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Course Developer I

Metropolitan State University of Denver
United States, Colorado, Denver
October 24, 2023
DepartmentCenter for Teaching,Learning,Design

Position Summary

A Course Developer I is part of the Instructional Design group in the Center for Teaching, Learning and Design. They are part of an agile instructional design team lead by a Senior Instructional Designer. They may report either to that Senior Instructional Designer or to an Instructional Designer, depending on their position. This position applies instructional design knowledge, experience and skill to support the mission of MSU Denver. They work closely with instructional designers and the instructional media team to handle responsibilities for work on courses, modules, and course curriculum for all delivery modalities.

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities, but works closely and collaboratively with colleagues in the Instructional Design group.



70% - Instructional Design and Course Development

  • Develops, tests and maintains courses primarily in online and hybrid delivery modes, including attention to issues such as content sequencing, flow of information and relevancy of media and other technologies.

  • Designs, develops and implements electronic instructional materials (e.g., animations, interactive elements, simulations, video, etc.) using content authoring and management tools (e.g., Adobe Suite, Camtasia Studio, HTML5, Moodle, Flash, SCORM, etc.).

  • Designs and implements modern instructional design and engaging user experiences while incorporatingADASection 508 guidelines

  • Works with complex source material and within detailed development cycles, keeping both the process and the content highly accessible, streamlined, and focused for collaborators and stakeholders

  • Develops, manages, and adheres to course development schedules while communicating effectively with stakeholders and colleagues.

20% - Collaboration and Training

  • Recommends, reviews, implements and updates instructional design processes and procedures

  • Works to develop a welcoming, collaborative environment across the entire Instructional Design group

  • Works closely with the Senior Instructional Designer they report to in tracking the status of all projects

  • Plans and develops online training materials, which may include technical writing, in alignment with established guidelines and needs of the department, faculty, staff and students

10% - Research and Other Duties

  • Supports events, conferences and workshops sponsored by the Center for Teaching, Learning and Design

  • Works to gain knowledge and expertise in instructional design

  • Other duties, as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in educational technology, instructional design, teaching, information systems, information technology, technical communications, or instructional technology. (Two years of work experience may be substituted for each year of education)

  • Experience implementing instructional design practices and course improvement models

  • Experience with learning management systems

  • Experience with public speaking and giving professional presentations

  • Experience with technical writing

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in educational technology, instructional design, teaching, or related field

  • Experience as an instructional designer

  • Experience using content authoring and management tools (e.g., Adobe Suite, Camtasia Studio, HTML5, Moodle, SCORM, etc.)

  • Experience using MSU Denver's current Learning Management Systems (LMS). (e.g., Canvas)

  • Experience running conferences or similar events

  • Experience applying course quality improvement using national standards (e.g., Quality Matters)

  • Experience with graphic design in an instructional design context

  • Knowledge of research-based instructional strategies and experience in discussing those with faculty

  • Knowledge of federal and state law related to usability and accessibility (ADA Section 508)

  • Experience using analytics to foster student learning (e.g., Blackboard Analytics)

  • Experience developing scripting, interactive web tools or other applications

Work Hours/Type

This is a hybrid position designed to support flexibility with both in-office work, as well as some remote schedules.

Salary for Announcement

The anticipated hiring range for this position is $49,900 - $62,400. The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based upon a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, training, and qualifications.

MSU Denver offers excellent benefits that include medical, dental, retirement, tuition benefit, RTD pass, and more. For a brief overview of these options, please visit our Benefits section.

Instructions to Apply

Complete applications received by October 11, 2023 at 11:59 PM MST will receive full consideration, but applications will be accepted after this date until the position is filled. All applications must be submitted through the university's online application system, https://www.msudenver.edu/careers/ and search for "Course Developer I". Internal applicants must apply through their MSU Denver Workday profile by searching 'Find Jobs'.

For full consideration, please submit the following documents:

1. Resume

2. Cover letter describing relevant job experiences as they relate to listed job

qualifications and interest in the position

Upload all materials into the resume submission field; multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents may not receive full consideration.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Posting RepresentativeAmy Hamik Posting Representative Emailhamika@msudenver.edu Benefits

MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at .

Diversity Statement

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.