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Instructional Design Technologist

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants must attach a cover letter, resume, contact information for three references and a sample of an online course designed or developed by the applicant. Please attach the sample using the Other Document -1 link in the Required Documents section of this application. Please specify "Sample of online training materials".

Posting Details

Posting Information

Vacancy Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Is Internal Transfer Only No
Working Title Instructional Design Technologist
Salary Range
Anticipated Hiring Range $56,000 - $57,000
Position Number 00105961
Work Schedule Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0
Department 166101 - Ctr Fam & Community Engagement
Department The Center for Family and Community Engagement
Job City & State Raleigh, NC
Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Center for Family and Community Engagement, located in Humanities and Social Sciences, is dedicated to advancing safe, healthy, and productive families and communities. It promotes strategies that widen the circle of supports around families and communities. This is accomplished through emphasizing family leadership, community partnerships, cultural safety, and inclusive planning.

Essential Job Duties

The Instructional Designer will:

• Work with curriculum writers and subject matter experts to identify target audience’s training needs
• Understand instructional end goals and create content that matches them
• Create supporting material/media (audio, video, podcasts, simulations, role plays, games, etc)
• Build online learning assessments using tools such as Qualtrics and Moodle
• Record and edit voice and sound
• Support quality product through coaching of people’s performance while they are being recorded by audio and/or visual equipment
• Lead effort to build and enforce center standards for graphics in compliance with university college policies and guidelines
• Ensure materials are in compliance with accessibility and copyright laws and create and enforce written guidelines around the same for center staff
• Support live online training events by researching, evaluating, and recommending new technology and refine use of current technology and by helping participants manage technical difficulties
• Mentor co-workers and advise on design and use of technology and software
• Maintain project documentation and course folders
• Manage website and social media presence

Other Work/Responsibilities

Other tasks as assigned

Minimum Education/Experience

• Bachelor’s in instructional design, educational technology or similar field plus a minimum of one to two years of professional experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
• Proven working experience in instructional design technology building engaging experiences that support transfer of learning
• Knowledge of learning theories and instructional design models
• Solid knowledge of course development software and at least one Learning Management System

Departmental Required Skills

• Lesson and curriculum planning skills
• Visual design skills using current software
• Ability to storyboard
• Ability to write effective copy, instructional text, audio scripts/video scripts
• Ability to work well independently and with local and remotely located team members

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

• Master’s degree in instructional design, educational technology or similar field
• Ability to use animation and 3D modeling software
• Ability to build applications for mobile devices
• Strong familiarity with 508 compliance and copyright laws

Required License or Certification


Special Instructions

Applicants must attach a cover letter, resume, contact information for three references and a sample of an online course designed or developed by the applicant. Please attach the sample using the Other Document -1 link in the Required Documents section of this application. Please specify “Sample of online training materials”.

Job Open Date 09/07/2017
Must Be Open Until

Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? Yes
Proposed Hire Date

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  3. * Please list any relevant training, licenses, and/or certification(s).

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please choose the option that best describes your experience:
    • I have designed and/or developed online training.
    • I have contributed to the design and/or development of online training.
    • I have no experience with designing and/or developing online training.
  5. * Describe a time when you worked with a course developer to create an online training resource. Identify key strategies you used to facilitate collaboration.

    (Open Ended Question)

Application Materials Required

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact Information for References
  4. Other Document (1)
Optional Documents