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Instructional Designer for NTIA-CMC Grant

Full Time/Part Time
Full Time

Job Type
Term Appointment

Position Summary

The Instructional Designer (ID) will be responsible for working collaboratively with Faculty and Community Experts in planning, designing, developing, documenting, and reviewing courses in different delivery modalities (online, blended, synchronous, asynchronous, interactive web applications and technologies). The ID will collaborate with the Director, project teams, subject matter experts, media arts content developers, librarians, professors, and the Center for the Education and Study of Diverse Populations ( CESDP ).

The project will create a new educational program, the ALGE Project, that uses digital technology to deliver culturally responsive curriculum to underserved populations in NNM . The curriculum is grounded in Acequia and Land Grant Education ( ALGE ), a topic that infuses the NM heritage of Native, Indigenous, Hispanic and also Anglo populations and will be delivered using stackable micro-credentials in an open educational resource ( OER ) model using a MOOC platform. As the NTIA - CMC project will be heavily bounded by Northern New Mexico culture, versatile design strategies are important.

Position resides at NMHU / SOE (Las Vegas, NM) but work may be remote from home in Northern New Mexico.

Duties and Responsibilities

- Adapt and design synchronous and asynchronous courses, which include instructional
strategies for educational technology and creative pedagogy.
- Conducts needs analysis, course development, and evaluation skills.
- Will work collaboratively with Faculty/support experts to assist them in the development of various multimedia elements.
- Utilize authoring tools such as Articulate 360 to create SCORM compliant units of learning to teach and track professional development opportunities provided for Faculty, staff, and students as needed.
- Utilize instructional design models such as SAM, ADDIE, and Design-Based Thinking to ensure excellence in the analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of online course content and delivery.
- Apply a course development rubric for quality and consistency of NMHU courses.
- Will schedule regular weekly training sessions utilizing NMHU approved and supported technologies and applications for teaching in all modalities.
- Supports the daily operations through instructional technologies such as learning management systems, web conferencing software, and multimedia development.
- Document all faculty assistance, write instructional development plans, and status updates.
- Remain up-to-date on developments in the online learning and related technology fields.
- Collaborate with the Center for the Education and Study of Diverse Populations ( CESDP ).
- Assist in the development and implementation of online learning and other related initiatives.
- Provide on-going mentoring sessions for Faculty and Community Members as needed.
- Maintain regular attendance.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

- Master’s degree in Instructional Design or closely related Education field.
- Two (2) years in instructional design, experience in developing courses (synchronous, asynchronous).
- Experience with e-Learning technology platforms and learning management systems.

Preferred Qualifications

- Teaching experience at the college level.
- Familiarity with Quality Matters.

Special Conditions for Eligibility

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

- Knowledge of university environment.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 Suite, Learning Management Systems, ZOOM, and Respondus.
- Knowledge of computers, office equipment, and computer programs.
- Ability to use and leverage mobile learning modes (e.g. mobile telephones, tablets).
- Ability to maintain effective working relationships.
- Ability to interact professionally with faculty and program staff.
- Ability to communicate both orally and in writing at a high level.
- Ability to utilize independent judgement.
- Ability to work with minimal direction and supervision.

Physical Demands

- Repetitive hand motions and prolonged use of computer.
- Sitting or standing for extended periods of time.

Working Environment

Rio Rancho Campus or Las Vegas Campus or work from home/remote

Pay Rate

Work Location/Campus Center
Online - In the State of New Mexico

EEO Statement

New Mexico Highlands University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. We are committed to the University values of diversity, accessibility, excellence, and responsiveness.

For disabled access or services call 505-454-3242 or email hr@nmhu.edu

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Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicant

A complete online application must include: 1) Letter of interest/cover letter; 2) Resume;
3) Unofficial copies of transcripts. Candidates who are invited to interview will be required to submit a minimum of 2 references.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Are you a current employee of the university?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other
  3. What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  4. How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+
  5. Do you have knowledge and experience with Quality Matters, Universal Design, and or other instructional design models?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. Do you have experience with Desire2Learn or another learning management system?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. Do you have experience in teaching through a variety of modalities including face-to-face, interactive television, and both synchronous and asynchronous online instruction?
    • Face-to-face
    • Interactive television
    • Synchronous online
    • Asynchronous online
  8. If you have no experience with traditional asynchronous, on-line teaching, are you willing to obtain training?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/ Letter of Interest
  3. Unofficial Transcripts Conferring Required Degree
Optional Documents
  1. Letter(s) of Recommendation

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