Instructional Designer

Posted 22 days ago
Main Location
New York City, NY, United States
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This role is a fixed term temporary assignment slated for 40 hours a week with a 12/31/21 end date.

What We’re Looking For:

Sitting within 2U's Boot Camp Learning Design department, the Instructional Designer leverages expertise in learning science and an in-depth understanding of Trilogy's tools and technology to create learning best practices for our boot camp courses. The ID's work helps to identify creative and engaging opportunities in our online and on-ground courses. The ID works with the Managing Editor and Curriculum teams to ensure products meet professional standards in pedagogy and that they provide a guiding vision for the course development process.

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:

  • Learning design strategy at the course-level
    • Work with curriculum teams (SMEs and managing editors) to incorporate best practices in learning/pedagogy.
    • Provide strategy on (and help create) course planners, module/unit planners, rubrics, assessments, visual asset planners, etc.
    • Perform ID/structural reviews of written content to ensure pedagogical soundness, clarity, organization, and flow. For example, make sure that:
      • Curriculum narrative is scoped and refined.
      • Concepts are explained in the right order, with appropriate context, depth and alignment with outcomes.
      • There is the right level of engagement for student learning.
      • Assist with identifying a variety of instructional media and assets. For example, videos, images, cheatsheets, slideshows, etc.
    • Create and train product teams to write assessments (Learnosity) elements and rubrics.
    • Ideate and prototype new features that support student learning and provide insights that inform learning design decisions. 
  • Process Management and Improvement
    • Ensure our onground and online products maintain effective alignment as well as lead the teams on how to better improve alignment. 
    • Identify problem areas in processes and devise strategies for improvement and standardization.
    • Support pedagogical alignment across product teams (programs, instruction, career services, etc.).
  • Training & Documentation
    • Collaborate with curriculum & learning teams on training initiatives for curriculum teams based on program needs. 
    • Maintain templates and in-house curriculum materials. 
    • Maintain onboarding materials and documentation for new writers to facilitate curriculum writing process. 

Things That Should Be In Your Background:

  • 5+ years of directly relevant or transferable professional experience.
  • A background in instructional design or curriculum design.
  • A real interest in designing learning experiences, working with subject matter experts, serving students, and impacting education is essential. 
  • Experience developing formative & summative learning assessments a plus.
  • Strong, persuasive verbal and written communication skills.

About 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)

2U is comprised of 3 lines of business: Graduate Degree Programs, Short Course, and Boot Camps. Going beyond traditional learning management systems, we use tech, people, and data to help top universities and enterprise organizations transform in the digital era—and eliminate the back row in higher ed. We support lifelong learning which means thinking beyond a single degree. It means finding ways for students to gain the skills they need to change careers, evolve their expertise, and meet the challenges of the changing world head-on. We help our partners fill those needs—developing new digital education technologies and offerings capable of supporting students at different points in their lives. Whether they need a simple refresher, to learn something new, or to change their career trajectories completely, our partners are there to help them succeed. Together with our partners, 2U has positively transformed the lives of more than 275,000 students and lifelong learners. 

2U Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At 2U, we are committed to creating and sustaining a culture that embodies diverse walks of life, ideas, genders, ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, abilities and other unique qualities of our employees. We strive to offer a workplace where every employee feels empowered by the ways in which we are different, as well as the ways in which we are the same. 

Benefits & Culture

Working at 2U means working with individuals that are passionate and mission driven. We collaborate on tough problems to deliver the best outcomes for our partners, students, and each other. You will find team members working together in our open office spaces, gathered in the kitchen grabbing a snack, or taking a break in our game rooms.

2U offers a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance, disability and 401(k)
  • Unlimited snacks and drinks
  • Generous paid leave policies including unlimited PTO
  • Additional time off benefits include: volunteer days, parental leave, and a company-wide winter break from Christmas through New Years!

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Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

2U is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans’ status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 2U’s equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits, pay and dismissal.

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Instructional Designer
2U, Inc.