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Alfred State currently has an opening for an instructional designer.  If you know of anyone who may be interested, please share this link:

Empire State College has an opening for a Coordinator of Curriculum and Instructional Design in the Center for Distance Learning in Saratoga Springs. Applications due 9/4.

There are also several other openings right now across the college and state, including many in the information technology services department (educational technologists, web designers, network engineer).

Here's the link to Clinton CC's new ID position description (YAY!):

.New Instructional Designer position

Please share with all who might be interested.

Alfred State is hiring an Instructional Designer 

About Alfred State College:

Nestled in a beautiful valley in the Southern Tier of New York, Alfred State has a long tradition of drawing the best faculty and staff from every field. This College of Technology offers outstanding opportunities in more than 70 majors, where project-based learning, sustainability, and civic engagement are cornerstones of the curricula. When students work on real-world problems, they learn how to think, not what to think, and they learn how to be involved in their community. That is why Alfred State graduates have a 99 percent employment and transfer rate.

Our faculty is dedicated to teaching and the academic success of our students. Alfred State seeks educators who are student-centered and engage in the life of the College. Our tenure process emphasizes teaching and university service with a more flexible approach to scholarship and professional growth. For faculty interested in research, the college maintains a teacher-scholar program to support research including applied research that complements our emphasis in experiential learning, civic engagement and sustainability.

Job Description:

Reporting to the Director of Online Learning, the Instructional Designer is responsible for supporting the development of high quality, technology-mediated academic courses and programs for the online and hybrid classrooms. S/he will consult, train, and serve as a resource to faculty in the design, development, evaluation, and revision of teaching, learning, and assessment needs to support a learning-centered environment. Specific job duties include, but are not limited to;

  • Providing pedagogical and technical support to faculty to develop, design, and create online instructional content applying instructional design oversight and active learning principles in the development and design process.
  • Working with the faculty to design, develop, and implement online and hybrid courses and programs using best practices in design, Section 508 Accessibility standards and course design standards per a rubric (e.g. SUNY COTE rubric, Quality Matters rubric).
  • Providing development opportunities to faculty including designing and delivering workshops about innovations updates, selecting and constructing materials, and instructing using new technologies.
  • Assisting faculty in the use of course management software and multimedia recording equipment.
  • Researching and identifying innovative and effective online learning techniques, exploring emerging technologies, and assisting in the evaluation, selection, and adoption of technology products related to distance learning.
  • Managing the workflow of online and hybrid course development to ensure a successful rollout.
  • Manages, facilitates, and participates in course development projects, as well as the development of instructional materials.
  • Collaborates with faculty, instructors, and subject matter experts to design and develop interactive online courses.
  • Determines appropriate instructional application of online technologies in conjunction with stakeholders.
  • Researches and utilizes the most up-to-date practices and technologies related to instructional design and online learning applications.
  • Gathers feedback from stakeholders to continually update and improve course design and content. 
  • Will identify training needs for faculty and will work to ensure that faculty members are properly trained on the learning management system and any third-party hardware or software to ensure effective teaching of the online courses. 
  • Assisting in creating and maintaining quality assurance and assessment criteria for evaluating instruction and online course delivery outcomes.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Instructional Design, Graphic Design, Computer Science, Education, or a related field.

  • Instructional Design experience
  • Experience directly related to distance learning and/or instructional technology
  • Experience in online course development and/or in teaching in an online environment, including assessment of student outcomes
  • Experience with the course review process
  • Training experience
  • Demonstrated experience with one or more of the major LMS, including Blackboard, Desire2Learn, Moodle, or Canvas. Preference given to Blackboard experience
  • Experience creating a strategic vision for integrating new technologies for better learning outcomes for students
  • Strong work ethic with demonstrated collaborative and coordinative skills
  • Excellent communicator in both oral and written communication
  • Experience with computerized systems
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Professional Organization Involvement


Preferred Qualifications:

Master's degree from an accredited institution in Instructional Design, Graphic Design, Computer Science, Education, or a related field with 2-3 years of experience in designing and developing online instructional materials and courses.

Additional Information:

Pursuant to University policy, Alfred State College is committed to ensuring equal employment, education opportunity, and equal access to services, programs, and activities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender characteristics, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or ex-offender status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely based upon a protected characteristic.

All applicants are subject to criminal, employment, and educational background checks.

Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the College at Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the SUNY Alfred State College University Police Department at 607-587-3999.

Clinton Community College is hiring an Instructional Designer

Job Description:

Join a forward-thinking, dynamic faculty and staff at Clinton Community College. The College has a stunning location on the shores of Lake Champlain and panoramic views of Vermont’s Green Mountains and New York’s Adirondack Mountains. Clinton Community College, a member of the State University of New York, invites applications for an Instructional Designer.

The Instructional Designer is responsible for supporting hybrid and fully online teaching and learning. The position will provide instructional design support and services to faculty to teach and interact online, as well as in any relevant program initiatives and projects. This position is dependent on approval for funding.


  • Mentor faculty in online course development and delivery

  • Develop and deliver training workshops for new and experienced online faculty in a variety of modes

  • Assist faculty with awareness of and training on emerging educational technologies

  • Provide technology support to faculty

  • Conduct new and mature course review/refresh process and assessment

  • Make recommendations to faculty for course modification based on rubric outcomes, and monitor and report on progress in updating courses

  • Document processes for students and faculty

  • Work with Information Technology Staff

  • Serve on relevant college committees as required/assigned

  • Attend relevant professional meetings

  • Other duties as assigned



  • Master's degree

  • Training in instructional design, educational technology, or related field.

  • Minimum 3 years' experience working directly with college faculty to develop and support effective blended/online teaching and learning environments and instructors.

  • Expert-level knowledge of a learning management system for online teaching, learning, and interaction.

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver training effectively in a variety of modes.



  • Master's or advanced degree in Education, Education Technology, Instructional Design, or related field.

  • Experience with the ANGEL and Blackboard Learn course management systems.

  • Online teaching or learning experience.

  • Knowledge of effective online and blended teaching and learning practices and adult and individualized learning methods.

  • Experience in systematic instructional design process for distance or blended learning.

  • Experience with course/curriculum improvement using a course review rubric.

  • Ability to create multimedia and interactive learning tools.

  • Experience in team-based projects.



  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Excellent customer service and support-oriented approaches to interaction.

  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

How to apply:
How to apply: 
Although the search will remain open until the position is filled, for full consideration, candidates should submit materials by August 15, 2015, including letter of application, vitae, a CCC application form (available at, and unofficial transcripts to: 

Human Resources Office 
Clinton Community College 
136 Clinton Point Drive 
Plattsburgh, New York 12901 

Clinton is still accepting applications for the Instructional Designer position listed above.

Salary range:  $55,000 -- $60,000

Cobleskill is hiring an Instructional Design Librarian

About SUNY Cobleskill:


SUNY Cobleskill is seeking talented and innovative faculty to join the college community as we build a new vision for our second century as a college of agriculture and technology. Offering associate's and bachelor's degrees in more than fifty programs, SUNY Cobleskill values innovative teaching and faculty who are committed to engaging pedagogies, collaborative and interdisciplinary endeavors, global perspectives, applied learning including internships and undergraduate research, and high levels of interaction with students.

Job Description:


Working collaboratively with faculty and students, the Instructional Design Librarian will ensure a meaningful Library presence in both online and face-to-face courses. They will be responsible for mediating the intersection of information literacy instruction, instructional design and learning technologies; and for providing leadership in effective teaching pedagogy. This is a 12-month tenure track position.


  • Lead the Library's information literacy program; conducting online and face-to-face instructional sessions using current and emerging technologies.
  • Serve as a key member of the Center of Excellence in Learning & Teaching (CELT) team to facilitate creation of Library initiatives to support online learning, including development of the Library's presence in the College's course management system.
  • Develop and share best practices for innovative teaching techniques and teaching information literacy across multiple platforms.
  • Participate in reference services including some nights and weekends.
  • Serve as liaison to assigned academic departments.



  • A Master's degree in Librarianship/Information Sciences from an ALA accredited program.
  • Experience teaching information literacy sessions.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively use emerging library and teaching/learning technologies, including course management systems.
  • Academic background, coursework or relevant experience in instructional design. 
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to create online media using tools such as Camtasia and Adobe Captivate.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Enthusiasm for forwarding the mission of the College and the Library.


  • Previous work experience in an academic library setting.
  • Master's degree in Instructional Design or Education, or comparable specialization.
  • Instructional experience with online course management systems.
  • Experience leading an information literacy program.
  • Experience providing academic reference services.
  • Experience creating LibGuides.
  • Experience working with first year experience programs.
  • Advanced assessment knowledge.

Additional Information:

  • Salary Range:  $50,000 - $55,000
  • This position offers full New York State benefits which are among the most comprehensive in the country.
  • SUNY Cobleskill is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community for our students and employees.  To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment.  Any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of the background check.

Empire State College is hiring a Coordinator of Curriculum and Instructional Design

About Empire State College:


Empire State College was founded in 1971 as a comprehensive, public college within the State University of New York. A recognized leader in offering innovative degree programs for highly motivated adults, the college enrolls more than 20,000 students annually in associate, bachelor's and master's programs at 35 locations across New York State and through the Center for Distance Learning. Faculty work with students in one-on-one, small group, residency-based and online learning modes at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and the mix varies by setting. Central to the faculty role is helping adults design and carry out individualized degrees. The College is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and multicultural, inclusive learning environment and is a pioneer in mentoring adult learners, prior learning assessment and online learning.


Job Description:


State University of New York, Empire State College seeks a Coordinator of Curriculum and Instructional Design (CID) (State Title: Instructional Support Technician) at our Center for Distance Learning (CDL) located in Saratoga Springs, NY. This is a professional position providing curricular and instructional design support to faculty members. The CID will provide high-level, focused academic instructional design consulting, guidance and support to CDL course developers using adult learning principles, active and authentic learning, social constructivist models, and collaborative learning. The selected incumbent will collaborate with content experts, instructional technologists, librarians, graphics specialists, multimedia developers, and other instructional designers for the consistent delivery of exemplary courses. The CID will participate in the research and application of emerging technologies and emergent curricular models for online teaching and learning, and consult with the Curriculum and Instructional Design Group on processes and best practices. This position contributes to the continued improvement of the Center for Distance Learning course development methods, tools and best practices. The CID will review and design CDL courses using the Quality Matters and an accessibility rubric. 


We seek a creative educator with a comprehensive and research based understanding of learning environments, as well as familiarity with designing, developing, teaching, and evaluating synchronous and asynchronous computer-mediated courses. The successful candidate will demonstrate a record of faculty support in an online environment (preferably Moodle/Mahara), as well as innovation and success in design and delivery, and will be expected to keep current with new technological developments in the field of distance education methodology and technology.


The successful candidate will have experience in the following areas:

  • Curriculum and instructional design
  • Accessibility standards for online environments
  • Educational evaluation, assessment and analysis
  • Experience with the Quality Matters rubric or similar course quality rubric with a focus on alignment




Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree 
  • A minimum of one year experience in curriculum and instructional design
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Experience working in team-based environments
  • Substantial related experience

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with the Moodle/Mahara environment
  • Experience providing instructional design support in a large scale, high volume distributed environment
  • Master's Degree in Curriculum Design, Online/Adult Learning or a related field


Special Information:

  • This position is located in Saratoga Springs, NY
  • VISA sponsorship is not available for this position
  • May involve occasional travel   


Additional Information:


Rank/Salary: Mid $50,000, depending on qualifications.


Applications Due By: September 04, 2015.


Empire State College is an EOE employer.




Application Instructions:


If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit the following documents, which are required for consideration by clicking on the APPLY NOW button :


  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Name and contact information of three references


The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning seeks a
flexible, energetic and productive teammate to stimulate and support
innovation in digital learning. The Digital Learning Strategy team
works with faculty to develop new and effective online, blended, and
other digital learning content that is delivered to learners on campus
and beyond.

Job Purpose:

Provide instructional design expertise to assess, design, and develop
online and blended digital learning experiences. Help to facilitate
faculty-led digital learning initiatives across campus. Work
collaboratively with the Digital Learning Strategy team to develop and
disseminate innovative and evidence-based practices in online and
blended learning.

Core Duties*:
* In collaboration with faculty, analyze instructional goals and
objectives to design, develop, and implement online/blended courses and
programs according to instructional design principles, current
research, and accessibility guidelines.
* Identify and plan appropriate instructional design strategies and
objectives based on analysis of tasks, learners, and subject matter.
* Write instructional objectives; design lessons, and develop
assessment instruments that measure student learning.
* Collaborate and communicate with faculty on selection of appropriate
instructional technologies, delivery strategies, and pedagogy.
* Research and maintain an understanding of digital pedagogical
methods and tools.
* Advise faculty on key issues, including: course management,
assessment methods, testing strategies, integration of media and
technology into curricula, accessibility criteria, and effective
teaching strategies for blended and online delivery.
* Employ project management techniques to ensure that design and
development projects complete the stated goals.
* Build appropriate teams around course design and development
projects, ensuring that all stakeholders are in communication and
participating productively.
* In collaboration with the Digital Learning Strategy team, develop
training materials for faculty including online and blended course
development guides and effective practices documents.
* In collaboration with the Director of Digital Learning, conduct
workshops and presentation for faculty and administrators on topics
relating to online and blended learning.

HigherEdJobs link:
Taleo link:
or position #67539

Berkshire Community College

Date: August 10, 2015
Title of Position: Director of Teaching & Learning
(Position Vacancy 16-002)
Salary: Mid $70s with benefits
Effective: September 2015

Position Overview:
The Director of Teaching and Learning will have a well-articulated
vision of the interaction between educational technologies, teaching
and learning in a 21st century community college, with a firm
understanding of how to encourage, model, and support collaboration,
innovation, and adoption of best practices for teaching and curriculum
development. She or he will lead and inspire the use of educational
technologies and pedagogical practices that will best engage and meet
the learning objectives of a wide variety of disciplines and the
learning needs of a diverse student population. The Director should be
aware of changes in the field of education in a digital world and use
this knowledge to integrate those practices that best meet the vision
and mission of the college.

* Provide instructional design support for faculty in developing
successful course materials and assessment
* Participate in evaluating the effectiveness of faculty instructional
design based on best practices as rooted in theory
* Promote participation in and introduction of technology-enhanced
learning modalities
* Design and conduct training for faculty including but not limited to
curriculum design and the uses and aspects of academic and classroom
technology to support student learning outcomes
* Advise on and select academic technology and upgrades for the college
* Research and improve course delivery methods and operations with the
assistance of faculty, vendors, and staff
* Design, develop and maintain comprehensive resource webpage where
students and faculty can receive technical assistance, orientation to
learning management tools, access to knowledge base archives, and other
information as it relates to academic technology
* Design, develop, and maintain online tutorial and courses for
students and faculty/staff concerning academic technologies and the LMS
* Advise faculty on use of supplementary online learning platforms and
* Coordinate UDL training and compliance to provide equitable services
and instructional opportunities to students with disabilities
* Support marketing and administration of online/hybrid/web-enhanced
* Manage new online/hybrid course development process
* Chair the Academic Technology Advisory Committee
* Act as campus liaison to statewide organizations focused on
instructional design and online learning.
* Serve on a campus based committee that reviews requests for funding
professional development
* Attend and participate in conferences to stay abreast of new trends
and innovations in the field of online instruction and curriculum
* Maintain and modify online learning policies to comply with State
and Federal guidelines and rules
* Manage budget and contracts for Academic Technology function and
* Supervise Academic Technology staff
* Provide coverage and backup as LMS Administrator as needed
* Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

* Master¹s degree with 5 or more years of experience in instructional
design, academic technology, or related field.
* Demonstrated knowledge of advanced principles and practices of
academic technology, instructional design, training, adult learning,
pedagogy, and quality management
* Skill in the development and administration of online courses
utilizing a Learning Management System (prefer Moodle)
* Strong interpersonal skills including excellent oral and written
communication skills and customer service orientation
* Strong presentation skills including multimedia skills
* Ability to multitask and manage project prioritization

Preferred Qualifications:
* Online teaching experience at a community college
* Quality Matters or Online Learning Consortium (Sloan-C) quality
* Web design experience

Additional information:
Area of Assignment: Academic Affairs
Supervisor: Vice President for Academic Affairs
Non-Unit, Full-time Position

Application Procedures:
For consideration, send cover letter, resume, and a list of names and
telephone numbers for three (3) recent professional references to
Sandra Rinaldi, Berkshire Community College, 1350 West Street,
Pittsfield, MA 01201.

Application review begins August 28, 2015 and continues until position
is filled.

Berkshire Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity
institution and does not discriminate on basis of race, creed,
religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age,
disability, genetic information, maternity leave, military service, and
national origin in its education programs or employment. All inquiries
concerning application of the above should be directed to the Deborah
Cote, Vice President for Human Resources, Affirmative Action Officer,
and Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, at 413-499-4660, ext.
1022, Susan B. Anthony Annex Building, Room A19.

Title:  Director for Online Learning & Services

Department:  Online Learning & Services

Campus:  Queens


Summary:  The Office of the Vice Provost for Digital Learning seeks a knowledgeable, experienced, and energetic Director for Online Learning & Services (OLS) to oversee the development and implementation of hybrid and online courses and programs.  He/she will work collaboratively with the faculty; academic department chairs; deans; the Center for Teaching & Learning; University Libraries, and Offices of Enrollment Management, Marketing & Communication, and Information Technology in executing his/her responsibilities for course, program and faculty development, online program marketing, online student recruitment, and retention and persistence of online students.  The Director will also supervise staff within the Office of Online Learning & Services.



  • Oversee student recruitment and retention for online programs; develop new strategies as appropriate.
  • Provide guidance and support to faculty, chairs, program directors and deans in the identification, development and implementation of appropriate instructional strategies, tools and services that support hybrid and online teaching and learning at the course and program level.
  • Identify and share with the university community best practices in hybrid and online course/program development and delivery.
  • Working collaboratively with the Center for Teaching & Learning, University Libraries and Information Technology, provide leadership in the area of faculty development for hybrid and online teaching and learning, including the development and implementation of new faculty development courses and workshops.
  • Supervise Senior Instructional Designer/Project Manager, other staff, and student workers in the Office of Online Learning & Services.



  • Master’s degree in higher education, curriculum and instruction, instructional design/ technology, or a related field from a regionally accredited university required); doctoral degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in hybrid/online teaching in an accredited college/university.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in the development, management and operation of hybrid/online programs in an accredited college/university.
  • Solid understanding of best practices in hybrid/online higher education, including organizational models, delivery formats, technology tools, staffing, work flow, planning and assessment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in learning theory, instructional design theory, and instructional systems.
  • Experience in personnel management, preferably in a higher education setting.
  • Proficiency in Blackboard or similar university-supported learning management system.


This position is subject to a comprehensive background screen, with employment contingent upon satisfactory results. If access to a University vehicle is required for the position, a DMV check for driving record and valid driver’s license is also required. 


This position is subject to a comprehensive background screen, with employment contingent upon satisfactory results. If access to a University vehicle is required for the position, a DMV check for driving record and valid driver's license is also required.


This position is a grade R.  The salary minimum for this grade is $72,000, the midpoint is $102,800 and the maximum salary for this position is $133,600.  Compensation is commensurate with your qualifications and experience and contingent upon the departmental budget.


St. John’s offers a competitive compensation program which is commensurate with your qualifications, experience, and contingent upon the departmental budget.  We also offer an extremely comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our workforce.  Along with exceptional benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, tuition remission, generous 403(b) employer contribution, employee assistance program, and liberal paid time off policies, faculty and staff can also enjoy St. John’s performing arts, libraries, bookstores, dining facilities, campus recreation and sporting events.


St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. 

Job Location
Queens, New York, United States
Position Type

SUNY Geneseo - Senior Instructional Design Specialist

To apply for this opening, visit The Senior Instructional Design Specialist assists faculty and staff to select and master appropriate technologies to enhance student learning and achieve pedagogical goals.

Summary of Responsibilities:
  • Guide faculty and staff to design, develop, and create high quality courses that incorporate best practices in pedagogy, methodology, use of digital content and course outcomes.
  • Collaboratively participate in the training and professional development of faculty and staff in the uses of instructional technologies, such as Learning Management Systems (LMS), web conferencing, lecture capture, digital asset production and management (images, video, audio), presentation tools, and emerging technologies.
  • Offer direct technical support to faculty, staff, and students utilizing various technologies and digital media in face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses.
  • Evaluate and recommend tools and techniques for instructional design and course development.
  • Maintain a high level of expertise on CIT supported instructional technologies, like our LMS, communication tools, web content management, W3C accessibility guidelines and mandates.
  • Participate on the CIT/Library Instructional Design team. Meet regularly with these colleagues to identify new technology resources to be used in teaching and learning. Collaborate for training and ongoing support.
  • Collaborate with the TLC Director and CIT Research Technologist to promote an organized team approach to supporting and engaging faculty in their use of technology in teaching, learning and research.
  • Attend SUNY and other associated meetings and conferences related to Instructional Design and Educational Technology.
  • Use Request Tracker to provide excellent communication and customer service for requests for service and problem resolution.
  • Provide backup support for other Educational Technology group staff in their absence or when needed.
  • Participate when requested on CIT Project Teams where your expertise is required and/or you have the opportunity to acquire new and relevant skills. Project Team participation may comprise a significant portion of your workload during the life of a given project, and may include specific duties not outlined in this job description.

Salary: Mid $50’s to $60’s and commensurate with experience.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as Educational Technology, Instructional Design or related discipline and a minimum of two years of related professional experience.
  • Experience in providing instructional design support and training for the integration of technology into the curriculum.
  • Experience in training others on technical and pedagogical skills needed for developing and delivering engaging and interactive courses.
  • Knowledge of best practice principles and pedagogy related to in-class and online learning and teaching.
  • Demonstrated project management skills, with the ability to adapt and solve problems proactively and creatively.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends on occasional basis. 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree or minimum five years of experience training and supporting faculty and staff.
  • Proficient with both Windows and Macintosh platforms.
  • Online teaching experience or experience as an online learner.
  • Learning Management System migration experience.
  • Experience creating documentation, tutorials, and instructional materials to support faculty and students.
  • Knowledge of accessibility requirements required by law.
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for technology and its application to the enhancement of professional development and to the teaching and learning environment.



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