Instructional Designer / Instructor
SALARY: $4,709.00 - $5,495.00 Monthly
OPENING DATE: 07/16/21
CLOSING DATE: 08/09/21 11:59 PM
The Instructional Designer will support faculty in developing, designing, and delivering courses by selecting appropriate media and presentation tools for course delivery; therefore, enhancing effective teaching strategies which engage students and foster their success. The Instructional Designer will establish and nurture productive, collaborative relationships with faculty and staff to create and maintain resources for instruction. Additionally, the Instructional Designer will coordinate and deliver professional development on instructional design, including, but not limited to, effective course design and use, accessibility, teaching frameworks, and learning management system functions and content. Moreover, the Instructional Designer will collaborate with the Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, program directors, and coordinators to coordinate the course peer-review process to improve the quality of courses, instructor performance and increase student success and retention.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Essential responsibilities and other duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
•Develops productive, collaborative relationships with faculty and staff to enhance the quality of courses; thus, improving student success and retention.
•Designs and delivers training on online and traditional course design and learning pedagogies, as well as collaborates with the Instructional Technologist to plan and provide training on the learning management system and other instructional technologies.
•Remains knowledgeable with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) as they apply to instructional materials and ensure the accessibility of course materials.
•Ensures the learning environment is appropriate for all learners by fostering accessibility, diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom and across the college using the Universal Design for Learning framework and other teaching and learning frameworks such as Culturally Responsive Teaching to enhance instruction.
•Collaborates with the Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, program directors, and coordinators to coordinate the course peer-review process to improve the quality of courses, instructor performance and increase student success and retention.
•Instructs 6-9 contact hours, in either curriculum, non-curriculum, or business and industry, each week, or teaches a reduced teaching load approved by the Vice President of Instruction; prepares objectives, assignments, assessments, instructional and supplemental materials, grading standards, and attendance policies in accordance to college and department policies; develops course syllabi; keeps online courses regularly updated; and begins and ends courses as scheduled.
•Ensures availability for all students, in the classroom and through distance learning, by maintaining established office hours, offering availability by appointment, and by responding to electronic communication in an appropriate, timely manner.
•Maintains and completes accurate records of student attendance and grades as indicated by institutional policy and submits all final reports accurately and timely.
•Attends workshops, seminars, and conferences; makes presentations to outside agencies as a representative of the college; researches and implements best practices in academic and career advising and/or teaching in the assigned area of study; participates in thirty (30) hours of professional development activities including required employee training offered by the college.
•Supports the college's initiatives of retention, progression, and completion leading to the success of all student learners.
•Supports the college's mission, vision, and values by adhering to all policies, procedures, and faculty guidelines.
•Participates in the development and delivery of public information efforts; supports college functions and cultural activities.
•Assists with inventory of programmatic equipment; assumes responsibility for labs and other facilities designated primarily for the assigned program.
•Participates in institutional effectiveness processes, including program review, course outcome assessment, and grants; contributes to the development of the area's plan of action as needed.
•Participates in the college's recruitment and retention efforts; reviews and provides recommendations for the college's publications, publicity, and other community relations activities and events.
•Evaluates and suggests teaching and learning tools and technologies to provide innovative, effective teaching tools for faculty.
•Performs other duties as assigned.
This position description covers the most essential functions and duties associated with this position. The President or appropriate supervisory personnel may assign additional duties. The college reserves the right to alter duties, responsibilities, conditions, working hours, and job title with or without notice.
QUALIFICATIONS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
•Demonstrates knowledge of instructional design theory and instructional design models, outcomes-based assessment, and online teaching strategies.
•Exhibits the ability and experience to create and develop instructional materials and media, interactive learning experiences promoting student engagement, and assessments for various learning environments.
•Validates knowledge of current trends, research, and development in instructional design, teaching and learning, educational technology, and student engagement.
•Demonstrates implementing diversity, equity, inclusion, and globalization within courses and programs.
•Applies the principles and practices of project management.
•Confirms knowledge of pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.
•Exhibits accurate and timely record keeping.
•Interpret and apply college and assigned division goals, objectives, policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
•Contribute to the teaching and learning process of the college's Strategic Plan.
•Understand, analyze, and apply federal, state and local policies, laws, codes and regulations.
•Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
•Establish and maintain productive working relationships within the course of work.
•Work independently in the absence of supervision.
•Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
•Follow all safety rules and regulations of the college and department.
•Operate a variety of equipment safely and effectively.
The Instructional Designer should have the ability to effectively handle a work environment and conditions which involve an office and classroom workspace, working closely with others, and periodically working irregular hours. The Instructional Designer must maintain the office and teaching environments by maintaining equipment and supplies, ensuring overall cleanliness, functionality, and conformance to OSHA standards to provide a safe work environment.
Physical and marginal functions require the ability to maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include the following; standing, walking or sitting for extended periods, moderate lifting and carrying, general manual dexterity, operating assigned equipment, and extended exposure to computer screens.
The Instructional Designer is required to maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for making observations, reading and writing, operating assigned equipment, communicating with others, and handling varied tasks simultaneously.
Additionally, the Instructional Designer must maintain mental capacity, which permits making sound decisions and using good judgment, demonstrating intellectual capabilities, and evaluating the effectiveness of programs and personnel.
This position is a full-time, 12-month position. This 40-hour per week position requires the Instructional Designer to be on campus or at an approved alternate location for at least thirty (30) hours per week, Monday through Friday, and allows flexible scheduling for the remaining ten (10) hours.
Local travel between the Caldwell campus, Watauga campus, or any off-campus sites may be needed.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
•Master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in curriculum subject area of demand, instructional design, new media, instructional technology, educational technology, or related field.
•At least two (2) years of experience with a learning management system;
•At least two (2) years of teaching experience;
•At least two (2) years of online teaching experience;
•At least one (1) year of experience using the Quality Matters rubric;
•Completed the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric and Peer Course Reviewer courses.
Preferred Experience and Training:
•Community college teaching experience in a subject area of demand;
•Higher education faculty development experience;
•At least two (2) years of experience using the Quality Matters rubric;
•Obtained or willing to obtain the Quality Matters Coordinators Certification;
•Obtained or willing to obtain the Master Reviewer Certification.