Instructional Designer

TBR | The College System of Tennessee

Nashville, TN, USA

Full time

$41.4-62k (annually)

Training & Development


Aug 31

Reporting directly to the Director of Online Learning, works collaboratively with the Online Learning team to support faculty in the design of quality online, virtual and hybrid courses and plays a key role in contributing to online learning support while working with faculty to prepare effective and accessible learning content by assisting with course design, best practices in online learning, various assessment methods, multimedia technology, accessibility compliance and professional development related to pedagogy and learning technologies.


Develop training materials, workshops and multimedia content that promote best practices in teaching with technology. Coordinate with faculty the development of online, virtual, hybrid, CBE and web-enhanced courses. Conduct quality reviews for courses to adhere to department and accreditation standards and promote guidelines and best practices through a quality assurance process. Provide learning technology and pedagogical support to faculty as needed.

Manage communications and workload with accuracy, utilizing solid time management practices, problem-solving techniques and organizational skills. Implement accessibility (ADA/508) tools and strategies for online learning and work with faculty to meet accessibility requirements. Engage with faculty members and department personnel to generate positive working relationships with the Office of Online Learning. Adapt to learn new processes, procedures, software, etc., as indicated by needs of the department. Proofread, edit and produce effective written materials and multimedia presentations.


Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Design, Education, Educational Technology, Curriculum and Instruction or a related field

One (1) year professional experience in related field, such as instructional design, online learning, e-learning, instructional technologies or training design and facilitation


Master’s degree in Education, Instructional Design, Curriculum and Instruction or a related field

Prior administrative role using a Learning Management System, such as D2L/Brightspace, multimedia production/editing experience or web design/HTML experience.

Prior experience in a higher education setting in course design or prior college-level teaching experience, preferably in online, virtual, CBE or hybrid formats

Course building, review and feedback experience using Quality Matters, OSCQR or related certifications involving quality online course design and review


Proficiency with MS Office, multimedia, learning management systems and supported tools (i.e., D2L/Brightspace, Zoom, Teams, Yuja, Turnitin, Respondus, Watermark, Camtasia, etc.). Ability to synthesize foundational pedagogical teaching and learning principles in relation to adult learners, integrating Universal Design for Learning (UDL) strategies, and apply instructional design models and learning theories to generate authentic learning experiences. Knowledge of best practices in course/curriculum mapping, assignment design, rubrics, formative and summative learning.

Competency in mastering and teaching new and emerging tools and technologies. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to prioritize work and multitask. Ability to evaluate situations, problem-solve and make sound decisions.

Open Until Filled: Yes

Rate of Pay: $41,360 to $62,040 annually, depending on experience

Special Instructions to Applicants: Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the application process. Official transcripts are required upon hire. Applicants may be subject to a background check.

Nashville State offers flexible work arrangements for positions that qualify.

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