Manager Instructional Design

Penn State University

Penn State Abington
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
04 – L – Exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State Abington
Online and Information Technology
Full/Part Time:


Penn State’s Abington Campus invites applications for a senior Instructional Designer who will work in close collaboration with faculty to design, develop, implement, and evaluate online credit courses and other learning resources as well as provide pedagogical support for hybrid and face-to-face courses. We seek a creative, flexible, and resourceful individual who will embrace and foster a team approach to designing effective student-centered learning experiences. In a supervisory role and reporting to the Director of IT and Online Learning, the successful candidate will lead a growing department of instructional support for the campus, providing oversight for training, and leadership to project teams involved in learning technologies development and deployment. The successful candidate will assist in establishing the department’s goals and future direction, and will create, implement and maintain a comprehensive program and strategy for ongoing support to faculty and student research, while working in conjunction with the School’s Teaching and Learning Consortium, and its Department of Institutional Effectiveness and Faculty Development among others. Cover letter and resume are required for consideration. Position based on campus. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus eight years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates must have a thorough knowledge of educational and instructional design theories, as well as direct experience of developing substantive courses and of developing engaging educational experiences. The successful candidate will have in-depth expertise working with Learning Management Systems (Canvas preferred) and be able to assess and implement emerging educational technologies while applying proven strategies in learning design. The ability to effectively communicate best practices in eLearning and to develop measurable course objectives is essential, as is the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities, and to apply creative thinking to develop new solutions in a fast-paced environment. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills, are essential; it is vital that the successful candidate builds and maintains positive, effective working relationships with clients across the Campus.

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