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Instructional Design Specialist (Information Technology Consultant - Career)

California State University, Dominguez Hills
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 1, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Instructional Technology & Design (Campus)
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Part Time
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Instructional Design Specialist (Information Technology Consultant - Career)

Job No: 507609
Work Type: Staff
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Temporary, Part Time, Information Systems & Technology

Position Information

This is a part-time temporary, intermittent position.

** Successful candidates in these temporary intermittent appointments shall not exceed one thousand (1000) hours in any given fiscal year.

This position may require the incumbent to be on-call 24/7 to assist in revolving emergency or urgent issues. The incumbent is required to maintain contact with their campus outside of their normal working hours on a regular basis per the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement requirements. Remote contact shall include telephone, cell phone, wireless data access device, remote monitoring of any hardware or software device, and/or electronic mail notification regarding the status of a campus system.

Conditions of Employment

The California State University (CSU) is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities we serve, as well as maintaining higher education access and attainment for our students, as such, we embrace a comprehensive strategy designed to reduce the likelihood of transmission of the COVID-19 virus. The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption if eligible. Any candidate advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at CSU Vaccination Policy. Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy may be sent to

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Application Deadline & Salary Information

The application deadline is Tuesday, December 14, 2021.

The salary range for this classification is:$4,372 to $10,792 monthly.

Major Duties

Unter the general supervision of the Associate Vice President for University Effectiveness, Planning & Analytics, the Instructional Designer is responsible for providing support to faculty to enhance pedagogy within educational technologies and learning management systems

The Instructional Design Specialist partners with faculty in the instructional design process by advising and resourcing pedagogically sound design principles and exemplary practices. This includes but is not limited to developing and/or identifying effective educational approaches, designing learning experiences and meaningful assessments, and providing guidance on the use of technology to enhance student learning. Support is for developing online, hybrid, flipped, web-enhanced and conventional courses through individual consultations, workshops, and online resources and training.


Required Education and Experience:

Master's Degree in Education, Instructional Design, Curriculum, and Instruction, or related field, or equivalent training and applied experience.
● Five (5) to seven (7) years of relevant experience in Instructional Design or the equivalent experience through educational projects or course development.
● Experience applying instructional design theories, pedagogical methods, and multiple teaching modalities (face-to-face, hybrid, flipped, and online).

Preferred Education and Experience:

Ph, D., or Ed.d specializing in instructional design and development or related disciplines.
● Experience working in higher education.
● 3-5 years experience using a learning management system (e.g., Blackboard, Canvas, etc.) for instructional and course/program development.
● 3-5 years experience teaching/training users (instructors, staff, students) on effective uses of accessible instructional technologies.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities:
  • Ability to apply consultative skills to assess user needs and provide appropriate support.
  • Ability to translate pedagogical research and practices into instructional curriculum based on the educator's learning outcomes/objectives.
  • Ability to translate collaborative learning strategies and formative assessment techniques for classroom teaching.
  • Knowledge of information technology systems and/or applications, including campus-wide systems, multimedia software or environments, and procedures.
  • Ability to integrate multiple applications and/or systems.
  • Ability to work with educators, instructional developers, and technical staff to evaluate, select and integrate web-based applications, digital multimedia, learning management systems and plugins, and other emerging technologies for online and in-class teaching and learning.
  • Ability to assess the potential value of new and emerging technology tools to facilitate student learning and to develop rapid mastery in preparation for guiding educators' use of those tools in pedagogically sound ways.
  • Proficiency using standard software packages
  • Knowledge of training theory and practices demonstrated by an ability to develop and deliver technical training and user documentation.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills in working with users to interpret needs and provide appropriate solutions.


    50% Maintain and deliver existing workshops and courses for faculty teaching face to face, hybrid, and online. Develop and deliver customized discipline-specific workshops as requested. Address functional and design issues involving online courseware for both students and faculty. Work with faculty one-on-one to provide recommendations for integration of technology, course design, and best practices in face-to-face, hybrid, and online instruction. Work with faculty in their creation of grant proposals involving instructional technologies.

    40% Assist faculty with solving basic technical problems with the LMS; investigate and seek solutions to complex issues regarding online teaching and learning. Continuously monitor the effectiveness of workshops and other faculty development activities. Develop promotional announcements for workshops and courses. Train and assist faculty in best practices for using a variety of technology in instruction to create a student-centric experience. Develop materials and train faculty in the use of smart classrooms.

    5% Other related duties as assigned

    Closing Statement

    California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce.

    California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. For more information or definition of these terms, please visit:

    Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771.

    Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at , or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639. Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

    The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free. Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9

    Applications Close: 14 Dec 2021

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