Job Details

Riverside Community College District
  • Position Number: 2236257
  • Location: Riverside, CA
  • Position Type: Instructional Technology and Design

Position Title:
Assistant Director, Instructional Design (3 positions) District

Open Campus (D)

Position Type:
Academic Management


Physical location of the position:

Employment Type:

Position Length:

Salary Range:
Grade O

Salary Amount:
83,032 - 101,091

Salary Type:

Is this position categorically (grant) funded?

Department Specific Needs:
Canvas Administration Experience
Course Design in Canvas Experience

Basic Function:
BASIC FUNCTION: Under the direction of the Dean of Distance Education, the Assistant Director, Instructional Design will work with faculty, staff, and administrators to support the course development, design, and facilitation of online, hybrid, and web-enhanced courses through appropriate pedagogical and andragogical frameworks using learning technologies.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND LEAD DIRECTION EXERCISED: Receives direction from the Dean, Distance Education. Supervises and directs assigned staff. May provide technical direction to short-term employees, faculty, staff, and administrators as it relates to area of assignment.
Education And Experience: Master's degree from an accredited institution in instructional technology, education, information technology, or a related field and three years of related higher education experience in instructional or curriculum design, training, e-learning, an online learning management system, and/or course management tools.

Canvas administration experience and certificates and training in the areas of instructional design, online learning, and distance education through a recognized certification and training program that utilizes nationally recognized standards are highly desired.
Knowledge Of:
1. Instructional design and adult learning theories, methods, techniques, and tools.
2. The evaluation of course design, assessments, learning technologies.
3. Quality course design rubrics such as the California Virtual Campus Online Educational Initiative Rubric and/or Quality Matters course design rubric.
4. Administrative features of a variety of instructional technologies for video conferencing, learning management (specifically Canvas), and third-party web tools for online learning.
5. Effective theories and practices for teaching an ethnically, linguistically, and socioeconomically diverse student population with antiracist or culturally responsive teaching frameworks.
6. ADA, section 504, and section 508 guidelines as they pertain to accessible course content in a learning management system (specifically Canvas).

Ability To:
1. Conduct needs assessments, write learning objectives, design instructional units, and develop instructional materials for online delivery .
2. Assess usability, accessibility, readability, and course quality in an online environment.
3. Make documents and multimedia accessible in the online environment.
4. Develop online courses in which learning objectives, instructional materials, and assessments are aligned.
5. Apply administrative features of instructional technologies (e.g. Canvas, Zoom, Cranium Café, etc.) to meet end user needs and expectations.
6. Effective written and oral communication for working with a variety of constituents within shared/participatory governance structure.

Candidate must demonstrate clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff, and the community.

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting.

Work is performed in a normal office environment.

CONTACTS: Co-workers, President, Vice Presidents, Vice Chancellor for Educational Services, Instructional Deans, faculty, staff, and the general public.

Duties and Responsibilities:
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES (Illustrative Only): The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.
1. Support faculty in the development, design, and facilitation of effective and accessible learning environments for online, hybrid, and web-enhanced courses through the use of established and emerging technologies to meet course outcomes effectively;
2. Provide consultative services to faculty on the accessible design of curriculum and instruction including effective use of multimedia resources;
3. Design and facilitate training for faculty to improve the quality of online instruction including the use of LMS for hybrid and web-enhanced courses; and how to leverage technologies to utilize best practices for online teaching.
4. Provides instructional design expertise to establish andragogically sound online learning experiences in the learning management system.
5. Research developments in online learning and educational technology and assist faculty in applying new technology to courses as requested and as appropriate;
6. Maintain up-to-date knowledge base of best practices in instructional approaches, educational software, and pedagogical and andragogical techniques to improve online instruction;
7. Plan and coordinate the development of services to meet more effectively the present and future needs of the districts;
8. Provides complex and technical support using a variety of learning systems, platforms, web portals, video conferencing applications, and other technologies.
9. Oversees and maintains academic application systems and technologies (such as Canvas) including modifications, customizations, upgrades, and troubleshooting as necessary.
10. Participates as a team member with information technology staff and other District staff on critical system integration, particularly between learning systems and the student information system, and ongoing technology implementation projects that impact learning technologies.
11. Serve on college committees as appropriate;
12. Coordinate continued training and development of assigned staff;
13. Maintain the keeping of records and assists in the preparation of reports;
14. Performs other duties, related to the position, as assigned.

This is an Academic Management position with twelve-month contracts. Paid vacation, 22 days annually; and paid accruable sick leave, 12 days annually. A pro-rata reduction will be made for employees working less than full-time and less than 12 months. The District provides a health and welfare benefit package for employees and legal qualifying dependents.

The work location and assignment within a job classification is determined by the District and may be subject to change.

All offers of employment will be contingent upon the availability of funds and approval by the Board of Trustees.

The Riverside Community College District is an equal opportunity employer and recognizes the need to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities. For more information, contact (951) 222-8039.

The Riverside Community College District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or any other status protected by law. This holds true for all District employment opportunities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District's Title IX Officer/Section 504/ADA Coordinator. Harassment of any employee/student with regard to ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or any other status protected by law, is strictly prohibited. The Title IX Officer, Section 504/ADA Coordinator for the District is Ms. Lorraine Jones, located at 3801 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501. Telephone Number is: (951) 222-8039.

Required Applicant Documents:
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
Bachelors or Equivalent Transcript
Masters or Equivalent Transcript

Optional Applicant Documents:
Doctorate Transcript
Other Transcript

Effective Employment Date:
A mutually agreed upon start date

Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled

Special Comments:

*First review of applications will take place May 7, 2021.

Please note: The selection process typically concludes within four to six weeks from the closing date. There are, however, exceptions to this general guideline. Status updates will be made throughout the process. Please refer to your account for any updates to the status of your application.



Only electronic, on-line applications are accepted. All supporting materials, required or optional, must also be in electronic formats and attached to the electronic, on-line application when applying. Supporting materials are only accepted as Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or Microsoft Word files and must be less than 2 MB in size.

Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed above by 8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.

Application Types Accepted:
Classified/Management/Confidential Application

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