Posted: November 9, 2021
Hours: Part-Time, Up to 19 hours per week
Job Posting: COSC 21-11
Closing Date: Applications will be accepted until the position is
filled, with materials submitted Wednesday, November 24th,
receiving priority consideration.
Charter Oak State College
55 Paul Manafort Drive, New Britain, CT 06053
Telecommuting and remote work arrangements are available at Charter
Oak State College and are handled on a situational basis with the
Anticipated Start Date:
The Instructional Designer works with faculty and staff to provide
instructional design and pedagogical support related to the
development and re-development of online courses using Charter Oak
State College’s (COSC’s) current instance of the Blackboard
Learning Management System (LMS). While the IDC may be assigned to
a single long-term project such as the development of a new
bachelor’s or master’s degree, the IDC may also support
instructional design efforts related to the Adult Virtual High
School and external clients, as appropriate.
The IDC ensures that best practices and quality standards are
employed for curriculum development and delivery of all online
courses. The IDC performs other instructional design tasks under
the direction of COSC ID staff. Incumbents must possess a proven
ability to effectively work with a culturally, linguistically, and
ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and student. They are expected
to have excellent oral and written communication skills along with
strong Information technology literacy skills such as Microsoft
Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, etc.)
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years experience in online
curriculum development and delivery.
Successful Candidate must have or must possess:
- Knowledge of ADA requirements for online learning; experience
in online teaching and a passion for online learning, interface
design, and educational technology.
- Experience applying adult learning theory to course development
and experience with course management systems, specifically,
Blackboard Learning Management System.
- Ability to use such tools as Web Authoring, Flash, HTML,
graphic design, Photoshop, multimedia, and screen capture in course
- Knowledge of high-impact practices and learner-centered
- Strong project management skills: the ability to work both
independently and in a collaborative environment and to a variety
of instructional methods, course facilitation techniques, and
assessments to course development.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including
strong collaborative qualities as well as the ability to explain
technical concepts in non-technical terms to faculty and
- Excellent editorial skills, including the ability to edit and
author (as needed) course content in a conversational tone. Ability
to work efficiently and effectively with minimal supervision.
- Creative, practical problem-identification, problem-reporting,
and problem-solving skills, including the application of those
skills to the design and development of the final product.
- Ability to effectively work with a culturally, linguistically,
and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and student population.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are
encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and
experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this
position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the
degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.
Example of Job Duties:
- Extensive knowledge of ADA requirements and WCAG 2.0
- Master’s Degree.
The Instructional Designer is responsible for the following:
- Work with faculty on the development and redevelopment of
online courses in line with the needs of the College in line with
national quality standards and ADA requirements.
- Project manage the course design, development, and production
- Troubleshoot challenges encountered in the delivery of online
- Advice on instructional design methods for achieving desired
- Provide faculty development to foster best practices for online
course development and teaching.
- Coach faculty in the use of our course management system and
other supported tools.
- Provide feedback to faculty on newly developed courses and
- Design and facilitate innovative workshops (on the ground and
virtually) e.g., social media, mobile learning, and cloud
- Contribute creative ideas and solutions for enhancing teaching
- Create learning resources and activities for a diverse
population of online students.
- Research emerging educational technologies for online teaching
and learning; o Develop an active research approach to understand
and implement methods that positively affect student learning.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
This posting includes qualifications, experience, and skills but is
not limited to the full duties and responsibilities that are stated
within the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume.
Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date
will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes
are not acceptable.
All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship
or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and
Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background
check. CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community.
Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal
history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial (credit)
report or driving history check.
Prior to extending an offer of employment, the finalists for state
employees must prove that they (1 )are fully vaccinated against
COVID-19; (2) have received the first dose and has either received
a second dose or have an appointment for the second dose in a
two-dose series vaccination, such as Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
has received a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s
Janssen vaccine; or (3) have applied for an exemption from this
requirement because a physician, physician’s assistant, or advanced
practice registered nurse has determined that the administration of
COVID-19 vaccine is likely to be detrimental to their health, or
the finalist objects to vaccination on the basis of a sincerely
held religious or spiritual belief. Each application for an
exemption will be considered on an individualized, case-by-case
basis, and any applicant for an exemption must provide appropriate
supporting documentation if requested.
Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination
CSCU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious
creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin,
marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental
disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran
status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record.
The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries
regarding the non-discrimination policies: Nicholas D'Agostino
Director of Equal Employment Opportunity
CSCU IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F