Bridgepoint Education Instructional Designer II in San Diego, California

Instructional Designer II

How would you like the rare opportunity to be creative and innovative while bringing Ashford University's courses to life? The Instructional Designer II role allows you to work with experts in the field and think outside the box on a daily basis. You'll have the opportunity to work behind the scenes developing curriculum and delivering content that our 41,000+ students will access each and every day as they pursue their goal of graduation! Bring your exceptional instructional design skills and come join this passionate and creative team.

About Us:

Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) harnesses the latest technology to reimagine the modern student experience. Bridgepoint owns two academic institutions -- Ashford University and University of the Rockies. Together, these programs, technologies, and resources represent a unique model for advancing education in the 21st century. Bridgepoint stands for greater access, social learning, and exposure to leading minds. For more information, visit or

Our Values:

Passionate -- We change lives through education.

Trusted -- We are confident in each other to do the right thing.

Ownership -- We are accountable for our results.

Excellence -- We succeed through ongoing development, growth and improvement.

Attitude -- We have a positive and determined mindset.

Teamwork -- We promote a collaborative and caring work environment.

Position Summary

The Instructional Designer II position is a full-time employment opportunity. The Instructional Designer provides leadership and vision to assist faculty in creating and implementing effective learning strategies that incorporate technology and sound pedagogy. Efforts are based on best practices and the institution's established philosophy and approach, as well as applying data collection and analysis skills in instructional design projects.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Works collaboratively with faculty, staff, and administration to plan, design, develop, document, and test development of new and revised online courses.

  • Applies components of instructional design processes such as conducting needs analyses, developing learning outcomes, specifying instructional strategies, designing instructional materials, and evaluating instruction.

  • Meets vigorous production schedule deadlines for course creation in collaboration with faculty, assessment team, and quality assurance team.

Additional Job Duties (include but are not limited to):

  • Researches and evaluates emerging instructional technologies and tools and makes recommendations for use.

  • Models effective design practices and implements technologies to support online course development.

  • Applies data collection and analysis skills in instructional design projects.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience designing instruction for online learning environments.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of instructional design principles and practices required.

  • Experience interpreting student and instructor needs to produce effective instructional materials and technologies to support teaching and learning required.

  • Experience with developing, implementing, and communicating new ideas to others effectively, while being open and responsive to new and diverse perspectives.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and respectfully with diverse teams.

  • Experience troubleshooting issues within LMSs (eCollege, Blackboard, etc.), online content, and HTML

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years experience teaching, preferably at the college or university level.

  • Experience with eLearning development tools (Captivate, Articulate, Camtasia, etc.), Adobe Creative Suite or equivalent.

  • Knowledge of section 508 compliance.


  • Master's Degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Education or a related field, or Bachelor's Degree with 5 years of relevant work experience in curriculum development and/or content development within an academic or academic publishing setting required.

BPI Talent Acquisition: 05.02.2018AL