Job Description

Red Rocks Community College seeks applications for a full time faculty position to join our Multimedia Graphic Design Department beginning in August 2018.

Red Rocks Community College is dedicated to our Vision and Mission, which promote student achievement, staff empowerment, and community engagement. We live our values: Integrity, Collaboration, Learning, Inclusiveness, and Communication. (See:  We encourage applications from individuals whose background and interests align with our commitment to inclusiveness. 

With an unrivaled reputation grounded in our Values, we stand out as a cutting edge model in higher education. We are one of the first community colleges in the country to offer both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs. Our continued pursuit of excellence is instilled in our employees and has inspired a dynamic and passionate culture. 

Red Rocks Community College is looking for a dynamic and collaborative person to teach a variety of MGD courses. This is a full-time faculty appointment that performs instruction related duties focusing on student success, provides service to the college that supports its mission and values, and collaborates with other faculty and staff to ensure program development and advancement.

Position Responsibilities:

Perform instruction-related duties and responsibilities and program coordination and direction for the Multimedia Graphic Design program at the College in accordance with the philosophy, policies, and procedures of the Colorado Community College System and Red Rocks Community College. See additional information in the teaching and service sections below.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia Technology, Graphic Design or related field, from a regionally accredited college/university
  • Must have or be able to obtain a Colorado Vocational Credential
  • Minimum two years’ work experience in multimedia graphic field and experience teaching multimedia graphic design courses
  • Proficiency in Adobe CC Applications
  • Graphic design, video production, motion graphics, journalism and basic web development

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Multimedia Technology, Graphic Design or related field.
  • Five years work experience in the multimedia field and teaching experience at the community college level. 
  • Professional recognitions for work in multimedia graphic design

Teaching: Teach courses in the Mutlimedia Graphic Design program.

  • Teach day, evening, and/or weekend, courses in accordance with approved course of study or outline utilizing traditional and alternative methods of instruction (including computer-aided, on-line, distance learning, self-paced, interdisciplinary, etc.) where appropriate.
  • Coordinate class structure and organization, prepare course materials, demonstrate and maintain currency in the discipline and in teaching methodology, present instructional material effectively, maintain professional and courteous interaction with students and employees, and demonstrate sensitivity to different learning styles. 
  • Hold regular office hours, encourage student engagement and student achievement, utilize assessment data to facilitate student learning, document teaching and curriculum changes based on assessment results, incorporate course, program, and college student learning outcomes into teaching, utilize student retention strategies, integrate technology into course work as appropriate to the discipline. 
  • Assist with program and plan development and maintenance, coordinate instructional programs as assigned, review, coordinate, and recommend textbooks and/or class materials. 
  • Comply with college procedures pertaining to grading and record keeping, assist in maintaining inventory control of equipment, tools, and supplies required for classes, and in requesting repair and/or replacement for the equipment according to division regulations. 
  • Participate in various college, system, and/or professional activities intended to develop the faculty member and enhance his/her ability to teach effectively. 
  • Ensure program and staff regulatory compliance with CTE requirements. 

Service: Fulfill the mission and goals of the College outside of the classroom. Components may include but are not limited to:

  • Departmental service, including conducting classroom observations and providing performance feedback for part-time faculty; developing and communicating program policies and procedures to staff and students to assure the integrity of the established college and safety standards and procedures; curriculum coordination and development, developing and evaluating curriculum in relation to community needs and recommending changes as appropriate; assisting in class scheduling and college catalog review; assisting with or assuming department chair duties; conducting advising and outreach activities; assisting with concurrent enrollment; undertaking administrative assignments and committee work; attending departmental meetings and, when appropriate planning and attending advisory meetings; participating in system, college-wide and campus committee work including assisting in recruiting and interviewing potential full-time faculty and part-time instructors; sponsoring and participating in student activities; and attending college activities and events.
  • Additional activities may include but are not limited to: performing administrative tasks to maintain program excellence including but not limited to, evaluating graduation applications and prior learning assessment applications, scheduling class offerings for each semester; maintaining course sequence plans for each degree and certificate offered; conducting annual and five-year program reviews; holding advisory committee meetings twice each year to receive feedback from local agency partners and employers; participating in strategic planning, program assessment, and accreditation activities as required by the college; serving as the college representative on a local board or commission; making community or professional presentations; serving as a liaison to local schools; and serving as an elected or appointed member of local boards.
  • Participation in various college system, and/or professional activities intended to develop the faculty member and enhance his/her ability to contribute to the mission and goals of the department and institution.

Salary: RRCC offers a flexible work environment. This position is a full time 9 month  appointment.  Starting salary: $45,780-$53,530

To Apply – Complete applications must be received by midnight April 2, 2018. Applicants should include:

  1. A cover letter describing their academic qualifications and professional experiences and how they will bring value to the MGD curricula. Applicants’ statements should detail how their teaching, service and/or work experience has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their field; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Red Rocks Community College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion;
  2. A description of teaching philosophy
  3. Any evidence of teaching effectiveness,
  4. A CV or resume.

Contact information (email and phone number) for three references will be asked for in the application.

Applications must be submitted electronically through Red Rocks Community College employment online:   

You will admire the friendly culture of our campus and be inspired by our team environment and dedicated employees. Additionally, we offer:

Attractive health, dental, vision, life, and flexible savings options; we will also help you build your retirement savings via our defined benefit or defined contribution plans.

An opportunity to become a lifelong-learner and enjoy considerable savings for the college education of your dependents through our tuition reimbursement program.

For a complete overview of our benefits, please visit the benefits section of our website.

Connect daily and make a difference in the lives of thousands of students working to earn an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or a Master’s degree at Red Rocks Community College (RRCC). RRCC has two campuses: our main campus in Lakewood, Colorado and our newly expanded campus in Arvada, Colorado. Red Rocks is Colorado’s premier community college and the fourth largest in the state, serving over 15,000 students each year. RRCC is the first community college in the nation to offer a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies and the first in Colorado to offer a Bachelor’s degree in Water Quality Management.

This college is located on the 140-acre, beautifully landscaped, Lakewood main campus, high in the foothills, with views looking along the Front Range to Boulder and beyond. Just minutes from downtown Denver, with dedicated RTD light-rail and bus stops, commuting is quick and easy. At Lakewood, RRCC offers employee access to an on-campus coffee shop and cafeteria, an on-campus children’s center, health clinic, recreational facilities, and a brand new 38,000 square foot recreation center, complete with climbing wall, a large gym with basketball courts, state of the art fitness equipment, and full locker rooms to make your transition back to work easy and efficient. RRCC also offers tuition assistance for full-time employees and most dependents, for classes within the 13-college, state-wide Colorado Community College System.

Important Notes

Note: Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinary terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this within your application materials.

Red Rocks Community College is committed to diversity in its people and programs. The College is an equal opportunity educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex/gender, sexual orientation gender identity, religion, age, national/ ethnic origin, pregnancy status, veteran’s status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by applicable law, in its employment practices or educational programs and activities.

RRCC has designated the Executive Director of Human Resources as its Affirmative Action Officer/Equal Opportunity Administrator/Title IX Administrator with the responsibility to coordinate its civil rights compliance activities and grievance procedures. For information, contact Executive Director of Human Resources, Title IX Coordinator, Title VII/Equal Opportunity Coordinator, ADA/Sec 504 Coordinator, 13300 West Sixth Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80228. 303-914-6298.

Reasonable accommodation will be provided upon request for persons with disabilities.  If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in the application process, please notify Human Resources at 303-914-6570.

RRCC conducts pre-employment background checks on all employment finalists to determine or verify background information, including criminal history, references from previous employment, qualifications, and, when applicable, driving history. Employment offers are contingent upon receiving a satisfactory report.

For information regarding Red Rocks Community College security, including crime statistics for the Red Rocks Community College Lakewood and Arvada campuses, please see the Red Rocks Community College campus security website at: For a hard copy report please contact 303.914.6494.