Instructional Designer

Job description

Job Title:        Instructional Designer

Department:  Distance Learning

Pay Grade:     10  -  $45,148-$60,648

FLSA Status:  Exempt – Professional Staff            


This position works provides technical and pedagogical support for users of the College’s learning management system (LMS). It reports to the Director of e-Learning.


  • Consults with faculty in the design of course formats using strong instructional design methods and appropriate educational technologies;  helps guide the design, development, delivery, and assessment of online/hybrid course materials, incorporation of interactive or multimedia components, and addition of  support materials consistent with effective instructional design methodology.
  • Supports users of the college's learning management system (LMS) and related instructional technologies; provides on-campus and virtual help desk support for the LMS; contributes case details to database/ticket system as well as faculty and student self-help blogs; works with team members to identify, investigate, and provide help desk solutions. 
  • Provides faculty and staff training in the effective use of the LMS and related educational technologies.
  • Assists distance faculty with embedding and formatting learning objects, creating content or assessments within the LMS, and providing quality assurance testing for online/hybrid courses.
  • Designs programmatic extensions with Blackboard/Registration system inputs/outputs to assist with administrative tasks/record keeping.
  • Serves as an administrator within the College's LMS.
  • Develops and maintains online web-based resources such as tutorials, reference material, design standards, content resources, templates, e-newsletters, and other instructional tools for faculty.
  • Provides ongoing support and evaluation of online/hybrid courses, including working with Institutional Research in the oversight of surveys related to distance student support or distance course content.
  • Creates, maintains, and runs regularly scheduled or ad hoc reports related to distance learning enrollments and outcomes as requested.
  • Seeks, tests, evaluates, and recommends products/features by Blackboard or third party vendors to extend functionality; works with third party vendors to support integration and accessibility. 
  • Assists with record keeping and monitoring to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies.
  • Engages in continuous professional development to maintain knowledge and skills related to emerging technologies and instructional practices to provide ideas, guidance, and recommendations.
  • Serves as liaison with Information Technology Department on technical and procedural issues related to the LMS; serves as liaison with the Database Department on technical and procedural issues related to the use of Business Objects (reporting package); serves on other assigned committees.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Instructional Design or a related field required. Master’s Degree preferred. Portfolio required.
  • One year experience designing and developing instructor-led, self-study, and web-based instruction, preferably in a community college setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply principles of adult learning and various instructional design approaches and processes to instructional content.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, especially written and oral communication.
  • Ability to identify user’s needs, analyze, and logically organize complex technical information and transform complex bodies of information into professionally designed, engaging, and effective programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple, complex projects.
  • Strong project management and follow-up skills
  • Preferred: knowledge of e-learning software such as Flash, Dreamweaver, Captivate, Camtasia, etc.
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience using a reporting package a plus.
  • One year teaching in higher education preferred.
  • QM certification a plus.


The work is normally sedentary work which requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body.Additionally, the following physical abilities are required:

  • Hearing           
  • Mental Acuity
  • Reaching
  • Repetitive Motion        
  • Speaking    
  • Talking 



Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety

precautions typical of such places as office, meeting, and training rooms; use of safe

work place practices with office equipment; computers for data entry and word processing with new technology systems; avoidance of trips and falls; observance of fire and building safety regulations; and observance of traffic signals when driving.


To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter to include your minimum salary required and resume postmarked by March 23, 2018 to the Human Resources Department at Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster, Maryland 21157 or email [email protected] In order to qualify for employment, candidates must successfully complete a criminal background check.

Carroll Community College has the right to revise this position description at any time, and this position description does not represent in any way a contract of employment.






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Job No:
Posted: 3/11/2018
Application Due: 4/25/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Grade 10 - $45,148-60,648 USD/YEAR