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Douglas College

Learning Designer

Full Time
4 days ago
Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Learning Designer Posting Number 01569SA Location Grade or Pay Level S - Pay Level 17 Salary Range $54,008 annually (with wage increments to a max of $63,045 annually). Salary and wage increments are in accordance with the Collective Agreement. Position Type Support Staff - Regular Posting Type Internal/External Regular/Temporary Regular Employment Type Full-Time Posting Category Staff Start Date 09/19/2022 End Date Day of the Week Mondays to Fridays Shift 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Work Arrangements
This regular, full-time (35 hours per week) position is available starting September 19, 2022. Regular hours of work are Mondays to Fridays, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Shift days and times may change depending on the Department's need. Occasional evening and/or weekend work may be required. The position is located at the New Westminster campus; however, successful candidate must be available for occasional work at the Coquitlam campus.
What Douglas Offers
DO what you love. Be good at it. That's how Douglas College defines a great career. It's a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas College one of BC's Top Employers. We love what we do. And we're looking for passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada's best colleges even better.
The Role
The Learning Designer is a digitally fluent educator responsible for providing faculty support in the purposeful integration of educational technologies in the development of curriculum and course delivery. Builds community and capacity within Douglas College (and with other provincial post-secondary institutes) by continuously improving learning experiences through new educational and technological ideas, strategies, and solutions developed in conjunction with thought leaders. Identifies, assesses, and interprets pedagogical/technical training needs, prioritizing innovative, challenging, and relevant educational experiences. Conducts instructional design needs analysis, interpreting and adapting results into detailed learning design, delivery, and assessment via a variety of educational practices and technologies. Resolves technical issues with courses, programs, or college-integrated software applications.


1. Community and capacity building

a. Propagates new educational and technological ideas, strategies, and solutions through liaisons with thought leaders.

b. Actively contributes to provincial, national, and international learning networks through membership in committees/working groups, conference presentations, and social media.

c. Builds digital fluency, while exploring and creating a culture for transformative, active learning.

d. Leverages new pedagogies, and capabilities of the LMS and other educational technologies to provide an inspiring, challenging, and highly relevant educational experience.

e. Develops proposals and funding applications for unique teaching and learning experiences at Douglas College.

f. Writes instructions, articles, news events, blog posts, lesson plans, reports, websites, social media, and standard operating procedures to disseminate information to internal and external stakeholders.

g. Leads, coordinates, and often facilitates said projects on behalf of faculty and staff.

h. Designs and promotes training workshops/events/programs using various communication channels.

i. Reviews and analyzes data annually to determine improved delivery mechanisms, resources, and processes for training.

2. Pedagogical/Technical training

a. Collaborates with faculty, primarily, to discuss their requirements, understand their level of development, and propose appropriate strategies to meet their teaching and learning objectives.

b. Analyzes learning requirements and provides pedagogical and educational technology recommendations to ensure the lesson, course, and program is efficacious in a digital or online learning environment. .

c. Prioritizes educational excellence and evidence-based practices when providing input to curriculum design.

d. Designs training opportunities for internal and external clients including workshops, cohort and individual training, program-based training, as well as training events.

e. Strengthens strategic initiatives by convening working groups or arranging for guest speaker presentations around important educational issues to continue discussion and action plans.

f. Provides data for CEIT strategic plan, ATS reports, Educational Technology surveys, etc., to ensure training is accomplished in most efficient and expedient fashion possible.

3. Instructional design and development

a. Integrates and applies principles of instructional design to meet the client's learning outcomes.

b. Coordinates design, content, format, style, and structural elements to improve training based on client's needs.

c. Develops and delivers all learning content resources for client training under tight deadlines.

d. Creates educational resources using rapid eLearning authoring tools, interactive recorded learning objects, step-by-step guides, and web-based training products.

4. Technical support

a. Designs and delivers help resources and support by meeting client in person, via web conferencing platform, email, or phone to resolve technical issues or training gaps.

b. Researches and tests LMS and other College-endorsed technologies to ensure client experience is enhanced.

c. Trains and supports clients on effective use of LMS and educational technologies.

d. Documents requests and issues in the CEIT Service Manager Console (Service Desk) system to ensure proper handling of requests and collection of data for CEIT reports.

5. Other duties

Performs other related duties.

a. Collaborates with other ATS and CEIT members to provide expert technical support and advice to all College clients.

b. Directs other ATS staff as needed.
To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need
1. Related Master's degree, provincial instructor diploma, or 5 years' related curriculum design and instructional design experience. May include, but is not restricted to, degrees in education, curriculum design, instructional design, and educational technology
2. 3-5 years' demonstrated experience in curriculum design and development based on best practice, including developing instructional design plans and guiding the development of learning outcomes, course outlines, learning activities, and assessment instruments, including incorporating appropriate educational technologies
3. Advanced knowledge of instructional design principles/theories, learning management systems ( LMS ), related synchronous and asynchronous communication tools, video conferencing and social networking applications, and other educational technologies.
4. Ability to evaluate technologies, instructional factors, educational requirements and trends to make informed recommendations
5. Demonstrated team leadership experience
6. Skilled in the use of teaching spaces (both physical and virtual) to support active learning and student collaboration
7. Advanced ability to develop training materials, articles, and social networking posts related to educational technology
8. Superior communication skills (listening, oral, written, and presentation)
9. Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with a diverse group of people
10. Advanced knowledge of MS Office and presentation applications
11. Excellent customer service, interpersonal, and teamwork skills
12. Excellent project management, training, and facilitation skills
13. Excellent planning, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills
14. Ability to organize information in a concise, logical, and analytical manner
15. Demonstrated ability to work independently and be part of team
16. Demonstrated ability to exercise mature judgment, diplomacy, and discretion and to maintain confidentiality
17. Flexibility to travel between campuses
Link to Full Position Profile Equity Statement
Douglas College is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable learning and working environment. In support of this journey, we welcome all people to apply, including people from groups that are experiencing inequity, including, but not limited, to Indigenous Peoples, racialized or persons of colour, persons with mental or physical disabilities, persons who identify as women, and/or persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and persons of all faith identities, age, marital status, and parental status.
Needs a Criminal Records Check No

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 08/02/2022 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant
Interested applicants must submit their application and all required documents online on the Douglas College Career Site . Qualified internal applicants shall be given first consideration in filling the position. All internal applications must be received by August 8, 2022. Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying. All candidates selected for interview will need to bring original certificates and diplomas of educational credentials noted on their resume.
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