Instructional Designer - Career Education Corporation

Curriculum Development
Career Education
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This position exists to create interactive, engaging content and design for courses in the online/hybrid format.  This position must answer the needs and employ learning models of multiple CEC schools and create and design courses for the student needs within the structure of adult learning theory and online delivery format. Using their professional expertise, instructional designers develop courses that address student/learner needs in the following areas:
  • Relevant and appropriate course presentations and assignments from which students/learners can demonstrate mastery of the subject matter
  • Content relevant to the student/learner population
  • Clear directions and guidelines for course requirements
  • Methods for assessing student mastery of outcomes
  • Instructor guides who include course outline, learning event description, grading criteria, and assessment rubrics responsibilities
  • Provide academic content and instructional design that includes appropriate instructional organization and development of learning activities for online/hybrid courses based on curriculum determined by the school, selection of course materials and supplementary materials for online/hybrid courses, and determining appropriate course evaluation methods for student progress and final grade assessment in online/hybrid courses
  • Understand and utilize the approved academic philosophy and specific learning model of each school along with employing adult learning theory and online course delivery knowledge 
  • Adhere to methods of authentic assessment that best measure the student's performance in the specified master course outcomes 
  • Understand and adhere to a student-centered philosophy of learning where the student learning experience is the focal point of the online educational delivery
  • Partner with a subject matter experts for course development and learning assessment according to their respective academic qualifications 
  • Research and map existing course content, textbook content, proprietary and third-party content to master course outcomes
  • Ability to work on several courses/programs at the same time while completing the development of all of the sections of a course within aggressive timelines based on launch dates and team timelines for completion 
Required Skills
  • This position requires knowledge of adult educational theory, online course delivery format, assessment tools, student needs, design format, and creativity.
  • Requires knowledge of research skills, organizational skills to manage several projects simultaneously, efficiency measures for course design, collaborative team skills 
  • Microsoft Office software, Learning Content Management System application, maintaining tracker software
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, production skills, and collaborative work style needed
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, self-starter, flexible, and detail-oriented; 24/7, results-oriented attitude
  • Requires a constant learning of new material, software, and processes


Required Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred (preferably in education, instructional design, instructional technology, business, or IT) from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (or international equivalent)
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in instructional design including writing, developing educational materials, performing instructional design, interacting with subject matter experts

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