Instructional Designer

$42.00 hourly
  • Northwest Indian College
  • 2522 Kwina Road, Bellingham, WA, USA
  • Feb 03, 2020
Part time Education Information Technology

Job Description


Instructional Designer (Part-time, 12 months)


Opening Date:           December 6, 2019

Review Date:             Extended to February 21, 2020

Closing Date:             Open until filled

Location:                    Lummi Main Campus

Salary:                        $18,450 Max DOE (.5 FTE, 20 hours/week)


The salary placement upon hire will be based on the selected candidate’s education and relevant work experience as outlined in the job announcement and the established salary schedule for the classification of the position to be filled.



This position will be responsible for assisting faculty, in concert with the E-Learning Coordinator and Dean, in developing best practices for distance learning in the VCH, OL and other distance learning modalities. The Instructional Designer will be responsible for developing training materials and presenting training sessions at sites via video conferencing and at the Lummi main campus.




  1. Work with the E-Learning Coordinator, department chairs and site coordinators to expand online course offerings at NWIC.
  2. Help assess quality of courses and instruction.
  3. Hold regular workshops via video conferencing, both at the sites and at the Lummi main campus, to help promote faculty literacy with e-Learning.
  4. Attend conferences including InstructureCon in conjunction with E-Learning Coordinator and other NWIC personnel.
  5. Teach one regular VCH or OL class in order to remain current with student experiences.




  1. Aid in providing training on classroom technology when relevant to Distance Learning, i.e., ITV Videoconferencing and Zoom.
  2. Aid in transport of and training on Distance-Learning related material with sites.



  1. Assist with the development of grants where appropriate.
  2. Serve on the Technology Committee with E-Learning Coordinator and faculty.
  3. Attend faculty and department meetings.



This position has not been assigned any supervisory responsibilities.


QUALIFICATIONS to perform the position successfully:


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in educational technology, instructional design, education or other relevant field.
  • Demonstrated work experience in higher education or current teaching experience in online and distance learning modalities.
  • Teaching experience in distance education, in hybrid or asynchronous modalities.
  • Experience integrating technology into coursework and a knowledge base of Learning Management Systems and current web-based instructional technology and design.
  • Knowledge of course management software.


Preferred Requirements

  • Master’s degree with experience in educational technology, instructional design or related field.
  • Experience teaching with the Canvas Learning Management System.
  • Experience teaching with and using Zoom Videoconferencing Systems.


Other Skills and Abilities

  1. Excellent oral and written communication skills
  2. Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and respectfully
  3. Proven ability to work in a team environment in order to achieve strategic and departmental goals


Language Skills:

  1. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  2. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  3. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.



Mathematical Skills:

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Computer Skills:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have a working knowledge of Learning Management Systems principles with a focus on Canvas, blog design and instructional technology.



Interested individuals should submit the following application materials directly to the NWIC Human Resources Office only.


  1. Cover letter addressing how you meet the position qualifications
  2. NWIC Application
  3. NWIC Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) form
  4. Current and complete professional resume
  5. Copies of college transcripts (can submit unofficial copies at time of application)
  6. Three letters of recommendation from persons, who are not members of your immediate family, who have firsthand knowledge of your qualifications for the position
  7. If applicable to the position, provide copies of certificates/licenses/credentials


The job announcement and application forms are available online at or may be requested from and submitted directly to:


Human Resources

Northwest Indian College

2522 Kwina Road

Bellingham, WA 98226-9278

Telephone/Fax:  360.392.4230