Job Information

University of Utah Instructional Designer in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 12/23/2021

Requisition Number PRN28809B

Job Title Training & Development Specialist

Working Title Instructional Designer

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40.00

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Full-time, 40 hours per week. Occasional evenings and weekends as needed. Flexibility required to work with partners in other time zones, and may require occasional work outside of regular working hours.

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 01541 - Office for Global Engagement

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 39300 to 65000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Responsible for providing expertise in the design, development, and implementation of online programs within the USAID funded HESSA Project. Promotes the use of technology-based resources in learning and teaching and provides consultation, instruction, and assistance to staff related to technology supported instruction. The ability to collaborate and consult with subject-matter experts on the effective use of learning strategies, web-based resources, multimedia technologies, and instructional applications and systems to improve teaching and learning is essential to this position.


  • Collaborates with learning team members to write learning objectives and develop knowledge assessments.
  • Design and create training manuals, online learning modules, and course materials using a variety of presentation, word processing and image capturing software.
  • Designs learning experiences through engaging activities and practice.
  • Supports the trainer in becoming familiar with the content.
  • Focuses on specific, singular modules.
  • Utilizes client’s methodologies, tools and templates.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.

Expertise in content research, instructional design and delivery methods and experience delivering training to high level leaders is strongly preferred.

This position is not responsible for providing patient care.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


  • Minimum 2 years of design/development experience with open access platforms
  • Experience in design/development of individual modules; content in existence.
  • Designed/developed modules for entry-level or front-line employees.
  • Basic Instructional Design Certification.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office suite.
  • Minimal client industry or line of business experience.
  • Minimal knowledge of subject matter.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.