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Employer: Garden City Community College
Job Title: Director of Instructional Design and Canvas Administrator
Salary: $0 

Job Description:

The Director of Instructional Design and Canvas Administrator is responsible for directing, overseeing, managing and implementing instructional design and faculty development services to full- and part-time faculty at the college. The Director is also responsible for administrating the Canvas learning management system and supervising the functions of the Online Campus.  

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

Instructional Design

  • Remain current with research and best practices in learning theories (andragogy, pedagogy, etc.) and instructional delivery.
  • Work collaboratively with faculty to support instructional design projects.
  • Work collaboratively with full- and part-time faculty in creating engaging learning activities and course content that fulfill Student Learning Outcomes and course objectives.
  • Remain current with UD and ADA compliance, ensuring projects developed meet guidelines for accessibility.
  • Work collaboratively with faculty to ensure digital learning environment meet guidelines for accessibility.
  • Understand the Canvas LMS environment, including basic HTML coding.
  • Understand and advocate for the faculty and students at GCCC who utilize or may utilize the Canvas LMS.

Faculty Development

  • Remain current with research and best practices in education and professional development.
  • Design, develop, and deliver training opportunities (online, face-to-face, classes, workshops) for faculty and staff in the use of instructional technologies and educational best teaching practices. Provide training for instructors and staff in instructional resources, instructional technologies, and multimedia hardware/software to support teaching and learning.
  • Create both online and face-to-face training content; build an archive of training opportunities for future full- and part-time faculty.
  • Develop and oversee implementation of Distance Learning faculty/staff training and support.

Online Learning

  • Remain current with regional and national developments in distance education and update faculty and staff on these developments through classes, workshops, and trainings as appropriate.
  • Collaborate with Coordinator of Online Services to ensure regular communication with online students to promote retention and educational continuity.
  • Participate in on-going planning process that includes specific objectives, activities and time frames as it relates to the growth of the online program at GCCC.
  • Identify emerging trends and conduct needs analyses that offer opportunities for new programs and course offerings. Work with CAO and appropriate personnel/committees to create, implement and promote programs.
  • Determine in collaboration with faculty, Division Leaders, and Deans, the online offering for class schedules and assigned instructors.
  • Work collaboratively with Division Chairs and Dean of Academics to evaluate quality of online instruction and ensure courses offered through distance education meet the overall educational standards of the institution and comply with Federal and accrediting agency requirements.
  • Participate in the online instructor evaluation process where appropriate using tools such as eWalkthrough and Instructor Insight
  • Provide initial set up and tech support for the educational technologies used on campus. Maintain updates/communication at GCCC and manage third-party integrations.
  • Work with vendors to provide the necessary academic and tech support for students, faculty, and staff
  • Admin and point of contact for software used in Canvas
  • Monitor Canvas daily to ensure processes are running smoothly (account provisioning, grade transfers, course creation, etc.)
  • Stay up-to-date with product releases and conduct thorough testing and research to prepare for new releases. Create and offer training on new Canvas features.
  • Work collaboratively with Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and Accountability to maintain and uphold NC-SARA agreements and HLC accreditation as it relates to online learning.
  • Ensure compliance with college, state, and federal codes, guidelines, and policies, including accreditation standards, copyright and intellectual rights and laws, and Section 508 compliance.

General Duties

  • Supervise Coordinator of Online Services, including setting priorities (Canvas support, advising, retention, marketing, enrollment, student relations), direct workflow, and have daily/weekly planning sessions.
  • Work with VP of Instruction and Dean of Academics to develop an annual budget to facilitate institutional capacity for instructional design and expansion of online learning.
  • Serve on and participate actively with committees as assigned.
  • Provide accurate and appropriate information for internal and external reports; and oversee the maintenance of institutional records and files.
  • Keeps accurate records of student information maintaining confidentiality of information as necessary and follows college policy and FERPA regarding release of information.
  • Participate actively in college-wide planning and assessment practices.
  • Develop annual goals, action plan, and program review in cooperation with the VP of Institutional Effectiveness for the Distance Education program and Instructional Design program.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Performance Measurements

  1. To stay aware of industry standards and technology.
  2. To provide excellent customer service. Respond to requests in a timely and professional manner.
  3. To maintain confidentiality in the handling of all college information.
  4. To maintain a friendly, professional work environment and business-like appearance.

Knowledge and Skills:

Experience: Two years instructional design and development or related work experience and five years post-secondary teaching or training work experience preferred. 

Education: Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred. 

Interpersonal Skills: Courtesy, tact, and diplomacy are essential elements of the job. Work involves much personal contact with others inside and/or outside the college for purposes of giving or obtaining information, building relationships, or soliciting cooperation. 

Other Skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills, and ability to use tact and discretion in the conveyance of information. Excellent detail aptitude and ability to organize work, determine priorities, handle multiple tasks, and keep an orderly work space. Demonstrated proficiency using standard office software applications and web page editors, graphic software, and basic HTML.

Occupational and competency analysis, methods and procedures; research methodologies and techniques; processes and standards for planning and implementing instructional design and development; instructional technology media and materials development and implementation principles; learning theory; instructional strategies, curriculum standards, and assessments; demonstrates and utilizes effective needs analysis, project management, course development, and evaluation skills; can independently develop entry and advanced level courses for both internal and external audiences; able to utilize multimedia technology and authoring tools; technical writing, teaching/training, performance measuring; multimedia, curriculum and course development; communicate effectively in visual, oral and written form; effectively use organizational and planning skills; maintain confidentiality of work related information and materials; establish and maintaining effective working relationships; identify and resolve ethical and legal implications of design in the workplace. 

Physical Requirements: Occasional lifting of objects up to 30 pounds. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing and pulling. Work is routinely performed in office environments.

Work Environment: Regular exposure to favorable conditions such as those found in a normal office setting.

To complete the application process, candidates must submit:

  1. Application letter expressing interest in position.
  2. Personal resume
  3. Fill out online application at www.hrepartners.com. Please submit supporting documents to hr@gcccks.edu.
  4. Copy of college transcripts and appropriate certificates
  5. Up to three current letters of recommendation submitted directly to the office of Human Resources by the individual providing the reference


Human Resources Office
Garden City Community College
801 Campus Drive
Garden City, KS 67846
(620) 276-0362; FAX (620) 276-9573
E-mail: hr@gcccks.edu

Equal Opportunity

Garden City Community College does not discriminate against applicants, employees or students on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, or other non-merit reasons, or handicap, nor will sexual harassment be tolerated, in its employment practices and/or educational programs or activities. Those concerned about the above should contact Human Resources, Garden City Community College, 801 Campus Drive, Garden City, KS 67846, 620-276-9574.

ADA/Equal Access

Garden City Community College is complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and is committed to equal and reasonable access to facilities and programs for all employees, students and visitors. Those with ADA concerns, or who need special accommodations, should contact Coordinator of Accommodations, Garden City Community College, 801 Campus Drive, Garden City, KS 67846, 620-276-9638.

Vacancy Number: 0722019

Open Date: 7/2/2019 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: