Instructional Designer

Foothill-De Anza District
Job Description

About the California Virtual Campus-Online Education Initiative (CVC-OEI):
The CVC-OEI is a collaborative effort among California Community Colleges (CCC) to ensure that significantly more students are able to complete their educational goals by increasing both access to and success in high-quality online courses. The CVC-OEI is funded by a grant from the CCC Chancellor's Office to the Foothill - De Anza Community College District, which manages the statewide program.  The California Virtual Campus website ( features an online course finder and featured online degree programs from across 56 member CCCs, along with integrated student support resources.  Through its professional development team (, CVC-OEI supports faculty at member colleges and across the system in the application of online teaching and course design practices that support student success.  

Under the direction of the CVC-OEI Director of Professional Development, this position will provide responsive and innovative instructional design services to support project objectives, which include use of the CVC-OEI course design rubric to increase the inventory of quality-validated online course sections, use of the CCC common course management system (Canvas), and integration of other CVC-OEI tools and services.  A major component of the work will consist of supporting distributed statewide professional development that supports online teaching and the use of instructional technology by designing, developing and maintaining web-based instructional resources, including but not limited to self-paced and facilitated online courses, webinars, tutorials, and resource archives. This position will also contribute content to and provide support for website, enrollment, and registration tools used by the project. The Instructional Designer will work with faculty and facilitators remotely (using synchronous and asynchronous communication platforms) to develop and offer online courses that align with best practices in online pedagogy, course design, and accessibility standards.

Minimum Qualifications

Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
Any combination equivalent to a Master's degree in Instructional Design or Instructional Technology, or related academic technology fields AND one (1) year experience in academic technologies and web development AND experience in courseware and web development, with emphasis on instructional design experience.

Application Deadline
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