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Course Designer & Open Educational Resources Coordinator

Apply now Tracking Code: 40083
Work Type: Full-time
Categories: Professional/Technical
Salary: $55,000 to $60,000 annual gross

Thirty percent of our student population at Pikes Peak Community College identify themselves as persons of color.  Pikes Peak Community College is looking for applicants who are culturally competent and can demonstrate evidence, understanding, and a commitment to the concepts of diversity, multiculturalism, and their application in the workplace.

Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) is committed to serving the good of the community. We do this by educating people. We provide open access to higher education and a high quality learning environment in which students can realize new opportunities and gain critical, 21st century skills they need to succeed in the workforce or in further education. Teaching people how to work effectively with others, across boundaries, is central to our mission.

This begins with welcoming and valuing people for who they are and for the unique contributions each person adds to our campus. It also requires our faculty, staff and students to encounter, explore and understand a broad range of ideas and cultures. Our community college mission is inseparable from the ever-­increasing diversity in our society.

Diverse and inclusive learning and working environments promote a free and open exchange of ideas, improve critical thinking, civic engagement and leadership skills, and deepen empathy and respect for those unlike ourselves. Our campus is enriched by a variety of voices and experiences.

Attracting, hiring and retaining a highly engaged workforce that reflects and supports the diversity of our student body are of central importance to our work. Other essential factors are expanding and strengthening opportunities for students to learn and succeed through culturally responsive instruction and diversity-­infused course offerings. We ensure that diversity represents a process of continual learning and improvement by developing, cultivating and sustaining an organizational culture based on mutual respect, inquiry and civility. 

Please visit the College’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion site for additional information.


The Course Designer & Open Educational Resources Coordinator, provides creation, development, and use of Open Educational Resources (OER) for courses and curriculum at Pikes Peak Community College.  Ensure best practices regarding the use of OER are followed in order to maximize student success.  Serve as the main point of contact for eLearning in support of the college’s mission to provide affordable and accessible curriculum for all students. Develop and deliver training programs on how to find, develop, and integrate OER.  Will provide course development and consultation services for faculty in implementing/utilizing OER.  Lead committees and working groups at the college, related to Open Educational Practices (OEP), and resources.  Participate on state and national committees involving OER and OEP.  Work with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), and other faculty focused groups to ensure OER continues to be a focus of the college and aligns with the college’s mission. Coordinate all aspects of OER adoption, development, and use in curriculum at PPCC by working with Instructional Services, the PPCC Bookstore, ACCESSibility Services, and other areas of the college to ensure that OER benefits all students in its use.  Serve as the primary coordinator for any grants or funds relating to OER that the college establishes or is a part of.  Responsible for validating payment to faculty associated with any OER projects related to these grants or special funds.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in instructional design, educational technology, or closely related field.
  • Experience mentoring or training instructors in OER.
  • Experience with a learning management system (such as Blackboard, WebCT, Angel, Desire2Learn, eCollege).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or certifications in instructional design, educational technology, or closely  related field.
  • One year of teaching experience at secondary or college level.
  • Experience in implementing OER for curriculum in a higher education setting.
  • Experience in leading committees or workgroups related to an educational initiative.
  • Experience in developing online courses or course components in Desire2Learn.
  • Experience in adapting OER content into accessible formats (I.E. PDF/UA, HTML5, ePub).
  • Advanced knowledge or certifications related to programming HTML5.

Salary range is firm $55,000.00 to $60,000.00 annual gross.  For full consideration, all application materials must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.  Applications accepted until position is filled.  

Must be a State of Colorado resident or able to relocate to Colorado prior to first date of employment.

Application Instructions:  Application must be submitted online.  Incomplete applications may not receive full consideration.  A complete application will include:

  • Cover letter - Address the minimum and preferred qualifications in the order listed on the job announcement.
  • Resume - Reflect experience, education, knowledge, skills, and abilities.  
  • Unofficial Transcripts - Unofficial transcripts for all degrees conferred.  Official transcripts are required if hired for the position.  
  • Professional References - Provide names and contact information for three recent professional references who can address your expertise and background for this position.

This position may be eligible for a variety of employee benefits.  Pikes Peak Community College participates in the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA) contribution rates.

Note: Prior submission of application materials will not be considered.

Essential Functions 

  • Partners with faculty to develop and implement OER, and other related practices; in order to provide accessible, low-cost, and adaptable curriculum for students. Adapts OER into common and accessible formats (HTML, PDF, etc.), by utilizing programming languages and technology. 
  • Consults with faculty members, department chairs, and division Deans on effective strategies to incorporate OER in curriculum, along with designing best practices for Instructional Services.
  • Serves as the primary coordinator for any OER projects that the college participates in, including but not limited to: participation in grants relating to the use, development and adoption of OER; development of OER to assist the college in strategic planning and goals relating to student success; assisting Instructional Services in goals related to the use of OER. 
  • Develops and implements training for faculty and finding, utilizing, and implementing OER. Tracks delivery and impact of faculty training activities and reports on results to Associate Vice President of Academic Resources.
  • Represents PPCC on state and national committees related to OER and OEP. Attends and presents at conferences to establish partnerships with other institutions and organizations.
  • Researches and evaluates new developments in Open Educational Resources and other educational initiatives. Assists faculty in their implementation of OER as appropriate. Takes a proactive role in the continuous improvement of eLearning. 
  • Completes other projects and responsibilities as assigned by the Associate Vice President of Academic Resources.

General Duties, Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Cultural competence and demonstrated evidence, understanding, and commitment  to the concepts of diversity, multiculturalism, and their application in the workplace.
  • Experience managing small and large scale projects involving higher education.
  • Works with individual faculty members and departments to create, adapt, and implement OER.
  • Develops materials and resources that promote best practices in the creation and implementation of OER.
  • Provides OER and OEP based training sessions to individual faculty and small groups as appropriate.
  • Responds to faculty and student questions via email, phone, and in person.
  • Researches developments in OER and OEP, and helps faculty to apply new developments to courses as appropriate.
  • Coordinates OER efforts at the institution, across several departments (eLearning, ACCESSibility Services, Learning Commons, Instructional Services, etc.)
  • Serves as the primary investigator or coordinator associated with any special projects or grants relating to the use, adoption, development, or implementation of OER at the college.
  • Helps maintain any grant or special project budgets relating to OER.

This job description reflects Pikes Peak Community College’s best effort to describe the essential duties and qualifications of the job.  It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job.  This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation.   

EEO Statement: Pikes Peak Community College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act institution.  We value diversity, strive for a more unified campus where all people are valued, treated fairly, and possess a sense of belonging.  Pikes Peak Community College encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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