Instructional Designer

Instructional Designer


Isothermal Community College
286 ICC Loop Road
Spindale, NC 28160
Phone: 828-286-3636

Job Location

Spindale, NC


Commensurate with experience


Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, July 1, 2021
Closes: Thursday, July 22, 2021

Target Start Date

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Expected Work Hours

Monday-Friday 37.5 hour work week

Reports to

Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs

Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree required.

Preferred Qualifications


  1. Graduate or post-graduate degree in instructional design or related subject, preferred.
  2. Minimum of two years of experience with development, implementation, and evaluation of instruction required; higher education setting preferred. 
  3. Instructional design related experience in a higher-education setting preferred.
  4. Experience with learning management system required; Moodle experience preferred.
  5. Experience with Quality Matters rubric or an equivalent peer review model preferred.
  6. Experience with creation of accessible digital content preferred.

Position Description

Statement of Primary Purpose

In support of the overall Learning College, Instructional Designer will support student success through working with employees in course design consultation, guided implementation of new teaching strategies and assessment methods, and supporting the use of technology to enhance learning. The Instructional Designer works with the Coordinator of Technology-Enhanced Learning, Academic Deans, Continuing Education, and all teaching employees to ensure that all course content is up-to-date, relevant, accessible, and meets College standards.

Essential Responsibilities

  1. Serve as a consultant to college employees with regard to course design, development of program and course-level assessments, and assessment methods and tools to align with learning outcomes.
  2. Serve as a consultant to college employees with regard to design, development, and implementation of digital media assets to enhance instruction and support the achievement of learning outcomes.
  3. Research, design, develop, administer, facilitate, and participate in group and one-to-one professional development activities for college employees with regards to various instructional technology and design topics such as:
    1. andragogical practices
    2. course design
    3. learning theory
    4. effective use of instructional technology tools
    5. high-impact practices
    6. accessibility
    7. digital compliance requirements
  4. Designated point of contact for the orientation and training of employees in the use and integration of instructional design.
  5. Collaborate with Coordinator of Technology-Enhanced Learning to monitor progress of college employees on professional development requirements.
  6. Research and remain current on instructional design approaches, best practices for online andragogy, innovative and effective teaching strategies and practices, assessment techniques, and emerging technology that may be adopted for traditional and distance education courses.
  7. Research, recommend, and implement internal systems, procedures, and policies to promote high-quality instruction and compliance with digital accessibility requirements.
  8. Assist the IT Department to ensure adequate technology infrastructure to meet goals of technology-enhanced instruction.
  9. Serve on college committees or task forces as assigned.
  10. Perform other tasks as assigned to support the mission and initiatives of the College.

Skills and Abilities

  1. Develop an understanding, appreciation and commitment of the mission, history, current programs, services, and goals of Isothermal Community College
  2. Ability to interact with students and faculty/staff in a helpful, patient, and professional manner to solve problems.
  3. Ability to plan and evaluate instructional design and course facilitation.
  4. Ability to think critically in order to process information, analyze data, make assessments, and exercise good judgement to make decisions.
  5. Excellent organizational and oral/written communication skills.
  6. Communicate technical information to a non-technical audience.
  7. Proficient in the use of digital media software and tools.
  8. Working knowledge of digital accessibility standards, ADA compliance, and copyright laws.
  9. Working knowledge with learning management systems

How to Apply

Please visit to complete an online application packet.

Job Post Contact

Tanya Jones