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POSTED: August 24, 2018

Instructional Designer, Faculty Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Office of Human Resources | | 401-825-2311
Community College of Rhode Island
Warwick, RI
Full time
Project/Implementation Management
Hiring range: $56,071-77,348; Salary commensurate with education and experience

Reporting to the Director of Instructional Technology and Online Learning, this position works with faculty, staff, and administration to design and conduct faculty development programs, including workshops, resources, and individual consultations, for the use of effective teaching methodologies and technology in online, hybrid, and on ground classes in support of CCRI’s Strategic Plan. This person fosters collaborative partnerships with academic units, faculty leaders, and individual faculty in the design and planning of courses, learning environments, and active learning experiences, by employing best instructional design principles.

• Identifies innovative and effective teaching practices for promoting to CCRI faculty.
• Develops and delivers faculty professional development (e.g., courses, workshops, seminars, resources, and consultations) in those teaching practices.
• Assess and address the needs of faculty to help improve the effectiveness of instruction, including reviewing online and hybrid courses for alignment with course design guidelines.
• Collaborate closely with faculty in a course planning process (i.e., determining strategies for assessment, approaches to student engagement, and techniques for sharing content) in regards to modality (e.g., online, hybrid, web-enhanced) for new and existing courses.
• Contribute to a campus culture that values and recognizes the importance of teaching excellence and student learning.
• Provide guidance on meeting accessibility standards and ADA requirements of instructional materials.
• Contribute to and maintain procedures and guiding documents in print and online.
• Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive community college.
• Work collaboratively with others in a diverse and inclusive environment.
• Additional responsibilities as directed by the supervisor consistent with rank and position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • Master’s degree in Instructional Design, Education or related field required • Minimum of two years of relevant instructional design, faculty development, or similar work experience. • Demonstrated thorough knowledge and understanding of the principles of instructional design and adult learning. Expertise in accessibility desired. • Demonstrated familiarity with Blackboard Learn and other commonly used instructional technologies required (e.g., test creation and proctoring, content creation, collaborative software). • Demonstrated strong leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with diverse audiences; • Demonstrated ability to work independently with strong time management skills • Demonstrated excellent organizational and problem solving skills; • Demonstrated ability to interpret and adhere to institutional policies, plans, objectives, rules and regulations, and standards, and to communicate the interpretation to others. • Ability to travel locally and nationally. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Experience with teaching online. • Experience working in a higher education setting, particularly a community college. • Demonstrated experience working with a diverse group of adult learners.
• Master’s degree in Instructional Design, Education or related field required
From its modest beginning with 325 students in 1964, to its present enrollment of almost 18,000 students, Community College of Rhode Island has grown to meet the goals of its founders. For 45 years, the College's challenge has been to provide academic transfer programs, career oriented training and student support services of the highest caliber. Community College of Rhode Island offers programs in academic and vocational-technical areas as well as a full complement of programs and services for full and part-time students, for recent high school graduates and for older, adult learners. The student body at the Community College of Rhode Island enjoys considerable diversity in ages, cultures and experiences. Sixty-two percent are women, 70 percent are part-time, 38 percent are from an ethnic minority group, and 60 percent are 25 years of age or older. Many graduating students transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Others complete career-oriented programs which can lead to immediate employment in technical fields. CCRI's faculty totals approximately 300 full-time members. Community College of Rhode Island grants the Associate in Arts (A.A.), the Associate in Science (A.S.), the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.), the Associate in Applied Science in Technical Studies (A.A.S.-T.S.) and the Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.) degrees. Several one-year certificates are also awarded. CCRI opens its facilities for public use, sponsors programs on issues of public concern, and offers workshops and seminars for small businesses, for government agencies and for individuals seeking to improve their skills or enhance their lives. In every sense, CCRI strives to be Rhode Island's community college meeting the educational needs of the people of this state.