Reports to: Executive Director, Distance Learning & Instructional Technologies
Close Date: March 19, 2020
The Instructional Designer will provide support, training, consultation, and instructional design assistance to faculty developing distance learning courses and in the use of instructional technologies for teaching and learning. Applying current research in areas of instructional design, learning theory, and innovative instructional technologies, this position will collaborate with faculty, subject matter experts (SME), and other campus stakeholders in the design and development of instructional materials for online and hybrid courses. This position will lead and collaborate with the Center for Teaching Excellence to facilitate faculty development initiatives, training sessions, and consultations for faculty related to teaching and learning with technology. Finally, this position will provide project management for online and hybrid course development and the enhancement and advancement of quality distance learning initiatives at GRCC.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Work directly with faculty and teams in the design and development of online/hybrid courses in a wide array of disciplines.
Facilitate the enhancement of existing online/hybrid curriculum and online instructional materials with a focus on quality, effective instructional design, universal design, and accessibility.
Lead in creating, coordinating, and facilitating workshops and seminars for faculty and staff in instructional design and the effective use of instructional technologies in teaching and learning.
Facilitate the design, development, and integration of multimedia support materials for use in online, hybrid, and face to face courses.
Assist in the development of policies and procedures for instructional design and course development for distance learning.
Stay current with emerging technologies, methods, and learning theories. Share new knowledge with faculty and staff.
Assist in the Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies Department web page updates.
Serve on standing college teams related to the delivery of instruction, multimedia development, and other relevant committees.
Consult with faculty on enhancing distance learning courses through: pedagogical improvements, course design that contributes to online community, training faculty on the managerial aspects of teaching online, and the technical design of online courses.
Work closely with the staff of Instructional Support, the Center for Teaching Excellence, Information Technology, Library Services, Media Technologies, and other areas relative to the needs of the Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies Department.
Regular attendance during normal scheduled hours is required. Being present is essential for serving customers and performing the essential functions of this position.
Other duties may be required as they relate to the position as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in education, instructional design, or a closely related field with online teaching experience.
Master’s degree in Education or related field is preferred.
National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) preferred.
A minimum of 3 years of experience in the design and development of instructional materials, online and hybrid courses, and distance learning based curriculum.
Teaching experience with online and hybrid courses strongly preferred.
Knowledgeable in effective pedagogy, learning theory, and instructional design with a focus on quality online course design and development.
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to work with faculty, staff, and students in a courteous and helpful manner.
Knowledge and experience in using a wide variety of software and hardware tools related to authoring, courseware design, and web development for developing online course materials.
Experience teaching, training, and using learning management systems (Blackboard experience preferred) to develop and design quality courses.
Knowledge and experience in use and application of quality rubrics (Quality Matters, preferred) for effective online course design and delivery.
Knowledge in project management skills to plan, design, and review online and hybrid course curriculum.
Ability to explain technical concepts to non-technical people.
Must be proficient in verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills to work effectively with people of diverse ages, ethnic, sexual orientation and socio-economic backgrounds.
Ability to provide training and speak publicly.
Maintain the highest levels of confidentiality and ethical standards.
Must be self-motivated and resourceful, demonstrating initiative and strong problem-solving abilities.
Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize, and complete tasks in a timely manner.
Demonstrated ability to maintain positive interpersonal relationships and work effectively as a member of a team.
Project a professional image, including punctuality and good attendance record.
The position requires long periods of sitting, standing, reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds.
Ability to function effectively as a member of a team in a multi-person, service-oriented department.
Occasional work outside of normal business hours.
METHOD OF APPLICATION
To apply for this position, please visit our website at www.grcc.edu/jobs Grand Rapids Community College is only accepting online applications for this position. Submit a cover letter and resume in one document. The opportunity to apply for this position will close on March 19, 2020 at 11:59 PM ET. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Visa sponsorship is not available.
Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. GRCC is committed to reviewing all aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment, including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of the listed protected characteristics. The college will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an investigation. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295.
Internal Number: 1049
About Grand Rapids Community College
The urban campus of Grand Rapids Community College is situated on a six-block area in the heart of Michigan’s second largest metropolitan area with a population approaching one million. GRCC, founded in 1914, is the oldest community college in Michigan, but the atmosphere is exciting and contemporary; its top-notch faculty, commitment to diversity in programming and campus lifestyle, and the strong spirit of community collaboration under the leadership of President Bill Pink, make it a vital and rewarding workplace.
Known as “The Community’s College,” GRCC is responsive to the needs of surrounding business, economic, cultural and educational environments. The college offers credit and non-credit, associate degree and certification programs, and workforce training at both on- and off-campus locations so that students of all ages and abilities can pursue personal goals for higher education and/or enhanced job opportunities with success.
For more information about GRCC, visit our website at www.grcc.edu