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Inclusive Instructional Design Specialist

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Work type: Full time
Location: Harper College Main Campus (Palatine)
Categories: Professional/Technical
Salary: $59,363 - $74,202
Division: Provost
Department: Curriculum and Instruction

Schedule Information: Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm, some weekends and evenings as required

Hours per Week: 37.5

Benefits: Health, Dental, Life & Disability; Sick, Vacation & Holiday Pay; Personal Business; Harper Tuition Waivers; and Professional Expense

Work Conditions: Work is primarily indoors and sedentary in nature.  Physical conditions may include light work that involves exerting up to 30 lbs. of force occasionally in order to move AV equipment, computers and peripherals as needed.

Duties of Position: Serves as a member of the Academy Instructional Design Team to support faculty in designing, revising, implementing, and assessing teaching strategies, with a focus on the equitable access, engagement, and success of underserved students. The Instructional Designer supports faculty who teach in all formats—including face-to-face, blended, on-line, and hybrid-flexible modalities.

Develops collegial partnerships with faculty to support their instructional needs and create effective instructional materials.

Assists faculty with designing, revising, implementing, and assessing instructional strategies and technologies that are meant to address equity gaps among underserved student populations.

Provides guidance to faculty and the Academy Instructional Design Team to support the creation of equitable and fully accessible learning experiences for face-to-face and online learning.

Provides instructional design support for inclusive teaching programming such as the Equity Teaching Academy professional learning courses and workshops related to equity pedagogies and related tools. Facilitates faculty professional learning and course redesign using evidence-based tools including the Applying Equity Matrix and Enacting Equity Guidelines instruments developed at Harper.

Facilitates faculty professional learning and content remediation related to digital accessibility using the Ally tool within Blackboard

Maintains knowledge of current trends in instructional methods and theory, assessment techniques, and teaching tools and technologies.

Collaborates with the Academy Instructional Design Team to evaluate requests from faculty and coordinates with the team to efficiently fulfill requests.

Works with individual faculty or teams of faculty on instructional design projects from conception through implementation and assessment.

Collaborates with the Academy Team to develop and facilitate professional learning opportunities for faculty focused on culturally relevant, equitable, and accessible instructional methods and technologies.

Collaborates with the Academy Instructional Design Team to identify and plan professional learning opportunities for faculty, including components of annual events such as the Adjunct Teaching and Learning Conference, the Faculty Retreat, and the Communities of Practice Share-ousel.

Consults with adjunct faculty who are participating in their bi-annual self-evaluations.

Assists faculty in identifying and obtaining instructional resources and provides recommendations to Academy leadership about procuring those resources.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Educational Requirements: Master’s degree in an area focused on Curriculum and Instruction; Instructional Design; or Education or a Master’s degree in a discipline offered by the college.

Experience Requirements: Two years teaching experience required. Teaching experience in an educational setting is preferred. Experience designing, implementing, and assessing innovative and effective teaching strategies in their own classroom or as an instructional designer is required. Thorough knowledge of instructional design theory and evidence-based inclusive practices required.

Knowledge of regulatory and compliance agency requirements including UDL, ADA, Section 508 compliance, FERPA, and other applicable laws related to digital accessibility required.

A command of current tools and technologies used in college-level classroom instruction, including Blackboard, Collaborate, Webex, GoReact, Panoptoor comparable platforms.

Use of common hardware technologies such as computers, digital cameras, scanners, and camcorders as well as common software packages such as Microsoft Office Productivity Suite, Google Suite, web development authoring tools, and graphic editing tools such as Canva is required.

Familiarity with software for office productivity, web development, and graphic editing as well as development and production concepts related to distance delivery of coursework and materials is required.

Excellent communication and organization skills are required.

Application Review Date: Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before: November 28, 2022.

Required Documents: ***A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process***

* Official transcripts required upon hire 
* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.
* Employment sponsorship is not available.

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create an inclusive learning and working environment where individual differences and identities are respected, valued and embraced. We encourage women, people from historically underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create an inclusive learning and working environment where individual differences and identities are respected, valued and embraced. We encourage women, people from historically underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.


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Last Updated: 10/24/22