Doane University
  • Lincoln, NE, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Administration & Staff

Doane University is a mission-driven institution offering work/life balance and a competitive benefits package. Doane is an inspired and unique community committed to the liberal arts. We empower and encourage students, faculty, and staff to seize opportunities, take healthy well-calculated risks, and achieve excellence as they define it.


Are you an experienced instructional designer? Would you would love to lead a team in delivering online and blended courses for a growing suite of programs across a variety of platforms? If so, the Online Education Services team at Doane University has a great opportunity for you to consider.

Doane University, in Lincoln, Nebraska, is accepting applications for an Associate Director of Online Education Services. In this role you will serve as the lead instructional designer and technology specialist for all instructional design and technology projects. As the team lead, you will guide the instructional design team in developing high-quality courses for online and hybrid environments. We are looking for a skilled relationship builder with strong communication skills.


Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree plus eight years of direct experience as an instructional designer or a related position
  • Experience must include three to five years of HTML mark-up experience
  • Online teaching experience in higher education
  • Audio and video production experience
  • Experience in successfully prioritizing, managing multiple projects, and working in a diverse and professional team environment
  • Experience with online teaching and learning programs in high tech or higher education and familiarity with a learning management platform and other course management tools

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge and application of WCAG 2 and ADA standards
  • Demonstrated understanding of instructional design methodologies and adult learning theory is necessary
  • The ability to persuade, lead, motivate, instruct, act as part of a team and prioritize projects and activities
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, strategize, and creatively design major instructional design projects for online initiatives
  • Ability to analyze processes and procedures and make suggestions for improvement is necessary.
  • Flexible and adaptable in a work environment where needs change.
  • Enthusiasm for researching and experimenting with emerging education and web technologies.
  • High level of organization skills and project management expertise

Preferred Education/Experience:

  • Master's degree
  • Two to three years of experience in developing and maintaining courses and programs on a MOOC platform



At Doane you will enjoy balance between life and work:

  • At Doane, you'll find that we're sensitive to your life outside of work, and we want our employees to enjoy their time at Doane as much as they enjoy their time away.
  • Our time-off plans offer staff a generous paid leave and eight paid holidays each year.
  • Offices close additional days around the winter holidays each year at no vacation expense to our employees.

We offer top-notch benefits:

  • Health, dental , and vision insurance; 403b retirement plan with employer matching contributions
  • Free admission to Doane University events
  • Discounts through Apple, Verizon Wireless and more!
  • We encourage our employees to take advantage of a Doane education with tuition benefits for undergraduate and graduate programs. Employees' dependents can receive tuition benefits in our undergraduate programs too.
  • A mission-driven institution. With a singular direction and focus, Doane handles its business strategically. You'll see the difference of working for a purpose-driven organization that knows where it's going-and where it will take your career.

Doane's Mission Statement

Doane University creates distinctive educational experiences, rooted in the liberal arts, to prepare our students for careers and lives grounded in inquiry, ethics, and a commitment to lead and serve in the global community.

Our Values: Inclusion, Integrity, Innovation and Transformation

Doane University actively works to create and sustain a welcoming learning community for all members to fulfill their potential, belong, feel valued, and make meaningful contributions to the university. Doane University is an equal opportunity employer and seeks candidates who reflect the diversity of our society.

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