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Learning Experience Designer (Multimedia Focus)

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Work type: Administrative (Full Time)
Location: Marion, IN
Categories: Information Technology, Other

Job Title: Learning Experience Designer (Multimedia Focus)

Reporting Relationship: Director of Learning Experience Design

Unit: National & Global

Department: N&G Innovation & Partnerships

Campus Location: NGM Building

Summary of Position:    The Learning eXperience Designer (LXD) shares in the responsibility of designing the whole process of effective learning experiences by applying learning science research and focusing on the learner, as outlined in the LXD Elements for IWU National and Global. He/She is self-motivated, creative, and thrives in challenging situations where continuous learning and collaboration are an expectation. In this position, technical skills using current software applications and competency in digital learning asset development is expected. The responsibilities of this role will split focus between multimedia and digital asset creation, as well as serving in course development teams in the role of Instructional Designer (ID) by leading the design and development course by collaborating with project stakeholders to align efforts with quality standards, adult learning theory, expected learning outcomes, and required timelines.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participates in all Learning Experience Design Elements to varying degrees, depending on types of projects, interests, special assignments, and demand for services Researching and sharing effective practices and solutions 
    • Creating rich media elements (video, animation, audio) for Learning Experiences 
    • Utilizing multimedia authoring tools (e.g., Adobe Creative Cloud, Articulate 360, etc.) to create and publish multimedia-based course materials 
    • Evaluating and integrating emerging technologies and multimedia trends into the learning experience design process 
    • Experimenting with innovation 
    • Developing project plans and applying project management strategies 
    • Designing spaces for learning and building delivery systems 
    • Interpreting specific learning contexts 
    • Deconstructing learning expectations
    • Designing assessment processes 
    • Facilitating instructional approaches in course design 
    • Supporting the curation and creation of content 
    • Designing student engagement 
    • Testing the learning experience design 
    • Leading by serving 
  • Serves as the Instructional Designer in course development projects
    • Works directly with Academic Leaders (AL), Subject Matter Experts (SME) and Course Reviewer (CR) to ensure timely and effective delivery of a quality course 
    • Initiates and facilitates development team meetings for the project, including the kick-off, outlining, walkthroughs, consensus, and showcase meetings 
    • Coordinates and supports the curation and creation of all materials needed for a complete course, including Online Campus Library Services (OCLS) resources, Open Educational Resources (OER), digital learning assets, rubrics, assessment, supplemental material, and technology
    • Provides feedback and support to align course to each standard in the Quality Course Rubric (QCR) and shares in responsibility for final QCR evaluation results 
    • Collaborates to meet the academic goals of the project, including data informed action plans provided by the Academic Leader
    • Monitors the entire project and communicates directly with team members regarding tasks and timelines. Communicates directly with the LXD Project Manager if a project is at-risk to problem solve 

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


  • Master's degree is required; M.Ed. preferred
  • Degrees earned should reflect strong expertise in education, leadership, curriculum, instruction, learning sciences, instructional design, and/or educational assessment/evaluation.


  • A minimum of three (3) years of full-time instructional experience. This could include teaching in higher education or teaching in a P-12 setting.
  • Proven experience designing and developing multimedia content for educational purposes
  • Strong proficiency with multimedia production tools, such as Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience working within online learning environments
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects and problem solve effectively in team environments
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities, conflict resolution styles, communication styles, and cultures

Required Skills

  • Proficiency in industry standards for quality online learning
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with at least one Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software applications and web conferencing tools/software
  • An aptitude and interest in learning new instructional technologies (learning analytics, adaptive learning, accessibility tools, etc.)
  • Strong multimedia production skills, including video and audio editing, animation, and graphic design
  • Proficiency in multimedia authoring tools (e.g., Adobe Creative Cloud, Articulate 360, etc.)

Diversity Statement

IWU commits to create a community that reflects kingdom diversity. We will foster an intentional environment that exhibits honor, respect, and dignity. Acknowledging visible or invisible differences, our community authentically values each member’s earthly and eternal worth. We refute ignorance and isolation and embrace deliberate and courageous engagement.


As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.


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