Instructional Designer Position @eStarkState

Hello, Everyone!  I work in Stark State College's elearning department - eStarkState.  We're currently looking for an Instructional Designer.  See below for details or visit: http://www.starkstate.edu/content/instructional-designer

Description: Full-time position.  Will work directly with faculty to recommend instructional design approaches based on new and emerging educational technologies, recognized learning theories, current research, defined learning objectives, and student feedback.  Responsibilities:  Design, implement and evaluate faculty development programs for the course management software, e-learning pedagogy, and other e-learning-related technology for faculty and students; assist faculty with the development of distance education courses that are learner-centered and which meet the guidelines for ADA accessibility; utilize instructional design principles for the development of e-learning resources and materials; design interactive learning objects using recognized content development tools (MS Office, Adobe CS5 Suites); provide expert advice to faculty regarding teaching strategies, student engagement, learning activities, assessment mechanisms and the integration of appropriate and innovative learning technologies; promote and support e‑learning course quality and quality initiatives; participate in formative course evaluations and suggest corrective action as requested in collaboration with the course instructor; and offer technology training, consultation, and support for faculty on the course management system and related software.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in Education with equivalent instructional design experience including courses in instructional design, graphic design and interactive media.  Master’s degree in instructional technology preferred.  Experience designing and delivering web-based and other E-Learning applications highly desired.  Experience as an instructional designer/developer on technology-based materials development projects, preferably within a college or university setting.  Instructional experience preferred.  Must have knowledge of a variety of software tools used for developing media and a demonstrated ability to learn software tools used to create e-learning course materials (e.g. MS Office, Adobe CS5 Suite, Camtasia, Snaglt, etc.).  Knowledge and demonstrated ability in a course management system.  Understanding of adult education principles and practices.  Strong oral and written communication skills.  Excellent organization skills.  Ability to work collaboratively within an academic community and the ability to manage and meet deadlines. 

Stark State College seeks a candidate with a collaborative spirit, experience, and the capability of ensuring quality, exhibiting a positive demeanor, modeling professionalism, and with a manifest commitment to the Stark State College mission, vision, and values including diversity, social equity, and student access and success.

Review of candidates will begin immediately. Please send cover letter and resume to:

Stark State College
Human Resources – 2010-50

6200 Frank Avenue NW
Canton, OH 44720
Email to: hr@starkstate.edu

Application materials will be accepted through the close of business Wednesday, February 23, 2011.

2 Replies
MB Messner

The position does require the person to work on campus. We work very closely with faculty, so it is expected that we will be on campus.  Not only do we collaborate with faculty to create new online classes and transition F2F classes to an online format, but we also help with LMS troubleshooting and questions.  Because of this, we are expected to be on campus everyday.