Designer, Instructional, e-Learning

Guilford Technical Community College   Jamestown, NC   Full-time     Education
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Posted on May 25, 2020


The Instructional Designer will work with faculty on the creation of high quality blended, hybrid, and online courses which effectively use technology to enhance teaching and learning. The Instructional Designer will also ensure consistency and efficiency in course design and technology adoption.


• Collaborate with faculty subject matter experts to provide learning design services to develop new courses, support the revision and delivery of existing courses, and propose solutions for complex challenges in online and blended learning environments.
• Support faculty, programs, and course teams to incorporate instructional design theory, teaching and learning pedagogy, and best practices in online education through course design and delivery.
• Develop course design templates, checklists, guidelines, and best practices.
• Coordinate the eLearning peer review process through continual communication to instructors whose courses are under review and work with assigned faculty teams to provide detailed feedback.
• Utilize learning outcomes and other analytical tools to measure student outcomes.
• Research, design, develop, administer, and facilitate group and one-on-one professional development activities for faculty with regard to various instructional design topics such as andragogical best practices, course design, learning theory, effective use of instructional technology tools, Quality Matters, accessibility, and compliance requirements.
• Through consultation with faculty, design and develop digital media assets to enhance instruction and support the attainment of student learning outcomes. Remain proficient in the use of digital media tools and software.
• Demonstrate knowledge of online learning regulatory and compliance agency requirements including: UDL, ADA, Section 508 compliance, FERPA, and other applicable laws, rules and regulations related to online learning.
• Manage multiple projects on various timelines from development to delivery to assessment; collaborate with partners on cross-campus projects.
• Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
• Collaborate with DisAbility Access Services to ensure ADA compliance of instructional materials. Review third-party VPAT documentation and provide feedback to faculty members to create meaningful alternatives for all students. Lead the ADA peer review process for all curriculum and continuing education online and hybrid courses.
• Monitor developments in the field of instructional design and technology to remain current on innovative and effective strategies and practices; evaluate, select, and assess new instructional technology tools, strategies, and resources.
• Apply student-centered, evidence-based learning theory and best practices to course design.
• Support faculty assessment of student learning outcomes, especially in integrating measurable outcomes and mapping and reporting learning outcomes in a Learning Management System.
• Demonstrate and model the College’s employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility, and teamwork.
• Perform other duties as required or assigned.

Additional Duties & Responsibilities:
• Serve on college committees as requested.
• Participate in job-related workshops and training to enhance job performance.
• Attend departmental meetings and the college’s All Personnel meetings.

Difficult Challenges Contacts Education Required

Master’s degree in Instructional Design, Education Technology, or related fieldfrom a regionally accredited post-secondary institution.

Education Preferred

• Doctorate degree in Instructional Design, Education Technology, or related field from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution.

• Quality Matters Peer Reviewer Certification

Experience Required

• Two years post-secondary teaching experience

• One year online teaching experience within the last five years

• Two years’ experience with instructional design and curriculum development incorporating technologies across all modalities of instruction, i.e. blended, hybrid, and online

• Experience using a learning management system such as Canvas, Blackboard, WAMAP, etc.

• Experience with Quality Matters (QM) rubric and peer review model

• Experience with cloud-based and content authoring software such as Adobe Captivate, SoftChalk, Camtasia, etc.

• Experience with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 508 standards in the creation of instructional content

Experience Preferred

• More than two years’ post-secondary teaching experience

• More than two years’ experience with instructional design and curriculum development incorporating technologies across all modalities of instruction, i.e. blended, hybrid, and online

• Experience with story boarding creation process, using Universal Design principles and instructional design models

• Experience in developing, implementing, and supporting successful faculty development programs regarding optimal instructional design, i.e. workshops, online modules, etc.

KSA Required

The Instructional Designer shall possess an understanding of and commitment to the nature and role of the Community College, particularly its “open door” policy. He/she shall have demonstrated personal and professional competence for the responsibilities assigned.

• Multi-task projects. Ask for immediate assistance to delegate and set priorities

• Respect diversity and promote an inclusive, culturally responsive environment

• Adapt to the changing nature of the college calendar. Respond accordingly based on the demands on eLearning

• Demonstrate through instructional design the importance of a learner-centered environment

• Communicate and promote eLearning with a wide range of individuals and constituents

• Demonstrate initiative, independent judgment, diplomacy, and service-oriented attitude

• Demonstrate ability to meet deadlines

• Demonstrate organizational, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills

KSA Preferred Department/Job Specific Requirements

Mandatory GTCC Trainings (upon initial hire) and annual updates as required; other required trainings may be added as needed):

1. Ethics
2. Safety/Shooter on Campus)
3. Personal Information Protection Training (PIP)
4. Anti-Discrimination/Harassment & Title IX
5. Other training may be required as determined applicable

Physical Demands

1. Must be able to get to other offices, buildings, campus locations and off-site locations as necessary to complete requirements of the job.
2. Typical day shift 40 hour work week, but must be able to work on-campus flexible hours, if needed.
3. Physical requirements include periods of sitting at a computer and standing.
4. Must be able to lift, pull/push and carry up to 20 pounds.

1. Criminal history checks, with acceptable results, are required.

Posting Type Staff