Director of Instructional Design and Development

Director of Instructional Design and Development

Angola, Indiana


The Director of Instructional Design and Development plays an integral role in providing instructional design support to faculty teaching in the College of Graduate and Professional Studies/TrineOnline. The Director of Instructional Design and Development supports the delivery of high quality educational programs through faculty training, instructional design and online course development. The Director of Instructional Design and Development works with faculty and staff to design and implement educational materials appropriate for online delivery.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create and conduct training opportunities to provide faculty with instructional design and developmental skills that will enhance online course design and delivery.
  • Work with faculty to create engaging, interactive course content and learning activities.
  • Proactively identify instructional challenges and work with faculty and team members to implement solutions.
  • Apply industry standard instructional design principles and learning theories during the design process.
  • Design and implement assessment processes to improve and enhance online courses.
  • Make design updates to online courses based on TrineOnline and Quality Matters standards.
  • Research online learning trends, educational technology, instructional design, and industry standards and apply this knowledge to the TrineOnline learning environment.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) for TrineOnline courses.
  • Serve as a Quality Matters resource for all TrineOnline stakeholders, stay current on certifications.
  • Assist with continuous improvement of online programming.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience

Master’s degree required.


  • Five (5) years of work experience in instructional/educational technology, online education, or educational/training environment.
  • Experience designing courses using Moodle or other Learning Management Systems (LMS) and knowledge of instructional technologies.
  • Certification in Quality Matters or other online certification of quality control in distance delivery of educational content.
  • Experience with multiple modes of instructional delivery, as well as faculty oversight and coaching.

Outstanding Benefits

Trine University offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Benefits offered include:

  • Health – medical, dental, vision, prescription drugs, flex spending or HSA accounts
  • Retirement – after one year of full-time service you are eligible for employer contribution of 5% and up to an additional 5% employer match
  • Life Insurance – a variety of voluntary life options are available along with employee life insurance (1½ times annual salary)
  • Education – after 6 months of full-time service education benefits are available for employee, spouse, and dependent children
  • Vacation and Sick Pay – in accordance with Trine's policy

See plan documents for benefit details.


The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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Trine University is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, genetic information, citizenship status, military status, or any other basis prohibited by law, unless such basis constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification. Trine will comply with its legal obligation to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and for religious beliefs.