Specialist, Interactive Learning Designer

Cleveland, OH
Feb 16, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Department Name Online Learning & Academic Technology

Campus or Location Jerry Sue Thornton Center

Vacancy Number PT218-17

Reports To Director

Recruitment Type External/Internal

Job Category Support Staff

Position Type Part-Time

Union Position Non-Union

Number of Openings 1

Job Description Summary

Responsible for the design and storyboarding processes related to college-wide projects as well as the project management of those projects from genesis to completion. Works closely with both faculty and administrative departments to design pedagogically effective and innovative learning designs for both interactive learning objects and courses. Recommends new online learning technologies and emerging pedagogical models, focusing on the practical application of theory.

Job Responsibilities

• Serves as lead project manager and designer for college-wide projects in collaboration with the Office of Online Learning and Academic Technology
• Manages, designs, and storyboards training for faculty and students in the college's LMS (Blackboard) and other Online Learning Academic Technologies
• Assists with implementation of Quality Matters throughout the institution
• Partners with the Centers for Learning Excellence to develop training materials for faculty that include course development guides and effective practices' documents
• May assist with the design and facilitation of faculty development programs including faculty learning communities, workshops and seminars related to pedagogical and technical strategies
• Serves as an expert consultant for other College divisions, advising on projects and needs analysis
• Explores new course design strategies and technologies that could be used by the College to support the design and development of face-to-face, online and hybrid courses
• Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

• Master's Degree in education, adult learning, instructional design, or related field
o Significant related experience may substitute for education
• Minimum of four years of experience in instructional design
• Demonstrated experience with a variety of online technology tools working with at least one LMS
• Demonstrated experience as a teacher, trainer, and/or professional development instructor for adult learners or some combination of teaching experience
• Demonstrated experience effectively making decisions that have major implications on the management and operations within a department
• Demonstrated effectiveness in a role requiring dynamic and abstract problem solving methods in adaptive situations

• Possess thorough understanding of pedagogical principles in relationship to adult learners and Competency-Based Education, digital badging, gamification, etc.
• Possess working knowledge of emerging design model concepts, practices and procedures with the ability to use in varied situations as it pertains to the departmental focus
• Possess excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and time efficiently
• Ability to recruit students and promote student success
• Ability to be creative and exercise initiative
• Possess strong organizational and time-management skills
• Completes work accurately with great attention to detail
• Ability to effectively complete work assignments independently
• Ability to prioritize/handle multiple tasks and work with deadlines in a dynamic environment
• Excellent customer service skills and proven ability to develop and sustain productive customer relationships
• Demonstrated advanced project Management skills
• Demonstrated advanced Blackboard skills (or equivalent program)
• Intermediate-level proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Ability to collaborate, persuade, gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas on significant projects
• Ability to collaborate, negotiate and resolve conflicts on major projects
• Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key contacts to enhance work flow and quality
• Possess sensitivity to appropriately respond to the needs of a diverse population


• Service Focus
• Continuous Improvement
• Communication

• Adaptability
• Quality of Work

• Collaboration
• Time Utilization

Preferred Qualifications

• Demonstrated experience with Quality Matters including QM certification, certifications, or certified courses
• Demonstrated experience with Blackboard
• Involvement in WCET, Educause, OLC, or other professional organizations

• Familiarity with Adobe Connect, Respondus, StudyMate, Captivate, Adobe Presenter, Storyline and/or other synchronous and asynchronous online learning development tools

Work Schedule


Target Hiring Rate/Salary

Special Note

Posting Open Date 02/15/2017

Repost Date

Posting Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

For full consideration, apply by this date

Special Instructions to Applicants

During the application process, you may be required to attach a cover letter and/or resume. It is recommended that you have these documents ready to be attached electronically to the online application. This system accepts only MS Word or PDF attachments. Any employment with the College is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check and drug screen.

Affirmative Action Statement

Cuyahoga Community College is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a qualified and diverse workforce. Cuyahoga Community College is an equal employment/educational opportunity institution

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this position?
    • The Cleveland Plain Dealer
    • Cleveland.com
    • Tri-C web site
    • Tri-C employee referral
    • Careerboard.com
    • Chronicle.com
    • HigherEdjobs.com
    • HBCUconnect.com
    • LinkedIn
    • Indeed.com
    • ScholarlyHires.com
    • City News
    • Search Firm/Agency
    • Other publication
    • Other web site
    • Career Fair
    • Conference
  2. * Do you possess a minimum of a Master's Degree in education, adult learning, instructional design, or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a minimum of four years of experience in instructional design?
    • Yes
    • No

Required Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents


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