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Associate Instructional Designer

Company: KeyPath
Location: Schaumburg
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Job Description:


The Associate Instructional Designer reports to a Senior ID or the Director of Instructional Design. Under the supervision of more experienced IDs, the Associate ID works with faculty at our partner universities to guide the design, development, production, and evaluation of engaging and innovative online courses. This individual collaborates with other instructional designers and web developers to re-envision traditional brick and mortar courses for online delivery, using technology to generate learning experiences that are just as (or more) effective than the on-campus implementation of equivalent content. Guided by instructional design theory, models, and best practices, the Associate Instructional Designer will work as an integral part of a collaborative development team.


  • Design and build online courses under the supervision of more senior IDs
  • Under the supervision of more senior IDs, communicate with faculty at our partner universities, guiding them in course development
  • Follow frameworks, templates, and prototypes for course design
  • Edit content as necessary, ensuring it meets quality standards
  • Help to ensure courses meet accessibility requirements and create alternative learning experiences for online components that are not accessible
  • Research and build documentation on accessibility standards
  • Build prepared content to the learning management system (LMS)
  • Collaborate with a team of course developers to produce and/or source multimedia learning objects (video, audio, interactive objects, simulations, etc.)
  • Conduct photo research
  • Collaborate with more senior IDs and academics to determine effective course-level assessment
  • Help test the functionality of interactive objects
  • Communicate with student services to ensure support across the entire team
  • Collect, analyze and report on course evaluation data to identified stakeholders

As the ideal candidate, you have:

  • a strong commitment to quality standards and service
  • an awareness of accessibility issues and use of assistive technologies in course design
  • the proven ability to work as a contributing and collegial member of a team and to communicate proactively within the team environment
  • the ability to work with multiple deadlines and multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • the ability to adapt and to solve problems proactively and creatively
  • a passion for creating and improving online learning
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • curiosity about new tools and techniques for engaging learners and demonstrating outcomes
  • superior ability with computers and software; LMS experience preferred
  • comfort in working within project management applications
  • the ability to prioritize, adhere to budgets, and meet deadlines
  • strong attention to detail
  • the aptitude to work with a range of academic content
  • experience in evaluating learner outcomes and their impact on curriculum design


Education: a minimum of a bachelor's degree, preferably in education, instructional design, technology, English, humanities, or related field. Master's degree preferred.


  • 1+ years in instructional design consultation, preferably with academics in higher education settings (a plus)
  • 1-2 years of experience with online learning or the equivalent work experience preferably in writing, editing, teaching, curriculum development, or similar activity; previous exposure to teaching, design, or academic technology a plus
  • Familiarity with building course materials into learning management systems and utilizing the best online educational tools to promote student goal mastery
  • Experience working with simulations, games and other multimedia content
  • Higher education online teaching experience (a plus)

Travel: Travel to client and partner sites as needed, potentially up to 10% of time

Technical skills:

  • Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point
  • Experience with Articulate Storyline, Camtasia, Captivate, Adobe Creative Suite similar tools (a plus)
  • Experience with learning management systems including Blackboard, Moodle, Canvas and others
  • Understanding of video technology and basic editing

About Keypath Education:

Keypath Education is dedicated to creating global access to high-quality online education by partnering with the world's best universities to launch and grow high-quality degree programs with its online program management (OPM) services. Through OPM partnerships, Keypath acts as an extension of the university's team, keeping its brand and academic rigor intact while accelerating the growth and quality of the university program portfolio and providing an exceptional student experience through industry-leading technology. Services provided include market research, capital investment, program development, marketing, student recruitment, retention and course development. The company supports more than 20+ partners and 80+ online programs worldwide via its offices and teams in the United States, Canada, the U.K. and Australia. Learn more at

Why It Is So Great to Work at Keypath Education:

Keypath offers a high-energy culture that is team-focused, data driven, challenging and exciting. We work hard, but our offices filled with people who like working together. People understand what is expected of them and are empowered to make the right decisions that achieve results in an ethical way.


Keypath offers a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Life insurance, disability and 401(k)
  • Generous paid leave policies
  • Tuition reimbursement program

Note: The above statements outline describe nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and skills required. All employees may be required to occasionally perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities as needed.

Keypath Education is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans' status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Keypath's equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits, pay and dismissal.

Keywords: KeyPath, Schaumburg , Associate Instructional Designer, Other , Schaumburg, Illinois

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