Instructional Designer for NTIA-CMC Grant
Full Time/Part Time
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
strategies for educational technology and creative pedagogy.
- Conducts needs analysis, course development, and evaluation
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Two (2) years in instructional design, experience in developing
courses (synchronous, asynchronous).
- Experience with e-Learning technology platforms and learning
- 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
- Ability to use and leverage mobile learning modes (e.g. mobile
- Ability to maintain effective working relationships.
- Ability to interact professionally with faculty and program
- Ability to communicate both orally and in writing at a high
- Ability to utilize independent judgement.
- Ability to work with minimal direction and supervision.
- Repetitive hand motions and prolonged use of computer.
- Sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
Rio Rancho Campus or Las Vegas Campus or work from
Work Location/Campus Center
Online - In the State of New Mexico
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.
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Posting Detail Information
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
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Documents Needed to Apply
- Are you a current employee of the university?
- How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
- Public Job Posting
- Internal Job Posting
- Agency Referral
- Personal Referral
- What is the highest level of education attained?
- High School Diploma
- Associates Degree
- Bachelors Degree
- Masters Degree
- How many years of experience do you have in this type of
- Do you have knowledge and experience with Quality Matters,
Universal Design, and or other instructional design models?
- Do you have experience with Desire2Learn or another learning
- Do you have experience in teaching through a variety of
modalities including face-to-face, interactive television, and both
synchronous and asynchronous online instruction?
- Interactive television
- Synchronous online
- Asynchronous online
- If you have no experience with traditional asynchronous,
on-line teaching, are you willing to obtain training?
- Cover Letter/ Letter of Interest
- Unofficial Transcripts Conferring Required Degree
- Letter(s) of Recommendation