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Instructional Designer

Santa Fe College
Florida, United States
$0.00 - $51,543.00
Posted date
Sep 28, 2021

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Position Type
Jobs Outside Academe, Educational Service Providers
Employment Level
Salary Band
Up to $29,000
Employment Type
Full Time
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Application Deadline:               Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Salary & Benefits:                     Salary is $51,543.24. Compensation package is comprised of many college paid benefits including health and life insurance, retirement, leave time, and tuition waivers for Santa Fe College and the University of Florida.

Classification:                            Full-time, Technical/Professional, Paygrade PT6, Exempt.

Location:                                    Northwest Campus, 3000 NW 83rd Street, Gainesville, Florida 32606.


Overview:  Santa Fe College (SF) has been recognized as one of the top-rated community college in the United States.  Santa Fe College is a student-centered institution with a commitment to open access, academic excellence, and cultural and ethnic diversity.  Santa Fe College is a comprehensive public college that offers a range of Bachelor’s degrees, Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degree options, as well as Certificate and Non-Degree programs.  A high quality of life, temperate climate, proximity to the University of Florida, diverse cultural events, and plentiful recreational opportunities make SF and Gainesville an ideal community to work and live.  SF enrolls over 16,000 students each semester, retains and completes over 60% of students every academic year, while over 10% transfer into the University system.

The primary role of the Instructional Designer (ID) will be to advance excellence in HyFlex (hybrid + flexibility) teaching and learning through the support of faculty via group instruction and individualized consultation. The ID will also be expected to work in online, face-to-face, and traditional hybrid areas. The ID will assist in the development and delivery of web-based and face-to-face professional development programs, and advance effective uses of technology in all modes of instruction. This individual will be responsible for developing instructional materials in collaboration with faculty.  Grant-funded.


Responsibilities and duties include:

  • Prepare student-facing support materials for online, HyFlex, and hybrid instruction or lab experiences, in consultation and/or collaboration with faculty content experts.
  • Assist faculty with the selection of instructional strategies, technologies, and articulation of measurable course and lesson learning outcomes.
  • Advocate for and research best practices for teaching and learning—especially in HyFlex modality.
  • Analyze instructional problems and develop and implement potential solutions to these problems.
  • Review courses during the design, development, and delivery phases for sound pedagogical and instructional design practices.
  • Serve on course review teams.
  • Help incorporate innovative methods of content delivery in the online, hybrid, HyFlex, web-enhanced, and face-to-face environments using appropriate technologies.
  • Work with Assistant Vice President of Academic Technologies to develop a robust, ongoing program of faculty professional development and new faculty orientation.
  • Analyze and evaluate new instructional tools and technologies, and recommend appropriate tools and approaches to improve course design and delivery.
  • Ensure that online educational resources are accessible, updated and functioning properly.
  • Manage special projects, as appropriate.
  • Maintain a flexible schedule including evening and weekend availability.
  • Provide service excellence through courteous, informed, accessible and professional engagement.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Reports to: Assistant Vice President, Academic Technologies



Required:  A Bachelor’s degree in instructional design, education, curriculum and instruction or a Bachelor’s degree in relevant field with a least twelve (12) credit hours of instructional design coursework is required. Two (2) years of demonstrated experience in instructional design and/or curriculum design, including working directly with faculty on the design and delivery of online, hyflex, and hybrid courses is required, as is experience using Learning Management Systems. 


Additional Requirements: A criminal background check will be conducted.


Preferred:  A Master’s degree in a relevant field is preferred, as is teaching experience, particularly HyFlex and online teaching in a higher education setting.  Experience with the Canvas Learning Management System, knowledge of universal design and creation of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant online courses, as well as proficiency with multimedia authoring tools are also all preferred. 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work successfully in a multicultural environment
  • Multi-task - Ability to expeditiously organize, coordinate, manage, prioritize, and perform multiple tasks simultaneously to swiftly assess a situation, determine a logical course of action, and apply the appropriate response.
  • Adaptability to Change – able to be flexible and supportive, able to positively and proactively assimilate change in rapid growth environment.
  • Communication – able to effectively communicate in a professional, diplomatic, empathetic, and tactful manner using preferred method and level as applicable to the job.
  • Organization & Time Management – able to plan, schedule, and organize tasks related to the job to achieve goals within or ahead of established time frames.
  • Problem Solving – proven skills in identifying issues, determining their cause, developing creative solutions, and following through with implementing resolutions.
  • Relationship Management – able to personally provide a high level of interactive service to others, including building relationships and addressing identified needs.
  • Results Orientation – proven ability to set and exceed established targets.
  • Systems & Software - proficient level of knowledge of Microsoft Office and/or relevant position software programs.
  • Independent work - able to work independently with limited supervision and able to self motivate.
  • Team Orientation & Interpersonal – highly motivated team player with ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with all levels within and external to the organization.


Application Process:  All applicants must submit a completed online SF Employment Application, an up-to-date resume, a letter of intent, as well as college transcripts to be considered for this position. Unofficial transcripts are only accepted for review purposes, official transcripts are required prior to any offer of employment being made.

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