Cerritos College — Instructional Technology Designer

Instructional Technology Designer

Salary: $75,526.44 – $91,057.32 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: Instructional Tech Designer-22
Closing: 11/4/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Norwalk, CA
Department: Instructional Tech Designer-22
Division: Library & LRC

Equity and Diversity
The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal opportunity employment. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its policies, procedures or practices. In fact, the college encourages applications from all segments of qualified people.

College Profile
Cerritos College is ranked 14th among the top 100 schools with the highest Hispanic enrollment in the United States by the United States Department of Education. Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college's district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Enrollment currently averages 20,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at http://www.cerritos.edu

Department Profile
The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTX) provides professional learning opportunities to all faculty while also providing comprehensive faculty resources.

Collaborates with subject matter and multimedia experts to assist in the development of course materials that are consistent with sound instructional design principles and college brand standards. Assists faculty with best practices for designing online courses, including technical standards for accessibility. Delivers instructional design training and technical support for faculty with online and web-enhanced courses.

Distinguishing Career Features
The Instructional Technology Designer requires demonstrated skills in Adobe CC and HTML. Must be comfortable working with various LMS/CMS platforms. Must have excellent attention to detail and strong project management experience combined with extensive knowledge of instructional design methodologies, Bloom's taxonomy, and writing learning outcomes.

Job Duties
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides instructional design and technology assistance to faculty and staff for developing online and web-enhanced courses or training.
  • Works closely with faculty, staff, and other experts to research, coordinate, develop, and implement new instructional design, accessibility, and technology training programs for the college.
  • Develops and conducts in-person and online trainings on technical and pedagogical skills necessary to deliver interactive, engaging, and accessible online learning courses that utilize universal design. Evaluates and revamps training materials as appropriate to meet changing technology and user needs.
  • Coordinates and provides services for faculty and multimedia designers to design, develop, and revise online courses and trainings using appropriate instructional strategies and technologies.
  • Works collaboratively with faculty and staff to develop recommendations for sequencing of instruction, use of assessments, and design of course materials and activities.
  • Provides support to faculty and staff designing instructional material by editing and formatting course assets for education technology, online learning, and instructional models.
  • Maintains current knowledge of universal accessibility compliance requirements for online courses and digital learning content. Evaluates accessibility standards and recommends purchases of curricular software by following established procedures.
  • Works in conjunction with SAS employees and other Divisions and Departments to assist faculty to design online course content with a focus on universal design. Oversees and ensures appropriate implementation of universal accessibility requirements.
  • Performs quality assurance checks on courses and related instructional projects. Ensures academic integrity of the curriculum supported by the course design, pedagogical choices, and technical selection.
  • May evaluate curricular software for accessibility standards and assists employees when prioritizing, assigning, and monitoring work for technical compliance and quality.
  • Explores and researches accessibility technologies and software applications in support of a universally designed learning environment, including various tools that enhance or augment the college's learning management environment.
  • Researches open source books, media, and published materials; addresses and identifies potential accessibility and copyright issues.
  • Provides team-based leadership and project management for design and development process. Communicates project timelines and updates to various stakeholders.
  • Creates documentation on internal procedures, workflow, and reporting functions for online courses.
  • Collaborates with departmental/area staff and serves on required internal and external committees.
  • Interprets and applies department and district policies and procedures and assures compliance with local, state, and federal requirements.
  • Participates in planning for current and future college distance learning needs.
  • Remains current with educational tools, trends, and innovations, including accessibility, learning theory, instructional design theory, and educational technology.
  • Maintains currency of knowledge and skills related to the duties and responsibilities.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience
The position requires a master's degree, from an accredited institution in instructional design, educational technology, instructional technology, or related field, and two years of experience in the development of online course materials and educational programs using learning management systems as a course designer, conducting training and developing training materials. Additional experience in instructional design may substitute for master's degree.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience working with subject matter experts to assist in the design of online courses.

  • Experience managing multiple projects, meeting schedule and budget goals. Knowledge of open education resources (OER), books, and publications. Proficiency in MS Office, Adobe CC, Google Drive/Docs. Thorough knowledge of Canvas. Online teaching experience.

Additional Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Excellent writing, editing, grammar, spelling, and communication skills. Attention to detail and high level of organization skills. Ability to learn new software quickly.
  • Experience teaching at a community college.
  • Experience as an instructional designer at a community college.
  • Experience training community college faculty and designing professional development opportunities.
  • Evidence of equity, diversity, and inclusion focus in professional work.
  • Familiarity with principles and practices of inclusive teaching and racial justice.
  • Experience intentionally addressing an opportunity gap to mitigate the impact of institutional racism.
  • Familiarity with Cerritos College and service area communities.
  • Ability to support faculty at all levels of technology knowledge.
  • Ability to support faculty with creating templates in Canvas and using integrated tools within Canvas.
  • Working knowledge of the CVC-OEI rubric.

Supplemental Information
Knowledge and Skills
Requires specialized knowledge of instructional design and techniques for using e-learning authoring tools (e.g., Camtasia, Storyline Articulate) to create multimedia learning objects. Requires proficiency in HTML and CSS (the ability to code without the use of a WYSIWYG editor). Requires thorough knowledge of copyright law, accessibility, VPAT requirements for accessible software, and universal design standards.
Requires knowledge of English language sufficient to write clear, succinct, step-by-step instructions and explanations. Requires sufficient human relations skills to deliver in-service education to groups and individuals and to explain technical concepts to non-technical employees.

Requires the ability to evaluate, design and produce clear training materials, web-based help and training, multimedia demonstrations, and documentation. Requires the ability to design and convert instructional materials and media to meet ADA/accessibility standards. Requires the ability to initiate and coordinate the delivery of training. Requires the ability to deliver in-service instruction to groups with varying degrees of knowledge and skills. Requires the ability to convey concepts in writing and orally to individuals or groups with diverse backgrounds. Requires the ability to work in a changing environment and manage multiple priorities. Requires the ability to work cooperatively and productively with others. Requires the ability to demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college employees and students.

Physical Abilities
Requires ambulatory ability to move to various office and classroom-type locations. Requires sufficient auditory ability to project voice to a group, understand questions and prompts, and carry on routine conversations. Must be physically able to operate a variety of machines and equipment including computer, office equipment, and telephone.

Licenses and Certificates
May require a valid driver's license.

Working Conditions
Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations exist. Tasks may require extended periods at a keyboard or workstation.

Salary/Fringe Benefits
Grade 48 on District Classified Salary Schedule ($6,293.87 -$7,588.11/month).
Health and welfare benefits include District contribution for medical/dental/vision benefits and employee life insurance ($50,000). (Cash in lieu option available on medical insurance.)
Participation in the Public Employee's Retirement System that is also integrated with Social Security

Conditions of Employment
This is a full-time 12-calendar month Classified position.
Hours of employment: May vary and include evening work.
Initial placement of employees on Classified Salary schedule is at Step 1. After six months of successful probationary employment, employee is placed at Step 2.
Employment is to be effective as soon as possible following completion of the selection process.

Individual who is offered employment shall be required to obtain fingerprints for a criminal history clearance through the State Department of Justice and remit the required fee for processing the fingerprints, Federal Bureau of Investigation (no fee if obtained at Cerritos College Campus Police Station), produce an original social security card, and submit negative TB test results (must be within the past four years or within the last 60 days if not previously employed in a school district in California) before employment.

Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per Government Codes 3100-3109.

Board Policy 2905 requires mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations as a condition of employment. The District requires all employees to submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC. Full policy details can be found on the website; Cerritos College – Chapter 2 – Board of Trustees. Employees may submit requests for medical or religious exemptions to the vaccine mandate for consideration. Details are available on the District's COVID-19 webpage

**Please note – the District does not provide for immigration sponsorships such as H1B Visas

Application Procedures
Application materials must be submitted by the closing date. Applicants who need special services or facilities due to disability in order to apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at the time of application or at least 72 hours prior to the closing date or date of a scheduled interview.

It is the applicant's responsibility to provide copies of all transcript(s) verifying all educational degree(s) and/or coursework required for the position. Transcripts must be from regionally accredited institutions. A foreign transcript must be evaluated by a NACES certified agency. The website address is www.naces.org.

Required Documents needed to apply

Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Cover letter / Letter of Interest

Transcripts (Must show all coursework completed and the conferral date of the degree)

3 Recommendation Letters (written w/in 1 year)

To apply, visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/cerritosedu/jobs/3726557/instructional-technology-designer

The District ensures that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. .jeid-7c76f9300ce53a43b42a796ca2ce5936

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