Senior Instructional Designer

Cleveland, OH
Aug 09, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Community College

diversity employer

Department Name Learning & Engagement

Campus or Location Westshore

Vacancy Number 066-18

Reports To Assistant Dean

Recruitment Type External/Internal

Job Category Professional

Position Type Full-Time

Union Position Non-Union

Number of Openings 1

Job Description Summary

Works closely with faculty in the Center for Learning Excellence ( CLE ) on assigned campus to support them in designing courses and course materials. Manages campus-based instructional design projects that support student success. Provides assistance to faculty in the pedagogical
understanding of effective instructional methods and supports institutional
efforts for increasing quality course design for all delivery modes. Collaborates with faculty to support course and curriculum design initiatives to enhance and expand learning in range of delivery modalities. Designs and conducts professional development and training opportunities for faculty.

Job Responsibilities

Applies relevant instructional design models to the design and development of online, blended, web-enhanced, and traditional learning environments

Provides consultation to faculty in the Center for Learning Excellence to
support the design and development of quality course materials, learning objects, and courses for various modalities

Partners with the Assistant Dean to establish Center for Learning Excellence
goals and priorities

Serves as a resource and provides guidance to faculty in the development/revision of outcomes-based curriculum and assessments

Collaborates with campus Adjunct Services to support adjunct faculty development and engagement

Manages campus-based instructional design projects that support student

Designs and conducts workshops in multiple modalities for faculty related to
effective technical and traditional teaching strategies that support and promote quality course design

Continuously explores new course design strategies and contemporary learning models
Conducts needs assessment and usability analyses, and develops metrics to evaluate design impact and success

Collects and analyzes data related to the Center for Learning Excellence

Conducts outreach to faculty and stakeholders to increase engagement with
the Center for Learning Excellence

Provides consultation in collaboration with Instructional Technologist to individuals and small groups on assigned campus related to instructional design, course design and other projects

Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

Master's Degree

Minimum of four years' experience designing and developing of instructional

Demonstrated experience working with
Blackboard or other course management systems (i.e. Moodle, Desire to Learn, and Sakai)

Demonstrated experience facilitating online or face-to-face workshops

Demonstrated effectiveness in a role requiring dynamic and abstract problem solving methods in adaptive situations

Possess comprehensive knowledge of instructional design theories, concepts and practices with the ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations as it pertains to the departmental focus

Demonstrated knowledge of learning theory, instructional technology, and adult learning theory

Demonstrated ability to develop effective instruction for several different pedagogical orientations

Possess excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

Ability to manage multiple tasks and time efficiently

Ability to be creative and exercise initiative

Possess strong organizational and time-management skills

Works accurately with great attention to

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 intermediate project Management skills

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

Preferred Qualifications

Master's or Doctorate degree in Instructional Design, Instructional
Technology, Instructional Systems, Distance Learning, eLearning, Adult Learning and Development, or related field

Demonstrated experience working with curriculum and assessment.

Demonstrated experience effectively making decisions that have major implications on the management and operations within a department

Prior teaching experience in the college or university environment

Demonstrated experience creating successful online courses

Demonstrated experience managing direct reports and/or projects

Proven experience supporting faculty in the design and development of technology-enabled courses in a higher education environment

Demonstrated experience applying the Quality Matters rubric and Standards
to online and blended design

Demonstrated experience developing and managing course design/development budget, including the oversight and management of either outsourced resources or in-house personnel

Demonstrated experience with Adobe Connect, Captivate, Techsmith products (Jing, Snagit), Adobe Presenter, and/or other synchronous and asynchronous online learning development tools

Demonstrated experience with new models of instruction

Demonstrated experience with Blackboard 9.1

Demonstrated experience working in a virtual environment or multi-campus

Demonstrated experience with Open Educational Resources, both content-based
and technology-based

Proven experience working with faculty on course design and development for distance learning programs/courses in a higher education environment

Proven experience managing successful projects using external vendors or

Understanding of Web 2.0 technologies and their application to course

Demonstrated success in utilizing technology to enhance and expand

Demonstrated advanced Blackboard skills (or equivalent program)

Work Schedule

Standard College hours

Posting Open Date 08/08/2017

Open Until Filled No

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. * Do you have a Masters degree or higher?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have demonstrated experience working with Blackboard or other course management systems (i.e.Moodle, Desire to Learn, and Sakai)?
    • yes
    • no
  3. * Do you have a minimum of four years' experience designing and developing of instructional experiences?
    • yes
    • no
  4. How did you learn of this position?
    • The Cleveland Plain Dealer
    • Tri-C web site
    • Tri-C employee referral
    • LinkedIn
    • City News
    • Search Firm/Agency
    • Other publication
    • Other web site
    • Career Fair
    • Conference

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