Instructional Designer

Instructional Designer

Humboldt State University

(Job #17-81) Information Technology Consultant: Foundation (ITC-F), $3,470-6,114/month, or Career (ITC-C), $4,372-9,877/month, Instructional Designer. Appointments are typically made at the beginning of the salary range. This is a full-time, permanent, 12-month, benefitted position in College of Extended Education and Global Engagement.

Position Summary: Academic Technology in the College of Extended Education and Global Engagement is recruiting an Instructional Designer. Under direct supervision of the Director of Academic Technology, the incumbent will work collaboratively to support campus educators in implementing effective instructional pedagogies and technologies for all learning formats (face-to-face, blended, hybrid, online). This position is responsible for serving as a resource for faculty and instructional staff in the design, development, evaluation and revision of learning and teaching, and its associated assessment, for the purpose of supporting student learning. By focusing on equity, accessibility, and achievement greater student success is achieved for all students.

-Provide course design and development and academic technology support for campus educators.
-Provide consultative support for faculty in the optimal design and development of curriculum and instruction across all learning formats guided by Quality Online Learning & Teaching (QOLT best practices and Universal Design principles, including the creation of accessible course materials as part of the CSU Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI).
-Facilitate the effective implementation of instructional and technological innovation by sharing research findings of best practices.
-Design, develop, and gather learning, teaching, and assessment resources in a variety of formats to support curriculum offerings.
-Devise methods for integrating technical tools and applications into faculty instructional delivery and student projects.
-Develop and investigate courseware and curriculum software tools and support implementation, including the campus learning management system and related tools.
-Collaborate with content experts, other instructional designers, librarians, graphics specialists, instructional librarians, learning management system specialists, CSU resource personnel, and multimedia developers to expand the use of QOLT and UDL Universal Design for Learning in course design and development.

Provide learning opportunities for campus educators.
-Work closely with campus faculty and related groups on issues of faculty professional development as it relates to learning and teaching technologies to support pedagogies.
-Collaboratively design, develop, and facilitate workshops, intensives, seminars, brown bags, and communities across various formats as related to course design, development, facilitation, and appropriate educational technologies.
-Collaborate with academic technology team members to enhance participation in learning opportunities and to develop metrics for evaluating their effectiveness.
-Participate in the assessment of the needs of faculty for future instructional and faculty development activities and projects.

Actively engages in research and development to expand campus capacity for improving student learning.
-Explore, evaluate, and advise on new technology trends and developments, materials, and best practice techniques for their applicability to educational uses in support of student success.
-Engage in professional development to stay abreast of learning theories, pedagogies, and technological developments.
-Participate and present in local, state, regional, and national professional associations, conferences, and committees as appropriate.
-Utilize applied research, interpret data, and recommend procedures and solutions for effective learning and instruction.

Participates in planning, conducting, evaluating, and improving College of Extended Education and Global Engagement operations.
-Documentation of all processes and practices.
-Contribute to the internal assessment of the CEEE as related to assigned work.
-Contribute to the design, development, and maintenance of the unit website as related to assigned work.
-Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum qualification: A basic foundation of knowledge and skills in technical information systems and application program packages. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, educational technology, communications, or related fields, or similar certified coursework in applicable fields of study.

Preferred qualifications:
-Experience with HSU's Academic technology environment
-Current teaching experience, preferably at the postsecondary level
-Course work in Instructional Design, Learning/ Educational Psychology, Educational Technology, or related field and/or applied experience in instructional design and development with background in learning and instruction, program development and evaluation.
-Experience creating multimedia

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
-Knowledge of instructional design theories and methodologies and ability to apply them.
-Knowledge of and ability to evaluate instructional software, courseware development, and multimedia application
-Knowledge of current techniques and procedures used in the design, development, and evaluation of instructional programs, methods, materials, and instruments.
-Knowledge of systems design and technology integration techniques.
-Demonstrated capacity to learn and facilitate the use of learning management systems such as Moodie, Canvas, etc.
-Demonstrated capacity to learn and implement new procedures, programs, and technologies.
-Demonstrated ability to work and communication with users to effectively identify and efficiently meet their requirements.
-Demonstrated ability to design, develop, and implement instructional applications.
-Ability to collaborate and consult with fatuity around issues of student learning:
-assessing student needs, learning outcomes, and needs of diverse students
-writing instructional objectives
-designing, developing and evaluating instructional materials and activities
-developing assessment instruments that measure student learning
implementing research and evaluation methodologies
-Demonstrated interpersonal and problem-solving skills involved in performing the following tasks:
-making effective oral and written presentations
-troubleshooting instructional and learning problems in a variety of settings
-establishing cooperative working relationships with persons contacted in the course of performing duties
-working patiently and supportively with individuals with limited technology skills, and effectively developing those skills
communicating pro-actively and professionally within a collaborative, cross-functional team of faculty, project managers, and technical talent.
-Ability to work with multiple deadlines and multiple projects simultaneously.
-Ability to apply advanced critical thinking skills in a fast-paced, changing environment.
-Commitment to quality, innovation, and customer service principles.
-Demonstrated commitment to the university's goal of inclusiveness with evidence of a history of working effectively with persons of all races, genders, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, and religions. Because we place a high priority on the importance of cultural diversity on this campus, candidates should explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal.

Application Procedure: Please note that Humboldt State University now requires application materials to be submitted electronically. If assistance is needed, the Human Resources & Academic Personnel Services office (located in Siemens Hall room 212) has a computer station available and our front office team would be happy to assist you. Qualified applicants should submit electronically the following materials:

-Letter of Interest;
-HSU Employment Application at
-Resume or Curriculum Vitae;
-Contact information for at least three professional references

Submission of the application materials should be sent as email attachments to

Please include your last name and the job # (17-81) in the subject line of the email.

Application Deadline: This position is open until filled. The first review of applications will be Wednesday, August 30, 2017.

HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

Human Resources
Siemens Hall - Room 211
Arcata, CA 95521-8299
(707) 826-3626
Fax: (707) 826-3625

It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education - or activities only part of which are qualifying- -will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus.

Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. The successful candidate for a position at HSU is required to be fingerprinted through the Humboldt State University Police Department or their local law enforcement agency. The results of the fingerprint process must be received by the university prior to the candidate’s appointment. The cost of the fingerprinting is borne by the university.

Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at

Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race,religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.