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I-DEA Instructional Designer

Position Deleted on 3/04/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Olympia, WA
Admin - Instructional Technology and Design
Application Due:
Full Time
$55,290 USD Per Year
included on Affirmative Action email
The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) is seeking an I-DEA Instructional Designer to join the SBCTC team. This three and one-half year grant funded position will support the SBCTC by providing instructional design and training to participants in the Adult Basic Education Integrated Digital English Acceleration (I-DEA) Grant program. This full-time position is based in Olympia, Washington-State Board has office locations in Bellevue, Olympia and Spokane-- and reports to the eLearning program administrator and coordinates with the Project I-DEA project manager. Project I-DEA promotes the development and implementation of a statewide program and professional development system that integrates the policies of the Washington State Plan for Adult and Family Literacy. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit SBCTC's web site ( to gain insight into the agency's mission and technology direction.

Our vision is to build strong communities, individuals and families, and achieve greater global competiveness and prosperity for the state and its economy by raising the knowledge and skills of the state's residents. We support and empower the Washington State Community and Technical Colleges to increase higher education opportunities and student participation through advocacy, resources, information, leadership and accountability. Our values are focused on customer service, integrity, humor/exuberance, expertise, and effective communication.

SBCTC is responsible for creating, coordinating and delivering professional development programs to support eLearning technologies for Washington State Community and Technical Colleges' faculty and staff. The Project I-DEA is a three-year grant to develop online and face-to-face modules for lower level English language learners. The person in this position will assist in the development and evaluation of the modules over the course of the grant and will provide training and support for faculty and staff involved in the grant. The goal will be to build ABE/ESL expertise around key eLearning tools and pedagogies. Specific duties for this position include:
  • Build ABE/ESL eLearning expertise through professional development programs around existing and new educational technologies.
  • Assist in the development and evaluation of online and face-to-face modules for lower level English language learners.
  • Provide direct instruction and support in SBCTC eLearning tools
  • Partner with other SBCTC professional development staff to build and share eLearning and open content.
The successful candidate will have:
  • A combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree.
  • Three or more years related professional experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and competencies related to instructional design and professional development practices.
  • Broad knowledge of educational technology and eLearning.
  • History of openness to experimentation with new technologies and pedagogies.
  • Experience providing professional development services to adult learners.
  • Excellent facilitation, collaboration and oral communication skills.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills with the ability to lead and work with collaborative groups.
Preferred qualifications include:
  • A master's degree in Instructional Design or related field.
  • Experience in online learning working with web platforms and learning management systems, specifically, those tools managed by SBCTC eLearning.
  • ESL or ABE teaching experience.
The annual compensation for this position is $55,290. Washington State has a generous benefit package including health, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, retirement, and two optional deferred compensation programs. For health benefit information you may go to The position is eligible to participate in the State Board Retirement Plan (SBRP) and Public Employees Retirement System.

Interested candidates may apply by submitting the following items:
  • Letter of interest specifically addressing how your background qualifies you to perform the responsibilities described in this announcement.
  • Current, detailed resume.
  • List of three or more professional references with contact information.
Please send application materials to the attention of Pamela Kelly, Human Resource Consultant at the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Human Resource Office, 1300 Quince Street SE, PO Box 42495, Olympia, WA 98504-2495; by email; or, by fax (360) 704-4415. Recruitment will be ongoing until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, return your completed materials by 5 p.m., Friday, January 11, 2013. First screening of applications will begin on Monday, January 14, 2013.

Questions regarding this position or the State Board for Community and Technical College (SBCTC) recruitment process may be directed to Pam Kelly, Human Resource Consultant at (360) 704-4301. Submitted applications are the property of SBCTC and will not be returned.

Please be aware that agency hiring authorities reserve the right and may exercise the option to make a hiring decision prior to the conclusion of the recruitment process.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.
The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) is an equal opportunity employer. SBCTC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applicants needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources Office at (360) 704-4301. A TDD relay service is available by dialing (800) 833-6388 or voice (800) 833-6384.
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