Instructional Designer

Los Altos Hills, California
May 19, 2017
Institution Type
Community College


Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Instructional Designer

Posting #: 16-180

Campus: Central Services

Number of Working Months: 12 Months

Starting Salary: $6,242.73 per month

Close Date: 6/8/2017

Open Until Filled: No

Employment Duration: Full-Time




Starting Salary: $6,242.73 (per month) plus benefits; Salary Grade: C1-60
Full Salary Range: $6,242.73 - $8,353.36 (per month)


The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for two (2) classified positions above.

About the California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative:
The Online Education Initiative (OEI) is a collaborative effort among California Community Colleges (CCCs) to ensure that significantly more students are able to complete their educational goals by increasing both access to and success in high-quality online courses. The OEI is funded by a grant from the CCC Chancellor's Office to the Foothill - De Anza Community College District, which manages the statewide program, in coordination with other statewide projects.

About @ONE:
@ONE (Online Network of Educators) is dedicated to providing free or low-cost technology training to faculty and staff of the California Community Colleges, supporting the Online Education Initiative in promoting effective online teaching pedagogy to support online student success, and coordinating activities with other statewide professional development providers. @ONE provides direct professional development support to the Online Education Initiative, and is managed by the Foothill - De Anza Community College District through funding from the CCC TechConnect grant.

Instructional Designer - @ONE Project
The Instructional Designer will provide instructional design services in support of @ONE Project objectives, including statewide technology training, faculty professional development, and accessibility. Under the direction of the OEI Chief Professional Development Officer, this position provides responsive and innovative instructional design services to external and internal stakeholders, including OEI Student Services and Academic Affairs. The Instructional Designer is responsible for defining project schedules and managing multiple projects simultaneously in coordination with OEI and @ONE Project staff, regional coordinators, and others. The Instructional Designer will research, recommend, and apply best practices, instructional resources, instructional technologies and multimedia hardware/software to support distributed statewide professional development. This position will contribute to the effective and robust use of the CCC Online Course Exchange by providing support to faculty at participating colleges engaged in OEI Peer Online Course Review and course alignment activities.

The Instructional Designer will design and produce professional development, training, and communication materials in a variety of formats including print, graphics, audio, video, animation, and multimedia in compliance with prevailing accessibility standards and regulations. This position will help establish guidelines, best practices and standards related to designing and maintaining accessible webpages and online instructional materials.

The Instructional Designer will develop a wide range of online, just-in-time resources to support the effective use of the entire CCC online ecosystem by faculty and staff. This includes providing expert guidance on the use of Canvas as the CCC statewide common course management system through a variety of channels including, but not limited to, participation in the Common Course Management System Workgroup, facilitation of the CCC Group in the Canvas Community, and the development of training and resources related to the effective technical and pedagogical use of Canvas.

This position will interact with many different individuals from across the state, and use a variety of electronic and web-based technologies to accomplish program outcomes, including working with remote teams and interacting with various governance groups, committees, and external stakeholders.

Workplace location may be negotiable; occasional travel for activities such as college site visits and statewide meetings may be required.

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, to assist faculty in the design and development of learning modules and web based courses. Develop and implement training programs designed to assist faculty in understanding pedagogical principles of technology-mediated learning. Support and guide faculty utilizing principles of good instructional design and pedagogical theory and practice, research advances in web based course development technologies, and recommend instructional technology resources.

Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Provide support to faculty in the development and maintenance of technology-based curricula and in applying technology to teaching and learning.
  2. Support the creation, conversion and maintenance of web-based courses and related components in various disciplines.
  3. Work with designated staff, faculty and administrators to develop, modify, or implement training programs on web-based course development, technology-mediated instruction, and concepts of online course delivery to be delivered via in a face-to-face setting (group or individual consultation), video, within the course management system, or online.
  4. Continuously research and improve instructional delivery methods and operations in collaboration with faculty, vendors.
  5. Assist in the incorporation of multimedia instructional course content materials including images, video, audio and digital library materials using sound instructional design and pedagogical principles.
  6. Create documentation on internal procedures and prepare reports.
  7. Assist with assessment efforts, grant and research projects that include conducting faculty and student surveys and data analysis.
  8. Assist in the organization and coordination of conferences, symposiums, and other faculty oriented technology programs.
  9. Collaborate with departmental/area staff and participate in required meetings
  10. Assist faculty with understanding and meeting accessibility compliance requirements for online courses and digital learning content.
  11. Other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

  1. Web-based conferencing systems, synchronous and asynchronous collaborative software, and the implications of the following on learning: web-based instructional material, video, animation, and various streaming media.
  2. HTML, Web editing applications, Windows, Mac OS, videography and effective pedagogical practice.

Ability to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Maintain current knowledge of technological advances in the field.
  3. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  4. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  5. Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  6. Prepare and maintain records and files.
  7. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  8. Work independently with little direction.


  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Any combination equivalent to Master's degree in Instructional Design or Instructional Technology, ore related academic technology fields AND one (1) year experience in academic technologies and web development AND experience in courseware and web development, with emphasis on instructional design experience.


Office environment.

Physical Abilities:

  1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone.
  2. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate computer keyboard, instructional design aids and equipment.
  3. Vision to read various materials.
  4. Standing for extended periods of time.
  5. Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.
  6. Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching.
  7. Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling objects up to 20 lbs.


  1. A District on-line application on *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. A cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position.
  3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application. Items not required (including reference letters) will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our “Applicant Information” to assist with technical difficulties at:

Position: Full-Time, Grant Funded, 12-months per year
Starting date: As soon as possible upon completion of the search process.

Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement. The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. All interviewing costs incurred by applicant are the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:
Employment Services
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, California 94022
(650) 949-6217


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