Academies Committee: Learning Designer

  • Part-time
  • Remote work
  • Volunteer
  • Anywhere

Website HighEdWeb HighEdWeb Association

The Academy Learning Designer is responsible for consulting with subject matter experts to create an online asynchronous academy offering.


  • Lead the development of an online asynchronous academy offering.
  • Work with subject matter experts and academy committee to plan, design, maintain, and an online academy.
  • Ensure academy content is in compliance with copyright and accessibility standards.
  • Oversee academy setup, delivery, and support.
  • After delivery, assess the academy and recommend goals for the next offering.
  • Facilitate an environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
  • [accessibility]
  • Act as Leader as part of the Association’s Leadership Development program



  • Membership in the association, which can be fulfilled at application. (Free general membership for higher education professionals would meet this requirement.)
  • Experience designing courses for online asynchronous delivery.
  • Experience managing the scope, timeline, and deliverables of online course development.
  • Experience with learning management systems (LMS).
  • Excellent verbal communication, written, and editing skills.


  • Familiarity with copyright law as it pertains to learning content.
  • Familiarity with web accessibility.
  • Familiarity with HighEdWeb Academies program.
  • Experience designing courses for professional certificate programs.

Estimated time commitment

  • A learning designer is expected to virtually attend monthly committee meetings as well as regular meetings with the course development team.
  • The time commitment for committee work varies, with a minimum of 4 hours per month and a peak commitment of 6 hours per month, as estimated below:

Length of appointment

18 of months/years/etc, with/without option to renew

Growth opportunities

By serving as Academy Learning Designer, you will gain:

  • Experience serving on a HighEdWeb committee.
  • Access to HighEdWeb volunteer rewards

Conference attendance

Annual/regional conference attendance not required/expected. Conference registration is not waived for this position.

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