Job Description

Red Rocks Community College seeks applications for a full time Instructional Designer position to join our Instructional Services team.

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: http://www.rrcc.edu/diversity)  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. 

Position Summary: The position of Instructional Designer exists to support faculty in the development of effective online learning environments for online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses. Through collaboration with faculty, staff and administrators, this position will ensure that courses meet approved standards and incorporate both established and emerging technologies effectively. The position serves as the main point of contact for eLearning support of the college’s Web Accessibility plan. The position will also assist the Director of eLearning in development and delivery of training programs incorporating Universal Design principles for college faculty and staff, and other assignments as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in instructional design, educational technology, or related professional field.
  • Experience mentoring or training instructors in educational technology
  • Experience with one learning management system (such as Blackboard, WebCT, Angel, Brightspace by D2L, eCollege)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in instructional design, educational technology, or Universal Design with emphasis on teacher education and development or learning and teaching theories for an accredited college or university.
  • Experience in Web Accessibility training for electronic media.
  • One year’s teaching experience at secondary or college level.
  • Experience in developing online courses or course components in Brightspace by D2L.
  • Experience working in diverse communities and supporting the success of students and staff from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in the field.
  • Experience with Quality Matters or similar online quality assurance framework.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of instructional design, including learning theory and Universal Design principles
  • Strong computer skills, including web authoring, multimedia software and Microsoft Office products.
  • Ability to quickly learn and then present new technology tools for evaluation
  • Ability to interact with diverse groups of faculty, students and staff with a wide spectrum of technical skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the rules, regulations and principles of WCAG 2.0 Level AA accessibility standards.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Consult with faculty members and department chairs on effective strategies to meet specific learning goals, including use of the learning management system and related instructional technologies. Assists faculty in the development of new online and hybrid classes, and also web-based enhancements to traditional classes.
  • Works with individual faculty members and departments to design effective online courses and course components, including assessments
  • Serves as main point of contact in eLearning for college-wide Web Accessibility plan. Consults with instructional divisions and other departments on standards and best practices for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG) AA standards for instructional materials and principles of Universal Design.
  • Develops materials and resources that promote the principles of Universal Design and web accessibility 
  • Develops and implements training for faculty on the andragogy/pedagogy of online learning as well as how to use the learning management system for online, hybrid and web-enhanced classes. Tracks delivery and impact of faculty training activities and reports on results to Director of eLearning.
  • Researches and evaluates new developments in online learning and instructional technology and assists faculty in their implementation as appropriate. Takes a proactive role in the continuous improvement of eLearning.
  • Provides technology based training sessions to individual faculty and small groups as appropriate
  • Responds to faculty and student questions via email, phone, and in person
  • Completes other position related projects and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of eLearning

Salary: $46,246 - 55,495/annual

To Apply – Complete applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday October 21, 2018. To apply for this position, please click the button below and complete an application including the following:

  1. A cover letter addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for this position
  2. A 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: http://jobs.rrcc.edu   

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.

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: http://www.rrcc.edu/police/. For a hard copy report please contact 303.914.6494.

Application Instructions

To Apply – Complete applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday October 21, 2018. To apply for this position, please click the button below and complete an application including the following:

  1. A cover letter addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for this position
  2. A 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: http://jobs.rrcc.edu   

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