Fairfax University of America
Senior Instructional Designer
Fairfax University of America

We are seeking a Senior Instructional Designer to be responsible for the curriculum development process and facilitate Instructional Design as a resource to faculty and departments across the university. FXUA is on a mission to redefine higher education and develop the capabilities of transformative leaders. The university’s one-of-a-kind curriculum focuses on not only incorporating and leveraging practical, industry knowledge so that graduates meet the requirements of the world of work but also applies a research-based approach centered on human development to provide opportunities for transformative learning and leadership. The Senior Instructional Designer will initially be tasked with completing the redesign and redevelopment of the general education curriculum, which includes collaboration with and oversight of the work of faculty members/Subject Matter Experts in the development of course syllabi.

  • Requires 5+ years experience
  • Full time
  • Fairfax, VA, United States
  • Requires Master's degree
November 13, 2020
  • Responsible for the curriculum development process, including the development of course syllabi
  • Work closely with faculty members/Subject Matter Experts from a wide range of disciplines throughout the entire course design process
  • Ensure that all courses and course components are student-centered, enable the intended learning outcomes, as well as meet university values/standards, accessibility requirements, and Universal Design guidelines
  • Apply best practices of Universal Design for Learning to assist faculty in the development of course materials that are accessible to all students
  • Apply best practices of constructivism and learning experience design to enhance learning across all major and degree levels
  • Develop online courses in the university’s Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Develop both independent micro-credentials, as well as micro-credentials embedded within the university curriculum
  • Develop trainings/workshops and resources for faculty to improve instructional practices and course design; create a knowledge repository for faculty to assist with online teaching and learning tools; develop tools and handbooks for new and continuing faculty
  • Provide support for faculty in designing and implementing course assessments; assist the academic departments with documenting and improving based upon their programmatic assessment data
  • Conduct course quality reviews; provide recommendations for course improvements; promote good practices of teaching and learning with technology
  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies and their application to enhancing face-to-face and online courses; recommend effective and creative uses of technology and andragogy to enhance instruction and create new learning opportunities; implement solutions as appropriate
  • A master’s degree in education, Instructional Design, curriculum and instruction, instructional technology, or a related field is required
  • At least 5-7 years of experience as an Instructional Designer or curriculum developer is required
  • Extensive knowledge in the application of adult learning theories and innovative Instructional Design methods
  • Experience designing and developing university-level curriculum is preferred
  • Experience working closely with faculty members/Subject Matter
  • Experts from a wide range of disciplines throughout the entire course design process
  • Experience with course syllabus development is highly valued
  • Experience with online learning and/or the development of online courses is highly valued
  • Experience working in the Canvas or Blackboard LMS is highly valued
  • Experience developing micro-credentials is highly valued
  • Demonstrated Project Management skills, including meeting deadlines and multitasking
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other team members
  • Fluency in English
Who We Are

Fairfax University of America is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) institution committed to setting a new standard in higher education. Through our student-centered approach, we strive to provide the most positive environment for learning available anywhere. Our programs are structured to allow students great flexibility in the design and direction of their own studies. To keep pace with the latest developments in technology and teaching, our curriculum and materials are regularly reviewed and revised, and our instructors receive further training, as necessary.

Job Function
Curriculum Developer
Instructional Designer
Higher Education