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University of Utah Instructional Designer, Online Programs in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 03/01/2024

Requisition Number PRN37842B

Job Title Manager, Multimedia

Working Title Instructional Designer, Online Programs

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday

This job is considered “essential.” Therefore, it is required that the employee be on campus, in person.

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00033 - Executive Education

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 55000 to 80000

Close Date 04/15/2024

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

The Instructional Designer of the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business Online Programs will work closely with faculty and staff to update and improve online and hybrid courses. The incumbent will promote the use of technology-based resources in learning and teaching and provide consultation, instruction, and assistance to faculty, students, and staff related to the editing, design, production, quality assurance, and instructional technology of curriculum development.

This job is considered “essential.” Therefore, it is required that the employee be on campus, in person.


  • Write/script, develop, edit, and review course content as required, and aid in the evaluation of online courses for the David Eccles School of Business

  • Assist professors in preparing, structuring, organizing, storyboarding, and outlining their course content to be transformed into online courses

  • Develop and establish solid working relationships with faculty and instructional designers

  • Coordinate and facilitate sessions and workshops with faculty and instructional designers for course development

  • Deliver detailed module/session outlines and work closely with faculty to obtain content and required materials

  • Help train professors in Internet-based course development concepts and use of related applications used in the University’s online course delivery platform as required

  • Leverage appropriate processes, procedures, and course materials to facilitate the instructor’s ability to provide course material

  • Contribute to the success of the Eccles School Online Programs by demonstrating professionalism, enthusiasm, and competency in both written and face-to-face communication

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience). Four years of progressively more responsible management experience. Background knowledge of hiring department’s area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors. Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees and processes in order to effectively monitor and develop subordinates and to ensure the smooth operation of department. Master’s degree in a related area may be preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


  • Demonstrated experience in the field of online distance education in an academic setting.

  • Ability to manage projects to successful deadline-oriented completion.

  • Ability to work well in a team environment and to work effectively with a variety of academic constituencies.

  • Expertise in instructional design and online learning to provide feedback and support to faculty at every stage of course development.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

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