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Human Resource Services

Course Designer & Open Educational Resources Coordinator

Apply now Tracking Code: 40083
Work Type: Full-time
Categories: Professional/Technical
Salary: $60,000 to $62,000 annual gross

The Course Designer & Open Educational Resources Coordinator, provides creation, development, and use of open educational resources (OERs) for courses and curriculum at PPCC, ensuring the best practices regarding the use of OERs are followed in order to maximize student success. This individual serves as the main point of contact for eLearning in support of the college’s mission to provide affordable and accessible curriculum for all students and supporting the college’s Web Accessibility plan. Developing and delivering training programs on how to find, develop, and integrate OER, and accessible content. Provides course development and consultation services for faculty in implementing/utilizing OERs. Leads committees and working groups at the college, related to open educational practices (OEP) and resources, and accessibility.  Participates on state and national committees involving OERs and OEPs. Work with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), the Accessibility Validation Committee (or other accessibility body) and other faculty focused groups to ensure accessibility and 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 any faculty associated with any OER projects related to these grants or special funds.  Assist the Director of eLearning in implementation of related training for college faculty and staff, and other assignments as needed.

The college offers the possibility for alternative work arrangements such as flexplace, remote work, or flextime scheduling upon completion of training and department needs.

Reports To: Director of eLearning

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completed baccalaureate degree in instructional design, educational technology, or closely related field.
  • Professional level experience mentoring or training instructors in OER.
  • Experience with learning management systems (such as Blackboard, Moodle, Canvas, Angel, Desire2Learn, or eCollege)

Professional level experience is defined by the Colorado Division of Human Resources: A position that involves the exercise of discretion, analytical skill, judgment, personal accountability, and responsibility for creating, developing, integrating, applying, or sharing an organized body of knowledge.  Colorado revised statute (C.R.S. 24-50-135(1) allows colleges to exempt positions from the State Personnel Classified System that are determined to be professional level work.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completed master’s degree or certifications in instructional design, educational technology, or another related field.
  • One year of teaching experience at secondary or college level.
  • Experience in Web Accessibility training for electronic media.
  • 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 $60,000.00 to $62,000.00 annual gross.  For full consideration, all application materials must be received by 4:00 p.m. on November 18, 2022.  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 State College participates in the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA) contribution rates.

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

Essential Functions 

  • Partner with faculty to develop and implement OER, and other related practices, in order to provide accessible, low-cost, and adaptable curriculum for students.
  • Adapt OER into common and accessible formats (HTML, PDF, etc.) by utilizing programming languages and technology.
  • Consult with faculty members, department chairs, and division deans on effective strategies to incorporate OER in curriculum, along with designing best practices for instructional services.
  • Serve 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, and assisting instructional services in goals related to the use of OER.
  • Serves as main point of contact in eLearning for college-wide Web Accessibility plans.  Consults with instructional divisions and other departments on standards and best practices in compliance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) AA standard for instructional materials and principles.
  • Develop and implement training for faculty on OER and Accessibility.
  • Find, utilize, and implement OER's.
  • Track delivery and impact of faculty training activities and report on results to Director of eLearning.
  • Represent PPCC on state and national committees related to OER and OEP.
  • Attend and present at conferences to establish partnerships with other institutions and organizations.
  • Research and evaluate new developments in open educational resources and other educational initiatives.
  • Assist faculty in their implementation of OERs as appropriate.
  • Take a proactive role in the continuous improvement of eLearning.
  • Complete other projects and responsibilities as assigned.

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 in managing small- and large-scale projects involving higher education.
  • Work with individual faculty members and departments to create, adapt, and implement OERs.
  • Develop materials and resources that promote best practices in the creation and implementation of OERs.
  • Provide OER and OEP based training sessions to individual faculty and small groups as appropriate.
  • Respond to faculty and student questions via email, phone, and in person.
  • Research developments in OER and OEP and help faculty to apply new developments to courses as appropriate.
  • Coordinate OER efforts at the institution, across several departments (eLearning, ACCESSibility Services, Learning Commons, Instructional Services, etc.).
  • Serve as the primary investigator or coordinator associated with any special projects or grants relating to the use, adoption, development, or implementation of OERs at the college.
  • Help maintain any grant or special project budgets relating to OERs.
  • Develop materials and resources that promote the principles of Universal Design (UDL) and web accessibility.
  • Knowledge of digital accessibility guidelines and standards (Section 508, WCAG, etc.) and how they apply to instructional services.
  • Knowledge and experience in implementing OER in a higher education setting.
  • Knowledge and experience of HTML5, PDF creation, and other tools/software.
  • Ability to quickly learn and then present new technology tools for evaluation.
  • Ability to interact with diverse groups of faculty, students and staff with a wide spectrum of technical skills.
  • Ability to train faculty and staff on best practices in using OER in a variety of formats.
  • Ability to train faculty and staff on best practices for creating accessible media.

This job description reflects Pikes Peak State 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 State 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 State College encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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