Entry Level Instructional Designer for Crest Online

Entry Level Instructional Designer for Crest Online


The Entry Level Instructional Designer creates and maintains well-designed Canvas course sites to support online instruction for The Crest Online and is responsible for making requested changes in content and layout, utilizing companion software to enhance course sites, and assisting with access issues that occasionally arise. This person would work in collaboration with the CIU Global Instructional Design Team. This is a site-based (not remote) position.



  • Edit prescribed layout of Canvas courses as requested to improve navigation and support instruction.
  • Support online course development schedule through editing efficiently and communicating effectively with colleagues and other stakeholders.
  • Review online course regularly for quality (correct content, layout, ease of navigation, working links, etc.) and alert CIU Global Instructional Design group members to quality-related issues.
  • Integrate textbook publisher access codes with Canvas and provide support for faculty and student access, as needed.
  • Utilize companion software programs that integrate with Canvas to support instruction.
  • Maintain course site templates and procedures for review and approval.



  • 3+ years in technical writing, editing, education, or instructional design.
  • Direct experience with Canvas, Blackboard, or other online platforms.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Docs.
  • Familiarity with Internet-based conferencing.
  • Previous teaching experience or office experience preferred.
  • Master’s degree in Education required, preferably with emphasis in technology or instructional design.



CIU provides a benefits package that includes:

  • Health Plan;
  • 401(k) plan with match opportunity;
  • 100% of employee’s cost of group life insurance;
  • Long term disability insurance;
  • Vacation days, holidays, sick leave, family leave;
  • Educational benefits: tuition reduction for PreK3-Graduate.


Interested and qualified candidates will complete the CIU Employment Application.

Columbia International University
The Crest Online
Time Period
40 hours/12 months

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Supplemental Form and Instructions

CIU faculty positions will need to submit a curriculum vitae (CV). Once you have completed your online application, you will have an opportunity to submit a cover letter and resume.

Instructional Staff Supplement Form (PDF)

Ben Lippen Employment Application (PDF)

BLS Online Studies Adjunct Application

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