Instructional Technologist, Center for Online Learning

 

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The Opportunity

This is an exciting time to be a part of the HCCC community. In 2021, the College launched its Strategic Plan, the culmination of which, aligns with the College’s 50th anniversary in 2024. The College was recognized by the Association of Community College Trustees as the recipient of the 2021 ACCT Northeast Region Equity Award. HCCC has recently been named one of 101 recipients, 1 of only 7 community colleges to be distinguished for the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. HCCC’s Culinary Arts Institute was ranked as the #6 Culinary Arts program in the United States by Best Choice Schools.  Most recently, the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) selected HCCC as one of twenty-four colleges nationwide to be named a “2022 Most Promising Place to Work in Community Colleges.” The Bellwether College Consortium has named HCCC a Top Ten Finalist in all three program categories for the nationally recognized 2023 Bellwether Awards: Instructional Programs and Services; Workforce Development; and Planning, Governance, and Finance. HCCC is one of only two colleges in the United States to be invited to compete in all three categories.

 

Overview

Hudson County Community College serves one of the most ethnically diverse and densely populated communities in the United States. The College is a vibrant, urban institution of higher education whose mission is to provide its diverse communities with inclusive, high-quality educational programs and services that promote student success and upward social and economic mobility.

More than 90% of HCCC’s students receive scholarships, grants, and loans to finance their education, and the College’s extensive financial aid program helps connect students with the resources they need. To date, the College’s Foundation has raised over $3.5 million for student scholarships, and HCCC ranks first in the state of New Jersey for its award of Community College Opportunity Grant funds. About half of its more than 12,000 credit students identify as Hispanic, and more than 33% of all students were born outside of the U.S. In 2021, HCCC had two students selected from a national applicant pool to receive the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

Hudson County Community College has three campuses. The largest campus is located at the heart of Jersey City’s Journal Square, which is approximately 20 minutes from New York City. The College has a North Hudson Campus, located in Union City, New Jersey and an additional location at the Hudson County Schools of Technology in Secaucus, New Jersey. The College offers 70 degree and certificate programs and more than 300-day, evening, and weekend courses throughout its three-campus network.

Hudson County Community College is committed to delivering high-quality educational experiences. HCCC is a member of the Achieving the Dream network of community colleges. Achieving the Dream is a national reform network of high-performing community colleges that are focused on leveraging data-informed best practices to promote equitable outcomes.

The College boasts several signature programs, including a nationally recognized Culinary Arts Institute and Nursing Program. The College’s Culinary Arts Institute is one of only three programs in the New York Metropolitan region to hold accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation. The Culinary Arts Institute features state-of-the-art facilities and a hands-on program that prepares students for a range of careers in the hospitality industry. The Nursing Program includes a theoretical base of general education and science courses together with a range of nursing theory and practical courses designed to prepare graduates to be eligible for the New Jersey State Licensure Examination for Registered Professional Nurses (NCLEX–RN).

 

Department / Division Introduction

The goal of the Center for Online Learning (COL) is to enable students to successfully pursue their studies online, meet their educational goals, and engage in life-long learning. Comprised of a team of instructional technologists, instructional designers, and a system administrator, the COL team works closely with faculty to develop, revise and make available a wide variety of interactive, accessible, and technology-rich online and hybrid courses. The COL also administers Canvas, the College’s Learning Management System, and its related technologies. Additionally, the COL team provides support and professional development to faculty and students in the use of teaching and learning technology and best practices.

 

Position Summary / Job Description

Salary Grade: 114

The Center for Online Learning (COL) at Hudson County Community College seeks an Instructional Technologist to collaborate in the design, development, and maintenance of fully online, remote, hybrid, and enhanced learning experiences across a variety of disciplines. The Instructional Technologist also provides support and assistance to faculty and students in the use of Canvas and other teaching and learning technologies through workshops, documentation, email, and real-time support. Position responsibilities include: 

  • Collaborate in the design, development, and maintenance of fully online, remote, hybrid, and enhanced learning experiences across a variety of disciplines. 
  • Ensure courses and content meet Universal Design for learning and accessibility standards. 
  • Evaluate and improve online courses based on nationally recognized quality standards. 
  • Manage student and faculty orientation courses in Canvas.
  • Provide faculty training and professional development that promotes instructional innovation in the use of learning technologies that enhance virtual instruction.
  • Support faculty and students in the use of online course content. 
  • Support student technology issues and troubleshoot technologies relevant to online learning. 
  • Research emerging technologies, evolving standards, new applications, and online learning tools for further evaluation and implementation. 
  • Track, prioritize, and communicate about multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment. 
  • Participate in and support campus-wide initiatives and projects. 
  • Complete other responsibilities as assigned. 

 

Required / Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Curriculum and Instruction, Information Technology or a related field. 
  • 2 years of experience required in instructional design, educational technology, and/or in teaching asynchronous online courses.
  • Demonstrated experience with one or more of the major Learning Management Systems (preference given to Canvas experience).
  • Experience with faculty or staff training and support. 
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with a culturally diverse population and to effectively and respectfully function and communicate within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds.  

 

Applications

For full consideration please send a resume, cover letter, salary expectations, and a list of three professional references to the Center for Online Learning at applytoCOLFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE.

 

As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.

HCCC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment. Decisions on employment are made on the basis of the qualifications of an individual for the particular position being filled. Women, veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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