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Job Title: Director, Instructional Design

Organization: Charter Oak State College

Location: New Britain, CT

Director, Instructional Design Salary: $83,042 approximate annual, plus State supported benefits


Position Summary:

The Director provides instructional design and pedagogical leadership to ensure that best practices and quality standards guide curriculum development, design, and delivery of all online courses. Working with the Provost, the Director of Undergraduate Programs and Graduate Program Directors, the Director develops a strategic plan for the ID department. The Director coordinates departmental resources and personnel to provide effective and appropriate instructional design support services to faculty.


The Director collaborates with department members to provide high quality instructional design support services including, but not limited to course maintenance, assessment materials, digital media integration, and integration with other technologies. The Director does course design as well in order to stay current on the latest pedagogy and technology. The Director also provides leadership to the College and system in matters of online learning.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Doctorate and minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in higher education, including online course development, outcomes assessment, and instructional design; an understanding of adult learning theory; excellent oral and written communications skills; strong attention to detail; supervisory experience; and competency in a variety of computer software packages and tools to be used in online course development.

  • Available to work evenings and weekend as needed.

Required Knowledge:


  • Ability to apply adult learning theory and online andragogical/pedagogical best practices to course development;

  • Above average skills in design and development of web-based instructional pages, including extensive knowledge of ADA and WAG 2.0, various learning management systems, HTML, graphic design, multimedia, and screen capture;

  • Ability to interpret faculty needs in course maintenance and instructional design;

  • Ability to manage tasks to meet specified deadlines;

  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and other clients of the College; and

  • Ability to continually adapt and learn new procedures and software programs.


  • Coordinates resources, personnel, and processes needed to ensure that instructional design projects and course developments are delivered in a timely manner meeting the agreed upon goals and objectives.

  • Works with the Provost and ID and Undergraduate staff to develop schedule of course developments and redevelopments and other ID projects, including faculty training and development.

  • Serves as an advanced level resource in providing consultations to faculty in the application of instructional design and the use of online instructional technology.

  • Designs online courses.

  • Utilizing best practices, oversees the quality control measures utilized to ensure high standards of instructional design.

  • Manages scheduling of project and course developments for the department based on programmatic needs of the College, request from faculty, and, in conjunction with the Provost, from outside groups.

  • Leads instructional design department meetings and facilitates ongoing communication with the department members and student workers.

  • Utilizing continuous improvement, reviews and evaluates the instructional effectiveness of course materials that are being developed and produced and assists them in adopting new technologies and research that will improve course delivery and student learning.

  • Ensures a customer-service approach in responding to assigned faculty requests for instructional design support using various communication methods including but not limited to email, telephone and tracking systems. • Remains current with and has a thorough understanding of the latest industry technology tools and trends in online education and instructional technologies.

  • Evaluates and recommends for purchase the hardware, software, and peripheral needs for the ID Department.

  • Works collaboratively with IT department and serves as the College's liaison to our LMS provider and to the system office on ID issues.

  • Works with the Instructional Design department staff to develop and deliver workshops for faculty in online teaching and course design.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter by October 21, 2019 at




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