Instructional Designer (One-Semester Full-Time Temporary) Reedley College

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Instructional Designer (One-Semester Full-Time Temporary) Reedley College

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Reedley College

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At Reedley 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.

    Reedley 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. Reedley 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 Reedley College.

    The ideal candidate will share Reedley College’s commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. As of the 2019-2020 academic year, we currently enroll over 19,000 students in which 74% identify as Latinx, 5% as Asian/Pacific Islander, 2% as Black/African American, 15% as White, and 2% as multiracial. Reedley 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:

    • Collaborating with faculty on instructional design issues, create customized web-based instructional elements, and manage online course development;
    • Working collaboratively with faculty, staff, and administration to plan, design, develop, document and test the development of new and revised online courses and programs;
    • Assisting with the implementation of various college, district and statewide initiatives;
    • Providing support for faculty to assist them in integrating technology into their curriculum, classes and services;
    • 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;
    • Researching and identifying grant opportunities relevant to instruction, faculty support and online programs;
    • Developing and delivering workshops and training to faculty and staff in the use of instructional technologies and educational best practices;
    • Creating and publishing user documentation, including web resources and users’ manuals, for supported technology tools and software;
    • Developing and distributing learning materials in a variety of formats including print, graphics, audio, video animation and multimedia hardware/software to support teaching and learning;
    • Attending appropriate conferences and seminars to maintain an up-to-date knowledge base of new instructional software and pedagogical techniques;
    • Assisting with improving delivery of online student services through use of technology;
    • Serving on and attending department, college, and district committees as needed;
    • Participating in Unit Program Planning, student learning outcome development and assessment to improve student learning;
    • Participating in the accreditation process;
    • Working assignment in variety of settings and times, including evening and/or weekends as needed; and
    • Otherwise fulfilling 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 incorporating elements of diversity, equity, and inclusion into all areas of responsibility;
    • Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students in the classroom 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;
    • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of various Learning Management Systems (LMS), graphic and multimedia software, and on-line course development;
    • Experience with developing, implementing, and communicating new ideas to others effectively, while being open and responsive to new and diverse perspectives;
    • Experience with eLearning development tools (Captivate, Articulate, Camtasia, Adobe creative suite or equivalent);
    • Knowledge of ADA requirements for accessibility and how to assist faculty in achieving ADA compliant online course delivery and ADA section 508 compliance;
    • Work experience in instructional design, instructional technology, teaching and training;
    • Work experience in a higher education setting;
    • Demonstrated knowledge of course design and best practices in Distance Education;
    • Demonstrated success in online instruction and/or verified certification in online instruction;
    • Experience with Interactive Videoconferencing Classrooms and related technology;
    • Intermediate to advanced skill in the use of Microsoft Office;
    • Demonstrated knowledge of instructional design principles and practices;
    • Intermediate to advanced skill in using web and media-based technologies for education;
    • Commitment to learning cutting edge technologies for support of education;
    • Demonstrated ability to work with and provide training in both a PC and Macintosh environment;
    • Demonstrated presentation skills;
    • Experience interpreting student and instructor needs to produce effective instructional materials and technologies to support teaching and learning;
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively;
    • Related work and professional experience;
    • Potential for contribution to institutional vitality and growth; and
    • Knowledge of the mission and goals of the community college.

    Conditions of Employment:

    177 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 Reedley College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at Please refer to Position No. RDEIT-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 semester 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

    Reedley College is located in the central San Joaquin Valley of California in the city of Reedley, which has a population of approximately 25,000. Known as “The World’s Fruit Basket,” Reedley is in one of the richest agricultural regions of the world. Reedley College was established in May 1926 as Reedley Junior College and has affected many lives since then. In its 92 years, Reedley College has developed into a crucial component of higher education in the central San Joaquin Valley, offering over 153 degrees and certificates in 37 areas of study taught by approximately 140 full-time faculty and 225 part-time faculty. The college is one of 11 community colleges in California to offer students on-campus housing.

    Reedley College was selected to be one of the 20 California Community Colleges to participate in the groundbreaking California Guided Pathways Project. It was chosen in part due to its strong focus on student success and equity. Guided Pathways is a transformational framework that focuses on reviewing and revising college policies, procedures and practices with the goal of designing with the student in mind. Reedley College has embraced Guided Pathways with the college’s goal in mind, “We motivate and inspire students to succeed”. The project is designed to significantly increase the number of students who earn a certificate or degree at a California Community College.

    Reedley College Mission
    Reedley College motivates and empowers students to be successful by providing high-quality, innovative educational opportunities. We inspire a passion for learning to meet the academic and workforce goals of our diverse communities. Our associate degree programs, career technical education, and transfer level courses are offered in an accessible and safe learning environment.

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    Posted: 1/14/2021
    Application Due: 1/25/2021
    Work Type: Full Time