Instructional Design position in Swift Current, SK


  • Location: Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Posted On: Jan. 20, 2014
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Category: Institutional Research


Great Plains College is looking for a contractor to work with curriculum development teams, instructional staff and subject matter experts to develop college level programming for Great Plains College and our partners.

 The Instructional Designer will use current instructional designing principles to develop and deploy curriculum intended for face-to-face, distance, online and blended delivery.  This will include initiatives such as researching and assessing curriculum materials, determining the current state and needs of the learners, developing new instructional media and liaising with various internal and external groups.

 Great Plains College intends to design high quality, state-of-the-art curriculum in a number of selected program areas.  Other design opportunities will be assessed as this project work progresses.

Timelines will be outlined for each program development initiative.  Great Plains College is planning for completed projects in May and September 2014.  These dates are tentative based on available resources.

 Contracts will begin as soon as possible and will likely progress to the end of October 2014, with the possibility of extension.

 Experience required

 The Instructional Designer will have: 

  • A sound understanding of the legislation applied to each aspect of an instructional project including copyright and privacy legislation

  • The ability to draft effective and valid instructions, guides and directives with an advanced level of language competency in all forms of written communication

  • The ability to create learning documents (course descriptions, curriculum, instructors guides, reports) clearly and completely

  • The ability to develop instructional materials that demonstrate expert knowledge of a variety of learners and learning environments

  • The ability to design and deploy learning materials, courses and programs that take advantage of both synchronous and asynchronous communication modes

 A minimum of two (2) years of professional experience in the following are also required: 

  • Making recommendations to clients on designing and implementing learning solutions

  • Developing and Designing online learning activities and assessments

  • Using instructional development tools and systems such as Articulate, Publisher, Creative Suite, HTML, online survey tools, open source community based tools and social media

  • Developing content for learning content management systems (LCMS) such as Moodle, Blackboards, Angel, etc.


 The Instructional Designer will have a Master’s degree in instructional design, education technology, learning design, or curriculum development.  Equivalent experience coupled with a relevant four-year undergraduate degree may be considered.



 For additional information

 For more information related to the project, please contact:

       Pat Stoddart, Director of Programs 

      or (306) 778-5495

 Contract Submissions 

Contracts are encouraged to submit a proposal which includes the following: 

  • Summary of relevant education and experience

  • Detailed outline of process, templates, milestones and timelines used for curriculum design

  • Two client references for curriculum design work completed

  • Cost breakdown for project work completed up until October 31, 2014.  Including relevant business expenses for this section

  • Preference for working at a Great Plains College location or from a remote location 

Submissions shall be sent to: 

            Great Plains College 

            Attention:  Leanne Clayton, Program Liaison 

            P.O. Box 610, 1005 Main Street 

            Rosetown, SK  S0L 2V0 



Submissions will be reviewed on February 10, 2014.

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