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Instructional Designer

University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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Type of Position:

Professional Staff - Academic Affairs

Workstudy Position:


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Work Shift:

Day Shift (United States of America)

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Institution Name:

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions, you should review before applying for the opening.

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Talent and Leadership Development

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Summary of Job Duties:

The Instructional Designer position is an integral part of the Talent Development Team. The Instructional Designer will work collaboratively with team members, subject matter experts, and stakeholders in designing and developing training materials for various projects, including but not limited to Workday, Employee/Talent Development, Employee Engagement, Orientation and Onboarding.

Training modalities may include (but are not limited to) technical manuals, instructional videos, eLearning modules, web-design, and instructor-led training. The position will also be expected to act as coordinator for training projects.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education

  • At least two years instructional design experience

  • At least two years’ experience using creative software (Adobe, TechSmith, Articulate, Rise, etc.)

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including PowerPoint and Excel

  • Experience in using work-related software or an ERP System (such as Workday)

Applicable equivalencies may be considered on the above qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three or more years of instructional design experience

  • Higher Education experience

  • Experience in project management/coordination

  • Graphic design experience

  • Experience in providing training for work-related software or an ERP System (such as Workday).

  • Design experience using WYSIWYG software (WordPress, Weebly, Wix, SharePoint, Squarespace, etc.)

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Adult Learning Principles

  • Knowledge of Visual Literacy

  • Technical writing skills

  • Video scriptwriting skills

  • Video Editing (Audio & Video) skills

  • Editing/Proofreading skills

  • Web design skills

  • Understanding of both presentation and facilitation skills

  • Ability to convert training documents into accessible PDF or HTML formats using Section 508 accessibility standards

  • Ability to clearly communicate (oral and written)

  • Ability to work collaboratively

  • Ability to foster a sense of belonging

  • Ability to be detail-oriented

  • Ability to learn new software quickly

Additional Information:

Salary Information:

$50,000-$52,000 per year

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:

Julia Menke, jmenke@uark.edu, Sr. HR Partner

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please include a link to your Design Portfolio.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture that embeds inclusion, opportunity, educational excellence and unparalleled access for all.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

All application information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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