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Instructional Designer of Accessibility and Universal Design

Arapahoe Community College

Littleton, CO,US

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The Instructional Designer provides expertise in course design, development, and the integration of technology tools to create instructional experiences which make the acquisition of knowledge and skills more efficient, effective and appealing. The Instructional Designer will lead and train faculty in designing and creating accessible courses and course materials, with a focus on remediation. Additionally, the Instructional Designer will

Conduct needs assessment and strategic learning assessments to develop the basis for curriculum development or to update curricula; analyze course data to revise and improve learning outcomes.
Provide support and training on the design and development of accessible curricula, learning strategies, educational policies, or courseware standards.
Present and make recommendations regarding course design, technology, and instructional delivery options using Universal Design for Learning principles to advance accessibility compliance.
Develop instructional aids for stand-alone or instructor-led classroom or online use.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of instructional design and instructional technology within a higher education environment.
Knowledge of laws and regulations associated with ADA compliance, including sections 504 and 508, and accessibility considerations for online learning. Familiarity with principles of Universal Design for Learning.
Technical proficiency with educational technology tools and software including, but not limited to, Captivate, Photoshop, Camtasia Studio, Softchalk, Yuja, Pinapto, Kaltura, and web-conferencing tools.
Skilled in designing, developing, and evaluating online learning programs and courses.
Skilled in collecting, analyzing, and reporting data.
Ability to provide exceptional customer service to a broad range of diverse constituents in an inclusive environment. Ability to creatively and diplomatically resolve conflicts, questions, problems, and questions.
Ability to communicate effectively in visual, oral, and written form as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Ability to write effective copy, instructional text, audio, and video scripts to make course materials accessible.
Ability to work both collaboratively with a team and independently with clear vision of pending tasks, prioritizing based on upcoming deadlines.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution.
Experience integrating Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles within a learning management system such as D2L, Blackboard, Canvas, etc.
Experience making course materials accessible and WCAG 2.0 compliant.
Experience facilitating and developing training in online and face-to-face learning environments using a variety of delivery methods.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree, or higher, in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, or a related field from an accredited institution.
Experience implementing nationally recognized standards of course design, such as Quality Matters Reviewer.
Working knowledge of adaptive technology products such as NVDA, JAWS, Dragon Naturally Speaking, Kurzweil, ReadSpeaker, and others.
Familiarity with educational copyright laws and Open Educational Resources (OER).
Proficiency with multimedia development, editing and production.
Experience working with instructional and educational technology and online course design in a community college or other higher education institution.

Physical & Cognitive Demands

The following are some of the physical and cognitive demands commonly associated with this position.

Occasionally moves, positions, and transports equipment weighing up to 10 lbs.
This is largely a sedentary role. This position operates in an office environment and constantly uses a computer, and routinely uses standard office equipment including phones, copiers, etc.
Cognitive demands include comparing, copying, computing, compiling, analyzing, coordinating, synthesizing, negotiating, communicating, instructing, and interpersonal skills.
The person in this position constantly communicates with internal and external constituents and students. Must by able to exchange accurate information in these situations.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Arapahoe Community College provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process and/or during the course of employment, please contact Angela Johnson, Director of Human Resources, at (303) 797-5715 or
Advertised Salary Range

Starting salary for this position is $52,000 to $57,000, commensurate with education and experience. This is a full-time, FLSA exempt position.
To Apply

All applicants must submit a resume, detailed letter of interest addressing the job announcement, unofficial transcripts, copies of certifications, and names and contact information for three professional references. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications as related to the duties and responsibilities of the position. To submit your application scroll to the bottom of this page.

If you have questions regarding this position, please contact us at
Closing Date

Complete applications must be received by Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 4:00 PM MT
Notice to all Applicants

Final candidate will be subject to successful completion of a background check, and, if applicable, a motor vehicle record review.
Former employees of the Colorado Community College System, or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in their application material.
Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources within thirty (30) days of hire.
ACC participates in the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and as such, PERA-eligible employees are required to contribute to PERA in lieu of Social Security for retirement benefits. For more information, visit the COPERA web page.
Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.
Arapahoe Community College participates in E-Verify.
Arapahoe Community College is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.
Finalist must be willing to make Colorado their primary workplace.

Arapahoe Community College is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law, or the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120 and 4-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its employment practices or educational programs and activities.

We seek to respect, understand, and embrace the diversity of our students, staff, faculty, and the community we proudly serve. As a community, ACC encourages the richness of diversity and values the dignity of all persons. We strive to foster an equitable and positive learning environment that reflects the diverse nature of the people of Colorado and the nation.

For information regarding Arapahoe Community College Security, including Clery Act / Crime Statistics for the campus and surrounding area, please see the Arapahoe Community College Annual Security Report. For a hard copy report, please visit ACC Campus Police Department, Room AM2600 at 5900 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, Colorado 80120.

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