Instructional Technologist and Multimedia Developer

Durango, Colorado
May 14, 2018
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs, Instructional Design
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The College and the Community Fort Lewis College, a selective public institution located in Durango, Colorado, offers degree programs in arts, business, education, health fields, humanities, social and natural sciences, and teacher education. Our inspiring mountain campus is located atop a scenic mesa overlooking historic Durango and situated between the San Juan Mountains and the desert Southwest. We are committed to accessible and high quality baccalaureate education, and our hallmarks are remarkably close relationships between students and faculty, the freedom of intellectual exploration, and the challenge of experiential learning. Our 3,400 students come from 48 states, 17 countries, and 170 American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages. Durango is a thriving multicultural community of 18,500 set along the beautiful Animas River Valley. Averaging 300 sunny days per year, the community is known for its outdoor lifestyle and friendly, festive atmosphere. Durango is also the cultural and economic hub of the Four Corners region, rich in dining, shopping, and entertainment, and linked with airline service to hubs in Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas.

Instructional Technologist & Multimedia Developer
Teaching and Learning Services
Fort Lewis College Durango, Colorado

Position Summary

The Instructional Technologist is a full-time, 12-month, exempt staff position as a member of the Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) team. This position provides development, revision, and support of online, hybrid and blended courses across the curriculum working directly with faculty to provide pedagogical and technological support to effectively deliver instruction to students.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in instructional design, instructional technology, or a related area
  • Minimum of two years of experience with online course design (with adaptation of traditional instruction features to online delivery), educational technology, or related field such as the following:
    • Experience with online pedagogy and application of instructional technology
    • Demonstrated ability working with learning management/online learning platforms (i.e. Canvas), web conferencing (such as Zoom), social networking, problem-based learning, case studies, learner analytics, learner interactivity, HTML, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience working with learning management systems
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and accurately, managing workflow and projects and those of subordinates
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, including active participation
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal communication, and organizational skills
  • Design, coordinate and deliver text, graphics, video, sound, and/or interactive web elements for online learning courses and programs
  • Video production experience (Adobe Premiere, iMovie, GarageBand i.e.)
  • Desktop publishing experience (Adobe Creative Cloud & Microsoft Office 360 software suites i.e.)
  • Ability to spend long periods of “screen time” working online but in order to meet deadlines
  • Ability to clearly communicate verbally, read, write, see and hear to perform essential functions
  • Ability to be flexible and quickly change priority for projects as needed

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in HTML and the use of HTML editors
  • Experience in an education and/or higher education environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Universal Design principles for accessibility
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0
  • Experience in exploring, evaluating and experimenting with new learning techniques and technologies

Major Responsibilities

  • Works with faculty on creating and managing image, video, audio, and interactive media assets for academic and instructional use, as well as facilitate academic captioning and transcription services
  • Build and maintain relationships within the academic community demonstrating enthusiasm for innovative instructional design
  • Create and oversee the production of scripts, templates, and storyboards during the course development process
  • Collaborates with TLS colleagues on short- and long-term projects aligned with college and team goals to provide high-quality learning experiences
  • Develops and/or maintains resources such as needs analyses, storyboards, tutorials, reference material, content resources, templates, and tools for instructional development
  • Other duties as assigned

Working Environment

  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse
  • Required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances across campus to perform work
  • Regular use of standard office equipment including, but not limited to: computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor, mouse), printer, copier, telephone and associated computer technology peripherals


Salary is $45,000-$50,000 plus a comprehensive benefits package. Anticipated start date is July 16, 2018.

Application Process
A complete application packet includes:

  • Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for position
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three current, professional references

Submit materials as one PDF file via email to: [email protected]

Application materials received by May 31, 2018 will receive full consideration.
Position will remain open until filled.

The successful candidate will be required to submit original, official college transcripts, and pass a background check.

Equal Opportunity
Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political beliefs, or veteran status. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment, admission, and education shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff.