Instructional Design Specialist – Temporary

Hallmark University
Posted 2 weeks ago


The Instructional Design Specialist is responsible for the development of new course builds and the redesign of existing courses. The Instructional Design Specialist works collaboratively with the program Deans, Subject Matter Experts (SME), Program Coordinators, Course Developers, and the Hallmark Character Program Liaison in order to meet rigor standards, student-learning outcomes, and student usability standards. The role position will also be involved in developing faculty training materials and modules. Additionally, the position will be responsible for onboarding new faculty. This position requires someone who can flourish in a fast-paced environment, adapts to change, and seeks to actively develop new skills and grow in understanding of learning and technology in a multi-delivery format. This individual must be an excellent communicator and work well in a collaborative environment.



  • Project leader in the development of new course builds and assists in the management of the Master Course Listing including redesigns, revisions, implementation of new initiatives, session starts, course corrections, etc.
  • Collaborates with program Deans to ensure program outcomes and learning objectives are in alignment with course outcomes and learning objectives
  • Collaborates with discipline-specific SMEs in developing course content, course outline, assessments, activities, and multimedia for new and existing courses Adaptable to changing needs and ability to demonstrate flexibility when necessary
  • Knowledge of best practices in Online higher education and instructional design Ensures that quality standards are maintained during design, development, and revision of all courses
  • Builds, evaluates, and reviews content for academic rigor, authentic assessment to support online classes, and the Hallmark Character building program
  • Analyzes usability of software and makes recommendations for instructional solutions
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development, student success, and Hallmark Education culture and values
  • Demonstrates the ability to manage time and resources
  • Ensures courses are designed so learning outcomes, and the Character program, can be tracked back to specific assignments, discussion questions, quizzes, content, etc., and the data is available for retrieval



  • Has excellent decision-making abilities and takes the initiative to ensure projects adhere to deadline
  • Determines the learner needs and evaluates outcomes to meet best practices
  • Acts with urgency and takes ownership
  • Integrates technology and champions new technology
  • Proven ability to effectively collaborate interdepartmentally, lead teams, and drive results
  • Exceptional written and oral communications skills, as well as the ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to troubleshoot, critically evaluate, and make educational design decisions
  • Understanding of Bloom’s Taxonomy educatiotonal pedagogy, grading rubrics, ADDIE model, and Quality Matters Rubrics
  • Strong team player with demonstrated ability to forge supportive partnerships within and between departments



  • Bachelors degree in Instructional Design, Educational Technology/Instructional Technology, Education or related field from a regionally accredited institution required.
  • 3-5 years of experience in course creation, design, and teaching in a multidelivery format especially Online Higher Education


  • Masters degree in Instructional Design, Educational Technology/Instructional Technology, Education or related field from a regionally accredited institution preferred.
  • Experience in Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Campus Vue) Technologically savvy with multiple browsers and familiar with Microsoft Office products

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