St.  Catherine University

Instructional Designer / Assistant Director - CATIE Center

Dec 17, 2021
Jan 30, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
St. Catherine University and the Collaborative for the Advancement of Teaching Excellence ( CATIE ) Center invite applications for a full-time Instructional Designer / Assistant Director position.

St. Catherine University has a documented history of providing innovative and quality education for interpreters. We were the first institution to establish a medical interpreter program in 1983, and and we have continued to be a leader in healthcare interpreting education. We have been awarded a grant from the US Department of Education to increase the number of working interpreters who are trained and qualified to interpret in healthcare settings in order to reduce the gaps in equity in healthcare communication for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind, individuals. This is called Project Level Up: Advancing Healthcare Interpreter Competencies .

The Instructional Designer / Assistant Director will work in the CATIE Center, leading the instructional design, development, and teaching of online content, course materials, structures, and instructional course elements for Project Level Up while working in a bilingual and bicultural environment. This position is a great fit for candidates who are strongly self-directed and self-motivated, with the ability to complete projects within deadlines and work independently. Responsibilities include:

  • Identify instructional objectives and create engaging and compelling course content designed to facilitate the achievement of grant project objectives.
  • Conceptualize the design, user interface, and finished product for all online education components, applying evidence-based instructional design theories, practices, and methods.
  • Work with content experts and consultants to build web-based learning modules and course materials.
  • 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.
  • Facilitate Healthcare grant programming by: Maintaining relationships and reporting (financial or programmatic) with partners and subcontractors as outlined in the scope of work.
    • Developing and implementing onsite program plans.
    • Identifying, developing, and maintaining practicum sites: procedures, participant placements, locations.
    • Establishing and facilitating Communities of Practice.
    • Providing technical support for video streaming.
    • Supporting evaluation planning and contribute to defining evaluation criteria.
    • Contributing to participant data tracking.
    • Managing program application and registration processes.
    • Working with Program Coordinator on social media updates.

  • Support program participants by troubleshooting online course access and other technical issues.
  • Advise web development consultants on the development of a functional website(s) that satisfy the requirements of the U.S. Department of Education and satisfy communications objectives.

St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation's largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • National Interpreter Certification conferred by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.
  • High level of fluency in both American Sign Language ( ASL ) and English.
  • Cultural competency in Deaf culture and other diverse intersections of cultural identity.
  • Knowledge of interpreting and interpreter education.
  • Experience meeting short and long-term project deadlines efficiently and effectively with strong attention to detail and a high level of organization.
  • Experience successfully collaborating with internal team members and external stakeholders to achieve goals.
  • Experience following procedures, identifying gaps or inefficiencies and making improvements, creating new procedures as needed.
  • Computer proficiency in the Microsoft Office and Google suites, online course management systems and learning new systems and programs.
  • Experience working with video streaming and video editing software.
  • Experience managing programs and planning events.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree
  • Quality Mental Health Interpreter Certification
  • Experience with federal grants and healthcare interpreting services in the Deaf community, particularly domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • Experience working with evaluation data and evaluation reporting.
  • Video editing and production experience and WordPress experience.

We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university's commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.

EEO Statement

St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at or 651-690-6565.

Application instructions for STAFF

Visit St. Kate Careers to apply. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. Application deadline is January 23, 2022.

Given the way campus life inherently puts people in close proximity to each other, including residence and dining halls, classrooms, and gatherings, the University has determined that a vaccination requirement is the best way to keep our community safe and prevent potential outbreaks as we return to more regular, in-person operations. St. Catherine University is requiring all students, faculty (including adjuncts contracted for the fall semester and beyond), staff, and residents age 12 and older to complete their COVID -19 vaccination series unless the University approves a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation/exemption as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work. For more information, visit .

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace / Tobacco Free Workplace

Our university is a proud member of the Upper Midwest HERC and is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit:

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