The Instructional Designer I is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Director of Curriculum Development. The Instructional Designer works closely with the Curriculum Development Team in managing the continuous quality curriculum improvement program for all adult undergraduate and graduate programs/courses. The Instructional Designer is expected to be comfortable with multiple models of instructional design, as well as best practices in adult accelerated and online learning.
Duties and Responsibilities
Implement quality standards for learning outcomes, assessment, course materials, learner engagement, and accessibility in curriculum development for the College of Adult and Graduate Studies (CAGS) based on the Quality Matters Rubric.
Execute instructional design procedures as outlined in the Curriculum Development Processes and Procedures Manual to include the facilitation of planning meetings for course development projects; the review, revision, and alignment of course materials and assignments to meet course and program goals; and the completion of course development projects based on the projected level of development and project timeline.
Collaborate with Curriculum Development, academic teams, and subject matter experts to lead the design, development, evaluation, and refinement of instructional strategies in course development consistent with best practices in adult education in CAGS undergraduate and graduate courses. Carries a course development load of approximately 3.5 programs or the equivalent number of courses per year.
Execute continuous quality improvement in Blackboard course shells.
Guide the design and development of some multimedia materials for CAGS undergraduate and graduate courses.
Ensure the application of appropriate guidelines to all CAGS courses in areas such fair use, copyright, and ADAAA compliance.
Attend regular meetings, committees, and training sessions as directed by the Director of Curriculum.
Complete other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Master’s degree from an accredited college/university in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Assessment, or equivalent preferred.
Knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required.
Two-three years of instructional design experience preferred.
Experience with adult education and online education preferred.
Experience with online learning platforms such as Blackboard or similar system required.
Experience with multimedia development using tools such as Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop, Premiere, Camtasia, Articulate, and Captivate preferred. Experience with programming languages preferred.
Strong skills in organization, project management, time management, problem-solving, and decision making.
High attention to details while maintaining a strategic perspective.
Works effectively with individuals with different backgrounds and levels of expertise.
Demonstrated current knowledge in the field and a commitment to stay on the cutting edge of instructional design and development.
Nature of Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, you may be required to walk, stand, sit, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, speak with clarity, and have appropriate vision and hearing capabilities. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Colorado Christian University expects all faculty and staff to become a part of the University community by participating in activities and events that occur on the campus throughout the year, which may occur during evenings and weekends.
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About Colorado Christian University
With a heritage dating back to 1914, Colorado Christian University is committed to offering a complete education that develops students intellectually, professionally, and spiritually. Just a few minutes from downtown Denver, CCU is uniquely positioned to offer students a distinctive variety of educational opportunities and experiences.