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Instructional Technology Specialist, Design

Flathead Valley Community College

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Instructional Technology Specialist, Design

Academic Affairs

Professional 8. $44,869 to $53,843 annually, salary depending on education and experience; full-time, 12 mos., benefit eligible.

Generous Benefits include:
  • Health/Vision, Dental, Life/ADD & Long-term Disability Insurance: Generous Employer contribution toward the cost of these benefit premiums
  • Vacation Leave: Earn up to 15 days per year
  • Sick Leave: Earn up to 12 days per year
  • Holiday Leave: 12 per year
  • Retirement: Participates in MT Teacher's Retirement System; AND Employer match up to 7% for 403(b)
  • Tuition Waiver: Employee plus up to two legal dependents
  • Public loan forgiveness
NOTE: The average value of our benefits is $25,000 in addition to salary!


Open Until Filled

This position is responsible for supporting faculty teaching courses in all modalities: online, remote, hybrid, and face-to-face.

  • Coaches faculty in the best practices of pedagogy and teaching of courses in a variety of modalities.
  • Provides support in the administration of the institution’s learning management system and ensuring it meets user needs.
  • Participates as a member of eLearning Committee to support the FVCC’s distance learning goals.
  • Works with the Teaching and Learning Committee and Human Resources to plan and provide professional development for faculty.
  • Reviews online, remote, and hybrid courses for quality and provides recommendations for improvements.
  • Translates data into useable and meaningful formats.
  • Creates and presents learning analytic reports.
  • Develops and recommends policies and procedures for distance education to faculty and administration.
  • Promotes, encourages, and executes programs of continuous assessment and benchmarking of goals, programs, and services, and communicates the results.
  • Ensures institutional compliance with NC-SARA and NWCCA standards for distance education.
  • Keeps abreast of the latest developments in applicable areas to help build strategic initiatives and remains current in practices, trends and research related to areas of assignment.
  • Cross trains to perform other departmental and team functions; backfills for staff as needed.
  • Actively participates in the development of a climate that promotes and supports innovation and efforts to continuously improve services to students, faculty, and the College.
  • Creates and maintains a collaborative and collegial environment with colleagues and maintains effective working relationships.
  • Maintains professional ethics and confidentiality of students in accordance with applicable laws and policies.
  • Advances the mission of FVCC by serving on or convening committees and contributing to the community in college-related activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Reports to the Vice President, Academic and Student Affairs.
  • Bachelor’s degree in instructional design, educational technology or directly related field from an accredited college or university, AND
  • Experience developing/teaching online courses, AND
  • Two years of successful teaching experience, AND
  • One year of experience administering a learning management system.
  • Master’s degree in instructional design, educational technology or directly related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Two years or more experience developing/teaching online courses.
  • Successful college-level teaching experience.
  • Experience in project management.
  • Experience coaching instructors.
  • Knowledge of Universal Design for Learning, backwards design, and other instructional design methods.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities.
  • Skill in using Canvas, Brightspace by D2L, and other LMS to build and teach courses.
  • Knowledge of current trends in distance education.
  • Skills in using OER and technology in course design.
  • Skill and ability to operate a variety of computer applications including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office and Google Applications.
  • Experience applying Quality Matters Rubric, Online Learning Consortium Quality Scorecard, or other rubric to evaluating distance learning courses.
  • Ability to create distance learning content using video authoring tools, HTML templates, and other appropriate tools.
  • Knowledge of accessible standards for digital content.
  • Ability to create and facilitate workshops for faculty professional development.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects and priorities.
  • Ability to plan, design and manage complex projects.
  • Ability to work within policies and procedures of FVCC.
  • Ability and willingness to serve as an ambassador for the College by interacting appropriately with the college community and community.
  • Ability to maintain effective and positive professional relationships.
  • Ability to follow and issue directions.
  • Demonstrated communication, technology, presentation, customer service, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to intermittently work non-traditional schedules including evenings, weekends, etc.
  • Ability to maintain regular and acceptable attendance levels.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
  • Ability to successfully pass a criminal background check.
  • Ability to respond in the event of an emergency.
  • This is a Medium Duty job, according to the Selected Characteristics of Occupations Defined in the Revised Dictionary of Occupational Titles, U.S. Department of Labor and Industry. Medium Duty involves exertion of 20-50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10-25 pounds frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds continuously to move objects.
To be considered for this position, applicants must apply online at https://www.fvcc.edu/about/careers-at-fvcc; paper submission of applications or resume materials are not accepted for open positions. FVCC does not retain application materials for future consideration.

Additionally, applicants are required to submit the following documents by uploading them to the online application (NOTE: FVCC's applicant tracking system will time-out after 45 minutes of inactivity. Please have your documents ready to upload before you click the Apply button.) :
  • Letter of application indicating how you meet the minimum qualifications and detail your work experience as it relates to the position's Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; AND
  • A current, comprehensive resume or curriculum vitae; AND,
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees held AND/OR Professional Certifications (if more than one transcript or certification, combine and upload as one document). As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will submit official transcripts for all d degrees held and applicable certifications to FVCC HR prior hire. Only transcripts from accredited institutions will be accepted.), AND
  • Three professional references, with complete contact information, must be provided on the application form. Professional references must be individuals most familiar with applicant's work experience, skills, and work behaviors and supervisory experience. Do not list family and friends for professional references.
EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATIONS, REFERENCE CHECKS AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS: Prior to any offers of employment, FVCC conducts thorough employment verifications and reference checks and may contact organizations and individuals not listed on an applicant's application or resume. Additionally, FVCC conducts post-offer criminal background checks.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: FVCC is an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action organization. It is FVCC's policy that all individuals are entitled to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, creed, political ideas, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran’s status, service in the uniformed services as defined by state and federal law, physical or mental disability, national origin or ancestry except as authorized by law. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, and training and career development programs, as required by federal and state laws.

FVCC BOARD POLICY: The FVCC Board Policy Manual is available to review at https://www.fvcc.edu/about/board-administration/board-of-trustees/board-policies

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: FVCC provides reasonable accommodations upon request to qualified individuals with disabilities during all phases of employment including the application and selection process. No applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE ACT: Preference applies in hiring and provides a uniform method by which special consideration is given to qualified Veterans. Veterans’ Preference laws do not, however, guarantee Veterans a job, nor do they give Veterans’ preference in internal actions such as promotion, transfer, reassignment, and reinstatement. I understand that applying for a preference is voluntary and that all information related to a preference is confidential and used only during the hiring process; the information will be maintained in a separate confidential file. To claim Veterans' Preference, you must complete the Veterans' Preference Form (form is available at: https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and email it along with document(s) that verify your eligibility for employment preference to Jobs@fvcc.edu. Claims for Veterans' preference must be received by Human Resources prior to position closing date.

WINDFALL ELIMINATION PROVISION: Based on the Windfall Elimination Provision, I understand my employment may not be covered by Social Security. To learn more about the Windfall Elimination Provision click https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10045.pdf.

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