PA Level 7 - ELearning Instructional Designer - Office of Skills Development and Learning

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Date of Posting: 
September 29, 2015
Office of Skills Development and Learning
PA Level 7 - ELearning Instructional Designer
Full Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

$53,185 to $58,471 per annum as per CUPE 1870

November 2015 for one year (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.)

The Office of Skills Development and Learning is seeking an E-Learning Instructional Designer to work with Faculty and staff in the design, development, and delivery of online courses. The position is both a support position for faculty already committed to working in an online environment and a training/outreach position to build capacity across the University. The successful candidate will have the right blend of technical expertise, educational experience and people skills required to provide the best support possible to UPEI faculty and staff.


• Creating guidelines, training tools and learning resources to support faculty designing online and/or blended courses
• Providing instructional design services
• Providing consultation and support to faculty in the ongoing development of existing online courses
• Identifying electronic resources and teaching tools that may be incorporated in online course delivery
• Conducting workshops face-to-face and online
• Researching current trends in learning delivery online working towards joint publication with faculty
• Participating in strategic discussions and committees for online learning at UPEI
• Tracking success in online learning at UPEI utilizing learning and data analytics


• A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or an area related to online instructional design
• A minimum of three years’ experience working in an online instructional environment, preferably within a university or college setting
• Experience with a course management system and online/distance learning delivery
• Knowledge of instructional design and pedagogical practices for online and blended learning
• Ability to conduct training and provide support to faculty face-to-face and at a distance
• Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communications skills
• Ability to prioritize, organize and manage multiple tasks with minimal supervision
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Awareness of and experience with social media technologies
• Competency in Moodle, Google Apps, and sound and video editing programs
• Competency in Wordpress, Drupal, and Blackboard Collaborate considered an asset

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list, to be received no later than the closing date, via the link below. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 


UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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