Distance Education and Instructional Design Coordinator

Salary: $6,357.93–8,112.63 Monthly
Location: Palm Desert, CA
Job Type: Substitutes, or Temporary Employees
Division: Institutional Effectiveness, Ed. Servs. & Planning

Job No.: 17-0311
Opening Date: 05/01/17
Closing Date: 06/18/17 11:59PM

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Under the general direction of the Vice President, Student Learning, and Director, Library, this position contributes to student learning, success and retention by providing professional development support and training for faculty in the use of technology and instructional design to enhance and improve teaching for both traditional and online modalities. The Distance Education and Instructional Design Coordinator will assist the college in its development and support of online education: by supporting instructional technology and cohesive services to support online instruction in coordination with existing student services; by supporting faculty and staff professional development; and by collaborating with faculty and staff in the design and implementation of the College’s distance education plan, policies, and procedures.

Distinguishing Characteristics
This professional development position has extensive contact with instructional faculty, Division Chairs Deans/Directors, and Information Technology staff. Performance of duties requires excellent organizational and communication skills, knowledge of instructional technology, course development, and pedagogy, and experience in teaching and training.


Faculty Bargaining Unit Position.

Salary Placement is according to the Full time Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Minimum Master level starting rate is $6,357.93 a month for a 10 month assignment.
Maximum starting salary with a doctorate and significant instructional experience is $8,112.63 a month. This is a temporary full-time position a for Fall 2017/Spring 2018 assignment. For more information on salary placement please see the Collective Bargaining Agreement and Salary Schedule.

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Essential Functions & Qualifications
Pedagogical Training

  • assist in the selection of appropriate teaching methodologies to support student learning outcomes
  • assist in the effective use of instructional technologies
  • assist in implementation of course design for effective student learning (assessment and assignment construction, course forums, etc.,
  • assist in faculty development of course design that promotes effective communication (i.e. initial contact, regular and effective contact, instructor feedback, documentation)
  • assist in converting face-to-face course content into active learning strategies
  • train and support faculty in using universal design and meeting 508 compliance regulations
  • Coordinate and implement training of online faculty certification process.

Service to College

  • Serve as Chair of the Distance Education Sub-Committee. Coordinate course shell reviews of all online courses and provide peer consultation.
  • Work with faculty to expand online offerings and to add courses in new areas that are not currently represented in the online environment.
  • Provide leadership and work in collaboration with various faculty committees to promote improvement of the distance education program.
  • Work with Academic Senate in identifying the need for effective distance education standards and in identifying policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Working with the Faculty Development committee, provide regular in-service training for support staff in order to maintain services and enhance knowledge.
  • Attend conferences, workshops, and institutes to stay current in innovations and best practices in distance education. Inform the campus community of appropriate findings.
  • Contribute to the development of accreditation requirements of ACCJC and assist with drafting materials to be included in the self-study document in coordination with the Accreditation Liaison Officer and the Accreditation Steering Committee.

Technical and Regulatory Training and Support

  • demonstrate effective course design and structure to support student learning
  • provide training and support in a range of instructional technologies
  • conduct technical research to match faculty pedagogical needs with available technologies
  • assist in the selection of appropriate technologies to support effective delivery of content
  • Develop and deliver training on regulatory compliance
  • Develop and deliver training on Board Policies and Procedures, particularly: AP 4105 ” Distance Education.”



  • Master’s degree in Instructional Design/Technology or Educational Technology OR the equivalent
  • Knowledge of Learning Management Systems (Canvas preferred)
  • Community college teaching experience
  • Experience teaching in an online environment
  • Experience with the use of technology in the delivery of content and instruction
  • Knowledge of ADA/Universal Design/508 design practices/requirements
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills


  • Knowledge of teaching and learning principles and practices
  • Ability to learn new technology tools and desire to share this knowledge with others
  • Course development experience
  • Successful faculty training experience
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities

If you do not clearly meet the minimum qualifications as they are defined, you must submit an Equivalency Request form along with your application materials.

Degrees earned outside of the U.S. require that a Foreign Equivalency be uploaded along with the foreign transcripts.


Required Documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • List of References: Must include five professional references, their contact information and relation to you.
  • Transcripts: May be unofficial but must show name of institution, degree, discipline, and date awarded. Diplomas will not be accepted in lieu of required transcripts. Foreign transcripts must be accompanied by a foreign equivalency evaluation.

Agency College of the Desert, Desert Community College District
Address 43500 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert, California, 92260
Phone 760.773.2529

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