Online Instructional Design Project Manager

North Quincy, Massachusetts
Mar 10, 2017
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Institution Type
Community College

Founded in 1958, Quincy College is a two-year, municipally affiliated college serving approximately 4,000 students at campuses located in Quincy and Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Quincy College Mission Statement

Quincy College is an open-access institution that encourages academic achievement and excellence, diversity, economic opportunity, community involvement, and lifelong learning. The College facilitates valuable learning relationships that inspire students to realize their educational and professional futures.

We are committed to the following values: student learning and achievement; excellence in teaching; mutual respect, responsibility, and collaboration; individual and institutional integrity; and diversity of people and perspectives.

The College recognizes that our success is measured by the long-term satisfaction and achievement of our students, and the positive partnerships we develop.  Our most valuable resources to achieving our mission are our faculty, administration and support staff.  Each individual employee's performance contributes to our ability to successfully achieve and excel in all aspects of our mission and values.


Job Description:


The distance learning project manager (DLPM) works on a collaborative team consisting of QC's Dean of Online Programs, the Academic Dean in the course program area, and a subject matter expert (SME). The DLPM oversees the process and contributes to the creation of original, high-quality presentation of online course content provided by the SME. Typically, the development process for courses takes 16-20 weeks.  


  • Oversee and contribute to the design of eLearning courses that meet the needs and requirements of the College stakeholders.
  • Test and deploy new eLearning courses to the Learning Management System (LMS) in collaboration with the course development team.
  • Deliver excellent work product on time.

Essential Functions:

  • Conducts faculty orientations and leads or collaborates on special projects that require learning design expertise.
  • Provides direction and expertise in the development and revision of online and hybrid courses and in the planning and implementation of special projects.
  • Facilitates the process of developing and revising courses by maintaining close coordination among faculty, other academic stakeholders, and information technology staff.
  • Recommends active learning strategies for adult learners which address diverse learning styles, abilities, and backgrounds.
  • Evaluates and ensures the quality, accuracy, and effectiveness of each course within the context of Quality MattersTM and College processes.
  • Recommends policies and procedures to improve the course development and revision process, and promotes collaboration, partnerships, and relationships among divisions.
  • Identifies and helps resolve ethical and accessibility implications of instructional design.
  • Assists with building, publishing, maintaining, and archiving of all courses in the learning management system.
  • Participate in mandatory training/coursework. Including but not limited to:
    • Title IX and Sexual Harassment                                              
    • Security Policy and Notification of Security Reporting                                               
    • FERPA
    • Bi-Annual Ethics Training.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  N/A

Travel:  Occasional travel between the Quincy and Plymouth campuses required. Some travel to other Institutions.




Educational Experience:  Master's degree in instructional design, educational technology, or a related field, or near completion of master's degree with equivalent training and experience.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience in distance learning at the college/university level;
  • Experience designing online college courses in Canvas;
  • College teaching experience preferred (online or face-to-face);
  • Experience using a standards-based approach to course quality assurance (e.g. Quality Matters Peer Reviewer Certification);
  • Knowledge of and skill in instructional course design for web and technology-mediated instruction, and in applying up-to-date instructional technologies and emerging instructional design principles;
  • Ability to assess needs, select appropriate instructional interventions, design and develop technology-mediated courses and course components (including the development of specific learning objectives), and evaluate course effectiveness;
  • Project management skills, including use of appropriate tracking software;
  • Excellent professional interpersonal skills; Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.


Additional Information:


EEO Statement:  
Quincy College is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Quincy College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.  


Application Instructions:


Please submit the following documents online:


Cover Letter

Names/Contact Information of three professional references

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