P/T Program Specialist (WCC)/Instructional Design Assistant

Job description

Category:: Hourly Positions
Department:: Academic Affairs Division/Office of Online Education
Locations:: Valhalla, NY
Posted:: Dec 17, 2020
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Hourly
Ref. No.:: PTPSIDA121720
Position ID:: 127124

About Westchester Community College:

Westchester Community College was founded in 1946 as the New York State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in White Plains. In 1957, the County of Westchester bought the 360-acre John Hartford estate in Valhalla and designated 218 acres for the community college. Westchester Community College is more than just the county's largest educational institution. It is a living, breathing part of Westchester that goes beyond the influence of a typical college and affects the lives of all who enter its doors.

Job Description:

Westchester Community College's Office of Online Education seeks a P/T Instructional Design Assistant to work with our Instructional Designer and Associate Dean to support faculty in online course design and utilization of the college's learning management system (i.e. Blackboard) to support the creation of learning resources, activities, and assessment strategies. The incumbent works with the Instructional Designer to support faculty in adopting the use of digital learning tools, particularly with the use of the college's learning management system, Blackboard. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Designs and implements training programs on the use of online learning platforms and tools.
  • Investigates new and research-based instructional methods to meet educational objectives of course content via hybrid and online learning modalities.
  • Maintains contact with faculty members to ensure that well-presented/designed online course materials are developed in Blackboard course shells.
  • Ensures the delivery of educational services for online education by effectively coordinating the administrative aspects of online tutorials.
  • Provides assistance and information regarding the support objectives of the Online Education Office to faculty and students.
  • All other duties, as assigned.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of a Bachelor's degree is required from an accredited college or university in Instructional Design, Education Technology, Education, Curriculum, or a related field. A minimum of two years of higher education experience in the design and development of online and hybrid instructional experiences is also required. Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills; and the ability to work well with diverse personalities and sensitivity to the needs of a diverse population are required. Demonstrated knowledge and application of instructional design theory, instructional design principles, instructional technology, and active learning strategies also required. The successful candidate must also possess working knowledge of learning management systems, such as Blackboard, and other digital learning platforms.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: A Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Instructional Design, Education Technology, Education, Curriculum, or a related field is strongly preferred. A minimum of three years of higher education experience in the design and development of online and hybrid instructional experiences is also preferred. Familiarity with Zoom, video conferencing, screen video-recording software (e.g. Jing, Snagit), and other online learning development tools. Also, working knowledge of Quality Matters Rubric & Accessibility Standards preferred.

Additional Information:

HOURLY RATE OF PAY: This is a grant funded position. $34.60 per hour. No benefits.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online by submitting a letter expressing interest in this position and a resume. You must be legally eligible to work in the United States at the time of hire. Please login to: https://sunywcc.interviewexchange.com/login.jsp in order to check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents. The review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Westchester Community College provides accessible, high quality and affordable education to meet the needs of our diverse community. We are committed to student success, academic excellence, workforce development, economic development and lifelong learning.

The College will provide equal opportunity in all of its employment practices to all persons without unlawful discrimination on the basis of political affiliation, age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, arrest or conviction record, membership in any reserve component of the armed forces, or use or non-use of lawful products off College premises during nonworking hours, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law.




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Job No:
Posted: 12/19/2020
Application Due: 2/17/2021
Work Type: Full Time