Title:  Senior Instructional Designer

Division:  Office of Provost
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5 pm
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $61,151 - $80,490
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  8070


We are looking for a Senior l Instructional Designer who applies the theory and practice of design, development, utilization, management and evaluation of processes and resources for learning. Under the direction of the Executive Director of Innovative Instruction and Interactive Delivery, this role provides system-wide support and consultation in instructional design and implementation of innovative blended and online learning solutions associated with educational improvement in alignment with strategic vision and direction of BCM schools and programs, to include 1) project management and leading cross-functional teams, 2) blended & online learning solutions design, development, and testing, 3) facilitation, training and capacity building, 4) evaluation and quality assurance, and 5) mentoring and coaching instructional designers. The Senior Instructional Designer supports the goal to facilitate learners in acquiring knowledge, skills and competencies in an effective and appealing manner.

Job Duties

Project Management

  • Leads moderate to high risk/complex innovative blended and online learning projects through establishing project objectives, scope, risk mitigation, high-level timelines, cost-benefit analysis, project milestones, and detailed work plans. Builds collaborative positive working relationships with cross functional teams to ensure successful project completion.

Learning Solutions Design/Development/Testing

  • Working with a cross functional work teams to design, develop, and implement innovative, culture-based blended and online solutions associated with educational improvement in alignment to strategic vision and direction of the Provost. Applies learning theories, various instructional design principles and frameworks (e.g. ADDIE, Design Thinking, Agile Project Management, Improvement Science, etc.) to deliver exceptional solutions. Facilitates the design of solutions that are in the best interest of the BCM educational programs, while working with all groups to identify and mitigate risks. Collects and provides access to necessary resources needed for design and/or implementation. Directs the design of solutions and products that are assessable. Identifies risks associated with product design that are not fully within the project’s control, but are important to success with becoming a standards-based system. Develops learning solutions to address complex challenges requiring skills in application of multimedia development software, learning management systems (LMS), web and mobile development, and visual design.
  • Attempts to mitigate identified risks by proactively identifying problems and critically evaluating solution pathways. Utilizes appropriate channels (i.e., design and training teams and other internal BCM resources) to review, evaluate and decide on design change requests.
  • Identifies appropriate learning solutions for testing and utilizes effective and efficient testing and evaluation methods. Oversees the testing of the products through development and execution of team-self review, peer review and live trials with educators. Plans, executes, and reports evaluations of products and processes.

Facilitation and Training

  • Oversees training on various educational innovative blended and online solutions (e.g. products, process, resources, emerging technologies for learning) utilizing appropriate resources, methods and technology. Directs project team discussions to produce various deliverables. Appropriately addresses questions and/or concerns voiced by training participants.
  • Delivers ongoing updates regarding development of project plans, development and implementation of training modules and the achievement of milestones to various stakeholders. Collects and addresses questions and feedback from these stakeholders. Communicates items that are out-of-project-scope, but are important to the success of student learning and professional performance standards. Facilitates and runs meetings, documents results, tracks issues, and ensures resolution. Works to build capacity while managing client relationships.

Evaluation and Quality Assurance

  • Provides administrative oversight and compliance in collaboration with Provost and stakeholders to include project budget development and allocation, and related accountability, and program evaluation to assess initiative strategic goal achievement.

Mentoring and Coaching

  • Serves as mentor, providing coaching and feedback regarding attainment of instructional designer and/or multimedia developer work plan milestones, and individual goal achievement. Provides capacity building and professional development opportunities in best practices and emerging technologies for blended and online learning. Ensures that designers and developers are sufficiently prepared when representing the division.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Five years of relevant experience.





Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.