Instructional Design Specialist

Posting Date 08/26/2020 Closing Date 09/23/2020 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, unofficial transcripts for the required degree (if applicable) must be attached and submitted at the time of application.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the following:

• Satisfactory results of a background check
• Post-offer, pre-employment physical exam in circumstances where the nature of the work renders it appropriate or where Federal law or regulation requires

Advertising Summary

Tucked in the middle of a wildlife preserve, bridging the banks of a lake and surrounded by its own Arboretum, Joliet Junior College is an educational community that embraces diversity and promotes personal growth. Each year, more than 35,000 students find the diverse, comprehensive high quality educational experience they are looking for at JJC . We hope that you will take a few minutes to explore the job opportunities we have available and consider becoming a part of this experience.

The recruitment of qualified and diverse faculty and staff is the cornerstone of JJC’s commitment to an innovative, collaborative and inclusive educational community. At JJC, we respect the wealth of knowledge and experience each of our employees brings to the workplace. The college supports this commitment by providing full-time employees with a comprehensive benefits package for our full-time employees including:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (employee & family)


Flexible Spending Account

403(b) and 457(b) option for pre-tax retirement savings

Joliet Junior College Tuition Assistance (employee & family)

Long Term Disability

Life Insurance & a comprehensive leave plan including:

•Federal holidays

Job Details

STATUS : Full time
DIVISION : Academic Affairs
UNION : Support and Technical Union
REPORTS TO: Director of iCampus
PLACEMENT : Support Grade 8
MINIMUM PAY RATE : $48,766 annually

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff.

Position Summary


The Instructional Design Specialist ( IDS ) works with faculty and staff in the planning, development, support, and evaluation of online, hybrid, and web-enhanced courses that are of high quality and incorporate best practices in adult learning theory, accessibility, and copyright law. The IDS assists faculty, staff, and students with use of the colleges Learning Management System and supported software and tools. He/she creates and provides training opportunities and step-by-step guides and other documentation for faculty, staff, and students. The IDS will possess a positive attitude toward their work, the college’s mission, lifelong learning, collaboration, and quality service.

1. Collaborate with faculty in the planning, design, development, and management of online and hybrid course instruction using the college’s online course design guidelines, adult learning theory, and rubrics.
2. Develop and provide training opportunities to assist faculty in learning, practicing, and developing pedagogical theory and skills related to web-based instruction and technology.
3. Create reference materials (help documents, how-to guides, videos, courses, and other similar items) that prepare faculty, staff, and students to use the college’s Learning Management System and related technologies.
4. Configure, maintain, troubleshoot, and support software provided by third-party vendors and publishers, and others which integrate with the college’s Learning Management System and other tools and systems.
5. Serve as a system administrator for the college’s Learning Management System ( LMS ).
6. Perform online and hybrid course reviews per department guidelines.
7. Provide assistance and technical support to faculty, staff, and students utilizing the college’s Learning Management System and related technologies.
8. Research and improve distance learning delivery methods through a strong commitment to continuous professional growth in areas of educational technologies. Remain current in industry trends and related technology. Participate in regular professional development opportunities.
9. Develop reports and answer information requests from college offices that require data found within the Learning Management System.
10. Recommend, promote, and support appropriate uses of technology for online learning.
11. Communicate all pertinent information regarding online course reviews, LMS and other software and tools, technical problems, and general concerns to the Director of iCampus.
12. Serve on committees as needed.
13. Perform other related duties as assigned.

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