As part of the Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC), the Instructional and Digital Learning Designer role provides subject matter expertise on digital instructional design to the Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC). The Instructional and Digital Learning Designer role creates engaging and effective digital (and occasional non-digital) instructional materials for a range of delivery formats to support SEEC's program offerings and administrative projects. The role works collaboratively with external corporate, public and non-profit clients, SEEC faculty, staff, and other subject matter experts, including the Teaching Commons, to determine and assess instructional needs, and to design and develop digital instructional materials to support desired course(s) implementation and evaluation. The Instructional and Digital Learning Designer role continually explores and makes recommendations for leveraging digital instructional technologies, methods, and approaches to address instructional needs. The Instructional and Digital Learning Designer provides expert advice and assistance to external clients, and York University faculty and staff on instructional theory, best practices, and design of effective learning strategies such as video-based learning, scenario-based learning, story-based learning, and gamification delivered through a Learning Management System (LMS) and eLearning software such as Articulate


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 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 103727.

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), Indigenous Peoples and persons of any gender identity and sexual orientation. York University is committed to a positive, supportive, and inclusive environment.

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