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Truckee Meadows Community College
  • Position Number: 5320024
  • Location: Reno, NV
  • Position Type: Instructional Technology and Design

Instructional Designer

Thank you for your interest in Truckee Meadows Community College. If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact Human Resources at (775) 673-7168 or

Job Description

Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC), located in Reno, Nevada, is seeking applicants for a Web College Instructional Designer. This position reports to the Web College Program Manager.

As a Web College Instructional Designer, you will provide support for faculty in the development and design of high quality online and hybrid courses that are consistent with best practices in adult learning theory. You will assist faculty in the development of measurable course and module/unit outcomes, instructional materials, learning activities, and assessments to improve alignment according to the Quality Matters Rubric. You will develop and facilitate professional development sessions and workshops for faculty and other stakeholders in online course design best practices, the use of instructional technologies related to online and hybrid courses, and information related to Web College services. You will assist faculty to select and incorporate Open Educational Resource (OER) materials in online courses. As an instructional designer, you will explore technology-based applications for their use in the online and hybrid classroom. This position will be a Web College advocate to faculty and encourage faculty to incorporate best practices in course design and facilitation while making use of dynamic technologies in the online classroom.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Bachelor's Degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Curriculum and Instruction, Education, or related field.

2. Two years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience in higher education, particularly at a two-year college.

2. Familiarity with Canvas or equivalent LMS.

3. Familiarity with the Quality Matters rubric and the QM course certification process.

4. Experience with Open Educational Resources

5. Knowledge of accessibility and ADA requirements for online course delivery.

6. Experience developing and facilitating professional development for adult learners, both online and in person.

Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds. Teaching and workload assignments are scheduled throughout the calendar year, and may require evening and weekend obligations at one or more college locations.
1. Work collaboratively with faculty to design and develop high quality, innovative online courses.
2. Apply adult learning theory and curriculum and instructional design theory necessary for excellent online course design and implementation.
3. Identify and provide consultation when needed in alignment with the Quality Matters Rubric.
4. Collaborate with faculty for increased instructional technology adoption in the curriculum.
5. Design, develop, and maintain technical documentation in the use of the LMS.
6. Provide technical support for students, faculty, and staff using the LMS system and other Web College technologies
7. Coordinate and conduct training on Open Educational Resources (OER).
8. Coordinate and conduct training in best practices for online course delivery and facilitation.
9. Participate in the planning of future Web College needs, including sourcing innovative technologies, anticipating professional development needs and interests of faculty, and marketing Web College services to the TMCC community.
10. Participate in professional development opportunities in order to stay informed and up-to-date on industry trends and best practices.
11. Understand and accept the role of partner in an educational enterprise serving the best interests of the students.
12. Other duties as assigned.

Work Environment/Schedule

The typical work schedule is Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Occasional evenings or Saturday hours may needed.

This position requires collaboration and personal interaction with many members of the TMCC community. As such, regular and predictable on-site attendance is required.

Salary and Benefits Information:

Salary: $60,519 - $75,649 initial salary placement will be dependent on education level and years of experience.

Perks of Working at TMCC
  • Health insurance options including dental and vision - Health Insurance
  • 17.5% retirement match, 24 annual leave days, a beginning balance of 30 sick leave days, 12 paid holidays
  • Life insurance, long-term disability, generous annual and sick leave - NSHE Benefits
  • Sports and Fitness Center with annual or monthly membership options for employee and spouse/domestic partner.
  • ComPsych supports employees through life's difficult moments.
  • Professional Grant-in-Aid: TMCC is proud to provide a reduced-rate tuition benefit to faculty and qualified dependents. Faculty can take up to six credits per semester at a reduced rate. Dependents of faculty have unlimited credits, but in order to be eligible children must be unmarried and under the age of 24 and must receive at least 50% of their financial support from the employee and/or employee's spouse or domestic partner.
  • Free parking on all TMCC campus locations.
  • No State income tax
  • All full-time faculty and staff are provided with a variety of discounts and employee purchase programs.


Full-Time Equivalent

Required Attachment(s)

Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact

In order to be given full consideration all of the following must be attached to your application.
1) Resume/CV
2) Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three Supervisory References - Please make a note if you do not want your present employer contacted unless necessary to determine your qualifications for the position.

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. Search committees will use this information to determine that applicants meet minimum qualifications as listed in the job announcement.

This posting will close at 12:00 am on the date listed above. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 pm the day prior.

All documents, including unofficial transcripts for academic positions, must be received prior to the closing date listed on the job announcement.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check upon hire.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

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Truckee Meadows Community College is a comprehensive educational institution located in Reno, Nevada and is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. TMCCs five instructional sites and numerous community locations serves an increasingly diverse population of more than 11,000 students each semester. TMCC, an HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution), is a progressive institution that celebrates inclusion and diversity while supporting core themes of academic excellence, student success, and access to lifelong learning.

A vital leader in the New Nevadas growing economy, TMCC is located near the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains in an environment rich with a thriving arts, culture, food scene, abundant outdoor activities, and a family-friendly local community. It is only a 3.5 hour drive to San Francisco, CA, a 40-minute drive to Lake Tahoe, and within easy driving distance of four national parks (Great Basin, Yosemite, Lassen, and Death Valley). For more information, please go to or view our virtual tour at

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a persons age, disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, or religion.

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