Instructional Designer 3

Penn State University

Penn State Great Valley
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – J – 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 lead the Instructional Design Unit and work with faculty to design, develop, and consult on semester-based online, hybrid, and web enhanced courses. Candidates must have a comprehensive and proficient 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 lead 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 the design and development of the majority of fully online, hybrid and resident portfolio of graduate programs which includes meeting with faculty, completing relevant needs assessments, identifying appropriate formats and user interfaces, assuring quality and functionality of course delivery systems, consideration of learning styles and evaluation of effectiveness; lead and collaborate with faculty to ensure effectiveness of online course resources, systems and tools including: course management systems, syllabi navigation and accessibility, asynchronous and synchronous collaboration tools, team discussion forums, online quizzes, exams, benchmark assessments, gradebook set-up and survey evaluations; oversee the production of learning tools and techniques in a variety of formats including text, graphics, audio and video technologies to support online coursework and programs; serve as the primary point of contact for all faculty involved in online instruction; responsible for anticipating instructor needs, adapting and modifying course interface and delivery platforms based on instructor preference and course scheduling requirements, obtaining and communicating course published remarks and materials (e.g., textbook editions, software requirements, etc.) to the World Campus program office; supervise instructional design and production specialist staff; ensure that online courses are compliant with the American Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, 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