Job Description

Instructional Designer

Temporary (Online/Remote)

Job Category: Center for Teaching and Learning

  • Full-Time


OR – Portland
Portland, OR 97213, USA

United States


1.0, Full-time

Work Hours

Monday – Friday, some evenings and weekends; This position is online/remote and expected to potentially continue through August 2023.


Instructional Design


University of Western States (UWS) offers a world-class, integrated health care education and provides an evidence-informed approach to health and wellness. Our graduates deliver high-quality health care based on science, the professional’s skill and knowledge, and the preferences and experiences of the patient or client. The university is at the forefront of an emerging, whole-person philosophy of health care by offering a variety of health and wellness educational programs. Learn more about us by visiting our website at

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package including employer paid and employer sponsored health, dental and vision insurance plan options. 403(b) retirement plan with up to 10% match after one year. Tuition waiver eligibility for UWS academic programs after one year of employment. Free and reduced cost care in the campus health center for employees and their immediate family members. Paid vacation, sick, wellness time and holidays.


Provide 3 to 5 descriptive statements to summarize the overall purpose of the position.

The instructional design and educational technology staff collaborate with faculty and academic administrators to create high-quality, effective and evidence-informed learning experiences at UWS. This role provides Instructional design one-on-one or group level instructional design consultation; answers course-related, LMS and educational technology questions, facilitates new faculty orientation for both on-ground and online faculty; leads or support course development initiatives; prepares courses in UWS’s LMS each term. The position also provides deployment, training and troubleshooting of educational software applications such as Panopto, Zoom, ProctorU eMedley, and others. The educational technologist stays well-informed of software features and upgrades, teaches faculty and UWS staff how to use the applications and provides support to users when applications aren’t working as expected. This position is online/remote and expected to potentially continue through August 2023.


List key position responsibilities/duties by category and estimate the percentage of time spent on each responsibility. The total percentage of duties must equal 100%.

Key Responsibilities/Duties

% of Duties

Provide “how to” educational technology support to faculty and integrating technology into teaching practices, including troubleshooting issues with educational technology.


Serve as administrator and super-user for UWS educational software applications (Zoom, Panopto, iClicker, eMedley, Turnitin, ProctorU).


Prepare (copy & format) courses each term


Collaborate with deans, program directors and faculty in the design, development, evaluation and revision of courses or course elements.


Onboard new faculty to UWS and facilitate new faculty orientation in collaboration with the academic program leadership.


Keep abreast of current and relevant trends and best practices in health sciences and graduate education including topics related to accessibility, teaching equity, FERPA and HIPAA.


Education & Training

BA/BS in instructional design or related field


BA/BS plus related work experience, training and/or certifications.

Master’s degree in instructional design or related field.


Three years of experience in instructional design.

Five or more years of experience in instructional design.

Related Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Working knowledge of compliance for higher education and universal design principles.

Experience with an LMS such as Moodle, Blackboard, Canvas, D2L, etc.

Experience with one or more of the following systems: Moodle, Panopto, Zoom, eMedley and LearningSpace.

Intermediate to advanced skill with web page creation and development software, and photo and video creation and editing software.