Instructional Designer

Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies
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Closing date: 
Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 17:00
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Job description: 

Reporting to the Manager, Learning Design Services, you will manage a portfolio of course design and development projects and ensure quality for both online and face-to-face course projects.  You will lead the project function by working in a team environment with faculty and staff to design, develop, and deliver all components of courses and you will act as the CTET point of contact for your assigned program area for issues related to curriculum.  You will provide training to instructors on effective technical and pedagogical use of the online learning environment and liaise with and advise academic and business units with respect to technology-enabled learning.  In addition, you will research, write, and present on the latest trends and issues in pedagogy/andragogy, and technology.


To be well suited to the role you will possess the following qualifications and competencies:

  • Graduate degree in educational psychology, educational technology, distance education or a related field
  • Minimum three years’ experience in designing and delivering online courses preferably in a post-secondary environment
  • Experience working on teams with technical professionals and faculty
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to research and/or create innovative solutions
  • Strong instructional and presentation skills (online and face-to-face)
  • Ability to work to deadlines, juggling multiple priorities and tasks
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication skills, including writing and editing
  • Ability to work as a positive, contributing member of a team in a service-oriented approach
  • Strong computer skills (web applications, other educational technologies, MS Office suite)
  • Experience working with a Learning Management System (LMS) (e.g.:  Moodle, Blackboard, Canvas, etc.)

The following will be considered an asset:

  • Experience working with curriculum and program development in post-secondary academic programming
  • Experience working with Moodle LMS
  • Experience with program mapping
  • Advanced skills in designing and facilitating live synchronous sessions (web conferencing, e.g., Blackboard Collaborate, Bluejeans, Adobe Connect, etc.)
Application submission information: 

This is a temporary full-time position working 37.5 hours per week on campus for approximately 6 months, with the possibility of extension dependent on operational need.  Applicants to this competition may also be considered for casual on-call work. The position has been evaluated at Grade 4 with a recruitment range that starts at $53,768 per annum.  The university is pleased to offer a percentage of salary in lieu of vacation.

To apply please forward your cover letter and curriculum vitae (preferably in electronic format) to: with a subject line of:

16-075-T0133 – Last name, First name

Or mail to:
Human Resources - Career Opportunities
Royal Roads University
2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, BC   V9B 5Y2
Fax:  (250) 391-2570  Tel:  (250) 391-2511

The competition began on August 18, 2016 and will close on September 4, 2016; however, the competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found.

While Royal Roads University values all applications we receive, only those candidates short-listed for further consideration will be contacted.  RRU is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the principle of equity in employment.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority consideration.

If you are sending your application via e-mail, please ensure that your electronic file is saved in MS Word or Adobe format.