Associate Instructional Designer

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Education Services


Keypath Education is currently seeking an Associate Instructional Designer to join our UK team!


The Associate Instructional Designer reports to a Senior ID or the Director of Instructional Design. Under the supervision of more experienced IDs, the you will work with faculty at our partner universities to guide the design, development, production, and evaluation of engaging and innovative online courses. You will collaborate with other instructional designers and web developers to re-envision traditional brick and mortar courses for online delivery, using technology to generate learning experiences that are just as (or more) effective than the on-campus implementation of equivalent content. Guided by instructional design theory, models, and best practices, the Associate Instructional Designer will work as an integral part of a collaborative development team. 


About Keypath Education:

Keypath Education partners with higher education institutions worldwide to launch online programs, grow enrollment, improve learning and connect education to careers. Education is the foundation for our connection with our university partners, their students, our colleagues and our mission to change lives through education. Since its beginning more than 26 years ago, Keypath has been on the forefront of the higher education industry evolution.


We foster lifelong learning as we support our employees in their personal and professional growth through competitive salary and benefits, growth and training opportunities, wellness programs, flex hours and more. Keypath Education is a global company with multiple locations in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.


To apply for this role: Please send your CV and Covering Letter (by email) no later than Friday at 14:00 for review. Advertising will remain live until the role has been filled and applicant assessment ongoing, therefore early application is encouraged.



  • Design and build online courses under the supervision of more senior IDs
  • Under the supervision of more senior IDs, communicate with faculty at our partner universities, guiding them in course development
  • Follow frameworks, templates, and prototypes for course design
  • Edit content as necessary, ensuring it meets quality standards
  • Help to ensure courses meet accessibility requirements and create alternative learning experiences for online components that are not accessible
  • Research and build documentation on accessibility standards
  • Build prepared content to the learning management system (LMS)
  • Collaborate with a team of course developers to produce and/or source multimedia learning objects (video, audio, interactive objects, simulations, etc.)
  • Conduct photo research
  • Collaborate with more senior IDs and academics to determine effective course-level assessment
  • Help test the functionality of interactive objects
  • Communicate with student services to ensure support across the entire team
  • Collect, analyze and report on course evaluation data to identified stakeholders 

As the ideal candidate, you have:

  • a strong commitment to quality standards and service
  • an awareness of accessibility issues and use of assistive technologies in course design
  • the proven ability to work as a contributing and collegial member of a team and to communicate proactively within the team environment
  • the ability to work with multiple deadlines and multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • the ability to adapt and to solve problems proactively and creatively
  • a passion for creating and improving online learning
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • curiosity about new tools and techniques for engaging learners and demonstrating outcomes
  • Superior ability with computers and software; LMS experience preferred
  • comfort in working within project management applications
  • the ability to prioritize, adhere to budgets, and meet deadlines
  • strong attention to detail
  • the aptitude to work with a range of academic content
  • experience in evaluating learner outcomes and their impact on curriculum design


Education: a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in education, instructional design, technology, English, humanities, or related field.  Master’s degree preferred.


  • 1+ years in instructional design consultation, preferably with academics in higher education settings (a plus)
  • has 1-2 years of experience with online learning or the equivalent work experience preferably in writing, editing, teaching, curriculum development, or similar activity; previous exposure to teaching, design, or academic technology a plus
  • Familiarity with building course materials into learning management systems and utilizing the best online educational tools to promote student goal mastery
  • Experience working with simulations, games and other multimedia content
  • Higher education online teaching experience (a plus)

Travel: travel to client and partner sites as needed, potentially up to 10% of time


Technical skills:

  • Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point
  • Experience with Articulate Storyline, Camtasia, Captivate, Adobe Creative Suite similar tools (a plus)
  • Experience with learning management systems including Blackboard, Moodle, Canvas and others
  • Understanding of video technology and basic editing


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