*Instructional Designer - Job Number: 232760

University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

ID: 7191424 (Ref.No. uoh232760)
Posted: November 4, 2023

Job Description

Job Description


If you want to make a positive impact in the lives of Oklahomans, join us at the Center for Public Management (CPM) because that is what we do daily. CPM is a department within the College of Continuing Education at the University of Oklahoma. We provide public sector agencies, staff, service providers, clients and community partners training, research and consultant support for professional and programmatic development. We deliver cost-effective, customer-oriented solutions that are tailored to meet unique needs and situations.

The Instructional Designer provides services to publicly funded clients of the Outreach Center for Public Management. Under the direction of the CPM Instructional Design Services Manager, is responsible for the design, development and evaluation of training materials and content for traditional and blended learning courses, online modules and related programs.

  • Designs and develops instructional materials and curriculum for traditional classroom training courses, designs interactive online learning, and blended learning programs.
  • Conducts needs analysis of performance goals, target audience, training needs, and technology options.
  • Evaluates existing training content/materials and researches new content/materials.
  • Designs layout of course content and graphics for programmers/developers using storyboards and other tools.
  • Creates multimedia computer-based training with a variety of authoring tools.
  • Partners with internal/external University and state agency customers, learning consultants and SMEs to create design documents, specify learning objectives, select interactive exercises, and create evaluation plan.
  • May serve as a trainer to conduct classroom or other types of training using adult education and training principles and techniques; evaluates results and makes adjustments as needed.
  • May coordinate and oversee work of temporary support or external resource personnel as needed.
  • Must be able to foster innovation, drive execution, focus on the customer, collaborate effectively with others, solve problems creatively, and demonstrate high integrity.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

This position may be eligible for remote or hybrid work - must live in the state of Oklahoma.


Job Requirements


Required Education: Bachelor's degree, AND: 

  • 24 months experience working in an instructional design position.

Equivalency/Substitution: Will accept 48 months of related experience in lieu of the Bachelor's degree for a total of 72 months of related experience.


  • Experience designing college level curriculum, especially the development of a full curriculum preferred.
  • Experience with online learning and the development of online curriculum highly valued.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collegially with other staff members.


  •  None

Advertised Physical/Environmental Requirements:

  • Sit for prolonged periods.  
  • Use of a computer and telephone.
  • Ability to engage in repetitive motions.  
  • Communicate effectively and listen. 
  • Standard Office Environment.

Departmental Preferences:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Psychology & Technology, Adult Learning, Human Resource Development or related field
  • Master’s degree or higher in Instructional Design, Instructional Psychology & Technology, Adult Learning, Human Resource Development or related field.
  • 36 months experience in instructional design, adult learning and development, performance measurement, multimedia, and curriculum and course development for classroom and online learning environments.
  • Knowledge of Section 508 accessibility requirements.
  • Experience working with state agency or public sector human service programs.
  • Experience with multimedia software.

Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy.  To view the policy, visit https://hr.ou.edu/Policies-Handbooks/TB-Testing.

Diversity Statement: The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.