Instructional Designer
Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland

Posted in Education and Training

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Instructional Designer
General summary/purpose:

Reporting to the Associate Director, the Instructional Designer will analyze, design, develop, and implement moderately complex online courses, web-based training, and face-to-face training curricula. The role will provide vision, leadership and coordination in designing, developing, and delivering online courses delivered by the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Additionally, they will support and guide faculty in strategic use and implementation of educational technology in online, hybrid, or face-to-face courses and will work collaboratively with the SAIS faculty, administrators and staff in the design and development of online programs.

Specific duties & responsibilities


  • Partner with SAIS faculty in the development of instructional materials that are functional, effective, and informed by sound instructional design principles,
  • Proactively consult with faculty and subject matter experts to identify and obtain learning objectives and content to revise existing courses and develop new courses.
  • Draft storyboards and mock-up. Present recommendations to faculty and SMEs.
  • Write and develop content as needed
  • Collaborate with ODL staff and SAIS faculty in the systematic design and creation of online courses, course content, activities, and assessments.
  • Provide recommendations for interface design, sequencing of instruction, assessments, and online interactive activities
  • Research and evaluate new and emerging technologies, instructional design theories and models and their potential application to instructional opportunities.
  • Ensure compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1976 and Title III for the American with Disability act. Ensure design & style consistency for standardization, branding, normalization, and accessibility.
  • Manage project timelines and coordinate with team members and partners to meet project deliverables.
  • Manages multiple design projects concurrently. Create project plans and deliver timely results.
  • Plan, develop, and teach faculty and staff workshops and other training on the effective use and integration of technology tools for online and blended delivery. Educate faculty and SME's on instructional/educational technology capabilities one-on-one or by conducting workshop or seminar.

  • Conduct project related risk assessments and skills gap analysis.
  • Coordinate activities within client budget and time schedule for projects. Provide cost estimates when needed. May provide information for budget development.
  • Provide level one support and advisement to students enrolled in online programs


Other assigned duties

Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

Bachelor's degree in educational technology, instructional design, instructional technology, curriculum design, or other related discipline is required with a minimum of 1 year of professional experience designing, developing, and managing online, blended, and/or other technology-mediated instruction.

Preferred qualifications:
  1. Three years of progressively responsible experience in course design and development, faculty training, or program/course assessment/evaluation required.
  2. Experience working in a similar capacity in an online education environment
  3. Advanced degree may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

The candidate must have knowledge of current and emerging instructional design approaches and technologies. Must have proven ability to adapt and learn new procedures and software programs. The candidate must be knowledgeable in the pedagogy of online teaching and learning as well as current and emerging technologies.

Must possess e effective communication skills to communicate frequently and effectively with various project collaborators.

Familiarity with graphic design development tools appropriate for creating materials for and supporting online instructional efforts.

Basic knowledge of streaming audio and video, compression methods, file types, and formats. Experience with web-based course management tools (such as Blackboard or other LMS) and online conferencing software (such as Adobe Connect, GoToMeeting, Zoom, etc.).

Advanced Microsoft PowerPoint and Word skills. Competency with Microsoft Excel, basic HTML editing, and image manipulation software, such as Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.

Advanced knowledge of course authoring tools, including Articulate Storyline. Advanced writing and proofreading skills. Advanced knowledge of audio and video planning, production, recording, editing, and publishing.

NOTE: This position can me remotely located but work hours will have to be aligned with JHU business hours.

Classified Title: Instructional Designer
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME
Starting Salary Range: $51,722 - $71,112 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F/37.5
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: JHU at SAIS - Washington, DC
Department name: Online and Distance Learning
Personnel area: SAIS

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

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The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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