Job Description

Grand Canyon Education, formerly part of Grand Canyon University, became its own entity in July 2018 after the HLC approved GCU’s application to become a nonprofit institution. GCE will work in close partnership with GCU. Moreover, many positions with GCE are located on GCU’s main campus. 

Grand Canyon Education’s Curriculum Design and Development department is seeking a full time Instructional Designer.  This position develops, adapts, edits and maintains academically rigorous courses in a variety of curricula.


  • Utilizes web learning media as one source to develop curriculum.
  • Uses front-end analyses including needs assessment, task analysis, content analysis, characteristic assessment, environmental review and instructional analysis.
  • Designs classroom and web-based learning media to develop learning units and ensures follows adult learning practices for optimum learning
  • Applies and modifies various instructional design models and instructional systems components to develop thorough instructional and learning systems and environments
  • Utilizes storyboarding skills to develop instructional strategies.
  • Designs measurement instruments and analyzes qualitative and quantitative data
  • Performs additional duties as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Design; Master’s degree preferred.
  • 3 - 5 years of instructional design experience required.
  • Experience in designing web-based learning (e-learning). Experience in delivering classroom training.
  • Excellent skill in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Possess a high level of customer service skills.
  • Action oriented and possess strong problem solving skills.
  • Work in a team environment with the ability to be self-directed.
  • Excellent knowledge of grammar and command of the English language.
  • Work and thrive within a collaborative and rapid changing environment.
  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.

At Grand Canyon Education, it is our privilege to serve students and those who support academic advancement. We lead educational transformation by developing superior ways to help schools grow and prosper. We provide transparent programs, intuitive online learning technologies and well-established academic models that promote student success and institutional growth.

Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory outcome (as determined by the university) of pre-employment screening activities, including a background check.

Only candidates who submit a resume and complete the full application will be considered - anyone without a resume will be declined automatically. For assistance with your job application please use our External Candidate Job Application Guide.

All staff candidates will be asked to review GCE’s staff expectations as part of the application process.

Our partner in education, Grand Canyon University, is Arizona’s premier private Christian university. GCU serves traditional and online students by offering quality academic degree programs, experienced leadership and transformative learning experiences both on our growing campus and digitally.

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Posted 5 Days Ago

Full time


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