Instructional Designer

The primary role of the Instructional Designer is to work with faculty on the design and development of instructional materials and activities for different modalities of learning including online, hybrid and on-campus; participate in course review process ensuring online courses meet quality standards; plan, coordinate and conduct training sessions to assist faculty in development and improvement of technology skills; engage in research on emerging technologies to improve teaching and learning. This position may require working in the evenings and on some weekends.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. Collaborate with faculty and other departments to design, develop and support high quality online, hybrid and on-campus courses.
  2. Evaluates online course design to meet the Quality Matters standards.
  3. Develops, schedules, and advertises online and face-to-face training sessions and programs designed to encourage and facilitate participation from both full time and part time faculty.
  4. Provides technical and design consulting services for a wide range of applications and research-based teaching practices to promote active and collaborative learning.
  5. Designs, develops and maintains a repository of on-demand and self-guided tutorials accessible to faculty and students.
  6. Keeps up-to-date on emerging technologies and support faculty with integration of learning technologies in their courses.
  7. Participate in faculty development initiatives designed to improve faculty preparedness in course design, delivery and assessment; research and disseminate best practices contributing to innovation in teaching and learning with technology.
  8. Manages the operation and maintenance of faculty and staff resource room, and SOTL lab.
  9. Collaborates on departmental and inter-departmental projects with the Office of Information Technology, Media Services, and Library on all three locations.
  10. Performs additional tasks or duties as assigned by the Managing Director of the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning or other designated management.


Education:   Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant area of study; Master’s degree preferred.

Experience:  Minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience working in the field of instructional design, learning science or related field in an academic setting.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrates understanding of the community college mission and practices.
  • Ability to work with many different user groups including faculty, students and staff.
  • Must possess effective oral, written and excellent organization skills.
  • Ability to analyze teaching and learning needs and create training opportunities to match those needs.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing online, hybrid and on-campus courses that leverage current technologies.
  • Experience using Learning Management System (i.e. Moodle) and web conferencing systems (i.e. WebEx) to design and deliver asynchronous and synchronous courses
  • Trained in Quality Matters standards for online course design.
  • Working knowledge of ADA compliance and Fair Use guidelines
  • Proficient with MS Word and familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Adobe Acrobat

All interested candidates should send a letter of intent (including the job code ID), resume, salary requirements and three professional references with current contact information.  To ensure full consideration, all requested application materials must be received by November 5, 2021 .  Send materials by email with the appropriate job code in the subject line to [email protected].

Bergen Community College

Department of Human Resources

400 Paramus Road, Room A-316

Paramus, New Jersey 07652 

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