University of South Florida St. Petersburg
Learning Designer II
University of South Florida St. Petersburg

The Learning Designer II collaborates with faculty, learning designers, and other stakeholders to design and develop interactive and media-rich content, serving as project leader on assigned projects.

  • Position Number: 00019900
  • Schedule: Mon.-Fri.

  • Requires 2+ years experience
  • Full time
  • St. Petersburg, United States
  • Requires Master's degree
  • $65,000/year
April 4, 2023
  • Facilitates and participates in the development of high-quality online courses and learning materials based on learning theory and best practices, collaborating with faculty, learning designers, and stakeholders.
  • Assesses learner and faculty needs to determine appropriate and creative delivery methods, recommending instructional strategies and technologies to facilitate learning outcomes.
  • Performs thorough content analysis to identify and produce innovative solutions for content delivery, ensuring grammar, organization, and purpose are clear and appropriate for the intended audience and adhering to quality standards, student outcomes, and timelines.
  • Demonstrates expertise in learning theory, principles, and implementation.
  • Produces digital assets and multimedia solutions while adhering to quality standards, student learning outcomes, and production timelines.
  • Gathers feedback from stakeholders to continually update and improve course development processes.
  • Articulates the scope, challenges, solutions, methodology, and impact of all learning design projects through the use of project plans, project management tools, case studies, and scope documents.
  • Researches, utilizes, and applies the most up-to-date practices and technologies related to learning design and online learning applications.
  • Collaborates with the Learning Design team to share ideas and offer feedback and best practices.
  • Collaborates with Training & Support and Media teams to develop customized solutions to meet faculty needs and student learning outcomes.
  • Continually develops professional skills through learning design and skills trainings, presenting at conferences, meetings, and events, writing case studies, academic papers, etc.
  • Works closely with Digital Learning leadership to lead university initiatives and special projects, as needed, from conception to completion.
  • Evaluates online courses and makes recommendations for improvements based on the Florida Quality Review process.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



This position requires a Master's degree in Education, Learning Design, Digital Media, or related field, with two to five years of experience in related positions.

Experience preferably in a course development role within a higher education setting, experience with rapid development software and quality design standards.

Special Skills/Training
Strong learning design and multimedia development skills with expertise in learning design theory, principle, and implementation; communication, organization and interpersonal skills; detail- and team-oriented; ability to interact with faculty and facilitate course development projects; ability to assess learner needs to determine creative solutions/delivery methods; ability to produce high-quality digital assets adhering to quality standards, SLOs, and production timelines.

Special Requirements
Portfolio must be included. Expert in the use of Articulate Presenter and Storyline, Photoshop, and HTML and CSS scripting. Proficiency in creating multimedia assets for digital learning, using technologies such as Articulate, Adobe, and Camtasia.

Who You Are

Dept Number/Name: 3-4601-000 / Innovative Education

College Division: Academic Affairs

Job Code/Title: 9642 / Learning Designer II

Position Number: 00019900

Information for Applicants: This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.

Job Opening Number: 33630

Posting Date:  03/18/2023

Posting End Date: 04/17/2023

Who We Are

Organizational Summary
USF Innovative Education is an academic support unit that partners with USF's colleges to develop, market, and recruit students into the university's most innovative programs. Services include online faculty development, online course design and development, program development, marketing, recruitment, admissions support, and related services.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.

The University of South Florida does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sexual harassment. Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator. Reports may be made at any time either online or directly to the university's Title IX Coordinator.

Work Location 
Campus map and location overview: USF St. Petersburg Campus

About USF 
The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past ten years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report's national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state's 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

Working at USF 
With more than 16,000 employees at USF, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region. At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees. We believe in creating a talented, engaged, and driven workforce through ongoing development and career opportunities. We also offer a first-class benefits package that includes medical, dental, and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition programs, generous leave programs, and more.

To learn more about working at USF please visit: the website.

Job Function
Instructional Designer