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Learning Designer I

Center for Teaching and Learning

Learning Designer I

  • 532824
  • Morningside
  • Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Dec 15 2022
  • Grade 11
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $65,000 - $74,000
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Associate Director of Instructional Design in Faculty Programs and Services, the Learning Designer I will assist and support faculty on the design of blended and online learning experiences for the purpose of advancing departmental curriculum goals. To support the planning and development of educational projects defined by faculty or school partners.


  • Assists in the design of student-centered learning experiences for blended and online courses. Supports faculty on the implementation of designs for a variety of modalities, platforms, and scales often leveraging emerging educational technologies, learning science research, and learning analytics.
  • Manages learning design for small projects, often collaborating with other learning designers. Assists in designing the scope of small projects and services. Produces instructional materials for using technologies covered in the course.  Provides guidance to programmers and designers on development of digital materials.
  • Conducts outreach and follow up with assigned departments and schools. Develops strong working relationships with academic staff and effectively accesses institutional resources.  Provides support for office open hours and knowledge base and ticketing.
  • Collaborates on the development of related resources such as documentation, on-demand resources, and educational development materials. Designs and delivers workshops for instructors on a variety of online tools and media services especially LMS support materials.
  • Stays abreast of emerging research in learning design and evolving standards in educational practice.  
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Extensive experience using Macs and Windows machines.
  • Knowledge of educational technology, research in the learning sciences, and data analytics.
  • Proficiency with HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity of pedagogical concepts and instructional technology issues.

  • Familiarity with programming concepts and techniques.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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