Full Job Description

Overview: Lourdes University, rooted in Catholic and Franciscan traditions, provides a values-centered education that enriches lives and advances academic excellence through the integration of the liberal arts and professional studies. In support of this mission, Lourdes University nurtures a diverse community that supports students in fulfilling their potential, commits to the engagement of faith and reason, inspired by our Catholic and Franciscan intellectual traditions, and provides a holistic, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts.

Lourdes University is seeking applications for the position of Instructional Designer. This is a full time, salaried exempt position.
The Instructional Designer (ID) position will work directly with the competency-based education programs team. This role includes course development and assisting faculty to transition their current courses (both in-person and online courses) into online competency-based courses.

  • Primary Responsibilities: *

Design and run technical skill and instructional design workshops for faculty

Collect and analyze data about faculty technology use and support needs, reporting information as required to internal University constituencies

Work with faculty across a variety of disciplines to convert desired traditional elements of courses into pedagogically sound eLearning solutions that effectively leverage technology
Work with faculty to ensure that eLearning courses and learning objects are in compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guideline
Design asynchronous instructional tools (instructional guides, web pages, etc.) to help faculty develop technical skills

Promote and support the development of eLearning initiatives with a vision consistent with that of Lourdes faculty and information technology staff and with the identity of Lourdes University


Bachelor’s degree in instructional design/technology or related field required. Masters preferred.

Strong pedagogical background in eLearning, through formal training in instructional design (or related field), experience in the instructional design/technology field, or some combination of both

Competency-Based Education program development preferred.

Experience teaching online or hybrid courses preferred.

Skills and abilities: 

Demonstrated ability to design and administer effective group training workshops and to work individually with faculty on a variety of projects

Demonstrated ability to work with and educate faculty who have different levels of technical proficiency

Programming and design skill in a wide range of applications: programming and design, course management software (Canvas experience preferred), interactive media programs, graphics manipulation software, audio/video digitizing and editing applications

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Ability to work outside normal business hours as needed

High degree of professional integrity

Job Type: Full-time


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Bachelor’s (Required)


  • Instructional design: 1 year (Required)

Work Location: One location