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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 267427-AS
Work type: Remote, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic or Instructional Technology and Instructional Design

Job Summary:

The eLearning Instructional Designer position is located within WIDA's Administration and Operations department and will report to the Manager of Digital Learning and Technology. This position will work in a team of professionals to design and develop online or blended digital learning experiences for pre-K through 12 educators serving Multilingual Learners. In addition, the position will apply knowledge of adult learning theory and professional development approaches and work with a broad range of instructional technologies such as CANVAS, Adobe Creative Suite, Articulate Storyline, Articulate Rise, Audacity, Vimeo, and Microsoft Teams.

Working fully remote is an option for this position. Requests to work remotely are reviewed based on the UW and School of Education (SoE) remote work policies and go through the SoE implementation process. To learn more about these policies, visit

WIDA is committed to challenging linguistic discrimination, cultural biases, and racism in education. WIDA values linguistic and cultural diversity both as an end and a means for success in the field of education. As such, we strongly encourage applications from a diverse pool of candidates who champion social justice as a core value.

Responsibilities: Designs, develops, and enhances instructional activities, programs, and curricula. Applies learning theory and instructional design models in the consultation, selection, and application of educational methodologies and technologies.
  • 20% Designs and develops engaging, effective learning experiences which may be face-to-face, blended, and/or online
  • 20% Designs, develops, organizes, maintains, and consults on instructional materials, activities, curricula, and assessment resources in accordance with current pedagogical practices, cognitive/learning science, and design tools and methods
  • 10% Researches, designs, and/or acquires learning resources, technologies, materials, and/or processes to support learning
  • 5% Provides training and technical support directly to learners in settings such as classrooms, labs, clinics, and distance learning mediums
  • 5% Provides consultation, training, and/or support for learning technology tools and platforms
  • 15% Analyzes, tests, troubleshoots, resolves issues, and provides feedback regarding learning technologies
  • 5% Collects, organizes, interprets, and disseminates data to identify instructional program needs and enhance effectiveness
  • 20% Designs, develops, or recommends multimedia learning materials. Facilitates communications with multimedia service providers to ensure instructional needs are met
Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Bachelor's Degree in Instructional Design or similar field.


- Minimum of 2 years of experience actively working in designing digital learning experience (face to face web enhanced, blended, or fully online).
- Experience developing accessible digital learning objects (i.e., HTML/HTML5, CSS, Media production; graphic design, audio).
- Experience designing and developing digital learning experiences in a Learning Management System (LMS) or Content Management System (CMS).
- Experience in collaborating with subject matter experts in digital learning design.
- Experience in project coordination (project management processes and practices) moving projects from inception to deployment within scope, time, budget, and quality standards.
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
- A value of promoting and fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- A willingness to engage in and deepen knowledge of WIDA's Social Justice value.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position will be remote and requires work be performed at an offsite, non-campus work location. If the employee prefers to be onsite, that is an option as well.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Additional Information:

What is WIDA? For nearly 20 years, WIDA has provided a trusted, comprehensive approach to supporting, teaching, and assessing multilingual learners. We are an educational services organization that advances language development and academic achievement for multilingual children in early childhood and grades K-12. In short, we provide educators around the world with high-quality language standards, assessments, professional learning, and research. We are proud to be a part of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) within UW-Madison's nationally ranked School of Education. Visit and watch our Introduction to WIDA video to see why WIDA is an incredible place to work!

The Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), established in 1964, is one of the first, most productive, and largest university-based education research and development centers in the world. WCER's researchers and staff work to make teaching and learning as effective as possible for all ages and all people.

WCER's mission is to improve educational outcomes for diverse student populations, impact education practice positively and foster collaborations among academic disciplines and practitioners. To this end, our center helps scholars and practitioners develop, submit, conduct, and share grant-funded education research.

WCER's Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison and The Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER). Individual differences and group diversity inspire creative and equitable outcomes. WCER actively affirms values and seeks to increase diversity in our everyday interactions, practices, and policies.

For more information and news about our center, please go to

How to Apply:

Our center is conscious of inequities in the field of education and how these disproportionately harm the most marginalized members of our society- including BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color) individuals, people from poor and working-class backgrounds, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ people. We firmly believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or members of other marginalized groups.

- Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. As part of the application process, you will be required to submit:
- A cover letter addressed to Merideth Trahan describing how your experience and qualifications meet the requirements of this position.
- A current resume
- A list with the contact information of at least three professional references


Kelly Krahenbuhl
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Teach, Learn, & Tech Spec II(TL004)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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