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Instructional Designer/Special Programs Coordinator, North Shore Community College, Lynn, MA

North Shore Community College currently has a position open for an Instructional Designer (Special Programs Coordinator).


  • Instructional Design and Development
    • Support faculty in developing competencies that contribute to effective teaching and learning across a continuum of instructional modalities, including, but not limited to, online, face-to-face, hybrid, accelerated, collaborative, and flex designs.
    • In partnership with faculty, apply knowledge of Learning Management Systems, online and open education resources, mobile apps and technologies, digital collaborative tools, and presentation technologies toward instructional design specifications that maximize the student learning experience.
    • In collaboration with faculty, academic departments, the Director of the CTLI, and the Sr. Specialist for Learner Effectiveness, establish and maintain measurable instructional objectives and best practices from which to develop sound instructional models.
    • In collaboration with the Director and CTLI staff, co-lead the Technology Across the Curriculum program, serving as a member of the proposal selection committee and as a facilitator throughout the online training and course development process.
    • Facilitate faculty professional development programs and workshops dedicated to instructional development and participate as a key member of the planning groups for the Summer Technology Institute and Institutional Professional Days.
    • Actively research and apply emerging instructional models and the resources and technologies that support them
    • Lead selected professional development initiatives for both full-time part-time faculty.
  • Coordination
    • Work closely with CTLI staff on the design and delivery of departmental programs and activities
    • Maintain a dynamic resource repository (print and online) pertaining to teaching and learning research, curriculum design/redesign, course development, technology, and innovative practices.
    • Participate in college-wide activities and initiatives including governance, special projects and potential grant initiatives.
    • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred in the areas of Instructional Design, Information Technology, Educational Technology, Curriculum and Instruction, or closely related field; with 3 years' experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with a broad range of information and educational technologies with proven willingness and ability to quickly learn new applications. Example applications include Learning Management Systems, Open Education Resources, mobile apps, collaborative tools, screen capturing, and presentation technologies
  • Experience teaching college-level courses preferably in a community college.
  • Experience teaching or training computer systems and software applications to adult learners strongly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of current educational resources and technologies and their application to teaching and learning.
  • Working knowledge of Internet and software instructional tools.
  • Familiarity with online and blended courses design standards desirable.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, written and oral communications skills, including superior presentation skills.
  • Excellent project management, organizational, and problem-solving skills. Ability to implement multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse constituencies, showing sensitivity to multicultural and non-traditional populations.
  • Must be creative, collaborative, and flexible; detail oriented, and thrive in a dynamic team-oriented environment
  • Must be available to work flexible hours, including some weekends and have the ability to travel between campuses. This position is based on the Lynn campus with regular rotation to Danvers.
  • Successful experience interacting with culturally diverse populations.
  • Candidates will be required to pass a CORI/SORI background check as a condition of employment.

Additional Information:

SALARY: Anticipated starting salary range is $49,711.00- $53,000.00.  Actual salary will be commensurate with education and experience in accordance with the MCCC/MTA collective bargaining agreement.


North Shore Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Application Instructions:

Submit cover letter and resume no later than September 24, 2017.  Applicants selected for an interview will need to provide copies of all academic transcripts and names, address, email and telephone number of at least three current professional references.

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