Instructional Designer (One-Year Full-Time Temporary) Fresno City College

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Posting NumberAA2020-0969TitleInstructional Designer (One-Year Full-Time Temporary) Fresno City CollegeCampus LocationFresno City CollegeStart Date08/05/2020Essential Functions of Position

At Fresno City College we value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. We prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits a diverse student population brings to a community college. The successful faculty member will be an equity-minded individual committed to student success by collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also dedicated to closing equity gaps. An equity-minded individual is a person who:

    1. Understands the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;
    2. Reframes inequities as a problem of practice and views the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;
    3. Encourages positive race-consciousness and embraces human difference;
    4. Reflects on institutional and teaching practices and aims to create a culturally responsive teaching environment; and
    5. Strategically builds buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.

    Fresno City College seeks faculty members who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. Divisions strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. Fresno City College faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods appropriate to the students they serve. Faculty members should be open and willing to participate in culturally relevant professional development that will help them prepare for the population of students who attend Fresno City College.

    The ideal candidate will share Fresno City College’s commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. As of Fall 2018, we currently enroll over 25,000 students in which 57% identify as Latinx, 7% as Asian/Pacific Islander, 5% as Black/African American, 21% as White, 1% as American Indian/Alaska Native, and 8% as multiracial. Fresno City College is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a department dedicated to the use of curriculum responsive to the students it serves.

    Under the general supervision of the Director Distance Education & Instructional Technology, the Instructional Designer (ID) provides training and consultative support to faculty teaching in higher education. The ID creates, teaches and contributes to faculty development learning experiences that models best practices of instructional design, pedagogy, curriculum development and quality online teaching; builds relationships across campus; researches and advises the OOI of best practices for technology-rich learning experiences; approaches; and performs other duties as assigned. Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Consulting with faculty to identify, develop, implement, and evaluate areas in which technology can be applied to enhance teaching and learning;
    • Assisting faculty to integrate technology into the classroom and converting traditional courses to online courses;
    • Supporting the exploration, creation and conversation around instructional design issues, create customized digital instructional elements and related technology enabled components in various disciplines;
    • Working with designated staff, faculty, and administrators to develop, modify, or implement training programs on web-based course development, technology-mediated instruction, and concepts of online course delivery to be delivered in face-to-face settings, with video, within course management systems, or online;
    • Participating in the evaluation, selection, testing and implementation of hardware and software tools, technologies and services that empower faculty and enhance teaching/learning experiences and student services;
    • Assisting faculty with understanding, developing, and meeting requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, along with its 2008 amendments for digital learning content and information and communication technology;
    • Creating documentation on internal procedures, publish user documentation for supported digital resources and prepare reports;
    • Assisting in the incorporation of multimedia instructional course content materials including images, video, audio and digital library materials using sound instructional design and pedagogical principles;
    • Attending and/or presenting at appropriate virtual and face-to-face conferences and seminars to maintain an up-to-date knowledge base of new instructional software and pedagogical techniques;
    • Serving on and attending department, college, and district committees as needed;
    • Participating in program review, student learning outcome development and assessment to improve student learning;
    • Working assignments in a variety of settings and times, including evening and/or weekends, on-line or off-campus as needed; and
    • Otherwise performing all other duties as assigned.
    Minimum Qualifications

    All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom; AND

    The minimum qualifications for service as an instructional designer shall be either:

    • A master’s in instructional design/technology or educational technology;


    • A valid California Community College Credential;


    • The equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency).

    (NOTE: If the degrees posted on your transcript(s) do not match EXACTLY as stated above, you MUST petition for equivalency.)

    Desirable Qualifications
    • Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity;
    • Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes;
    • Willingness to examine and remediate one’s relational practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students;
    • Experience working with a diverse student population;
    • One (1) year experience in academic technologies and web development;
    • Experience teaching in higher education with courseware, digital resources, and learning management system(s);
    • Experience working in higher education
    • Working knowledge of the technical tools and platforms required to achieve the delivery of engaging and media-rich online learning content, and of trends in the use and effectiveness of educational technology and learning;
    • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of various Learning Management Systems (LMS ), graphic and multimedia software, web-design, and on-line course development;
    • Working knowledge of district, college, and statewide policies and procedures, that influence online course development;
    • Experience with developing, implementing, and communicating ideas effectively, while being open and responsive to new and diverse perspectives;
    • Knowledge of Title 5, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, along with its 2008 amendments for digital learning content and information and communication technology;
    • Working knowledge of instructional design principles and learning strategies, including needs analysis, backwards design, learning outcomes and assessment design, and instructional approaches including lecture, discussion, activities, groups, projects, etc., in higher education;
    • Demonstrated experience in managing and developing courses using a variety of Learning Management Systems;
    • Demonstrated success teaching with distance education in a higher education environment;
    • Ability to work with and provide training in PC, Macintosh and mobile environments;
    • Highly organized, strong communicator, and strong writing and editing skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, college administration and representatives from other California Community Colleges and vendors, participate in shared governance and;
    • Knowledge of the Vision for Success, Guided Pathways;
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students and staff;
    • Related work and professional experience;
    • Potential for contribution to institutional vitality and growth; and
    • Knowledge of the community college and district and its missions and goals.
    Conditions of Employment177 duty days per year. Duty days will be prorated based on start date.Salary and Benefits

    Starting salary is $57,750 – $86,942 based on education and experience. An annual doctoral stipend of $2,160 is available. Salary and stipend is prorated based on the duration of the assignment. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance. Employees are also members of the California State Teacher’s Retirement System (CalSTRS).

    Selection Procedure

    Applications will be screened by Human Resources for completeness and to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.

    From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement, a selection committee will review the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications then determine who will be invited to interview.

    The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions, teaching demonstration, and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the “recommended candidates”. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President of Instruction and College President for final interviews.

    A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval.

    State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants. SCCCD EEO Plan

    For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1171 Fulton St, Fresno, California, 93721, (559) 243-7100. For information on Fresno City College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at Please refer to Position No. FDEIT-COR-DSGN

    Submission of application and related materials is the applicant’s responsibility and must be submitted through the district’s online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.

    Additional Information

    This is a full-time, one year temporary position. The District may fill more than one position from this pool.

    Additional Information about the Position

    State Center Community College District (SCCCD) provides students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences — emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at SCCCD, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.

    About the College

    As the very first community college in California, Fresno City College has a proud history of leadership in education and preparing generations of students for their future. Fresno City College is nestled near the lively Tower District and minutes from downtown Fresno, brick buildings and towering trees tell the long story of this historic institution. It is committed to academic excellence and diversity, equity and inclusion among its faculty, classified professionals, and students. The college takes responsibility for equitable outcomes and successful pathways for all students.

    As California’s first community college, Fresno City College provides quality, innovative educational programs and support services directed toward the enhancement of student success, lifelong learning and the economic, social, and cultural development of our students and region.

    As educational leaders in the community, Fresno City College faculty, classified professionals, and students will engage in a partnership to transform lives through education.

    Growth – We are committed to sharing and exploring new ideas through collaboration, respect for diversity, promoting equity, and professional development.

    Leadership – We are leaders in our community, dedicated to behaving ethically, committed to open communication, and good stewards of our resources.

    Success – We champion excellence, quality, celebrating individual differences, and providing a positive and supportive environment for all.

    FCC Institutional Research Site

    Open Date09/18/2020Close Date09/28/2020Closing Time11:55 pmOpen Until FilledNoQuick Link Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * At the time of application, are your qualifications/degree(s) listed on your transcripts written EXACTLY as stated in the Minimum Qualifications section of the job announcement? NOTE: If not, you must answer yes when asked if you would like to petition for equivalency (next question).
      • Yes
      • No
    2. * Would you like to petition for equivalency based on your education and/or experience including knowledge and skills gained from informal activities? NOTE: If your qualifications do not exactly match the minimum qualifications stated in the job announcement, and you fail to petition for equivalency (even if you have an approved equivalency on file with this district), your application will be considered incomplete.
      • Yes
      • No
    3. If yes, please describe your exceptional experiences, backgrounds or degrees which would be equivalent to the stated degree(s) or experience requirements.

      (Open Ended Question)

    4. * Do you possess degree(s) earned from an institution outside of the United States? NOTE: If yes, you will be required to upload an evaluation service assessment (foreign transcript evaluation). A list of some available assessment agencies can be found at under the National Council on the Evaluation of Foreign Academic Credentials section. Please upload under Optional Evaluation Service Assessment. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.
      • Yes
      • No
    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Transcripts (Unofficial copies accepted - must indicate conferred degree(s) that support the minimum qualifications)
    2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
    3. Letter of Application
    Optional Documents
    1. Certificates
    2. Licenses
    3. List of Professional References
    4. Evaluation Service Assessment
    5. Additional Documents
    6. Letters of Recommendation




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    Posted: 9/19/2020
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