Instructional Designer 1

Penn State University

Penn State Great Valley
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
01 – G – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State Great Valley
Instructional Services
Full/Part Time:


Penn State Great Valley located in Malvern, PA has an opening for an Instructional Designer who will work with faculty to design, develop, and consult with faculty on semester-based online, hybrid, and web enhanced courses. Candidates must have knowledge of educational and instructional design theories and emerging technologies, as well as experience in developing online, hybrid, and web enhanced courses. The successful candidate will be able to effectively communicate best practices in e-learning to faculty and assist them in developing measurable course objectives and editing content within the learning management system. We are looking for someone who will support projects with a collaborative approach and help to foster a team-based work environment. Experience using a learning management system such as Canvas is preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills, are essential. Job responsibilities include: lead and collaborate with faculty in the design and development of new fully online, hybrid and resident portfolios of graduate courses and programs, ensuring the effectiveness of online course resources, systems, and course tools; meet with faculty in regards to needs assessments, identifying suitable formats and user interfaces, assuring quality and functionality of course delivery systems, consideration of various learning styles, and evaluation of effectiveness; provide expertise to the engineering and management faculty in using the features of the course management system (CMS) and learning management system (LMS) including ability to troubleshoot and document issues related to its use for more than 100 course sections per year; direct and create multi-media elements for fully online, hybrid, and resident courses; manage repeat course setup process for the courses offered using videoconferencing technology; oversee materials-related tasks including the setup of electronic Library Course Reserves and resolve issues as they arise; assess and implement new technology needs (including project management, text, graphics, audio, and video technologies) to support the instructional design team as well as online coursework and programs. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088