Instructional Designer

Lewis and Clark Community College
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 21, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Empowering people by raising aspirations and fostering achievement through dynamic,

compassionate, and responsible learning experiences. 


Title: Instructional Designer         Grade: C42           FLSA: Exempt             Classification: Salaried Staff


Date:  March 2021            Reports to: Vice President for Academic Affairs


Scope of Position

The instructional designer supports faculty in the successful design and delivery of relevant and accessible educational experiences.  This work should include delivery methods include face-to-face, virtual, hybrid, online, Blendflex, and competency-based education.  The instructional designer supports faculty in cooperation with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in training and support of best teaching practices.  Other responsibilities include developing objectives, reshaping content, and developing assessments.


Successful instructional designers should have a firm grasp of how people learn, and excellent writing, communication, and collaboration skills as well as experience in managing projects.  They should have mastery of the technology used to offer a variety of modes of instruction as well as a learner-centered curriculum.


Key Measurable Expectations

The following are duties that are normal for this position.   These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required or assigned.


  • Collaborate with faculty in design, development, and updates of course/program curriculum, delivery methods, and the assessment of student learning in alignment with institutional, state, Higher Learning Commission, and federal policies and procedures.


  • Actively participate in the Technology Enhanced Learning Committee to ensure online course quality and adherence to institutional policies and procedures for distance learning courses.


  • Develop and facilitate faculty training in best teaching, assessment, pedagogical, and andragogical practices, in conjunction with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Committee.


  • Demonstrate cross-cultural competence and understanding of the needs of a global audience and work closely with the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence in relation to assuring that program and curriculum development aligns with fundamental characteristics of equity and access.
  • Engage in current industry tools and trends in course delivery in higher education
  • Provide consultation and training to faculty and academic team members on instructional design, course development processes, content integration, and related technologies (i.e., blackboard).
  • Exhibit strong and consistent project management skills and capacity to simultaneously manage multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Provide expertise in instructional design, curriculum planning, development and implementation of course delivery, and evaluation.
  • Oversee the infusion of research-based best practices, such as backward design, into all course delivery models.
  • Provide assistance and guidance to faculty with the course management system, instructional software, and effective best practice uses of multimedia course delivery models.


Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions



Two to five years of teaching experience and demonstrated proficiency in instructional

design which should include online delivery or work that demonstrates equivalent

experience. Community college teaching and work in developing competency based

delivery and assessments is preferred.


Master's degree or a specialized certification program taking one year or more of

coursework beyond a Bachelor's degree preferred. Bachelor's degree in Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Education Media, Instructional System Design or related field with experience minimum.


Interpersonal Skills: The ability to motivate or influence others is a material part of the job, requiring a significant level of diplomacy and trust. Obtaining cooperation (internally and/or externally) is an important part of the job and a high level of interpersonal skills is critical to the success of this position. Work frequently involves contacts requiring considerable discussion of problems, material presentations, and resolving issues impacting departments or divisions.


Lewis & Clark Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, LCCC will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.  It is also the policy of the College to prohibit and form of harassment based on an individual’s protected status, such as gender, color, race, ancestry, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation or other protected group status as defined by law. If interested, please contact the Human Resource Department, Erickson Hall – Room 107.


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