Online Instructional Designer
The online instructional designer position within Sigma Chi Leadership Institute (SCLI) is responsible for developing hybrid/blended-learning experiences for SCLI’s leadership curriculum. The online instructional designer will be able to provide a compelling, innovative user experience and seamless user interface that supports the ongoing development, accreditation, and implementation of SCLI courses for diverse learners across the higher education spectrum.
The online instructional designer is primarily focused on the development of online curriculum that instills Transformational Leadership skills including, but not limited to, professional and career competencies; policy and procedural compliance; personal and organizational accountability; and faculty and alumni facilitation.
This individual will work collaboratively as a part of the Instructional Design Team and in concert with the Educational Operations Team to design, develop, and deliver accessible, visually compelling, complex, and often interactive online courses and content.
This position requires well-developed skills of communication, organization, time management, and the ability to work with volunteers and staff members to further the vision and mission of SCLI. Team-oriented attitude, collaborative problem-solving, and critical thinking are essential to working as part of SCLI. Advanced knowledge of Sigma Chi’s educational and leadership programs is preferred to excel.
The Online Instructional Designer is directly responsible for duties and programs to be assigned by the Senior Director of Curriculum and Instruction of SCLI.
Online Instructional Design
- Design, map, and assess online, outcomes-based educational, leadership, and professional development curriculum with SCLI’s learning management system;
- Modify and create online and asynchronous content from existing face-to-face (F2F) curricula to create a cohesive learner experience. This includes defining learning objectives, assessment criteria, storyboarding, and modeling content to suit the delivery method and audience;
- Attend Fraternity conferences in educational and leadership programming support role, as requested;
- Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experiential Requirements
- Bachelor degree in the area of online curriculum design, eLearning, or online instructional technology, (or related field); Master’s degree preferred;
- 2+ years of experience in online instructional design using interactive eLearning authoring tools, media, and video technology;
- Experience working with eLearning curriculum development and learning management systems;
- Experience collaborating effectively with subject matter experts (SMEs) across various functions and levels of an organization;
- Web technology and digital credentialing experience preferred.
Minimum Qualifications and Skills
- Demonstrate Transformational Leadership skills steeped in a growth mindset;
- Exemplary verbal and written interpersonal communication skills;
- Knowledge of instructional and educational methodology;
- Experience in online curriculum development and educational assessment;
- Demonstrate resiliency, initiative, critical thinking, and proactive problem solving;
- Ability to prioritize projects and meet deadlines with personal initiative;
- Team-oriented and collaborative philosophy with the ability to multitask projects and responsibilities;
- Superior project management and organizational skills;
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
- Proficiency with with key software packages related to multimedia development, digital video, web site design, graphic design, and web/media accessibility and usability such as Articulate, Captivate, etc.;
- Aptitude for navigating a fast-paced and dynamic climate working with variable audiences, personalities, and situations;
- Proficiency with commercial learning platforms (preferably Canvas), collaboration tools, related educational technology, and computer platforms is highly preferred;
- Working knowledge of Sigma Chi Fraternity leadership programs, the Sigma Chi Fraternity environment, and/or Greek-life landscape is a plus;
- Samples of prior training curriculum, a portfolio, or examples of work will be requested during the application and interview process. Links to materials or copies may be submitted with the job application.
- A cover letter describing related experience and interest in the position is required.
- While performing the in-office duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools or controls. Manual dexterity and coordination are required for more than 50 percent of the work period while operating equipment such as computer keyboard, mouse, and similar machines.
- The position will work in a hybrid environment - both at our Headquarters location and employee’s home office located within reasonable proximity to Evanston, IL. for regular meetings and collaboration; remote employment with regular travel to our Headquarters office may be available for the ideal candidate.
- Work at Headquarters offers the usual office working conditions, where the noise level is typical of most office environments with telephones, personal interruptions, and background noises.
- Typical office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Must be willing to work extended hours during peak business times and occasional weekends to meet with various stakeholders and/or facilitate workshops.
- The office culture is relaxed and open-minded about regular change and growth.
- Some travel required – multiple committee meetings and conferences throughout the year.
- Salary range of $60,000 - $65,000, depending on experience.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills.