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Job Title: Manager, Instructional Design

Organization: Glendale Community College

Manager, Instructional Design
Glendale Community College
Salary: $6,202.00 - $6,833.00 Monthly
Job Number: 00854-2024
Location: Glendale, CA
Department: Library and Learning Resources
Closing: Continuous

Open until filled. First review of applications will take place on December 13, 2023.
Applications received after the first review date may or may not be advanced in the process for further consideration.

Under administrative direction, performs and supervises instructional design work and supports employees engaged in curricular and co-curricular integration projects; serves as a resource to employees by exploring, identifying, developing, and supporting digital and face-to-face instructional technology solutions that promote student learning; leads the evaluation design and application of instructional assessment methods/tools to demonstrate effectiveness of learning solutions; and performs other related duties as assigned.

Works under the direct supervision of the Dean, Library & Learning Support Services
Supervises classified staff, temporary, and/or student employees.

Examples of Duties
The following duties and responsibilities are typical of those performed by employees in this classification.

• Performs instructional design work and leads employee teams engaged in curricular and co-curricular integration projects.
• Serves as a resource to employees by exploring, identifying, developing, and supporting digital and face-to-face instructional technology solutions that promote student learning; works closely with employees to improve instructional delivery methods and support the understanding of pedagogical principles of technology-mediated learning.
• Leads the evaluation design and application of instructional assessment methods/tools to demonstrate effectiveness of learning solutions.
• Instructs and advises employees on accessibility compliance requirements for online learning and digital learning content.
• Administers the learning management system and oversees the provision of technical support to users.
• Works with employee subject matter experts to analyze instructional outcomes, develop learning objectives, structure learning activities and assessments and deliver high-quality learning experiences that leverage learning science and academic technologies.
• Partners with employees to author digital learning courses and to create supporting material/media (audio, video, simulations, etc.), exercises, activities and assessment tools.
• Provides individual and group consultation services to employees and recommends enhancements to their teaching skills, effective ways to integrate academic technology into instruction, and assists them in designing effective online, hybrid, and web-enhanced courses in collaboration with appropriate staff.
• Diagnoses and assists employees with technical problems related to navigating academic technologies.
• Designs, creates, and hosts effective and innovative staff and student tutorials, workshops, training sessions, and institutes, using face-to-face, multimedia, and digital delivery methods, in conjunction with the adoption and deployment of digital learning tools and academic technologies.
• Promotes academic innovation and distance education initiatives via workshops, internal websites, and electronic communications.
• Researches and recommends best practices in the areas of instructional design, learning science and the use of high-impact academic technology and teaching practice.
• Handles and resolves conflicts and issues and reports complaints as appropriate.
• Promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, cultural competency, and a positive work and academic environment.
• Coordinates and oversees the implementation and modification of technology.
• Supervises department employees; assigns and monitors employee's work and evaluates employee performance; trains employees; participates in employee selection.
• Monitors and reviews programs and/or operations for legal compliance.
• Compiles and analyzes data; prepares, reviews, and/or approves documents and reports.
• May direct and/or conduct surveys and special studies; may maintain statistics.
• May participate and/or chair on campus committees and task forces.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
The education, training and experience qualifications are considered likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities to perform the above essential duties.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
Three (3) years of experience in curriculum development, instructional design or learning experience design.

Licenses/Certificates/Other Requirements

• None

Knowledge of:

• Instructional design models, strategies, assessment methods/tools, and best practices.
• Principles and practices of teaching courses in non-traditional formats such as online, hybrid, fast-track, accelerated, etc.
• The application of learning theory and pedagogy to the use of academic technologies in higher education.
• Methods of analyzing instructional outcomes to ensure high-quality learning experiences.
• Technical language associated with instructional technology.
• Principles and technologies associated with web production, digital audio and video, image handling, motion graphics, graphic design, illustration, presentation preparation, animation, web interaction, and other web communication capabilities.
• Content management systems and web applications used for website production.
• Methods of streaming audio and video, as well as file types and formats of online conference software.
• HTML, including adaptive and response design and selection of the correct authoring tool.
• Management principles and practices.
• Current and emerging technologies that support the applicable area(s).
• Principles and practices of supervision.
• Applicable laws, regulations, standards, and/or requirements.
• Methods of prioritizing, planning, and organizing work.
• Principles and practices of budget administration.
• Principles of data research, collection, organization, interpretation, and reporting.
• General accounting and bookkeeping principles.
• Principles and practices of business communication and writing.
• Principles of knowledge management.
• Presentation techniques.
• Standard office practices or procedures.
• Standard office software and modern office equipment.
• Principles and practices of customer service.
• Interpersonal relations management.

Ability to:

• Lead the development, implementation, and assessment of instructional learning support strategies and solutions.
• Utilize visual design and multi-media software.
• Use instructional technology to assist with the development, creation, design, and layout of online courses; prepare storyboards.
• Construct digital text, simulations, graphics, animations, and audio/visual components for higher-education online courses.
• Develop and implement goals with identifiable outcomes and assist with development of strategic plans, as needed.
• Identify and implement appropriate technology and resources.
• Research, develop, apply, explain, and/or ensure the compliance of applicable laws, regulations, policies and/or procedures.
• Identify needs, analyze problems, and provide recommendations and/or alternative solutions.
• Manage and prioritize work, projects and/or programs within established deadlines.
• Prepare, manage, monitor, oversee, and/or administer budgets.
• Supervise, train, and evaluate the work of assigned employees.
• Stay abreast of information, trends, and theories applicable to areas of assignment.
• Analyze data and compile and present narrative and statistical reports.
• Prepare and review reports, correspondence, and other documents using multiple business formats.
• Manage the maintenance of records.
• Prepare and deliver presentations.
• Utilize standard office software and equipment.
• Maintain confidentiality of sensitive and/or protected information.
• Provide customer service with a high level of sensitivity, tact and patience.
• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with all employees and others encountered in the course of work.
• Demonstrate a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

The following physical and mental standards are identified as necessary to perform the essential duties and responsibilities. However, reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

• Mobility: frequent walking and sitting for long periods; occasional kneeling, crouching, pushing, pulling, and standing; frequent reaching above and below desk level.
• Dexterity: frequent fine manipulation sufficient to operate a computer keyboard; frequent grasping to handle individual papers, write and take notes, and feel individual objects.
• Lifting/Carrying: frequent lifting/carrying of papers, files, equipment, and materials weighing up to 10 pounds; occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.
• Visual Requirements: frequent use of vision sufficient to read files, documents, and computer screens, and do close-up work.
• Hearing/Talking: frequent hearing and speaking in person and on the telephone.
• Emotional/Psychological Factors: frequent contact with others, including public contact; frequent deadlines and time-limited assignments.


• Work is typically performed in an indoor office or similar setting.

Additional Information


Starting salary: Step 1 $6,202 to Step 3 $6,833 per month, based on training and experience

Salary range: Step 1 $6,202 to step 11 $10,379 per month (including longevity steps)

For more information, please refer to the

Application Process
This position requires the following documents to be attached to your online application in order to be considered:

• Current resume
• Cover letter that addresses minimum and desirable qualifications
• Scanned copy of official transcripts with required degree(s) must be submitted. Foreign transcripts and degrees require official certification of equivalency to U.S. transcripts and degrees by a certified U.S. review service at the time of application and must identify graduate level coursework.
• List of three (3) professional references. Please provide names, telephone numbers, and email address for each reference.

Your application and any required attachments must be submitted by the first review date of December 13, 2023. Applications with incomplete information (i.e. statements such as "see resume") or missing documents will not be considered. Additional documents not requested in the announcement will not be reviewed.
If selected, first round interview dates are proposed for the week of January 22-26, 2024

If selected, final interview dates are proposed for the week of February 12-16, 2024

Travel Reimbursement

Contingent on funding and eligibility, successful candidates selected for a face-to-face interview may be eligible to request partial reimbursement of travel expenses. Please contact the office of Human Resources for more information.
Position FundingThis position is offered contingent upon funding. GCCD reserves the right to extend, withdraw, and/or reopen this position at any time. Additional openings, for the same position, which become available prior to the end of the hiring process may be filled by qualified applicants that applied to this job announcement.VisasGCCD does not sponsor visas.Commitment to Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity EmployerGCCD is committed to employing administrators, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student success. GCCD recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students.GCCD is committed to hiring processes that support equal opportunity, diversity, and provide equitable consideration for all candidates as required in federal and state law. To find out more about GCCD, please visit our website at accommodations are needed for the application process in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, please inform Human Resources. Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Glendale Community College District.

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