Overview

At Instructure, we believe in the power of people to grow and succeed throughout their lives. Our goal is to amplify that power by creating intuitive products that simplify learning and personal development, facilitate meaningful relationships, and inspire people to go further in their educations and careers. We do this by giving smart, creative, passionate people opportunities to create awesome. And that’s where you come in:
Instructure is seeking an innovative instructional designer to create amazing learning experiences in a fast-paced environment.

We are looking for a designer with the following:

    • Broad background in creating engaging digital content, instructional and interaction design, technical writing, learning, and edtech theories.
    • Strong written and verbal communication as well as active listening skills to promote effective meetings with clients, designers, and the Instructure team.
    • Ability to present resources and facilitate conversation in a professional and polished manner.
    • Demonstrated Canvas LMS instructional design experience a must!

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:

    • Create an unparalleled customer experience as you consult and collaborate with institutions to design and build world-class online learning experiences
    • Work with instructors, SMEs (subject matter experts), and/or curriculum writers to provide an engaging experience for all types of Canvas courses (brick and mortar, fully online, hybrid, self-paced, blended learning, etc.)
    • Assist clients in creating learning assessments that align with learning objectives
    • Incorporate best practices for innovative and engaging learningIterate on existing content to increase impacts
    • Build and maintain professional relationships with instructors, SMEs, and stakeholders
    • Communicate with stakeholders regarding course design elements, goals, deadlines, and objectives
    • Manage projects, initiatives, and course development to align with institutions goals and deadlines

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW/HAVE:

    • A strong portfolio demonstrating mad skills designing and building eLearning experiences within Canvas for web and mobile platforms
    • Experience with basic HTML, graphic design, and layout skills
    • Knowledge of learning theories and student engagement and usability
    • Technical skills in using instructional design software and authoring tools
    • Ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously while meeting project deadlines
    • Demonstrated troubleshooting/problem-solving mindset
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Experience contributing to the creation and execution of project and communication plans
    • You love fast-paced, get-stuff-done roles and thrive in a dynamic environment
    • Bachelor’s degree in instructional design, adult learning, education technology, or other design-related fields
    • Master’s or Ph.D. degree in design-related fields a plus

APPLICATION PROCESS:

    • Required: Cover letter, Resume & Screencast
    • Optional: Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Please include a personalized cover letter and share why you’d like to work for Instructure as an Instructional Designer. Additionally, submit a 4-5 minute screencast where you share your computer display and demonstrate your own instructional design work in a Canvas course. If the course you show was collaborative in nature, identify your role and contribution. Your screencast can be work you created previously for a client, school assignment, or a new creation. If you need access to Canvas, use the Canvas Free for Teacher account. The screencast should include a tour of a Canvas course, showing the home page, module structures, and a smattering of content. Once your screencast is complete, please include the link to your screencast and Canvas course as part of your application process.
    • The selection committee will use principles from the Course Evaluation Checklist v2.0 during the review process.

GET IN ON ALL THE AWESOME OF INSTRUCTURE:

    • Competitive salary and 401k
    • 100% paid medical, dental, disability, and life insurance
    • HSA program, vision, voluntary life, and AD&D
    • Lots of paid time off, 9 paid holidays, and flexible work schedules
    • Fitness club memberships
    • iMac or Macbooks
We’ve always believed in hiring the most awesome people and treating them right. We know that the more diverse we are, the more diverse our ideas will be and when we openly welcome those ideas, our environment is better and our business is stronger.
At Instructure we participate in E-Verify and yes, in case you didn’t catch it from the above, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.