Ranked by BestColleges.com and Niche.com as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory, a 1,000-seat Theatre, an Honors College for high achieving students and much more.
The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, professional development, and adult and youth personal enrichment courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.
Raritan Valley Community College has an anticipated opening of Instructional Designer.
The Instructional Designer will play a key role in the development and expansion of online learning at RVCC. The position will partner with faculty to develop and revise online courses that are student-centered, grounded in learning theory, and meet standards for universal design and accessibility. The person in this position will use their experience with Quality Matters, OLC, or similar to develop and deliver training materials and workshops that can help faculty integrate instructional design practices into their course design and teaching activities. Reports to the Director of Online and Distance Education. Works with faculty, peer instructional designers, video and media personnel, and with other stakeholders from across the college.
The Instructional Designer will assist in identifying emerging technologies that can improve the level of engagement and authentic interaction in online courses and partner with instructional technology peers to integrate new technologies into our systems and our teaching.
The Instructional Designer will serve as an advocate for online teaching and learning and will build strong partnerships across the institution.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Partner with faculty to design and develop effective and engaging online learning experiences for students.
Participate in a collaborative course review process, and provide recommendations for future iterations of course development. Provide training to academic leaders on using the Quality Matters rubric.
Contribute to the design and delivery of an online learning certification course targeted to faculty participants.
Create and deliver training material for faculty in multiple delivery formats, including face-to-face workshops, online videos, and other methods as appropriate.
Provide one-to-one consultations with faculty members teaching online.
Work with Student Affairs to develop clear, straightforward orientations and other information for prospective online students.
Stay current with emerging technologies and trends in online learning, and partner with video and media professionals to expand the RVCC suite of technology teaching tools.
Participate in professional development activities that support personal and departmental growth.
Provide system administration support to the Canvas administrator.
Performs other duties assigned by the Director.
Bachelor's Degree in Instructional Design, Media, or a closely related field.
Experience in the design and development of courses in multiple delivery formats, including online and blended/hybrid.
Demonstrated knowledge of instructional design theory and practice.
Demonstrated experience working with faculty in a higher education setting.
Proficiency with at least one modern learning management system and experience with other common teaching & learning technologies.
Ability to communicate effectively and empathetically, and an appreciation for the diverse perspectives and people found in a college environment.
Demonstrated experience with Quality Matters rubric and course review process.
Proficiency with the Canvas learning management system.
Experience facilitating the creation of faculty course videos.
Experience piloting new teaching & learning technologies.
As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.
RVCC's starting salary is commensurate with educational qualifications and experience. We also offer an attractive benefits package.
For consideration of the above position, please submit your cover letter and resume online:
We regret that we are unable to respond to each and every resume received. Only those candidates of interest will be contacted directly.
Raritan Valley Community College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer. We will implement the policy to assure that the employment opportunities offered at the institution are available to all persons.