16000 East CentreTech Parkway Aurora, CO
OVERVIEW OF CCA
The Community College of Aurora serves our diverse community by providing high-quality instruction and support services to prepare students for transfer and employment. We are particularly interested in applicants that demonstrate a commitment to working with individuals and groups from diverse identities, including but not limited to: socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation, gender identity expression, disability, multilingual learners, veterans, non-traditional, race and ethnic backgrounds.
More than 20 different languages and 60 countries are represented at CCA. In addition to traditional degree and certificate programs, CCA offers non-credit professional development courses, customized training, and economic and workforce development resources to employer partners and individual professionals seeking to enhance the capacity and productivity of their workforce or individual knowledge and skills. The college centers diversity, equity, and inclusion and we actively seek to employee partners who want to join us in working to reducing outcome gaps among our diverse student population.
POSITION SUMMARYThe Learning Designer and Technology Consultant functions within the Office of Online and Blended Learning to partner with faculty and instructors in developing high quality and dynamic courses within the online and blended modalities, specializing in web accessibility and emerging technologies. This position promotes and supports the use of digital technology and provides services that facilitate the integration of technology into the teaching and learning activities across the curriculum. Those technologies include D2L, Zoom, Yuja, mobile technologies, virtual reality, 3D printing, and other closely related products and services.The Learning Designer and Technology Consultant serves a critical campus role at CCA, ensuring online and hybrid course quality assurance and accessibility compliance. The position will focus on identifying, implementing, and conducting training on instructional technology and multimedia applications, including significant attention to complex web accessibility solutions. The Learning Designer and Technology Consultant uses a collaborative, equity-minded instructional approach rooted in best practices to design or support other Learning Designers in designing the Subject Matter Expert's (SME's) content and support the curriculum design process using Universal Design. To ensure student access, engagement, and success, courses will meet approved course quality standards and maintain web accessibility. Expertise, collaboration, organization, and effective communication skills are integral to provide comprehensive and high-quality instructional design. When available and aligned with the employee's credentials, this position is expected to teach at least one course per year and up to one course per semester to remain current in the principles of high-quality course design and delivery as well as with the integration of educational technology into curriculum.*Potential for partial remote work schedule.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Use CCA's quality assurance framework (e.g., Quality Matters) and Universal Design for best practices to guide Course Development process Ensure WCAG 2.0 Level AA standards for web accessibility within course design and course review process
Effectively embed OERs and other instructional technology in consultation with the faculty or instructor
Provide comprehensive customer service support to faculty, instructors, and staff relating to various instructional technologies Provide ongoing support to other instructional designers in the building/deployment of online courses Develop and curate multimedia resources for use in online courses and the classroom
Assist with the integration of technology into curriculum and classroom instruction
Build collaborative partnerships with faculty, instructors, and staff across the college Utilize expertise to develop and manage robust multi-modal training series to educate current and new faculty, instructors, and staff on higher level functions of D2L
Embed inclusive pedagogical practices that support closing the equity gap between students of color and white students
Partner with IT and Communications department as needed for tech support and marketing or communications Partner with DOBL staff as needed for projects
Maintain and deliver quality assurance framework training to enhance knowledge, skills, and abilities of faculty, instructors, and staff.
Develop and implement training for faculty and instructors on the andragogy/pedagogy of online learning as well as the technical aspects of using the learning management system for online, remote, hybrid, hyflex and web-enhanced courses Assess the delivery, outcomes, and feedback of all faculty/instructor training activities to report to the Dean; implement revisions and improvements annually based on these reports Provide one-on-one technology and instructional support and training to faculty and instructors
Collaborate with others outside the DOBL to support excellent onboarding and orientation of new instructors and faculty members to D2L functions
Research and evaluate course management solutions and other new and emerging instructional technologies, and participate in transitional efforts as needed Identify emerging technologies to improve student learning Review current processes and make recommendations for improvements Develop and establish processes and guidelines as appropriate to increase efficiency and effectiveness Course Development and Review process Oversee and implement system-level changes or decisions that relate to online and blended instruction
Educational Technology Proficiency
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution in instructional design, educational technology, or related field OR Bachelor's Degree in any discipline from an accredited institution plus 1-3 years of instructional design experience Experience in and/or commitment to Web Accessibility, UDL, and equity, diversity, and inclusion
Experience with learning management systems (Blackboard, WebCT, Angel, D2L, eCollege, etc.) Experience working with subject matter experts to develop online college courses or company trainings
Teaching and Training Experience
1-3 years of professional experience with Course Development Demonstrated experience training and/or mentoring faculty, instructors, or employees using instructional technology effectively Experience with designing professional development workshops and resources
Advanced knowledge of educational software, online conferencing software, Microsoft Office, Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, Camtasia, or similar
Multimedia skills, including video editing, streaming audio and video, compression methods, file types, and formats Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and flexibly as work and priorities shift Excellent written and verbal communication, problem-solving, information-finding, and decision-making skills
Master's degree from an accredited institution in computer science, instructional design, educational technology, or related field Familiarity with Open Educational Resources (OERs)
Experience with Quality Matters or similar online quality assurance framework Experience teaching in higher education Community College experience Experience with data collection, analysis, and assessment Basic coding experience such as HTML and CSS Working knowledge of graphic design elements appropriate for online instruction Experience teaching in higher education through multiple modalities (online, face-to-face, remote, etc.) Project management experience
Anticipated starting salary range: $67,704.00. This salary is determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. CCA offers an excellent , including generous leave, holiday, and education benefits. Full time employees immediately upon hire earn 15 hours a month annual leave and 10 hours a month sick leave.
Deadline to Submit Application Material:
An initial review of applications will begin on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.
When submitting your online application, please include a cover letter, current resume, and professional references. Official transcripts showing the highest degree achieved should be submitted to upon offer of employment. If you have questions regarding this position, please contact us at
By applying for this announced position, applicants are certifying that all statements, information and documents provided are true, complete and correct to the best of their knowledge and are made in good faith. Further, applicants understand that omissions, misleading, false or untrue information, or any attempt at fraud or deceit in any manner connected with this application and/or subsequent testing may result in them not being considered for jobs with the Community College of Aurora; may constitute grounds for discipline and/or termination after hire; and/or constitute grounds for further actions pursuant to law.
Complete Applications must include the following documents:A complete online application A cover letter that describes how your experience aligns with the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position A current resume uploaded as an attachment to your online application Candidates identified as finalists must provide three to five professional references, at least two of which must include a current direct supervisor and most recent supervisor. If you cannot provide two supervisor references, an opportunity will be afforded for discussion and consideration of alternative references with the CCA Human Resource Office. Please note, out of professional courtesy to you, we will not contact your current supervisor without first providing notice to you as a candidate and only when a contingent offer is pending in order to protect the confidentiality of your application to the full extent possible.
If you are using education to qualify, a copy of your official or unofficial transcript showing that your degree has been conferred and the name of your school, or your NACES accreditation. Please submit this as an attachment to your online application For any questions or technical issues please contact
Notice to all Applicants:in the United States must be produced within three (3) days of hire.
Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.
Final candidate is subject to a criminal background check prior to final selection process. Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources within fourteen (14) days of hire.
CCA is affiliated with the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and as such, employees contribute to PERA in lieu of Social Security for retirement benefits. For more information, visit the
Individuals currently or formerly employed by the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, and/or who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in your application material.
For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact our Title IX Compliance/Equal Opportunity Officer, Cindy Hesse, Director of Human Resources at 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite A207, Aurora, Colorado 80011 or by phone at 303-360-4752, or e-mail at
Colorado Residency Requirement:
Eligible applicants must be either a current Colorado resident or be able to provide proof of residency in Colorado within 30 days of the start date for the position, or they may be deemed ineligible for employment with the Community College of Aurora. Please contact with any questions.
Community College of Aurora Inclusive Excellence Statement:
CCA embraces Inclusive Excellence because we want our students, staff, and faculty to learn and contribute within an inclusive environment. This means members of our college community will be active, respectful, and mindful of equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels of engagement
Inclusive Excellence will provide a foundation for student and institutional success. Recognizing our diversity is only the first step toward Inclusive Excellence.
We must also be intentional in valuing cultural differences and experiences, while incorporating them into practices, curricula, and policies.
Welcoming, Respectful, Inclusive - Together, we are CCA.
The Federal Clery Act:
(The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990) requires all institutions of higher learning to make available to prospective employees our agency's Annual Security Report. A copy of this information is available on the CCA website at the A paper copy of this report can be obtained at the College Security Office upon request. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes that occurred on campus or on property controlled or owned by Community College of Aurora, as well as public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, our campuses.
ADAAA Accommodations : Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Robert Callaway at 303-360-4733 or at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.
Pregnancy Related Accommodations, Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA):
The Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA), allows applicants to request a reasonable accommodation for health conditions related to pregnancy or the physical recovery from childbirth. Candidates wishing to request reasonable accommodations must do so as soon as possible, preferably at least three days prior to the exam or interview. If you are an individual who wishes to request reasonable accommodations, please contact us at 303-360-4733 or
The Community College of Aurora prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law, or the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120 and 4-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, marital status, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its employment practices or educational programs and activities. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact our Title IX Compliance/Equal Opportunity Officer, Cindy Hesse, Vice President of Human Resources at 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite A207, Aurora, Colorado 80011 or by phone at 303-360-4752, or e-mail at
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