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Instructional Designer

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Work type: Staff
Location: Los Angeles
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Temporary, Full Time, Student Services

Job No: 505120; 9/24/2021

Information Technology Consultant- Career
Career Center 

Salary Range: $4,372 - $10,792/Monthly

Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Temporary appointment expires on or before one year from date of hire; may be extended; may become permanent; exempt classification.

Essential Functions: Under the general supervision of the Assistant Director of Career Advising, the incumbent will work with career services staff to reengage students in their career development at Cal State LA in response to the barriers that have arisen as a result of the pandemic. The department recognizes that the coronavirus pandemic significantly impacts students' career well-being, including increased stress and anxiety about career prospects and loss of financial support, which can delay their educational pursuits. The incumbent will create expertly designed online programs, highly engaging, accessible program content that is delivered in a clear and effective manner and will help the center transition to online and remote learning to support the transition to distance education associated with the coronavirus. The incumbent will translate career services learning requirements, or learning blueprints, into innovative and creative online learning solution designs, considering and applying learning methods, modalities, audiences, and content that support student career development and services. This role will include developing hybrid/online programs, conducting online program content quality and accessibility checks, ensuring that online instructional content is compliant with ADA Standards for Accessible Design, creating online programs that align services and assessments and reengage students in meaningful staff-student interactions during the pandemic. The Instructional Designer also provides appropriate training for staff in online pedagogy, instructional design, the campus learning management system (Canvas) and related career services technologies. The incumbent will work in a team environment to assist with Career Center online programming, staff development and career services technology support efforts.

Required Qualifications & Experience: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in instructional design, instructional technology, communications, computer science, information systems or closely related field and two years of related job experience The incumbent must also have experience using various educational technology tools (e.g., Camtasia, Zoom, Turnitin, Clickers, ePortfolios, Google Apps, Qualtrics, etc.) to support teaching and learning. The incumbent must have strong oral communication skills as well as excellent organizational; and time management skills and excellent customer service skills and strong presentation skills. The incumbent must have knowledge of current compliance standards related to ensuring accessibility.
The incumbent must have demonstrated ability to provide high-quality online instructional design support using a learning management system (experience with Canvas preferred); audit documents for structure, and ensure webpages, images, video, and audio content is accessible; and collaborate and communicate effectively with others in the pursuit of common goals. The incumbent must have a demonstrated interest and/or ability to work in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered.


CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Desired Qualifications: Master's degree from an accredited college or university in a closely related field. Experience providing student support services at the college/university level. Quality Matters certification (or a related system used to evaluate on line course design). Advanced skills in preparing media and/or web content. General understanding of WCAG 2.0 AA techniques and their application during the instructional design process. Demonstrated ability to guide instructors in the use of new/proven educational technology tools, and work well under pressure and engage in multiple tasks simultaneously. Demonstrated commitment to an institutional mission dedicated to the success of a diverse, non-traditional, first-generation student population.

Closing Date:  Review of applications will begin on October 8, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.  A COMPLETED ON-LINE CAL STATE LA EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION IS REQUIRED.  RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION.  


The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, disability, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting. The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women and persons with a disability to apply.  Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

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