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Instructional Designer
Kalamazoo Valley Community College in Kalamazoo, Michigan
Date Posted 08/02/2021
Admin-Instructional Technology And Design
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Summary:
Do you get excited about helping others learn and grow? Do you enjoy making processes better by serving and recommending strategies that assist with student learning outcomes? Have you wanted to help shape how learning design is approached in a community college setting? If this sounds like you, KVCC may have the perfect opportunity for you.

The Instructional Designer will collaborate, consult, and support faculty, staff and credit and non-credit instructors in the development of instructional strategies, assessment techniques, and the appropriate integration of instructional technologies to enhance pedagogy and improve student learning for face-to-face, blended, and online courses with specific emphasis on Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

In this role you will collaborate with other Faculty Success Center staff to develop and facilitate professional development opportunities supporting instructional design, UDL, and developing accessible materials.

You will also serve on committees such as the Institutional Learning Outcomes Assessment committee, to assist faculty on program assessment and student learning outcomes assessment strategies.

Additional responsibilities as follows:
  • Collaborate with team members for programming and services supporting exemplary instruction and compile and develop related resources with particular emphasis on UDL.
  • Ensure online courses meet ADA requirements and perform technical and quality reviews of online courses prior to the start of each semester.
  • Develop metrics to track progress on accessibility of instructional materials and practices, and contribute relevant data to the annual campus-wide accessibility reporting requirements.
  • Work with Human Resources to hire, orient, train, and evaluate assigned staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Education, curriculum and instruction, Instructional Design, and Educational Technology or other related field with formal education or a certificate in Instructional Design and two or more years (or equivalent) experience using a learning management system for instructional and course/program development.

Required knowledge and skills:
  • Experience with online/blended course design
  • Experience using a learning management system
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in team environment
  • Working knowledge of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) pedagogies and educational accessibility principles, current theories, models and exemplary practices in higher education
  • Skill in designing and delivering training
  • Skill in oral and written communications

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:
Master’s or doctorate in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Design, Educational Technology or other related field with formal education or a certificate in Instructional Design.

Preferred knowledge and skills:
Experience working in a higher education setting, preferably at the community college level.

Experience using standard software packages and technology to develop accessible instructional materials (e.g., graphics and multimedia, screen capture software, etc.)

Physical Demands:

Work Hours:
Core business hours 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please note that this is a grant funded position with continuation determined based on need.
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