Associate Director of Instructional Design

Bellevue College

Bellevue, WA, USA Remote

Full-time

US$71k+ (annually)

Education / Attention to detail and systematic way of working

Sep 18

The Associate Director of Instructional Design, under the supervision of the Director of eLearning, will work closely with colleagues to manage the design, creation, delivery, and evaluation of all instructional modes (conventional, hybrid, and online) of delivery, with specific emphasis on Universal Design for Learning principles. The Associate Director will develop opportunities using appropriate instructional technologies to encourage and teach educators how to incorporate multiple means of representation, multiple means of action and expression, and multiple means of engagement.

The position will work collaboratively with administrators to design and review online or hybrid programs and courses, as well as convert existing courses to online or hybrid delivery. The incumbent will work with colleagues to share research on best instructional practices, technology solutions to improve student learning, and assessment of learning outcomes for diverse learners through individual consultations, workshops, online resources, and other methods. This position will supervise one Project Coordinator position. 

 Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule

Annual salary range begins at $71,000.

Annual salary will be commensurate with candidate's qualifications and related experience. 

We offer comprehensive compensation package with salary and benefits as the main components. Generous benefits package is offered through Washington State plans that includes multiple medical, dental, life and disability coverage choices for employees and dependents; choices of retirement and deferred compensation plans; paid holidays, sick, and vacation plans; transit program, reduced tuition, employee discounts and memberships, etc.

The employee is scheduled to work 40 hours per workweek. This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, which means that you are not eligible for overtime pay.

About The College

Bellevue College is a diverse student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. Bellevue College is located just 10 miles east of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 44% students of color and over 1,100 international students. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.

We strive to create a vibrant and inclusive campus community that supports a diverse student body, faculty and staff. As an essential part of our mission and goals, diversity, equity and pluralism are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life. By enriching student life through leadership opportunities, personal learning and cultural experiences, we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse campus community that fosters creativity, innovation and student success.

About the Department

The eLearning department supports all faculty teaching online, hybrid and on-ground classes, and all students using Canvas. The eLearning team includes Digital Learning and Multimedia Services. Our Digital Learning Services provide faculty guidance to enhance online content for more effective student engagement and retention. We encourage creative application of technology through on-going faculty training. We provide online instructor-led and online self-paced workshops, and walk-in Canvas training and support for students and faculty. We provide year-round online Advising. Our Multimedia Services include our Multimedia and eLearning team members who support instructional goals by providing the latest reliable presentation technology support for college events, meetings, conferences, and campus programs for faculty, staff, and students.

Essential Functions

Manage Faculty Training and online course development

  • Lead the Online Excellence Teaching Academy (OETA) Project.
  • In partnership with stakeholders, plan and promote a series of workshops created to onboard faculty to teach online, hybrid, remote and in-person classes using Canvas. 
  • Project will involve creating or restructuring content for: Canvas Procedures & Guidelines, Teaching with Canvas, Copyright for educators. 
  • Selecting the Quality Matters workshops or their equivalent workshops.
  • Supervise OETA Project Coordinator
  • Provide useful and constructive feedback on the instructional quality of online and hybrid courses, including alignment among course objectives, assessment, and activities; learner engagement, assessment, and interaction approaches; online layout, design, tool usage, and accessibility;
  • Provide support for online course layout design, tool usage, and accessibility including with the use of tools such as HTML, CSS, and Cidi Labs design software.
  • Offer effective and timely support to the faculty in the areas of pedagogy, instructional design, and instructional technology for online and hybrid environments.
  • Develop and facilitate workshops supporting UDL principles in instructional design and in developing accessible materials.
  • Prepare and deliver documentation and presentations to a variety of end users.
  • Prioritize and maintain multiple assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Share research findings on best practices of instructional technology use to enhance student learning in all instructional modes (traditional, flipped, hybrid, online), with an emphasis on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles and accessible instructional materials and practices.
  • Act as a liaison to the Disability Resource Center Office to proactively ensure that course content is fully accessible to students with disabilities.

Technology Consultation & Support

  • Provide consultation and support with current technology for online and hybrid education (web conferencing, lecture capture, cloud-based applications). 
  • Provide technical support of instructional technology tools and guidance consistent with accessibility standards.
  • Understand, analyze and diagnose user needs for instructional technology and resolve problems in a timely manner.
  • Respond appropriately to conflicts and problems.
  • Lead and direct eLearning projects and train colleagues.
  • Maintain and enhance professional and technical currency.
  • Evaluate and promote emerging technologies to meet both teaching and learning needs, with particular emphasis on accessibility.

System Support Management

  • Assist with system administration for eLearning platforms such as the learning management system, conference tools, accessibility tools, desktop publishing, video creation, copyright checking and plagiarism.

Other

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Education, Instructional Design, Business, Communication or related field. Any combination of relevant education and/or experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
  • Five (5) years’ college level online teaching experience using Canvas or a similar Learning Management System (LMS).
  • Four (4) years’ experience with increasing responsibilities supporting a LMS in an administrator role.
  • Three (3) years’ experience deploying a badging system for tracking professional development.
  • One (1) year experience of large-scale project management.
  • Two (2) years’ experience planning and executing large scale professional development workshops for faculty learning, using online webinar tools and leading in-person sessions. 
  • Experience training users on effective uses of accessible instructional technologies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of multimedia editing packages including Cidilabs, Panopto, Articulate Rise360, Camtasia Studio, Photoshop and Acrobat Products.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop metrics to track progress of instructional materials and practices, and to contribute relevant data to the annual campus-wide reporting requirements.
  • Instructional Design certification.
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse colleagues and/or students in a collaborative and inclusive environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with effective collaboration and customer service skills.
  • Effective written, verbal, and interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD from an accredited institution in relevant area such as Education or Business.
  • Two (2) years’ experience with all the modalities of learning and how to make online learning accessible for all learners.
  • Quality Matters or Online Learning Consortium certification.
  • Experience in addressing disproportionate impact and equity issues within higher education or other environments.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) pedagogies and educational accessibility principles, current theories, models and exemplary practices in higher education.

Conditions of Employment

Bellevue College intends to provide a drug-free, healthy, safe, and secure work and educational environment. Each employee is expected to report to work in an appropriate mental and physical condition to perform her/his/their assigned duties.

Bellevue College employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. 

Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, state employees must be fully vaccinated and your vaccine status will be verified upon hire. Please reach out to the HR Office at jobs@bellevuecollege.edu if you need information on medical or religious accommodation.

Sexual Misconduct and Background Check:

Prior to start of employment, finalists(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington State Law.

Check frequently in your inbox, spam, junk, clutter email folders for any communication regarding the next steps from Bellevue College and our background check partners.

Reference Check:

Reference checks may include, but are not limited to, contacting references and verification of work experience, and/or past job duties. 

How To Apply

Applications received by 09/21/2022 will be given full consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. 

All individuals interested in this position are encouraged to apply. Your application must include a complete online application and all of the required documents below to be considered complete. Any application that does not provide all requested information will not be considered for the position (only submit required documents with the application, additional documents will not be reviewed.) Please review Application Tips before applying.

Required application materials:   

  • Attach a Cover Letter (min 1 pg., max 2 pgs.)
  • Attach a Resume
  • Attach a Diversity Statement (min 1 pg., max 2 pgs.) that addresses the following: Describe and provide specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background or philosophy demonstrate your commitment to diversity and equity, and how these prepare you to contribute to Bellevue College
  • Complete Job Questionnaires if applicable

Contact: 

If you have questions with regards to the application or the hiring process, please contact Office of Human Resources at 425-564-2274 or email to jobs@bellevuecollege.edu.

EEO Statement

Bellevue College is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity and nondiscrimination to applicants and employees without regard to race or ethnicity; creed; color; national origin; sex; marital status; sexual orientation; age; religion; genetic information; the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability; or whether a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran. Please see policy 4100 at www.bellevuecollege.edu/policies/.

Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may contact hr@bellevuecollege.edu or 425-564-2271. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Title IX Coordinator, 425-564- 2641, Office C227, and EEOC/504 Compliance Officer, 425-564- 2178, Office B126.

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