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Instructional Designer

Apply now Job no: 503881
Position Type: Temporary
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: D'Amore McKim School of Business

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.


About the Opportunity:

The D’Amore-McKim School of Business is looking for a highly-motivated and talented individual to fill the role of Instructional Designer. The Instructional Designer (ID) works as a member of the Instructional Design Group (IDG) by designing online, hybrid, and traditional learning opportunities with an emphasis on 21st century business skills. Additionally, the ID will be responsible for faculty/staff support, training, and outreach, LMS and course maintenance, and researching the latest trends and tools.


Instructional Design

Assist in the development, design, and delivery of digital learning objects and exercises that emphasize 21st century business skills. Assess current course designs for opportunities to enhance the teaching and learning experience. Develop and maintain a professional awareness of the research on teaching and learning, and applies these principles to learning object and course design.

LMS and Course Maintenance

Assist in the smooth operation of online, hybrid, and traditional undergraduate and graduate business courses, including course copy and course revision initiatives. Identify potential problems in course delivery and user experience; respond to just-in-time issues.

Faculty Support, Training, and Outreach

Assist in the design and development of training on academic technology tools, and support documentation of best practices. Seek out and support faculty who demonstrate a willingness to develop innovative teaching practices via technology. Identify gaps in faculty use of technology and develop strategies to enhance productivity and improve student learning outcomes. Respond promptly to technical troubleshooting issues.

Research and Pilot Testing

Assist the IDG ins seek out emerging trends in education technology and research technologies for potential adoption. Administer recurring system tests for reliability and pursue solutions both within and outside of university-licensed tools. Maintain a database that evaluates existing and potential tools for adoption. Liaise with and contribute to the community of education technology professionals on campus.



Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s preferred) and at least three years of experience working in instructional design, academic technology support, faculty/staff development, or teaching in an educational or professional setting.

  • Demonstrated interest or experience in using technology to promote faculty/staff efficiency and positive learning outcomes.
  • Experience in assisting professional audiences and a demonstrated ability to develop a positive rapport with those audiences through professionalism and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts in non-technical language and to think critically about relevance of technologies.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, articulate solutions, and prioritize multiple projects in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment.
  • Familiarity with academic technologies that promote collaboration, interactivity, active and reflective learning, and critical thinking.
  • Ability to quickly learn new or unfamiliar technologies and apply them in an educational setting.

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Additional Information:


Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see



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