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Title V Instructional Design Specialist

The Instructional Design Specialist will be able to apply evidence-based instructional design theories, practice and methods to create engaging learning activities and compelling course content by working with subject matter experts and identifying target audience’s training needs each year for the Title V course pilots. This position provides instructional and program design expertise for the development and support of face to face courses, online courses and hybrid courses as well as creating faculty development opportunities. This position is funded 100% though a Title V grant.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

  • To understand and commit to the Mission of the College ~ To provide challenging and   diverse opportunities for the pursuit of learning and to enhance personal and community development in a responsible, accessible and learner-centered environment;
  • Provide instructional design consultation, guidance and support to faculty subject matter experts in the
    design and development of academically effective, face to face, media-rich distance and hybrid
    programs, courses, modules and any other course materials (e.g. integration of videos, discussion
    boards, rubrics, quizzes, exercises, scripts, storyboards, simulations, games and web- based training) for
  • Facilitate the use of effective instructional approaches in the design and development of face to face,
    distance, hybrid and flipped courses;
  • Collaborate with faculty to ensure learning objectives are met and pedagogical approaches are
  • Support faculty in the integration of emerging technologies to facilitate engaging teaching practices and
    student learning experiences;
  • Provide instructional design guidance and support to faculty to include responding to requests for assistance, troubleshooting, designing program templates, facilitating training, group workshops, learning discussions and maintaining the integrity of courses;
  • Work closely with faculty to create the course development plan, project milestones, and production timeline;
  • Provide (monthly, weekly, as necessary) records of project progress and/or concerns with Director, faculty and staff;
  • Assume responsibility for timely completion of tasks and activity objectives;
  • Remain current regarding Title V and U.S. Department of Education policies, grant terms, and conditions to assure program compliance throughout grant period;
  • Coordinate faculty development in active, learner-centered, culturally responsive instructional strategies and tools, including infusion of technology;
  • Assist/support faculty in target course revision, effective delivery of pilots;
  • Coordinate with Activity Director/ Connection Center Director to align new innovative curricula with Connections Center services;
  • Oversee project management for courses from inception to completion, and communicate progress to the Director. This also includes planning for potential concerns and preparing work sessions to meet deadlines;
  • Design and provide tutorials, workshops, and on-line learning materials;
  • Coordinate with instructional technology personnel to customize software tools supporting instruction;
  • Assist with ongoing activity and project evaluation;
  • Stay current with trends and best practices regarding curriculum revision, and work closely with faculty, and other DC3 staff in implementing, evaluating, and improving learning strategies;
  • Serve on committees as assigned by the Activity Director;
  • Maintains confidentiality of information exposed to in the course of business regarding students, supervisors, faculty, staff; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director.

The above job description supersedes all previous descriptions.  This description is intended to be a tool to describe the primary purpose of the job and the Essential Functions and Responsibilities.  The job description may not be inclusive of all duties and job responsibilities.  Administration has the right to add to or change the job responsibilities to cover absences or relief to equalize peak work periods at any time.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Master’s degree in instructional design, curriculum design, instructional technology, educational technology or related field.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in postsecondary curriculum development;
  • Experience with federal grants and related grant expenditures;
  • Experience in designing/delivering faculty development;
  • Experience in partnering with faculty to design, build and evaluate hybrid/online courses using appropriate research-based instructional techniques and technologies;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of learning and instructional design pedagogy, theories, instructional systems,
    and learning technologies;
  • Familiar with the use of Learning Management Systems from an instructor’s perspective, such as Canvas.
  • Experience with the use of instructional technologies such as web conferencing, video development, anti-plagiarism software, lecture capture, web page editors, graphic software, mobile learning and copyright;
  • Excellent leadership and problem solving skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team;
  • Familiar with the usability and accessibility guidelines and best practices in instructional design;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; and
  • Must maintain a valid Kansas driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three (3) years’ experience working with minority, “high-risk,” and underprepared students
  • Bilingual skills

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to hear informational speaker in a conversational voice;
  • Ability to speak clearly and audibly to individuals in person and via the telephone;
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time;
  • Ability to access classrooms, offices, and other locations both on and off campus;
  • Ability to lift and carry 40 pounds; and
  • Valid Kansas driver’s license

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

 Building Assignment

  • HUM 215 A