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Working As A Senior Instructional Designer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Getting Information
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $69,510

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Instructional Designer Do

Instructional coordinators oversee school curriculums and teaching standards. They develop instructional material, coordinate its implementation with teachers and principals, and assess its effectiveness.

Duties

Instructional coordinators typically do the following:

  • Develop and coordinate implementation of curriculum
  • Plan, organize, and conduct teacher training conferences or workshops
  • Analyze student test data
  • Assess and discuss implementation of curriculum standards with school staff
  • Review and recommend textbooks and other educational materials
  • Recommend teaching techniques and the use of different or new technologies
  • Develop procedures for teachers to implement curriculum
  • Train teachers and other instructional staff in new content or programs
  • Mentor or coach teachers to improve their skills

Instructional coordinators evaluate the effectiveness of curriculums and teaching techniques established by school boards, states, or federal regulations. They may observe teachers in the classroom, review student test data, and interview school staff and principals about curriculums. Based on their research, they may recommend changes in curriculums to school boards. They may also recommend that teachers use different teaching techniques.

Instructional coordinators may plan and conduct training for teachers related to teaching methods or the use of technology. For example, when a school district introduces new learning standards, instructional coordinators explain the new standards to teachers and demonstrate effective teaching methods to achieve them.

Instructional coordinators, also known as curriculum specialists, instructional coaches, or assistant superintendents of instruction, may specialize in particular grade levels or specific subjects. Those in elementary and secondary schools may also focus on special education or English as a second language programs.

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How To Become A Senior Instructional Designer

Instructional coordinators need a master’s degree and related work experience, such as teaching or school administration. Coordinators in public schools may be required to have a state-issued license.

Education

Most employers, particularly public schools, require instructional coordinators to have a master’s degree in education or curriculum and instruction. Some instructional coordinators have a degree in the field they plan to specialize in, such as math or history.

Master’s degree programs in curriculum and instruction teach about curriculum design, instructional theory, and collecting and analyzing data. To enter these programs, candidates usually need a bachelor’s degree in teaching.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Instructional coordinators in public schools may be required to have a license, such as a teaching license or an education administrator license. For information about teaching licenses, see the profile on high school teachers. For information about education administrator licenses, see the profile on elementary, middle, and high school principals. Check with your state’s Board of Education for specific license requirements.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Most instructional coordinators need several years of related work experience. Experience working as a teacher or as a principal is helpful. For some positions, experience teaching a specific subject or grade level may be required.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Instructional coordinators examine student test data and evaluate teaching strategies. Based on their analysis, coordinators recommend improvements in curriculums and teaching.

Communication skills. Instructional coordinators need to clearly explain changes in the curriculum and teaching standards to teachers, principals, and school staff.

Decisionmaking skills. Instructional coordinators must be able to make sound decisions when recommending changes to curriculums, teaching methods, and textbooks.

Interpersonal skills. Instructional coordinators need to be able to establish and maintain positive working relationships with teachers, principals, and other administrators.

Leadership skills. Instructional coordinators serve as mentors to teachers. They train teachers in developing useful and effective teaching techniques.

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Senior Instructional Designer Career Paths

Senior Instructional Designer
Senior Designer/Project Manager Senior Project Manager
Account Director
9 Yearsyrs
Training Manager General Manager Account Executive
Business Development Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Business Developer
Chief Executive Officer
8 Yearsyrs
Development Manager Program Manager Senior Manager
Director Of Information
10 Yearsyrs
Product Manager Sales Consultant Sales Trainer
Director Of Sales Training
9 Yearsyrs
Manager, Learning & Development Director Of Human Resources Organizational Development Consultant
Director, Learning And Development
12 Yearsyrs
Development Manager Marketing Manager Senior Consultant
Information Technology Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Lead Instructional Designer Curriculum Developer Instructional Designer
Learning Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Program Director Recruiter Training Manager
Manager, Learning & Development
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Manager Controller Human Resources Manager
Organizational Development Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Learning Consultant Training Consultant Project Manager
Product Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Learning Consultant Project Manager
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Lead Instructional Designer Training Manager Human Resources Manager
Resource Project Manager
8 Yearsyrs
E-Learning Developer Senior Software Engineer Information Technology Manager
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Instructional Design Manager Project Manager Senior Project Manager
Senior Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Training Manager Operations Manager Project Manager
Senior Project Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Program Director Trainer Training Manager
Senior Training Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Manager Senior Project Manager Director Of Product Development
Vice President Product Development
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Senior Product Manager Marketing Director
Vice President, Business Development
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Designer/Project Manager Design Consultant Senior Project Manager
Vice President, Technology
11 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Top Employers Before
Instructor 3.5%
Consultant 3.1%
Top Employers After
Consultant 3.8%
Manager 3.1%

Senior Instructional Designer Demographics

Gender

Female

53.5%

Male

44.7%

Unknown

1.9%
Ethnicity

White

82.7%

Hispanic or Latino

8.4%

Asian

6.8%

Unknown

1.5%

Black or African American

0.6%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

35.7%

French

16.7%

Chinese

7.1%

German

7.1%

Mandarin

7.1%

Japanese

4.8%

Swedish

2.4%

Portuguese

2.4%

Cantonese

2.4%

Sanskrit

2.4%

Cheyenne

2.4%

Polish

2.4%

Arabic

2.4%

Tamil

2.4%

Hindi

2.4%
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Senior Instructional Designer Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

10.3%

Capella University

8.5%

Florida State University

7.0%

University of Central Florida

6.6%

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

5.5%

San Diego State University

5.5%

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

5.5%

Georgia State University

4.8%

University of Georgia

4.4%

Indiana University Bloomington

4.4%

University of South Florida

4.1%

San Francisco State University

4.1%

Pennsylvania State University

4.1%

Utah State University

4.1%

Walden University

3.7%

George Mason University

3.7%

University of Washington

3.7%

Wayne State University

3.3%

University of North Texas

3.3%

Nova Southeastern University

3.3%
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Majors

Educational Technology

20.6%

Curriculum And Instruction

11.3%

Business

10.4%

Education

10.2%

English

6.4%

Elementary Education

5.6%

Communication

5.2%

Human Resources Management

4.0%

Psychology

3.5%

Counseling Psychology

2.7%

Management

2.4%

Educational Leadership

2.2%

Project Management

2.0%

Music

2.0%

Graphic Design

2.0%

Fine Arts

1.9%

Public Relations

1.9%

Marketing

1.9%

Computer Science

1.8%

General Education, Specific Areas

1.8%
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Degrees

Masters

48.8%

Bachelors

24.3%

Other

12.1%

Doctorate

6.7%

Certificate

5.0%

Associate

2.7%

Diploma

0.3%

License

0.1%
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Real Senior Instructional Designer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Instructional Designer LRN Corporation New York, NY Oct 01, 2012 $98,000
Instructional Designer SR. Cypress Semiconductor Corporation San Jose, CA Oct 01, 2014 $86,921 -
$113,662
Senior Instructional Designer Informatica Corporation Redwood City, CA Mar 02, 2011 $79,000
SR. Instructional Designer University of Phoenix, Inc., An Apollo Education G Tempe, AZ Jun 23, 2014 $75,679
Senior Instructional Designer Arizona State University Mesa, AZ Sep 10, 2014 $72,633
Senior Instructional Designer Arizona State University Mesa, AZ Oct 09, 2014 $72,633
Senior Instructional Designer and Developer Illiac Software, Inc. Champaign, IL Sep 04, 2015 $71,688
SR. Instructional Designer Arizona State University Mesa, AZ Sep 10, 2012 $71,000
SR. Chemistry Instructional Designer Sebit, LLC DBA Adaptive Curriculum Scottsdale, AZ Jul 01, 2013 $70,655
Senior Instructional Designer and E-Learner Developer United Food and Commercial Workers INTL Union Washington, DC Jan 15, 2010 $70,000
Senior Instructional Designer DHL Express (USA), Inc. Plantation, FL Sep 02, 2010 $67,000
SR. Instructional Designer Vivid Learning Systems, Inc. Pasco, WA Aug 22, 2011 $65,000
SR. Instructional Designer Vivid Learning Systems, Inc. Pasco, WA Sep 01, 2011 $65,000
Senior Instructional Designer Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Terre Haute, IN Nov 15, 2015 $62,000
Senior Instructional Designer Saint Xavier University Chicago, IL Aug 01, 2014 $61,283
Senior Instructional Designer Saint Xavier University Chicago, IL Aug 01, 2014 $60,648
Senior Instructional Designer The University of Toledo Toledo, OH Jan 08, 2014 $60,500
Senior Instructional Designer NIIT (USA), Inc. IN May 26, 2014 $60,000
Senior Instructional Designer Customtbt, LLC Marietta, GA Jan 14, 2012 $60,000
Senior Instructional Designer Texas A&M University College Station, TX Jan 11, 2015 $59,496
Instructional Designer Senior Arizona State University Mesa, AZ Apr 22, 2015 $59,453 -
$71,000
Senior Analyst Instructional Designer College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas, NV Aug 24, 2009 $58,000
SR. Instructional Designer Bancroft Technology Group, Inc. Lynchburg, VA Aug 31, 2015 $57,750
Senior Analyst Instructional Designer College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas, NV Feb 01, 2013 $56,550 -
$58,000
Senior Instructional Designer NIIT (USA), Inc. IN Jun 04, 2014 $56,000

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Top Skills for A Senior Instructional Designer

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Top Senior Instructional Designer Skills

  1. Instructional Design
  2. Online Courses
  3. Training Curriculum
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Worked closely with subject matter experts, program managers, and a small team of talented instructional designers.
  • Assisted faculty with video recording, capturing, editing, and exporting for use in their online courses.
  • Translated functional and system processes to create course outlines and determine business exercises for work management training curriculum.
  • Collaborated with subject matter experts from all business units to develop a consensus on process and training implementation.
  • Skilled in the development of training objectives in collaboration with SMEs to develop dynamic task oriented learning/role oriented learning.

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