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Posting number 2019.188
Position Learning Designer
Group Staff
Department Teaching and Learning Centre
Contract type Staff, 100% full-time, Permanent
Start date As soon as possible after closing date
Review date August 16, 2019
Salary scale $4,701.90 - $5,529.35 per month (Staff pay group 9)

About UFV

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is nationally recognized for its emphasis on teaching excellence, experiential and applied education, community engagement, and Indigenization. UFV is the school of choice for over 15,000 students. With six campuses and centres, UFV offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, and professional studies, as well as trades and technology education, university preparation, and continuing education.

At UFV, we are dedicated to changing lives and building community. Our educational goals are to prioritize learning everywhere; be flexible and responsive; collaborate across boundaries; develop local and global citizenship; and integrate experiential learning. A British Columbia “Top Employer”, we are committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive and dynamic learning and working environment that is fair and respectful of everyone. Our culturally diverse employee and student populations reflect the local, national, international and Indigenous communities we serve. If you see yourself as a lifelong member of a community that values and nurtures innovation and creativity, cultivates leadership and citizenship, and where success builds on success, you belong at UFV.

Posting details

Reporting to the Associate Vice President, Teaching and Learning, the Learning Designer partners with faculty in course design for classroom, hybrid and online learning experiences. Working closely with faculty, the Learning Designer assists in the creation of engaging learning environments through the application of learning design theories, practice and methods. The Learning Designer has a strong technical background and is able to assist faculty with digital resources, software, and applications. From assessing faculty requirements, the Learning Designer makes recommendations for learning activities, assessments, technological tools and resources that are appropriate for the course, learning outcomes, and student learning.

  • Collaborates with faculty members, assists in the development of student-centred learning experiences and assessments for face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses
  • Leverages emerging educational technologies, universal design principles, and learning research to enhance the student learning experience
  • Through consultation, assists in the incorporation of indigenous ways of knowing into courses
  • Conducts outreach and follow up with faculty and departments
  • Develops strong working relationships with faculty and effectively accesses institutional resources
  • Using backwards design, assists in the planning and development of instructional materials, the user interface and multimedia
  • Provides one-on-one or group coaching to assist faculty in increasing their knowledge and skill using the learning management system and other technological resources
  • Conducts workshops on aspects of learning design
  • Reviews and make suggestions for enhancing the student experience in online courses
  • Conducts research and analysis on learners and contexts
  • Maintains project documentation
  • Responds to requests for assistance regarding the learning management system
  • Assists other members of the Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC) team as required.


The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor degree preferred in instructional design, educational technology or similar
  • Three of years of directly related experience
  • Excellent knowledge of learning theories and instructional design models
  • Proven working experience in instructional design and with instructional technology
  • Understanding of decolonization, indigenization and reconciliation principles
  • Familiar with internationalization goals, methods and practices
  • Demonstrated experience in lesson and curriculum planning skills
  • Basic HTML and programming knowledge
  • Solid knowledge of course development software, open educational resources and learning management systems
  • Strong facilitation skills
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to successfully use technology in the classroom and online
  • Knowledge and understanding of adult learning principles
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment
  • Ability to build successful relationships
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Takes initiative and works independently with minimal supervision
  • Experience managing multiple and competing priorities.

How to apply

The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on August 16, 2019; however, the position will remain open until filled. 

Direct resume including evidence of appropriate qualifications, referring to Posting #2019.188 to:


Email application to:

Human Resources
University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8
Phone: (604) 854-4554
Fax: (604) 854-1538

Find out how to prepare your application

Please note:

  • We thank all applicants for considering UFV for employment.
  • Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • In order to be environmentally and fiscally responsible, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
  • Short-listed candidates may undergo a criminal record check and/or a verification of their education credentials, as required.
  • Shortlisted applicants for staff positions will be required to provide copies of their most recent evaluation summary.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

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