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DSU Online Learning Design Project Manager

Salary See Position Description Location St. George, UT Job Type Full-Time Staff Division Academic Affairs Job Number 22PRO724-1 Position Announcement

Working under the direction of the Director of Learning Design & Development within DSU Online, this position's responsibilities are two-fold: 1) act as a learning designer on assigned instructional development projects, and 2) manage other instructional development projects, primarily for online offerings. This includes monitoring projects and timelines daily, supervising part-time technologists and external contractors, and participating in design, development, and assembly activities as needed. This position plays a secondary role in managing and supporting applications and technology used within the team, such as Canvas, LMS, CIDI Design Tools,, etc. Information about DSU Online and its programs can be found at .


  • Cultivate close, collaborative and professional working relationships with discipline experts and other members of the development team (Learning Designers, Media Designers, Graphic Designers, Web Developers, Instructional Technologists, etc.).
  • Apply systematic, instructional/learning design methods in real world, online instructional settings; schedule consultation appointments with faculty about learning design, templates, tools and technology solutions; participate in team design activities and give feedback on courses, modules, and activities, and coordinate quality management reviews to improve courses.
  • Participate in and/or facilitate faculty development workshops or other events in areas of instructional design and technology tools.
  • Analyze project scopes and estimate time/resources needed for completion.
  • In coordination with the Director, determine and schedule team roles/resources on projects.
  • Ensure projects follow established development procedures and stay within time/budget/quality parameters.
  • Monitor the completion of project tasks and milestones, responding to team members' concerns. Step in to complete task-level assignments in various roles, as needed.
  • Supervise part-time and contracted members of an instructional development team on assigned projects, including contributing to performance reviews and routine assessment. Give input on full-time hiring, capacity, and performance on projects.
  • In coordination with the Information Technology Services department, serve as a secondary contact for managing the learning applications and technologies used by DSU Online. Research and recommend tools to implement for learning innovation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Master's degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Education, or related field required; Bachelor's degree with significant experience in project management and learning design may also be considered.
  • At least three years' experience as an instructional/learning designer for online courses; design experience in online higher education preferred.
  • Minimum of two years' managing instructional development projects for digital learning environments (online/blended) required; teaching experience in higher education and experience in instructional/learning design for micro-learning and/or competency-based education preferred.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and project management skills to concurrently manage multiple assigned tasks/projects and organize, coordinate, and direct team activities and results, as well as coach and develop direct reports.
  • Solid understanding of Learning Theory and Instructional Design Theory, with the ability to use fundamental web development technologies.
  • Fluency in using popular productivity software (Google Drive, Office365, MS Office Suite or equivalent) on either Windows or Mac computers, as well as navigating the web and using web-based tools to facilitate work, learning, collaboration, productivity, research, etc.
  • Proven ability to analyze data to identify trends and drive innovative process improvement, as well as be an agent of change in a rapidly changing environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills with the ability to build relationships and influence at all levels.
  • Ability to collaborate and be part of a dynamic team with excellence, integrity, and respect to include management of remote teams.
Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Full-time professional staff (overtime-exempt) position. Annual salary of $62,000+ depending on qualifications & experience. Desired start date of October 2021. Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents, as well as paid holidays in addition to sick and vacation leave accruals. See under "Benefits Summary" for more details.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins September 2, 2021; position open until filled. Submit application materials (including resume contents and contact information for three professional references) and upload cover letter electronically. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office at (435) 652-7520.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Dixie State University (DSU) is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution committed to exceptional student learning and success. DSU has adopted an instructional approach of "active learning. active life" and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, DSU is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles), with amenities such as an international airport and professional sporting teams.

Dixie State University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 230 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. DSU seeks to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. DSU is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of DSU are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Dixie State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or DSU's non-discrimination policies:

  • Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator: Hazel Sainsbury - , HCC 579, 435-652-7747.
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Abby Del Giacco - , 435-652-7731.
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, , 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, , 303-844-5695.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.


Instructional Coordinators


Bachelor's Degree


3 to 20+ years

Job type

Full time

Salary Range
$48,000.00 - 92,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Saint George, UT 84770, US