Instructional Designer

Kirkwood Community College


To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.


Responsibilities include instructional design work with face to face, online and hybrid courses. This person will work with faculty and other subject matter experts to assist in creating dynamic, interactive college credit courses. The person in this position must have excellent writing skills, teaching experience, familiarity with online learning, curriculum design and ability to develop accessible instructional materials that are consistent with sound instructional design principles. This person should have experience with educational technologies web-based course management tools, including HTML. Experience with professional development, project management and other multimedia software would be helpful.

  • Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence. 
  • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.  
  • Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.  
  • Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.  
  • Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence. 


  • Work closely with faculty and subject matter experts to design, develop, and evaluate instructional materials.
  • Design, develop, and test instructional methods and tools.
  • Design and Facilitate training for faculty in instructional pedagogy
  • Complete and coordinate Quality Matters (QM) reviews.
  • Design, develop and train faculty on course accessibility.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the department’s goals and priorities and monitor their achievement.
  • Share improvements and trends in instructional technology.
  • Promote academic excellence by researching and training faculty on relevant instructional trends.
  • Support faculty through curriculum design and development
  • Perform other related work duties as assigned.
  • Be able and willing to represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community served.
  • Be a self-motivated, energetic and creative individual with proven leadership, planning and administrative skills.
  • Ability to assume responsibility, deal effectively with problems and exercise independent judgment when making decisions.
  • Possess knowledge of technology and its applications to higher education.
  • Read, understand and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written form.
  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.  

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.


Position involves working in an office setting. Occasional (10-33%) standing, pushing, pulling and grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work.  Constant (67-100%) sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing. 


  • Master’s degree. 
  • Teaching Experience K12 or Higher Ed.


  • Experience with a variety of design methods and tools and strong background in instructional design.
  • Experience developing accessible educational materials (HTML, Office, Adobe Suite etc.)
  • Experience with Open Educational Resources (OER)
  • Experience with Quality Matters
  • Experience with Backwards Design
  • Previous experience providing excellent customer support


Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572,  Email: or the director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email:

Job Benefits:

Kirkwood offers a wide range of employee benefits.  Read more about them here

Job ID: 94472

Posted 18 days ago

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