Instructional Designer

Instructional Designer

Employer

Cape Fear Community College
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910-362-7000

Job Location

Wilmington, NC

Salary/Grade

$3562 per month

Benefits

Full Time State Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Closes: Sunday, August 7, 2022

Target Start Date

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Expected Work Hours

FT

Employment Type

FT

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education/Training:

  • A Master’s degree in Instructional Technology or Instructional Design or in a related field

 

Minimum Experience:

  • 2 years of teaching or training or related experience.  

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Education/Training, Experience, Skills:

  • A Master’s degree in Instructional Technology or Instructional Design or in a related field
  • 2 years of teaching or training in a community college or university setting or related experience

Position Description

DEFINITION:

The Instructional Designer supports student success by assisting curriculum and EWD faculty in the development of quality, accessible courses and materials as well as in the effective use of instructional technologies for all delivery methods (traditional, internet, blended, hybrid, etc.). This support involves working one-one-one with instructors to improve course design and assist in ensuring courses/course materials are ADA Compliant; training instructors in basic and advanced topics; creating web-based tutorials and other resources; one-on-one troubleshooting, advising departments and individual faculty and staff on the proper use of technology and tools; and the teaching of workshops on relevant topics. The Instructional Designer evaluates, recommends, and promotes instructional design and technologies that meet learning needs and promote student success. 

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:

  • Receives general supervision from the Assistant Vice President, Instructional Operations
  • Exercises no supervision.

 

Duties & Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

 

ESSENTIAL AND OTHER IMPORTANT FUNCTIONS STATEMENTS:

Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

Essential Functions:

  • Assist faculty and staff in ensuring ADA Compliance training and standards for instructional materials in courses as well as other instructional/informational materials 
  • Assist faculty with meeting and maintaining UND Standards to promote student success
  • Possess working knowledge of Quality Matters to assist faculty in improving instructional quality
  • Collaborate with faculty subject matter experts to implement best practices in instructional design to promote student success
  • Collaborate with faculty subject matter experts to implement best practices and innovative technologies to promote student success
  • Plan and teach relevant workshops (Ex: Blackboard, Collaborate, technology tools, video editing software, etc.) to assist faculty and staff in increasing student success
  • Communicate clearly and professionally with instructors and staff in a timely manner.
  • Collaborate with the Assistant Vice President of Instructional Operations, the LMS Coordinator and other relevant stakeholders to evaluate professional development needs and plan accordingly
  • Collaborate with LMS Coordinator and other relevant stakeholders to plan training that prepares students for taking online classes to increase student success
  • Design, develop, and implement technology workshops, web-based tutorials, and various instructional materials and resources for instructors and staff as needed.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve instructor questions and issues about instructional uses of Learning Management Systems (currently Blackboard) and other technologies and tools.
  • Advise instructors on the appropriate instructional uses of tools.
  • Contribute to quality control initiatives targeting face-to-face and online instruction.
  • Collect, analyze, and report data relating to instructional design and instructional technology use.

 

Other Important Functions:

  • Maintain working knowledge of current Instructional Design principals and theories
  • Maintain current knowledge of ADA compliance guidelines and requirements as they relate to instruction and instructional/informational materials.
  • Maintain current knowledge of the college’s LMS
  • Research, analyze, and evaluate new instructional tools and technologies for potential adoption.
  • Promote the implementation of adopted instructional tools.
  • Identify institutional needs in relation to course design and student success
  • Identify institutional needs in relation to tool and technology use and student success
  • Assist in planning and recommending equipment selection and design for instructional needs. 
  • Initiate, plan, and implement ideas for instructional improvement
  • Serve on college committees as needed.
  • Attend and participate in departmental meetings.
  • Some evening or weekend workshops may be required.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

 

Qualifications

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Knowledge of

  • Current instructional design theories, principles, methodologies, and applications for higher education, as well as learning theories.
  • Current trends and developments in instructional technology and tools.
  • Statistical reporting and recordkeeping.

 

Ability To:

  • Model and teach instructional design principals that will enhance student success
  • Model and teach effective and innovative uses of instructional technology for instructors and staff (as needed).
  • Establish and maintain professional and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Interpret and apply CFCC goals, objectives, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Communicate clearly and respectfully, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrate strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Identify advantages and limitations of course design options for instructional purposes.
  • Identify advantages and limitations of using various technologies for instructional purposes.
  • Quickly learn new software in detail; teach the use of the software to others; prepare software use documents as needed.
  • Work well independently
  • Teach one-on-one and large groups equally effectively
  • Exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality

 

  • Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for:
    1. Making observations
    2. Reading and writing
    3. Communicating with others
    4. Operating assigned equipment
    5. Handling varied tasks simultaneously
  • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include the following:
    1. Standing or sitting for extended periods of time
    2. Operating assigned equipment
    3. Handling varied tasks simultaneously 
    4. Bending, stooping, climbing, or lifting up to 50 pounds
  • Maintain mental capacity, which allow the capability of:
    1. Making sound decisions
    2. Responding to questions
    3. Demonstrating intellectual capabilities

 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING GUIDELINES:

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

 

Minimum Education/Training:

  • A Master’s degree in Instructional Technology or Instructional Design or in a related field

 

Minimum Experience:

  • 2 years of teaching or training or related experience.  

 

Preferred Education/Training, Experience, Skills:

  • A Master’s degree in Instructional Technology or Instructional Design or in a related field
  • 2 years of teaching or training in a community college or university setting or related experience

 

Supplemental Information

 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

 

  • This position REQUIRES UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS AND/OR TRAINING CERTIFICATIONS be submitted in addition to the application. Please have these documents ready to upload when applying.

 

  • Candidates are required to submit OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS for all degrees obtained prior to their first day of work or hire date. If highest level of education is High School diploma or equivalent, proof of completion is required.

 

  • Candidates who have obtained their education outside of the US and its territories must have their academic degree(s) validated, at their own expense, by an outside credential evaluation service as equivalent to the Baccalaureate or master’s degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.

How to Apply

Apply online at CFCC Careers Page

Job Post Contact

Anne W. Smith
Director of Human Resources
Cape Fear Community College
411 N. Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
http://cfcc.edu/hr
Phone: 910-362-7028 
Email: asmith@cfcc.edu