University of Missouri-Saint Louis

Missouri Online Instructional Design Manager – Rem...

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Job Description

Missouri Online, a part of University of Missouri System (UM System), is seeking a servant minded, collaborative, engaged and adaptable Instructional Design Manager who is eager to lead an instructional design team in program and course design. This individual’s team assists in developing and maintaining high quality online programs and courses across the system. The design service vision is to be the experts at providing program and course support to each university in the system in order to provide a quality online education experience for all learners. Missouri Online values include: be a collaborator, be a champion, be curious, be transparent, and be invested.

While all managers are responsible for a core support function; this manager in particular will be responsible for the Course Design and Accessible Learning arm of our work. In this position, the Instructional Design Manager will be responsible for leading their team of instructional designers to partner with faculty through a consultive approach in maintaining high quality standards in course design and development, along with collaborating across design services to deliver shared service support to faculty while fostering student engagement.

This is a remote opportunity with an estimated requirement for travel for up to 15%. The travel requirement includes visits to our four campuses as requested and an annual on-site Missouri Online All Staff Retreat, all located within the state of Missouri.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have The Following Qualities

  • Honest & Transparent
  • Professional
  • Analytical thinker
  • Collaborative
  • Relationship driven
  • Innovative
  • Resourceful
  • Adaptable

Responsibilities Include

  • Supervise, manage, mentor, and coach a team of highly skilled Instructional Designers. Lead and direct instructional design resources and development needs within the design and development core support.
  • Build constructive and supportive working relationships characterized by cooperation and mutual respect.
  • Oversee process completion of core support activities, reporting and KPI tracking while providing guidance and mentorship to the team as necessary, resulting in increased quality, efficiency and effectiveness of the design and development team.
  • Adapt to and work with a variety of situations, individuals, and groups.
  • Use judgment to identify, troubleshoot and resolve day-to-day technical, operational, and department related challenges.
  • Capitalize fresh ideas to provide innovative solutions.
  • Keep current on general industry and higher education best practices, knowledge, and new technology trends in instructional design and course development.
  • Provide input to department strategic plans, procedures, and related goals.
  • Coordinate resources and set daily, weekly, monthly and semester priorities to meet operational objectives and offset competing priorities.
  • Advocate for and positively represent our processes and services when working with team members, faculty and members of the university community.


8AM-5PM. CST Monday - Friday

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in related/relevant area and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree related to education, instructional design, or curriculum development and design
  • 2-3 years experience managing teams
  • 5 years of professional experience supporting teaching and learning online for adult learners
  • Background in training, instructional design and/or education leadership of 1 – 3 years
  • Strong knowledge of and understanding of best practices in various online teaching pedagogies and adult learning
  • Ability to clearly communicate priorities and actively listen to a team, individual team members, faculty and stakeholders
  • Experience in a higher education institution or relatable field/industry
  • Experience working with faculty or clients to create online custom courses or related adult learn digital materials
  • Strong knowledge of project management
  • Superior time management skills
  • Strong sense of organizational accountability

Anticipated Hiring Range

Salary Range: $70,000 - $76,000 per year

Grade: GGS-011

University Title: Instructional Designer IV

Internal applicants can determine their University title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.

Application Materials

Resume and Cover Letter

Other Information

  • This recruitment is managed by the Office of Human Resources at the Columbia Campus. For application questions please contact OHR at 573-882-7976. (Please list under Hiring Department Section)
  • “Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. The University will not sponsor applicants for this position for employment visas.”
  • Recruiting Location: Any Univ of Missouri Campus
  • Missouri Online provides the academic technology and digital learning services for all students in all modalities systemwide. We provide an administrative structure for the delivery of more than 300+ fully online and hybrid degree and certificate programs by providing marketing services, program coordination, research, enrollment and learner analytics, instructional design, academic technology, and distance education state authorization coordination. We work with colleagues from all four Universities to enhance educational experiences, advance technological services, and increase efficiencies while pursuing continuous collaboration between the four Universities.

The University of Missouri System consists of system administration and four universities: The University of Missouri-Columbia, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the Missouri University of Science and Technology, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and all of their component parts, including MU Health, MU Extension and UM Engagement.

Community Information

Columbia offers small-town friendliness with big city features and a high quality of life for people of all ages and interests. Founded on education and known as an ideal college town, its location also makes it an attractive spot for businesses and travelers. Located on Interstate 70 and U.S. Highway 63, Columbia is right in the middle of the state and the nation. Just a couple hours’ drive from St. Louis and Kansas City, Columbia is Boone County’s largest population center offering big-city culture, activities, and resources with a low cost of living. Columbia is home to a variety of restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen cultural festivals each year. If you want to grow your career, continue your education, raise a family, and retire, Columbia is a good place to be!

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, short- and long-term disability, paid parental leave, paid caregiver leave, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.

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