Instructional Design Specialist

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Position Summary

Big Bend Community College (BBCC) invites applications for an Instructional Design Specialist in the college's  Title III HSI Transforming STEM Pathways (TSP) Grant. The Instructional Design Specialist reports to the Director of Transforming STEM Pathways Grant and works with subject matter experts to create online and hybrid courses containing engaging learning activities and compelling course content. This position applies knowledge of learning theory, adult learning methodology, and instruction design principles to the creation  of face-to-face, hybrid, and online learning. 
This position works collaboratively with the Dean of Workforce Education, Workforce Education faculty, and the members of the TSP grant team to achieve the objectives outlined in the grant documents.
BBCC is a small rural community college located in the sunny, central part of Washington State, and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.  Big Bend Community College serves approximately 4,000 students, with an annualized FTE of approximately 2,000, in a 4,600-square-mile service district including 15 communities in Grant and Adams counties and the Odessa School District in Lincoln County with on-site, online instruction, and interactive classrooms. 
Big Bend Community College strives for excellence in teaching and learning.  We are a student-centered and innovative college that is committed to fostering a community that supports and recognizes the value of diversity; 42% of our student-body is Hispanic.  Recognized as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream, Big Bend is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).  Our student body consists of 75% first-generation college students and 71% of our students receive some form of financial assistance.  We seek candidates who have a deep commitment to and understanding of the rewards and challenges of working with students. We particularly welcome those who will be active participants in our small but thriving college community.
Big Bend Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical, mental or sensory disability, marital status, pregnancy status or families with children, a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, genetic information, and/or status as a veteran in accordance with state and federal laws. 
Big Bend provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act and the Federal Rehabilitation Act. Contact the Human Resources Office at 509-793-2008 or via email at [email protected].
This position is open until filled.  Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by December 18, 2018.  Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged. 

Essential Job Duties

Primary essential responsibilities include, but will not be limited to, the following:

  • In collaboration with subject matter experts identify student learning needs and determine appropriate methodologies for delivering content and assessing student learning. 
  • Apply adult learning and other instructional design theories and practices.  Align course content with stated course outcomes. 
  • Create, develop, and integrate hands-on instruction, and online course content and supporting material/media (audio, video, simulations, role plays, games, case studies, etc.) into fully developed courses. 
  • Develop appropriate assessment instruments and criteria.
  • Recommend instructional design and delivery changes and assist in implementing approved changes.
  • Maintain fluency in LMS functionality, features and tools.  Develop an instructional toolbox compatible with current LMS and data management systems.
  • Lead conversion, course pilots, and revisions of curricula for web-based, hybrid and/or enhancements to existing modalities based on faculty feedback.
  • Provide individualized training, design, and production assistance to faculty in the application of technology tools and the development of instructional content for online, hybrid, inverted and/or enhanced delivery.
  • Collaborate with eLearning personnel to deliver faculty and staff training pertaining to the use, development and implementation of online instructional media and technology.
  • Maintain positive and effective communications with students, faculty, administration, staff, institutional partners and the community.
  • Make recommendations for courseware, equipment, and supplies.  Work closely with the Director of Purchasing and the Big Bend Technology (BBT) Department to support the bidding, purchase, install and troubleshooting of instructional technologies.
  • Assist in the collection, analysis, evaluation, and presentation of program data.
  • Participate in Transforming STEM Pathways grant team meetings, Internal Monitoring Team meetings, and meetings relevant to the development of courses and degrees.


  • Maintain professional growth and development through seminars, workshops and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise.
  • Ensure no injuries to self or others by following safe work practices and policies.  This includes, but is not limited to:  security and safety, understanding of MSDS, equipment, infection control, fire, disaster, safe lifting and body mechanics.
  • Ensure compliance with college policies and procedures and state and federal regulations.
  • Work and interact effectively with colleagues, staff, students, administrators and others of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as may be required. 


  • Acquire proficiency in new and evolving technologies.
  • Ability to manage several small and medium-size projects individually and in teams.
  • Proficient in digital media technologies
  • Subject matter expertise on these and other technology tools:
    • Blackboard, Canvas, or other LMS
    • Zoom, Collaborate, or other online video platforms
    • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with one or more of the following:
    • Articulate Studio, Articulate Storyline, Adobe Creative Suite, other e-learning software
    • Video and audio production techniques and tools
    • Project Management tools
    • Camtasia Studio
    • VoiceThread
    • Panopto or other lecture recording software
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, including the ability to engage in one-on-one conversations, network with college partners, and present information to large groups.   
  • Ability to organize multiple work priorities to ensure timely completion of objectives.
  • Ability to work independently utilizing problem solving abilities and administrative judgment.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college faculty, staff, and students. 



Minimum & Desirable Qualifications

At the time of application, all candidates must possess the following:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Instructional Design, Curriculum Development, Education, or related field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Minimum of one year of teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated experience leading, coaching, or training.
  • Experience with learning technologies, distance education and/or computer applications for online, hybrid, and inverted instructional delivery. 


  • A Master's degree in Instructional Design, Curriculum Development or Instructional Technology from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Experience using the ADDIE or similar instructional design model to develop curriculum.
  • Experience enhancing traditional classes with interactive multimedia and Internet resources.
  • Experience designing, developing and delivering curriculum.
  • Experience implementing strategies to improve student success and retention.
  • Teaching experience at the post-secondary level.
  • Experience working with under-prepared and first-generation college students.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish proficiency.


Application Instructions

This position is open until filled.  Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by December 18, 2018.  Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged. 

To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet minimum qualifications and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:

  1. BBCC Online application.
  2. Cover letter, addressing why you are interested in this position and how your qualifications make you the ideal candidate.*
  3. Comprehensive resume or CV.*
  4. Response(s) to the questions found in the Supplemental Questions Tab above.*  
  5. Unofficial transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate course work and degrees.  Official transcripts required upon employment.*

NOTE:  All of the above items are required to ensure your consideration for this position.  The items marked with an asterisk are required to included/uploaded with your online application prior to submission.  
BBCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, reopen the position, or make a direct appointment.  Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College's discretion.
Persons hired will need to provide documentation verifying identity and employment authorization to work in the United States. 
Official transcripts will need to be provided to the college within the first thirty (30) days of employment.
In compliance with state and federal regulations, BBCC is committed to a safe and drug-free campus.  Employees are expected to comply with BBCC's policy prohibiting illegal drug use or activity, including notifications of criminal drug convictions and the use of prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications that are likely to affect job safety.  The complete policy and procedure are available to view on the policies page of the BBCC website.  Printed copies of the policy and procedure are available by contacting the Human Resources Office at 509-793-2008.
BBCC strives to be a safe and secure campus for our students, employees, and community.  Detailed information regarding campus security, crime statistics for the most recent-three year period, and other information is available on the Campus Safety and Security page of the BBCC website.  If you have questions or would like a printed copy of the materials please contact Campus Safety and Security at 509-793-2286.
This posting does not reflect the entire job description and may be changed and/or modified, at any time, without notice. 

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Moses Lake, Washington, 98837 Phone 509-793-2008
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Posted: 12/3/2018
Application Due: 12/31/2018
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