Instructional Designer

Institute Details

Position Description

  • Institute Name : Eastern New Mexico University

Position Summary:

Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) is seeking an Instructional Designer for its Distance Learning Department. This is a full-time, 12-month, professional staff position located in Portales, New Mexico. The Instructional Designer reports to the Director of Distance Learning.

The person in this position will collaborate with faculty and staff to enhance the development and design of online/hybrid courses. Specifically, the individual will provide hands-on instructional design support, and training on effective course design and instruction. Additionally, the ideal candidate will demonstrate skill in enhancing the quality of online courses, and will possess current QM certification, or can obtain one following hire. This is a residential appointment and campus presence is required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with faculty and staff to ensure timely completion and delivery of online courses and projects using sound instructional design principles.
  • Work with faculty to continually improve the quality of online/hybrid courses through a variety of quality improvement initiatives such as Quality Matters and OCS (Online Course Standards) reviews.
  • Serve as the institution’s representative and trainer for Quality Matters.
  • Proficiency in ensuring digital accessibility protocols in current and new online course development.
  • Develop training and learning resources for online faculty and staff.
  • Consult with faculty and make recommendations for incorporating appropriate instructional technologies into the online teaching/learning environment.
  • Keep current with developments pertaining to online higher education, pedagogy, learning theories and new instructional strategies and technologies.
  • Attend professional workshops and meetings to share knowledge, and network with other instructional design professionals.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of logistical, instructional, and pedagogical policies for the ENMU online program.
  • Other duties as assigned or apparent.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Master’s degree in Instructional Design, Education, Technology or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

  • Significant experience in hybrid and/or online faculty support, course development, and instructional design
  • Substantial experience with QM certification of courses and programs.
  • Current QM certification.
  • Online teaching experience.
  • Evidence of ability to work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment.
  • Evidence of ability to lead complex, time-sensitive projects to successful completion.
  • Works positively with diverse groups of people, especially in a professional context.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, oral, electronic, and written presentation skills.
  • Proficiency working with Learning Management Systems (LMS) preferably Canvas.

Physical Demand and Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed during normal work hours but may require evening and weekend hours for special events or to meet deadlines.
  • Work is sedentary in nature with ten pounds maximum weight to lift and carry.
  • Work requires talking and/or hearing.

The ENMU online program is poised for quantum growth, and we invite you to be a part of it. The compensation range for this position is $70,000-$72,000 with excellent fringe benefits.

Required Application Materials:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of three professional references
  4. Proof of Certifications and Competencies if any

Interested candidates must apply on the official portal at

Starting Date: ASAP

Additional Contact:

Dr. Tara Mishra
Tel: (575)-562-2497

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