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Specialist, Instructional Design

Joliet Junior College
MC-Main Campus

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Job location: MC-Main Campus

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2022-01-25
Req: REQ-286

Position Title:

Specialist, Instructional Design

Job Description:

STATUS: Full time
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
UNION: Technical Office Support Staff
REPORTS TO: Director of iCampus
PLACEMENT: Support Grade 8
MINIMUM PAY RATE: $49,497.49 annually

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff.


The Instructional Design Specialist (IDS) works with faculty and staff in the planning, development, support, and evaluation of online, hybrid, and web-enhanced courses that are of high quality and incorporate best practices in adult learning theory, accessibility, and copyright law. Assists faculty, staff, and students with use of the colleges Learning Management System and supported software and tools. Creates and provides training opportunities and step-by-step guides and other documentation for faculty, staff, and students. The IDS will possess a positive attitude toward their work, the college’s mission, lifelong learning, collaboration, and quality service.


1. Collaborate with faculty in the planning, design, development, and management of online and hybrid course instruction using the college’s online course design guidelines, adult learning theory, and rubrics.

2. Develop and provide training opportunities to assist faculty in learning, practicing, and developing pedagogical theory and skills related to web-based instruction and technology.

3. Create reference materials (help documents, how-to guides, videos, courses, and other similar items) that prepare faculty, staff, and students to use the college’s Learning Management System and related technologies.

4. Configure, maintain, troubleshoot, and support software provided by third-party vendors and publishers, and others which integrate with the college’s Learning Management System and other tools and systems.

5. Serve as a system administrator for the college’s Learning Management System (LMS).

6. Perform online and hybrid course reviews per department guidelines.

7. Provide assistance and technical support to faculty, staff, and students utilizing the college’s Learning Management System and related technologies.

8. Research and improve distance learning delivery methods through a strong commitment to continuous professional growth in areas of educational technologies. Remain current in industry trends and related technology. Participate in regular professional development opportunities.

9. Develop reports and answer information requests from college offices that require data found within the Learning Management System.

10. Recommend, promote, and support appropriate uses of technology for online learning.

11. Communicate all pertinent information regarding online course reviews, LMS and other software and tools, technical problems, and general concerns to the Director of iCampus.

12. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with other members of the college and community, displaying cultural competence as well as emotional intelligence.

13. Serve on committees as needed.

14. Perform other related duties as assigned.


1. Bachelor’s Degree in instructional design, distance learning, educational technology, or related field.

2. Experience working with web technologies and/or learning management systems.

3. Experience training, and working collaboratively with higher-education faculty.

4. Knowledge of distance learning technologies, intellectual property laws, and software applications for authoring (e.g. SnagIt, Panopto, Captivate, Articulate, etc.).

5. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including written correspondence, correct grammar in writing and speaking, phone communication skills, creativity, self-motivation, problem solving, sense of humor, and positive/professional attitude.

6. Must work effectively with diverse groups including students, administrators, faculty, staff, and outside entities. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team.


1. Master’s Degree in instructional design, distance learning, educational technology or related field.

2. Experience with Quality Matters workshops and/or course review process.

3. Three (3) plus years of online teaching experience at the post-secondary level.

4. English and Spanish verbal and written communication proficiency.

5. Demonstrated multicultural competence.

Full Time/Part Time:

Full time

Union (If Applicable):


Scheduled Hours:



Working at Joliet Junior College 

Joliet Junior College, the nation's first public community college, offers pre-baccalaureate programs for students planning to transfer to a four-year university. A comprehensive community college, JJC also provides occupational education leading directly to employment, adult education and literacy programs, workforce development services, and student support services.

Tucked in the middle of a wildlife preserve, bridging the banks of a lake and surrounded by its own Arboretum, Joliet Junior College is an educational community that embraces diversity and promotes personal growth. Each year, more than 35,000 students find the diverse, comprehensive high quality educational experience they are looking for at JJC. We hope that you will take a few minutes to explore the job opportunities we have available and consider becoming a part of this experience.

The recruitment of qualified and diverse personnel is the cornerstone of JJC's commitment to an innovative, collaborative and inclusive educational community. At JJC, we respect the wealth of knowledge and experience each of our employees brings to the workplace. The College supports this commitment by providing personnel with excellent terms and conditions of employment, outstanding health and welfare benefits and programs for a secure retirement.

JJC employees work in a wide variety of roles within the college, including faculty, support staff, and administrative positions. With such a diverse range of professions, JJC ensures that a wealth of development opportunities is available to employees. From personal growth, career advancement, and a dynamic and rewarding work atmosphere, employees have the resources they need to achieve a successful and fulfilling career at JJC.

Joliet Junior College's open search procedures allow us to find the best available candidates for positions and to provide a balanced workforce to reflect the ethnic composition of the District we serve.

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