Instructional Designer

July 9, 2019
SJC Brooklyn or SJC Long Island or SJC Online
Technology Education

Position Overview

The Instructional Designer will collaborate with faculty and program staff on the Long Island, Brooklyn, and Online campuses to develop high quality online, hybrid/blended, and technology-enhanced courses to advance technology based teaching and learning initiatives. This position involves working with diverse constituencies to ensure compliance with best practices in pedagogy, methodology, use of digital content, articulation of course outcomes, as well as the adaptation of traditional land-based courses and programs for online delivery. This position resides within the Technology Education Department and reports to Maureen Williams and will also work closely with SJC Online in the course design and development process.

Duties/Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Course Design

  • Collaborates with instructors on the pedagogical design and development of curriculum content and ensuring that course content is designed for accessibility
  • Functions as project manager for online and hybrid/blended course development projects from initial design through implementation and assessment of new and redesigned courses.
  • Partners with faculty, administration and other assessment stakeholders to identify and appropriately align measurable learning outcomes, instructional resources, and assessment strategies for online and hybrid/blended courses.
  • Assists in the development, implementation and management of effective systems for developing online and hybrid/blended programs in accordance with college policy and protocols.
  • Provides and develops professional development opportunities in various formats and delivery modes to assist faculty and program staff individually or in groups regarding online pedagogy, course design and delivery (including engagement of students with faculty and course materials) and LMS management training and methods.
  • Ensures continuous improvement of online courses through the evaluation and review of existing online courses.


  • Investigates innovative uses of technology in teaching and learning and promotes the use of specialized applications, equipment and services, including face-to-face interaction and all e-learning environments.
  • Work with faculty to leverage technology in delivering online content and organize course pages in a manner that is user-friendly and intuitive for students.
  • Works closely with other college stakeholders to develop multimedia learning objects and technologically enhanced learning modules.
  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies to support growth in distance education courses.

Skills and Competencies

  • Experience using course management systems, multimedia applications and other instructional tools.
  • Familiarity with graphic design elements, digital repositories and other resources appropriate for online instruction.
  • Ability to work independently and productively on multiple projects as well as work collaboratively with diverse constituencies.
  • Working knowledge of Google applications, especially Gmail, calendar and docs/drive.
  • Must have excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency with commonly used e-learning authoring tools.
  • Familiarity with Quality Matters Course Design Rubric and Principles or similar online quality standards.


  • Master's degree in instructional design, educational technology, or related field plus one or more years of systematic design of instruction for online, hybrid/blended and technology-enhanced traditional courses is preferred.
  • Knowledge of learning theories, instructional design and online learning models, strategies and best practices, and understanding of the teaching and learning context.
  • Three or more years experience consulting with faculty on the design and implementation of online course materials.

*Kindly submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to [email protected], attention Maureen Williams, director of Technology Education.

St. Joseph's College is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V/SO.