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Job Title: Instructional Designer/Technologist

Organization: The Community College of Aurora
Location: Aurora, CO 



REPORTS TO: Director Academic Support Services


The Position:

The Community College of Aurora is looking for an instructional designer/technologist to work in the department of online learning. The individual hired will promote effective use of learning technologies for online classroom use and work with instructors in course design, including the use of online technologies. This person must perform as a member of a team, as well as possess the ability to work independently. Competitive candidates will be creative and energetic, with a passion for student and faculty success and an enthusiasm for teaching and learning technology in the classroom and online. Additionally, they will have the ability to learn new technologies quickly. They will be able to handle multiple tasks and deadlines while maintaining the requirements and integrity of the department.


Duties and Responsibilities:


Work independently and collaboratively with subject matter experts and staff to design, develop, and redesign innovative and engaging web-based courses and programs

Provide expertise in the development and maintenance of effective instructional design models.

Provide expertise in the development of appropriate instructional pedagogies through interaction with instructors in both one-on-one sessions and via faculty development workshops

Develop and teach professional development workshops covering both technical and pedagogical issues

Troubleshoot issues reported by instructors, students and staff

Develop multimedia for use in online courses and in the classroom

Train and assist faculty on all functions of the learning management system and other instructional technologies, such as podcasting, lecture capture, web conferencing, learning object creation, student response systems, interactive whiteboards, and other online content, as well as utilizing Web 2.0 technologies where appropriate.

Provide support for students and faculty in the use of educational technologies.

Assist faculty individually, and through workshops, in the integration of different forms of technology into their curriculum.

Provide hands-on assistance to faculty in the use of instructional and computer technologies.

Supervise work study students and D2L Help Desk Staff

Understand Learning Management Systems and help train faculty in the effective use in their online class

Maintain online learning website

Other duties as assigned.


In order to perform the essential functions of this position, the individual must possess the ability to effectively communicate, concentrate, analyze data, pay attention to detail, retain learned knowledge, instruct/teach demonstrate strong organizational skills and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills.


Skills and Abilities:


  • Must demonstrate excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Must demonstrate knowledge of various forms of multimedia such as DVD, Streaming Video, and other digital media.

  • Work must be completed on-site and this individual must be willing and able to conduct workshops during the days, evenings and Saturdays.


Required Qualifications: (In order to advance in this search process, your resume must demonstrate that you meet all of the following required qualifications)


Education Requirements:


  • Master’s degree, preferably in Instructional Technology, Educational Technology, Computer Science or related field. A bachelor’s degree in one of these areas AND equivalent work experience may be substituted.


Experience Requirements:


  • In addition to the education requirements, this position requires two years of professional experience in designing and developing face-to-face and/or online courses that must have included:

  • Working with subject matter experts

  • Working with a learning management system, preferably Desire2Learn

  • Experience in course development, course conversions, and online delivery

  • Demonstrated understanding of learning theory and instructional systems design

  • Demonstrated ability with course design, and multimedia skills

  • Demonstrated ability with Microsoft Office

  • Experience with HTML and CSS

  • Experience with a course authoring tool like Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, Camtasia, or similar

  • Knowledge of accessibility standards including formatting documents/media to comply with WCAG 2.0

  • Two years’ experience in higher education


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Experience working with subject matter experts in developing online courses

  • Higher education experience preparing and delivering faculty and staff training in a variety of formats

  • Experience in a community college setting

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively

  • Experience teaching online

  • Experience in JavaScript

  • Knowledge of a server-side scripting language, preferably PHP

  • Database management in MySQL

  • Video editing


Salary Range:


Anticipated Salary range is in the low to mid $40’s depending on experience and education. CCA offers an excellent benefit plan. Leave and holiday benefits are also included. For more information on the insurance benefits, click on the following link: Benefits


Deadline to Submit Application Material: Applications will be accepted and this position will remain posted, until the position is filled. A review of applications will begin on August 17, 2016. Applications received by this date will be given priority consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted, and this position will remain posted, until the position is filled.


Application Process: Apply online to our website, at the following link:


If you have questions regarding this position, we do request that you send an email to


By submitting an application for this announced position, applicants are certifying that all statements, information and documents provided are true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge and are made in good faith. Further, applicants understand that omissions, misleading, false or untrue information, or any attempt at fraud or deceit in any manner connected with this application and/or subsequent testing may result in them not being considered for jobs with the Community College of Aurora; may constitute grounds for discipline and/or termination after hire; and/or constitute grounds for further actions pursuant to law.


The Federal Clery Act (The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990) requires all institutions of higher learning to make available to prospective employees our agency's Annual Security Report. A copy of this information is available on the CCA website at A paper copy of this report can be obtained at the College Security Office upon request. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes that occurred on campus or on property controlled or owned by Community College of Aurora, as well as public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, our campuses.


Notice to all Applicants:


  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be produced within three (3) days of hire.

  • Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.

  • Final candidate is subject to a criminal background check prior to final selection process.

  • Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources within fourteen (14) days of hire.

  • CCA is affiliated with the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and as such, employees contribute to PERA in lieu of Social Security for retirement benefits. For more information, visit

  • Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in your application material.


Equal Employment Opportunity:


The Community College of Aurora does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, age or disability in its activities, programs, or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504, Age Discrimination Act, and Title II of the ADA. Inquiries about Title VI, Title VII, Title IX and Section 504 should be made to Debbie Irvine, 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite A207, Aurora, CO 80011-9036.


Community College of Aurora Inclusive Excellence Statement:


You matter. You are valued. You belong. CCA is a community that is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion through Inclusive Excellence. We can only achieve this together.


CCA embraces Inclusive Excellence because we want our students, staff, and faculty to learn and contribute within an inclusive environment. This means members of our College community will be active, respectful, and mindful of equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels of engagement. Inclusive Excellence will provide a foundation for student and institutional success.


Recognizing our diversity is only the first step toward Inclusive Excellence. We must also be intentional in valuing cultural differences and experiences, while incorporating them into practices, curricula, and policies. The CCA community will be transformed through the following actions:


  • Create an Inclusive Excellence plan

  • Incorporate evidence-based and inclusive teaching strategies and curricula in the classroom

  • Provide high quality, inclusive, and responsive programming and services outside the classroom

  • Assess and evaluate the practices, policies, and outcomes of the College for inclusiveness

  • Provide intentional faculty and staff professional development that focuses on the implementation of Inclusive Excellence

  • Communicate support and direction for Inclusive Excellence through institutional leaders

  • Identify, prioritize, and allocate resources that support Inclusive Excellence

  • Foster a climate for open dialogue

  • Facilitate Opportunities for cross-cultural interaction


According to the Association of American Colleges & Universities Inclusive Excellence is:


“…an active process through which colleges and universities achieve excellence in learning, teaching, student development, institutional functioning, and engagement in local and global communities” (AACU, 2016, para. 2).


References: Association of American Colleges & Universities. (2016). Making excellence inclusive. Retrieved from


Non-Discrimination Statement:


The Community College of Aurora prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment that violates federal or state law, Board Policy 3-120 or Board Policy 4-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion or sexual orientation. The College complies with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974; Executive Order 11246, and sections 24-34-301, C.R.S. et seq.


For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact our Title IX Compliance/Equal Opportunity Officer, Cindy Hesse, Director of Human Resources at 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite A207, Aurora, Colorado 80011 or by phone at 303-360-4752, or e-mail at


CCA Mission:


"The Community College of Aurora serves our diverse community by providing high quality instruction and support services to prepare students for transfer and employment."

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