Instructional Designer, Environmental and Natural Resources Technology (EARTh) Center

Instructional Designer, Environmental and Natural Resources Technology (EARTh) Center


Central Carolina Community College
1105 Kelly Drive
Sanford, NC 27330
Phone: 919-775-5401

Job Location


Pittsboro, NC


$61,375.00 - $70,581.00 Annually



Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Closes: Thursday, December 7, 2023

Target Start Date

Monday, January 1, 2024

Expected Work Hours

40 hours weekly

Employment Type

Full-time Staff

Minimum Qualifications

Required educational background:

  • AAS Degree

Required kind and number years of work experience:

  • 5 years of Instructional Design experience

Preferred Qualifications


Position Description

At Central Carolina Community College, we create transformative lifelong learning opportunities! We expect all employees to find ways to remove barriers to student success and provide all students a pathway to achievable dreams. Our employees are charged to recognize the challenges we face and to respond to them with empathy, understanding, and a willingness to help. 


Join the CCCC team as an Instructional Designer and play a crucial role in the innovative Environmental and Natural Resource Technology (EARTh) Center. Funded by the National Science Foundation, and housed at Central Carolina Community College; the mission of the EARTh Center is to collaborate with industry partners, government agencies, and environmental educators to develop an integrated approach to technical education that supports a variety of environmental technology sectors throughout the United States.


This on-site position is designed for a forward-thinking professional ready to work in collaboration with a specialized remote extended reality (XR) simulation development team. Your mission will be to lead in the conceptualization, design, and evaluation of immersive XR learning experiences that will set new standards in environmental and natural resource education. In this role, you will leverage your expertise to shape the educational landscape, ensuring that simulations not only meet educational objectives but also engage learners through the power of XR. As the instructional design expert, your guidance will help bridge the gap between technology and pedagogy, fostering an environment where interactive learning thrives. By joining our team, you will become a part of a community that values innovation, education, and the environment; and will have the opportunity to influence the direction of XR simulation education, making it accessible, relevant, and effective for all learners.  If you are passionate about instructional design and eager to push the boundaries of educational technology, we look forward to your application.


This position is time-limited. Continuation of position past September 2026 is contingent upon available funding.

Diversity Policy:  Central Carolina Community College believes the college experience is greatly enriched through diversity; therefore, the college encourages diversity of thought within the student body and staff. Furthermore, the college seeks to promote awareness of diversity and the respect for all individuals, and the college pledges to adhere to this mission in its relationship with the community.


Essential Duties


  • Assist and train faculty in the development, design, and redesign of distance education courses to create engaging learning activities, experiences, and environments.
  • Recommend appropriate use of technology to meet instructional objectives.
  • Develop and maintain master templates for simulation design.
  • Assist EARTh XR Team in the development of simulations.
  • Train and collaborate with faculty to review accuracy of XR simulations
  • Collaborate with EARTh stakeholders to ensure XR simulation curriculum meets accreditation and federal regulation standards, and best practices.
  • Maintain records and update the evaluation process as needed.
  • Evaluate and assist stakeholders in the revisions of all XR simulations to meet local standards and best practices.
  • Develop and maintain support documentation for XR simulation users.
  • Develop and maintain training manuals for LMS, software, hardware, and other teaching/classroom technology.
  • Train faculty, staff, and students in how to use learning technologies.
  • Provide instructional and technology support to EARTh Center stakeholders, and troubleshoot and resolve other related issues.
  • Assist EARTh Leadership in identifying and implementing technology needs for instructional design.
  • Keep current on best practices in instructional design, to include but not limited to ADA Web Accessibility, SACSCOC, and Department of Education regulations.
  • Attend workshops, conferences and meetings as necessary.
  • Research and make recommendations on educational best practices, instructional resources, and instructional technologies to support teaching and learning.
  • Acquire computer/technology competencies as appropriate to position.
  • Perform other professional or job-related duties as assigned.
  • Recognizing and respecting the variety of experiences and contributions represented by all of our students, employees, and community, the Instructional Designer, Environmental and Natural Resources Technology (EARTh) Center will encourage a learning environment where everyone is supported and valued for their unique perspectives and experiences and will foster and promote the participation of all members of our diverse communities

Job Post Contact

Central Carolina Community College Human Resources

1105 Kelly Drive, Sanford, NC  27540

(919) 718-7493