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Job Title: Instructional Designer - Innovative Media

Organization: Colgate University

Colgate University
Instructional Designer - Innovative Media
Requisition Number: 2022S012Posting
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Division: Dean of the Faculty
Department: Information Technology Services - Learning and Applied Innovation

Department Statement:

Colgate University, among the top liberal arts institutions in the country, seeks an experienced and thoughtful Instructional Designer (Innovative Media), to join a thriving team in the Learning & Applied Innovation group within Information Technology Services. This is an exciting opportunity for a forward-thinking professional who is passionate about working at the intersection of teaching, learning and technology, to develop services and programs aimed at supporting inclusive educational experiences.

Colgate Information Technology Services (ITS) is a dynamic organization that serves the diverse technology needs of the university community. Comprised of several functional areas – Classrooms, Digital Media & Events; Data Analytics & Decision Support; Engagement & Support; Information Security; Learning & Applied Innovation; Services & Shared Infrastructure – ITS prides itself on exceptional customer service and building collaborative relationships to meet the unique needs of our liberal arts campus. ITS endeavors to foster an inclusive environment that values diversity, professional development, creativity and innovation to support the growth of individuals and the organization. Under the leadership of the CIO, ITS is embarking on a strategic planning process to align services and resources with several exciting new initiatives identified in Colgate’s Third Century Plan.
Working collaboratively as a member of the Learning & Applied Innovation team, the Instructional Designer for Innovative Media is responsible for providing leadership and guidance in the integration of current and emerging technologies to enhance teaching, learning and research. A primary focus of the position will be to support the exploration and use of innovative media for pedagogy, scholarship and creative work, including instructional use of audio / video (e.g., digital storytelling, new media development). The Instructional Designer for Innovative Media will also manage a learning space, the Digital Learning and Media Center (DLMC) that offers direct support of curricular projects involving faculty, students and staff. In addition, the Instructional Designer supervises and provides mentorship to a team of student media consultants who provide support to peers working on digital media projects in the DLMC.


Primary accountabilities include:

  • Provide instructional design consultation to support faculty and academic program personnel to enhance instruction with digital media and tools (conducting needs analysis, instructional materials design, and course assignment development).

  • Develop and facilitate learning opportunities that promote exploration and experimentation with digital media to support learning and coursework.

  • Participate in shared leadership to support the development of the Digital Learning & Media Center (DLMC) as a premiere campus learning space (including the curation and maintenance of a digital technology lending pool).

  • Provide instruction and resources for existing and newly developed programs supported by the DLMC (e.g., digital storytelling, video narratives).

  • Engage in the management and mentorship of the DLMC student media consultants. (including yearly hiring, managing work schedules, cultivating skill development, and supporting project work).

  • Collaborate to provide support for the instructional use of enterprise video platform technology.

  • Participate in the exploration of digital fabrication / maker technologies to support new learning opportunities.

  • Initiate and contribute to team-based project work.

  • Regularly engage in outreach and consultation with faculty members to develop a grounded understanding of instructional approaches, course design challenges and scholarly interests.

  • Build strong collaborative relationships with colleagues on the Learning and Applied Innovation team, the Center for Learning, Teaching and Research (CLTR), and University Libraries, to strengthen support for the academic mission of the University.

Professional Experience/Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience assisting faculty members (K-12 / college) with the effective use of technology to support teaching and learning, including facilitation of workshops to support course-based digital media projects.

  • Broad experience integrating web-based learning tools in educational contexts, combined with digital video editing skills, strong understanding of the use of innovative media, and support for creating instructional content using audio / video (e.g., digital storytelling, podcasts, screen recording, micro-lectures).

  • Deep understanding and knowledge of teaching and learning — demonstrated teaching experience strongly preferred.

  • Working knowledge of instructional design principles / practices (e.g., needs assessments, task analysis, activity design, prototyping, evaluation), to support the development of in-person and hybrid courses.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three (3) or more years experience working with clients in instructional design or educational development in a university setting.

  • Experience supervising and mentoring students in a university work setting.

  • Demonstrated understanding of educational technology trends, issues, and innovations.

  • Experience supporting the use of emerging digital media in educational settings (e.g., 360 video, knowledge of AR/VR systems, digital animation principles).

  • Experience with digital fabrication / maker technologies (e.g., 3D modelling / printing, microelectronics, laser cutting, etc.).

  • Familiarity and experience with enterprise level video platforms.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in project management.

  • Experience designing and conducting program evaluations and/or research studies.

  • Experience participating in pilot and large initiatives across an entire organization through consultation, facilitation, and training.


Master’s degree in a relevant field (including but not limited to education, instructional design or educational technology)
Bachelor’s degree with an equivalent combination of relevant professional experience.

Other Information

Colgate is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student population.

We strive to be an inclusive community — one that embraces and values diversity (in the broadest sense possible) in an environment of mutual respect, communication, and engagement. A variety of cultures and perspectives enriches the quality of campus life, and the opportunity to share different views and experiences is at the core of Colgate’s educational enterprise.

These differences can include but are not limited to: race; ethnicity; gender and gender expression; sexual orientation; socioeconomic status; geographic background; national origin; culture; age; mental, cognitive, and physical abilities; religious beliefs; and political beliefs.

As a result, we ask all candidates seeking consideration for the Instructional Designer – Innovative Media position to submit a diversity statement with their application materials.

You can upload the statement under the Diversity Statement document heading.

A diversity statement may be any length (e.g. a short paragraph, a page) explaining your experiences, contributions, and/or commitments related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Examples of topics you may discuss include (but are not limited to): 1) how your experiences or competencies might serve to advance the university’s commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive campus, 2) your experiences working with diverse populations, or 3) how you will contribute to the university’s strategic initiatives in this area (see

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