St.  Catherine University

Instructional Designer - CATIE Center

Jan 07, 2017
Jan 16, 2017
Employment Status
Full Time
Position Summary Information Position Responsibilities

St. Catherine University, St. Paul, invites applications for a 0.85FTE Instructional Designer in its CATIE Center. This is a two-year, grant funded position, full-time and benefit eligible. The Instructional Designer is responsible for the instructional design and development of online content, course materials, structures and instructional course elements for the Experiential Learning Model (ELM), a $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. This position will work with CATIE Center personnel and contractors to build web-based course materials both within the St. Catherine University technology suite as well as identify other technology resources to support achievement of the grant objectives. The position will advise the CATIE Center on 508 and W3 accessible design, function in a bilingual/bicultural environment, and work with multiple content and technology experts.

• Identify instructional objectives and create content designed to facilitate achievement of grant project objectives.
• Create engaging and compelling course content that supports the objectives of the grant; identify, test, and implement technology solutions to support the goals and activities of the grant.
• Work with content experts and consultants to execute online course designs.
• Conceptualize the design, user interface and finished product for all online education components.
• Apply evidence-based instructional design theories, practice and methods.
• Develop exercises and activities based on effective practices for adult learners.
• Create supporting material/media (audio, video, simulations, role plays, games etc.) with consultant support.
• Work with Evaluator and other CATIE staff and partners to develop assessment instruments.
• Support program participants by troubleshooting online course access and other technology issues.
• Advise web development consultants on development of functional website(s) that satisfy the requirements of the U.S. Department of Education and satisfy communications objectives.
• Maintains documentation/organization: tracking revisions, supporting documentation, and final versions of curriculum.
• Work closely with the Program Manager, Director, Executive Director, and Evaluator to maintain data and develop required monthly, quarterly, and annual reports.
• Attend and participate in CATIE Center meetings, which are conducted in ASL and/or English.

Position Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in interpreting, education, communications, or cultural studies or Graduate or post-baccalaureate certificates in interpreting education is required. Master's degree in interpreting education or related field is preferred.
• Certification from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf is required.
• Advanced knowledge and understanding of interpreting and interpreter education as evidenced by presentations at regional and national conferences and professional publications; knowledge of the Deaf Community & Culture.
• At least five years of experience facilitating and designing instructional materials and course content delivered in both facilitated and self-paced courses for adult distance learning programs.
• Advanced computer skills, including Office, Adobe Dropbox, Google Drive, web design/content management programs.
• Advanced course design knowledge, including online course management systems and closed captioning software.
• Proficiency with a wide variety of technology products on diverse platforms - including Apple, PC, Android, etc.
• Must be self-directed/motivated, complete projects within deadlines, able to work independently, and as part of a team.
• Must have excellent interpersonal skills, attention to detail, ability to manage projects, organize, and prioritize work.
• Excellent, professional communications skills in ASL and written English, with the ability to communicate effectively with CATIE staff, external partners and stakeholders, program participants, and other university staff.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive materials and have demonstrated commitment to social justice and diversity.
• Prior knowledge and experience working with grant-funded programs is preferred as is certificate or coursework in instructional design, distance education, eLearning, online teaching, or curriculum and instruction, leadership experience within RID and/or CIT.

Special/Other Requirements Summary To apply: Please go to the St. Catherine University Employment Site at to electronically apply for this position. Position number is 20170001-Staff. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply as are those who will contribute to a diverse candidate pool. Applicants may also visit the St. Catherine University Human Resources office to submit an electronic application. We are located in Derham Hall, Room 8. Application deadline is January 16, 2017.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
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