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Instructional Content Developer

Hudson Valley Community College
Troy, NY
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Nov 10, 2022
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Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) located in scenic Upstate NY is a multi-campus College with locations in Troy and Malta New York. HVCC offers more than 80 degree and certificate programs in three schools: Business and Liberal Arts; Health Sciences; and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Hudson Valley is one of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York (SUNY) system and serves nearly 9,000 students each year. The college is a recognized leader in career and transfer preparation, workforce training initiatives, distance learning and service to a diverse population of students. Hudson Valley has an extension center in Malta, NY known as HVCC North and sponsors the Capital District Educational Opportunity Center in Troy, NY. With more than 80,000 alumni and nearly 1,000 employees, the college and is a catalyst for educational opportunity and economic development in the Capital Region of New York State.


Hudson Valley seeks experienced, dynamic, capable, creative and caring individuals who would like to join our team and continue to build on decades of successful service to our community.


Applications are being accepted for the position of Instructional Content Developer on the Non-Teaching Professional staff in the Office of Distance and Online Learning.  


In order to be considered an applicant for this position you must meet the minimum qualifications as stated in this announcement. HVCC does not support Visas. Applicants must currently hold an unrestricted employment authorization to work in the United States and appointment will be contingent upon completion of a background check.


Instructional Content Developer



This is a production role, responsible for creating accessible, high quality content for web-enhanced, hybrid and online courses, using universal and instructional design concepts. Working as a team with Instructional Designers and faculty, the Instructional Content Developer will support ongoing course revisions, and new course development, by creating engaging content using the college’s Learning Management System, multimedia, and authoring tools, on behalf of faculty.

Minimum Qualifications:  Master’s Degree in Instructional or Educational Technologies, or other related discipline. Experience building content within an LMS (D2L-Brightspace preferred) using LMS features and functionality. Demonstrated expertise using tools for creating and deploying online assessments, creating and modifying web content, editing and authoring multimedia, video and interactive content, creating and deploying test banks and other publisher and OER content packages. Experience with Respondus, Camtasia, YuJa Video Platform, Zoom, VoiceThread or equivalent products, and basic knowledge of HTML. Demonstrated organizational, conceptual and problem-solving skills, with excellent attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to quickly and independently research and learn new technologies and software. Ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a course development team in an academic community, handling multiple projects and meeting deadlines. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.


Experience with online course quality standards such as OSCQR or QM







      Nature and Scope of Duties:

  • Assists faculty and Instructional Designers by producing and maintaining engaging, high quality, and accessible course content for the LMS (D2L Brightspace) environment for web-enhanced, hybrid, and fully online courses


  • Produces lecture content, interactive exercises, assignments, assessments, and multimedia, in collaboration with Instructional Designers, using Respondus, VoiceThread, YuJa Video Platform, Camtasia, Ally, Zoom, and other tools, with and for faculty.


  • Supports the ongoing course revision cycle and continual improvement of courses, meeting the OSCQR rubric criteria, producing and updating materials with and for faculty as needed.


  • Assists with accessibility tasks prompted by Ally reports, including captions, alt-tags, and semantic structure in documents and course pages


  • Converts faculty authored content into digital content and deploys in the LMS


  • Builds out OER and publisher packaged content into accessible, well-designed course structures in the LMS as needed by faculty


  • Works with the Instructional Designers to test and pilot technology-based learning materials


  • Supports faculty and Instructional Designers in the adaptation of full semester online/hybrid/remote/web-enhanced course structures into 3-, 6-, 8- and 12-week versions for alternative schedules


  • Supports “just-in-time” edits and modifications to course content for rapid redeployment as needed


  • Participates in professional development activities such as workshops and conferences in order to keep current in instructional uses of technology and new software


  • Provides some backup support for Help Desk phone and emails as needed.


  • Performs related duties as assigned by the Director for Distance and Online Learning



This is a Full-Time position with a salary range of $54,000-$58,000.


Hudson Valley offers a competitive benefit package which includes low cost health insurance, tuition waivers for employees, their spouses and children and a generous leave policy.


To apply, please visit and complete the online application before the close date of December 2, 2022.


Hudson Valley provides educational access to a diverse community of traditional and non-traditional learners in an environment that fosters lifelong learning and freedom of inquiry and expression. Hudson Valley values equity, inclusion, and dignity for all.


Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Bi-lingual applicants strongly encouraged to apply.


Hudson Valley Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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