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Job Summary

The Instructional Designer position will report to the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs. One of the responsibilities of the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs is to work collaboratively with institutional stakeholders to provide curriculum design support for all learning formats (asynchronous and synchronous). Some of the Instructional Designer’s responsibilities will be to guide faculty through the process of designing curriculum that 1) aligns with regional and national quality standards and best practices; 2) leverage the integration of technology into the curriculum that is theoretically and pedagogically sound; 3) incorporate  various types of instructional methods and strategies; 4) assisting with the Division program review assessments; 5) facilitating faculty and staff professional development training programs, and 6) implementation of other instructional processes and procedures as needed. Another responsibility of the Instructional Designer will be administering Wilberforce University’s learning management system and other software systems used to design, develop, and deliver academic programs.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills necessary to collaborate with faculty, staff, and other departments within Wilberforce University.
  • Expertise using various types of learning management systems to design, develop, and maintain quality curriculum for all learning formats. Wilberforce University’s learning management system is Canvas.
  • Conduct quality course reviews using Wilberforce Course Readiness Assessment tool based on Quality Matters standards and other best practices.
  • Assess the competencies of faculty and staff to identify appropriate professional development training sessions.
  • Support the research, design, and facilitation of professional development training sessions aimed to improve the information, communication, and technology competencies of the Wilberforce University community.
  • Participate in the development of orientation programs, instructional guides/manuals, tutorials, and other resources for faculty, students, and staff.
  • Provide technical support for faculty and students related to access, content issues, and other challenges associated with the learning management system, Canvas.
  • Extensive experience using various types of web conferencing, multi-media, and other software in the design, development, and delivery of asynchronous and synchronous courses.
  • Experience assisting faculty with copyright compliance and fair use guidelines.
  • Experience implementing the various components associated with universal design.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word products, Adobe Acrobat, project management software (Smartsheet, Wrike, etc.), and other types of software.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in a related field of study from a regionally accredited institution.
  • 1-year of teaching experience in an online learning format for a higher education institution.
  • Experience using Quality Matters (QM rubric), Online Learning Consortium (Quality Scorecard), or your institution’s quality standard’s tool used to assess online courses.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in instructional or curriculum design or relevant area of study from a regionally accredited institution.
  • 2-years of relevant experience designing and facilitating faculty development programs.
  • Experience working for a higher education institution.
  • Knowledge related to online quality standards and universal design.
  • Extensive knowledge designing eLearning and interactive learning solutions.
  • Experience using various types of graphic design software.
  • Experience using Banner, Canvas, and other systems used at the University.


Submit a detailed CV (including contact information for three references), unofficial transcripts to, and copy the Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Emily Lewis at Official transcripts for all post-secondary degrees will be required prior to the date of hire. If selected for an interview, the candidate will be required to demonstrate their instructional design competencies presented in this job post.

Wilberforce University

Founded in 1856, Wilberforce University is America’s first private, coeducational University established to educated men and women of African descent; and is closely affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Today, Wilberforce is a well-respected private, residential liberal arts university with a clear mission, core values and vision for the future and is a noted pioneer in the Co-Operative Education Movement.

Wilberforce awards the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in the areas of business, engineering and computing science, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences; as well as the Master of Rehabilitation Counseling degree. The University is located in Wilberforce, Ohio, a community readily accessible to the Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus metropolitan centers’ social, professional and cultural amenities and airports.

Wilberforce University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to Apply:

To apply for the Instructional Designer position, use the “Quick Apply/Submit Resume” button below to submit your information,  cover letter and resume to the Wilberforce University Department of Administration and Human Resources.

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