Florida International University
Instructional Design Specialist
Florida International University

The Instructional Design Specialist consults with university faculty and other stakeholders to maintain distance learning courses and materials. Provides recommendations regarding all aspects of the Instructional Design process and best practices for distance learning courses.

  • Requires 1+ years experience
  • Full time
  • Miami, United States
  • Requires Bachelor's degree
November 2, 2023
  • Provides Instructional Design support to university faculty and other stakeholders by maintaining a portfolio of existing online courses.
  • Provides recommendations regarding all aspects of the Instructional Design process in alignment with FIU Online quality and cost initiatives.
  • Maintains collaborative relationships with university faculty, serving as a key source of information on best practices for Instructional Design, FIU Online initiatives, and advancing excellence in online teaching.
  • Ensures changes to courses adhere to the quality design standards. Consults with faculty in the writing and development of learning objectives.
  • Maintains functional competency with media design and creation skills, LMS tools, and associated educational technologies to perform assigned duties.
  • Responds to faculty requests and resolves course maintenance problems in a timely manner.
  • Collaborates with the Instructional Design Manager and Instructional Design Supervisor on assigned projects or committees to advance FIU Online initiatives. May collaborate with Instructional Designers to create documentation and instructional materials (print, web, and video formats) to train faculty and other stakeholders on Instructional Design practices and theories, development processes, and emerging uses of available tools and resources.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and one (1) year of experience; OR five (5) years of relevant experience; OR an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Canvas Learning Management System.
  • Prior experience working with Subject Matter Experts or faculty members to develop curriculum and design distance learning courses.
  • Knowledge of principles of visual design. 
  • Knowledge of media design and educational technology.
Who We Are

Florida International University is a top public university that drives real talent and innovation in Miami and globally. Very high research (R1) activity and high social mobility come together at FIU to uplift and accelerate learner success in a global city by focusing in the areas of environment, health, innovation, and justice. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers. FIU serves a diverse student body of more than 56,000 and 290,000 Panther alumni. U.S. News and World Report places dozens of FIU programs among the best in the nation, including international business at No. 2. Washington Monthly Magazine ranks FIU among the top 20 public universities contributing to the public good.

Job Function
Instructional Designer
Higher Education