Entry Level Instructional Designer

Entry Level Instructional Designer


The Entry Level Instructional Designer is a key member of the CIU Global Instructional Design group that creates and maintains well-designed Canvas course sites to support online instruction at CIU. The Entry Level Instructional Designer is responsible for making requested changes in content and layout, utilizing companion software to enhance course sites, and assisting with access issues that occasionally arise. This is a site-based (not remote) position.



  • Edit prescribed layout of Canvas courses as requested to improve navigation and support instruction.
  • Review online course regularly for quality (correct content, layout, ease of navigation, working links, etc.) and alert CIU Global Instructional Design group members to quality-related issues.
  • Maintain course site templates and procedures for review and approval.
  • Support online course development schedule through editing efficiently and communicating effectively with colleagues and other stakeholders.
  • Utilize Respondus and other companion software programs that integrate with Canvas to support instruction.
  • Integrate textbook publisher access codes with Canvas and provide support for faculty and student access, as needed.



• At least 3 years experience in technical writing, editing, education, or instructional design.
• Direct experience with Canvas, Blackboard, or other online platforms.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Docs.
• Familiarity with Internet-based conferencing.
• Previous teaching experience preferred.
• Master’s degree in Education required, preferably with emphasis in technology or instructional design.



CIU provides a benefits package that includes:

●   Membership in the CIU Health Plan;
●   401(k) plan with match opportunity;
●   100% of employee’s cost of group life insurance;
●   Long term disability insurance;
●   Vacation days, holidays, sick leave, family leave;
●   Educational benefits are available.


Interested and qualified applicants will complete the CIU Employment application.

Columbia International University
CIU Global
Time Period
40 hours/12 months

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Supplemental Form and Instructions

CIU faculty positions will need to submit a curriculum vitae (CV). Once you have completed your online application, you will have an opportunity to submit a cover letter and resume.

Instructional Staff Supplement Form (PDF)

Ben Lippen Employment Application (PDF)

BLS Online Studies Adjunct Application

If you are applying for a Ben Lippen position and are unable to download the Ben Lippen application, please contact Human Resources at humanresources@ciu.edu or 1-800-777-2227 ext. 5009.