Instructional Design Lead, Education and Clinical Activities (BCCSU)

Work Area: 
Remote / 1045 Howe
Base Site: 
1045 Howe
Regular Full Time
As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Providence Health Care must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.

Do you love education, knowledge translation and visual design? Are you known for making concepts easier to understand by creating visual or digital media that is fun, interesting and accessible? Or developing really engaging lessons plans/curriculum? Do you want to make meaningful change for people who use drugs? We’re seeking lovers of education, design and social justice to join the clinical education team at the BC Centre on Substance Use. Come join us! This position can work remotely with periodic need to come into the office, applicant must live in BC. Salary for this position ranges between $77,822 - $97,277. Cover letters are encouraged. If you run into technical difficulties attempting to apply through the PHC Portal you can alternatively send your cover letter and resume to


Reporting to the Director, Education and Clinical Activities and/or Associate Director, Education and Clinical Activities, the Instructional Design Lead is an innovator, knowledge translator, design thinker responsible for leading the development of provincially focused education design that extends to a suite of products required to improve uptake of learning (curriculum design, lesson planning, videos/digital, visual materials). Collaborating with the Clinical and Education teams, people with lived and living experience, families, interdisciplinary clinical staff, subject matter experts, external partners and leadership to plan, develop, design, evaluate and validate equity oriented substance use education.

In partnership with leadership and team, ensures educational programming meets all applicable clinical, organizational and regulatory requirements and policies, and utilizes the most effective delivery methods including but not limited to interactive, and innovative multi-media options. The instructional designer monitors and tracks project progress according to the educational project plans and makes recommendations to the Manager and Director on changes required to facilitate a successful outcome regarding major barriers encountered.


The British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) is the provincial resource for evidence-based information and treatment guidance in the field of addiction. The BCCSU plays an advocacy role for positive and public policy change, reducing stigma, and supporting patients and their families. The BCCSU is committed to conducting and translating leading-edge research into improved addiction care across BC. The BCCSU develops training curricula, program standards, and practice guidelines for delivery throughout BC. The BCCSU builds collaborative networks across regional health authorities, researchers, educators, and care providers, and other allied care professionals across the province to ensure that research and innovation efficiently reach the people they are intended to serve. The administrative core of BCCSU is accountable for enabling the research, translation and practice of the organization through timely, innovative and sound management services. The BCCSU values and respects all members of its communities, each of whom individually and collaboratively contribute to transforming care, education, training, and research in this area.


Applies comprehensive knowledge and skill in educational theory, research, technology and related best practices as well as an understanding of health care disciplines and networking abilities to support enhanced educational practices.
Familiarity with concepts related to health equity, addiction medicine, public health research, and the social determinants of health is an asset
An understanding of and commitment to ongoing learning around anti-racism, cultural safety and humility, and reconciliation.
An understanding of the ways in which laws and policies have contributed to the marginalization of people who use drugs, or a willingness to learn.
Familiarity with best practices in adult learning and education content design. (e.g. blended learning strategies such as online curriculum design, videos, interactive education delivery, and principles of gamification).
Uses superior group facilitation, team building, negotiating, conflict resolution skills for both development of education and for potential engagement in learning
Fosters creativity and innovation in strategic planning involving learning and development and in the development of teaching and learning strategies.
Applies superior written and verbal communication abilities and proficient computer skills in the design and composition of creative high quality, interactive learning materials.
Advanced computer literacy including the flexibility to work with various work related software programs including Microsoft Office (word processing, databases, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, etc.), Outlook, Internet, etc. Familiarity and comfort using social media for educational purposes.
Superior process design and project management abilities applied in the design and development of learning and development initiatives.
Demonstrated ability to provide consultation, direction and leadership.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
Demonstrated strong analysis, problem resolution, judgment and decision-making skills.
Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high pressure environment.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


Bachelor’s Degree in Education or in a relevant field, plus five (5) to seven (7) years’ recent, related experience in a complex health environment, including progressive education delivery and education program planning or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Valid BC Driver’s License required as local area travel requires the use of a personal vehicle for which mileage reimbursement will be paid.


Leads the creation of lessons plans/curriculum and learning materials/ tools for the clinical and education program.
Designs learning activities, assignments, and assessments.
Identifies opportunities for enhancing learner experiences through evaluation of existing content and assessment of evaluation data. Cultivates spaces and experiences for learning.
Brings creative energy to the ideation of potential education products and learner experiences.
Identifies and fosters space for collaboration with clinical and education team.
Creates a suite of education products that enhance existing clinical guidance products and designs a campaign in collaboration with team for dissemination and connection with wide audience.
Develops instructor’s manuals, rubrics, and other teaching tools.
Trains instructors, students, and employees in how to use learning technologies.
Focuses on lesson planning/curriculum design and the visual/interactive experience of the learner.
Develops, organizes and updates online repository to support dissemination of education focused materials to support easy access of provincial community access
Works collaboratively with the Program Managers and Director or Associate Director of Education and Clinical Activities to strategize alignment of education and implementation initiatives with other provinces and territories to support the expansion of clinical guidance, education, and BCCSU initiatives.
Continues to assess impact and pivot on material design based on evaluation results
Analyzes, updates, and refines existing content.
Writes scripts for video and audio content.
Works with technical staff to troubleshoot problems reported by users
Maintains an advanced level of proficiency with substance use and addiction knowledge, adult education, instructional design, facilitator and change management skills.
Performs other related duties as required.