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Instructional Designer/Facilitator

Title Instructional Designer/Facilitator
Search # AA-0049-23
Employee Type Full-time Professional
Department Division of Extended Studies, Center for Professional Development
Status Accepting Applications
Position Summary

The Center for Professional Development in the Division of Extended Studies at Boise State University is seeking candidates for the position of Instructional Designer/Facilitator. This position is responsible for development, facilitation and evaluation of non-credit courses, workshops and certificate programs for the Center for Professional Development.  Primary duties include instructional design, training facilitation, client relationship building, and curriculum development.

Boise State’s Center for Professional Development serves over 2,000 adult learners every year, through a calendar of open access, short term education and training programs and on-site, organization-specific solutions to improve employee performance in managerial or professional arenas. . Increasing demand for leadership, management and communication training has opened the door to extended connections with public and private sector organizations. See our website for an overview of our services:

In this position you will have the opportunity to:

  • Provide leadership, expertise, and creativity in the design, development and delivery of new and updated non-credit face-to-face and online courses.
  • Evaluate existing non-credit courses for instructional integrity, accuracy, alignment to outcomes and visual, brand and instructional consistency.
  • Guide production support for face-to-face and online instructional materials, including participant manuals, learning activities and instructor guides.
  • Create a supportive learning environment and adapt to varied audience size, venues, and available audio-visual technologies in delivering professional development workshops and courses.
  • Monitor class participation and foster engagement by all participants in face-to-face courses.
  • Draw from leadership and supervisory experience to design, develop and deliver relevant, practical managerial training.
  • Identify emerging instructional content and delivery trends that add value to the Center’s programs and ensure that the Center’s programs, materials and practices are current.
  • Analyze course feedback and market needs to identify topics and schedule for future courses and instructors.
  • Assist the Director with the development of long and short range unit program goals. Monitor progress toward goals.
  • Meet with potential clients to assess training and development needs and support development of education and training program and service options.
  • Build and lead a skilled facilitator cadre (Boise State employees and community resources) through effective recruitment, screening, orientation, and material review.
  • Manage course development projects being completed by faculty and contractors. Establish achievable timelines and appropriate instructional methods for revising existing courses and developing new ones in order to insure timely delivery and high quality of the finished product.
  • Communicates closely with faculty, department chairs, and independent contractors to foster collaboration on existing and new programs.
  • Oversee program evaluation process and practices in order to ensure the quality of course development and delivery and to improve adult learning, engagement, and retention.
  • Provide feedback for faculty and facilitators to recognize success and identify strategies for improvement of courses.
Minimum Qualifications

To better evaluate your candidacy and describe your experience, knowledge and skills, address the underlined minimum job qualifications and preferred qualifications (if applicable) in your cover letter.  

At a minimum you should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in adult learning, business, organization development or related disciplines from an accredited college or university or equivalent professional experience.
  • Five(5) years of demonstrated experience in instructional design or related field such as the following:
    • Experience with adult learning delivery and application of instructional design theory, adult learning theory principles and practices for the development of face-to-face courses and programs in continuing education.
    • Experience and demonstrated competence with adult learning tools and assessment strategies that enables choosing tools appropriate to learning objectives.  Some online experience is a plus.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite 2010 (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
    • Experience as a trainer, professional development instructor, and/or teacher for adult learners.
    • Proficient in using and troubleshooting audio visual aids including data projectors, document readers, DVD, etc.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; able to work collaboratively, positively and effectively with multiple internal and external partners and clients, strong negotiation and liaison skills;
    • Proficient in balancing multiple priorities and remaining flexible in response to rapidly changing priorities; strong personal initiative; approach new needs with creativity.
Preferred Qualifications
  • A Master’s degree in adult learning, instructional design, education/curriculum development, organizational development or related discipline from an accredited college or university.
  • Five (5) years experience in instructional design or related field.
  • Two (2) years of demonstrated experience as supervisor or manager.
  • Experience working directly with continuing education faculty in the design and delivery of face-to-face courses and experience leading a multifaceted instructional design team;
  • Experience with managing budgets, projects and coordinating resources;
  • Experience in developing and providing team-based collaborative instructor training programs for both small and large groups;

The hiring range is $52,300 to $60,100. The actual salary offered will be within this range based on experience.

An excellent benefits package is available for eligible employees. Click here for more information.

Application Instructions

If this sounds like the job for you:  your application packet must be emailed in PDF format to Bae Emilson at and include:

  • A letter of application addressing how your background and philosophy align with the qualifications and responsibilities of this position:
    • Include the search AA-0049-23 in the subject line of email;
    • In your letter specifically address the following areas;
  • Experience as an instructional designer/facilitator, including experience with infusing creativity, innovation and emerging technologies into the design and development of adult face-to-face and/or online courses and programs.
  • Experience organizing and managing multiple instructional design and development projects and resources to successfully meet expectations and deadlines.
  • Experience with developing/helping to develop adult face-to-face and online courses, including when and what was the course(s) and describing your contributions to the design/development of the course(s).
  • Personal knowledge of and experience applying leadership, management and supervisory skills.
  • A portfolio providing 2-4 samples of your work as an instructional designer, either as attached documents or links to online examples. Also include contextual information regarding each sample so we will better understand your contributions to the design and development process. Screenshots of your most recent work is preferred. Please limit to maximum of 10 pages.
  • A resume that details your education and professional experience (including dates of employment, description of results achieved in each professional role);
  • Names and contact information of three professional references (include a note saying in what capacity you worked with the reference such as co-worker, supervisor, employee, etc.);
  • Transcripts of educational credentials (copies permitted with application – official transcripts required if hired).

Search Process and Deadline: Review of applicants will begin April 8, 2013. Applications received after that point may be considered if the position is not filled from the finalist pool. Written materials submitted with spelling or grammatical issues will receive less consideration.

Close Date Review of applicants will begin April 8, 2013. Applications received after that point may be considered if the position is not filled from the finalist pool.
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