Tacoma Community College
Instructional Designer
Tacoma Community College

The Instructional Designer champions the development of dynamic and inclusive online, hybrid, and web-enhanced learning experiences. This role involves strategic collaboration with college faculty, staff, and external partners to foster equitable educational opportunities for students, support the professional development and continuous improvement of faculty, and advance best-in-class academic programs at TCC.

  • Requires 3+ years experience
  • Full time
  • Tacoma, United States
  • Requires Bachelor's degree
  • $72,000/year
May 17, 2024
  • Engage with college faculty, educational technologists, and Subject Matter Experts in the end-to-end design and delivery of accessible and engaging online and hybrid courses, ensuring alignment with equitable and anti-racist instructional practices.
  • Drive the integration of instructional technologies within Canvas and in-person settings, adhering to the highest standards of responsibility, ethics, and effectiveness.
  • Lead course development and design projects, coordinating cross-functional teams, and maintaining rigorous evaluation processes and clarity in course design standards.
  • Partner with the OER Librarian to support the adoption, adaptation, and creation of Open Educational Resources, contributing to the growth of TCC's Open Education Program.
  • Support and develop initiatives related to Guided Pathways and other strategic academic and student service priorities.
  • Craft and conduct faculty training and individual and small group consolations on technology-enhanced teaching and learning, grounded in research-supported and evidence-based instructional methodologies.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive online and in-person instructional resources, guides, and materials to support faculty in course development and pedagogical practices.
  • Uphold the integrity and ensure the quality of Instructional Design through methodical evaluation and adherence to clear course design standards and research-based best practices.
  • Collaborate with Learning Technology Support, Media Production, TCC Library faculty and staff, and other divisional teams to advance the strategic priorities and goals of the Library & Learning Innovation Division.
  • Contribute to the culture of design thinking and innovation by actively researching, assessing, and integrating forward-thinking educational technologies and methods to enhance the learning experience in online, hybrid, and web-enhanced courses.
  • Perform additional duties that support TCC's mission and instructional goals as necessary.

Required Experience:

  • Master's degree in instructional design, educational technology, education, curriculum development or related field from an accredited college or university and two (2) years of successful experience as an Instructional Designer or Educational Technologist, OR
  • Bachelor's degree with three (3) years of successful experience as an Instructional Designer or Educational Technologist.
  • Two (2) years of experience teaching diverse learner groups, ideally within a community college context.
  • Experience using a range of educational technologies to design, create, and support interactive, accessible, and equitable learning environments, including labs and simulations, in online and hybrid classroom settings.

Conditions of Employment:
Successful completion of a criminal history background check.

Who You Are

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated dedication to the education of a diverse student body, with a focus on equitable and anti-racist pedagogical practices and the elimination of systemic disparities in student success and retention.
  • Expertise in the development and delivery of online and hybrid courses, utilizing contemporary Learning Management Systems to maximize student engagement and success.
  • Consistent track record of implementing creative solutions and innovative practices in educational settings.
  • Comprehensive understanding of cutting-edge pedagogical methods (e.g., Universal Design for Learning (UDL), TiLT Higher Ed, Culturally Responsive Teaching).
  • Broad knowledge of open educational resources (OER), open pedagogy, and open licensing frameworks.
  • Working knowledge of policies, regulations, and standards relating to accessibility, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, WA State Policy #188, and WCAG 2.1.
  • Proven ability to collaborate with a variety of institutional stakeholders and community partners, fostering an inclusive educational ecosystem.
  • Ability to effectively initiate and engage in successful collaboration with a wide range of institutional stakeholders and external partners.
  • A student-entered ethos, prioritizing the creation of supportive environments that value student perspectives and engagement.
  • Capacity for independent project management, with a sharp eye for detail and accuracy, ensuring thoroughness and precision in all endeavors.
  • Skilled in synthesizing complex information, data analysis, and presenting findings to diverse audiences.
  • Experience using generative AI tools like ChatGPT in a work context.
  • A forward-thinking mindset, eager to embrace change, innovation, and continuous professional growth.
Who We Are

Located in the scenic Puget Sound area with nearby mountain ranges and Mount Rainier in the distance, Tacoma is surrounded by outdoor recreational opportunities such as hiking, boating and camping. Tacoma, Washington has been ranked as one of the most livable cities in the country, due to the increasing career opportunities, cultural diversity and community engagement, just to name a few.  
Tacoma Community College (TCC) was built on the ancestral territory of Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Puyallup and Squaxin Island Tribes. The 1854 Medicine Creek Treaty forcibly removed them to Reservations to make way for colonizers; we recognize the privilege of utilizing this land has come at a great cost. We honor the resilience of the Puyallup and Squaxin Island people, who still live here, defend their rights, and contribute greatly to the well-being of our community. Our institution aims to increase partnerships and community ties with the local indigenous populations. Moreover, TCC stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and the Black community by further strengthening collaboration with the Black Student Union as well as community entities such as the Tacoma-Pierce County Black Collective, the Tacoma Urban League, and local black-owned businesses.   In addition, we strongly support the Stop Asian Hate movement and have an active Asian Pacific Islander Student Club as well as an Asian and Pacific Islander Faculty and Staff Coalition. TCC is committed to developing more culturally responsive curricula by infusing and incorporating more educational content focused on the lives, experiences, and contributions of Native, Black, Asian, and other marginalized communities. We continually strive to become an anti-racist institution.

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Curriculum Developer
Educational Technology
Instructional Designer
Higher Education
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