• Instructional Designer I - CETL

    Georgia Highlands College
    Job Description

    Job Summary

    By supporting the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, assists faculty in the design and development of online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses; designs and facilitates faculty development programming; develops teaching resources to support the teaching and learning of faculty.


    Under general direction of the CETL Director:

    • Consults and collaborates with faculty on instructional design and teaching needs
    • Provides individual and/or group teaching support on a variety of instructional design and pedagogy topics, through workshops, webinars, book clubs, or other means
    • Responds to faculty questions regarding educational and technology issues with learner-centered solutions
    • Designs and facilitates research-based faculty workshops supporting all teaching modalities (online, hybrid, and face-to-face)
    • Researches current trends and evidence-based practices for instructional design, learning technologies, and faculty development topics
    • Creates tutorials and documentation to assist faculty in LMS support, as well as course design and delivery in all modalities
    • Designs and facilitates, in conjunction with other CETL team members, signature events throughout the year, such as faculty orientations or spotlight events

           Quality Matters:

    • Acquires and maintains all facilitation certifications necessary for Quality Matters
    • Facilitates Quality Matters workshops, most importantly the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric workshop
    • Reviews online courses using the Quality Matters rubric, as needed


    • Provides consultations and programming on accessibility standards and usability


    • Provides technology training for the Learning Management System (currently d2l)
    • Assists with technology support for faculty working with the LMS and new technologies

    Required Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree, 1-3 years of experience in instructional design, instructional technology, education, or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Master’s degree in a course of study related to instructional design, instructional technology, education or related field and 1-3 years of related experience; which includes faculty development or corporate training.

    Proposed Salary


    Required Documents to Attach

    • Resume/ Curriculum Vitae
    • Cover Letter
    • Attach unofficial transcripts with your application. Official transcripts will be required upon offer of employment.

    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

    • Knowledge of educational development theories and frameworks, instructional design principles
    • Knowledge of Learning Management Systems (i.e. Desire to Learn, Blackboard, Canvas)
    • Knowledge of teaching technology and skills to assist with Mac and Windows-based platforms
    • Knowledge of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
    • Knowledge of copyright considerations for all modalities
    • Strong organizational skills with ability to manage multiple priorities and projects
    • Ability to work and interact effectively with staff and faculty

    Apply Before Date

    Application Deadline: September 27, 2019

    About Us

    Georgia Highlands College is a multi-campus, state college member of the University System of Georgia. Founded in 1970 as Floyd Junior College, it now serves more than 6,000 students in Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama across its five locations in Rome, Cartersville, Marietta, Dallas, and Douglasville. GHC currently offers over 30 areas of study with associate degree and bachelor’s degree options both in the classroom and online.

    We are a growing and progressive institution with opportunities for great employees to grow in a fast-paced and challenging work environment that encourages employee wellness and overall success. Our combined efforts at GHC have led to numerous awards, honors, and countless stories of success for students and employees.

    Contact Information

    For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources by email at jobs@highlands.edu.

    For technical support, please contact the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or oneusgsupport@usg.edu.

    Conditions of Employment

    Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Highlands College, as determined by Georgia Highlands College in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    As an equal opportunity institution, Georgia Highlands College is committed to recruiting, hiring, training, promoting and educating persons without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status. Any individuals requiring reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the application, selection or employment process are encouraged to contact Human Resources at 706-802-5136. GHC expects successful applicants to share this commitment