Rich Media Designer (Remote)

Vermont, United States
Salary Not specified
May 04, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Rich Media Designer (Remote)

About Champlain College:
Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, private, not-for-profit college in Burlington, Vermont overlooking Lake Champlain and the Adirondack mountains, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Its career-driven approach to higher education prepares students for professional life from their very first semester. For the fifth year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" 2020 regional rankings and listed among The Princeton Review's "The Best 385 Colleges" in 2020. Champlain is also featured in the 2021 Fiske Guide to Colleges as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain and is recognized as a 2020 College of Distinction for its "Engagement, Teaching, Community, and Outcomes. The College offers 30 undergraduate degrees as well as online undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs.

Champlain's Centers of Experience provide students from across all majors with experiential learning environments that guide them in how to take their classroom knowledge and put it to the test in practical applications allowing them to gain real-world experience firsthand. Each Center connects Champlain to the local community and the world, turning theory into practice. The Centers entrust students with responsibility, engage them in ambitious goals and empower them to lead with creativity, confidence, insight, and integrity. At the helms of the Centers are cutting-edge industry professionals who share the goal of providing the most relevant, career-focused education, enriched with hands-on learning opportunities.

Job Description:
Champlain College is seeking a talented Rich Media Designer. 

The Rich Media Designer works with program directors/deans, subject matter experts, faculty, and other eLearning team members to design and develop course resources. This individual plays a key role in designing and developing a large array of media and educational resources, including but not limited to video, animation, interactives, storyboards, scenarios, and quizzes. The Rich Media Designer develops and revises existing courses in the College's online Learning Management System (LMS), Canvas. They work with subject-matter experts to produce resources that are outcomes-driven, engaging, and ADA compliant. The Rich Media Designer participates across the eLearning team to design and develop educational assets and manages their caseload of courses in which they contribute expertise to structure content and activities, develop assessments, adapt instructional materials, and create media to optimize student learning. This position is best suited to someone who enjoys problem-solving in a team environment and seeks to develop new skills while growing their already solid understanding of learning and technology. With your application please submit a portfolio or sample of your work and a 1-3 minute video letting us know why you are interested in this position and in working for Champlain College Online. Please use your video to demonstrate your production skills and style. Please submit your work via a URL link (Youtube, Vimeo, or Google Drive). We are excited to see your work!


Create digital educational and support resources.

  • In conjunction with relevant stakeholders, design and develop multimedia elements for CCO's educational offerings. These will include items such as custom storyboards, animatics, videos, audio scripts, images, animations, infographics, motion graphics, and interactives.  
  • Create, lead, and produce engaging video content that aligns with the College's branding and educational priorities.
  • Manage video projects from pre-production planning to post-production and release of the final product. Manage all aspects of shoots including scheduling, coordinating necessary equipment, and storyboarding.
  • Direct and lead production projects from start to finish in person and in remote environments such as in Zoom. This may include presentation coaching, set-up/tear-down of shoot, operation of camera(s), audio quality, coordination of rental equipment, editing, and improvising production within a largely digital environment.
  • Ensure the presentation of course content meets accessibility requirements and is usable across platforms.

Manage course design and development projects. 

  • Lead individual course development teams that include subject matter experts, program directors/deans, eLearning team members, and others while facilitating collaboration and ensuring resources are well-deployed, and timelines and standards are met.
  • The Rich Media Designer will develop and manage content in Canvas. They will structure content and activities, develop assessments, adapt instructional materials, and create media, hands-on exercises, and scenarios to optimize student learning.
  • Provide consultation and support to individual faculty or relevant stakeholders on the effective use of instructional design strategies and digital instructional technologies.
  • Remain current with best practices, research, and emerging models of instructional design in online environments. Regularly communicate that information within eLearning and through department training channels.
  • Effectively use project management tools to set deadlines, track deliverables, manage communication with stakeholders, and maintain concise updates on work in progress and completed.
  • Perform accessibility reviews and improvements on courses as requested.

Provide Canvas (LMS) support.

  • Remain current on Canvas updates and changes.
  • Update the eLearning team on Canvas developments and collaborate with team members to strategize planning and implementation of Canvas initiatives. 
  • Provide technical support to stakeholders and faculty on Canvas and related products.

Create training materials.

  • Create and deliver training experiences that model best practices in faculty training, student orientation, the use of learning management systems, and online pedagogy.
  • Create and/or approve training material prepared for faculty and students regarding the use of the LMS, media creation, and online teaching and learning.
  • Provide applicable training and support to other members of the team. Create training resources where appropriate.
  • Deliver online or in-person training as needed.

Administrative and other duties.

  • Provide input into discussions around best practices, policies, and processes.
  • Participate in the work needed to complete department goals.
  • Contribute positively to a department culture that is hospitable and is an engaging environment for colleagues and stakeholders to seek support and collaboration.



  • Bachelor's degree in Film, Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, or a combination of a relevant degree and/ or equivalent professional experience.
  • 1 year of experience working with faculty or SMEs in higher education or a professional setting required.
  • Background in usability and experience design, information design, and communications.
  • Experience developing instructor-led, online, and mobile courses.
  • Advanced user of Articulate360 and/or Storyline products to develop online training.
  • Working knowledge of Project Management skills needed for interaction with stakeholders during the design and development process.
  • Experience with elearning technology tools, project management tools, and learning management systems (Canvas experience preferred). 
  • Experience with HTML and editing tools for Web text and graphics.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office or Google Apps required. 
  • Experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, other Adobe Creative Cloud applications is required. Experience with H5p is a plus.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in visual, oral, and written form.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a high-performing team with shared goals.

Additional Information:
The successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.

Application materials must include a resume/CV and a letter of interest (Cover Letter) specifically addressing the desired qualifications.

Champlain College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, religion, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, veteran or military service status, HIV -positive status, qualified disability, or on the basis of any other status protected by law, and does not discriminate in the administration of its education and admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment practices or co-curricular and other College-administered programs. Champlain College will make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified students, applicants for admission or employment, or employees. Please contact the People Center at 802.651.5800 with questions concerning the hiring process or future employment at Champlain College, or if auxiliary aids or services are needed to apply for employment at Champlain College.

Champlain College is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community. Recognizing that diversity is both a reflection of our world and a source of rich education, Champlain strives to be diverse and inclusive in ways that reflect the world in which we live and work. All members of the Champlain community are valued as individuals.

The College seeks candidates who, through their work and life experiences, service to the community, teaching or research can contribute to the diversity, inclusivity and academic excellence of Champlain College. Please include information about how you would contribute to these efforts and help to further this goal in your letter of interest/cover letter.

Application Instructions:

In order to be considered for the position, you must upload a resume.

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