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.


Do you have experience as an instructional designer working with subject matter experts to develop engaging online courses? Do you strive to research and learn new and emerging technologies? Are you looking for remote work or do you prefer to be in the office, or perhaps a combination of both? No matter your preference, we are flexible!


The Online Education Service Team on the Doane University's Lincoln, Nebraska campus is hiring an Instructional Designer & Technology Specialist. In this position, you are responsible for designing and developing online courses while working with a subject matter expert. You should have project management experience in order to ensure deadlines are met. In addition, you will meet the standards for our online courses and provide support to stakeholders as needed. You will also provide consulting and training to faculty and staff relating to learning management systems and instructional and multimedia applications. You will collaborate with subject matter experts/developers and share your expertise in instructional design utilizing andragogy, cognitive learning theories, and multimedia principles.

Minimum Requirements:

  • You have, at minimum, a bachelor's degree and 5 or more years of direct experience as an instructional designer or related experience.
  • You have experience with online teaching and learning programs in corporate or higher education and are familiar with learning management platforms (preferably Canvas and edX).
  • You have applied andragogical based design creatively and effectively.
  • You know and can apply WCAG2 and ADA Standards.
  • You are able to demonstrate an understanding of instructional design methodologies and adult learning theories.
  • You possess excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication and organizational skills.
  • You have the ability to persuade, lead, motivate, instruct, and act as part of a team.
  • You are able to effectively prioritize projects and activities while maintaining flexibility in a work environment where needs may change quickly.
  • You have a history of successfully analyzing processes and procedures and formulating suggestions for improvement.
  • You have experience with audio and video production.
  • You have basic knowledge of HTML markup.

Preferred Requirements:

  • A Master's degree.
  • Experience developing MOOCs (edX)

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 vacation leave, sick 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 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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