Instructional Technologist/Designer

Job Level
Mid-level position
Job Category
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Instructional Technology

This position exists to help our faculty effectively use the suite of instructional technologies provided by the institution, in particular the online learning management system. This position is also responsible for assessing and responding to changing faculty technology needs and researching and recommending emerging instructional technologies. While this position lives in Library Services and Online Education, the incumbent will work closely with individual faculty, academic departments, Center for Teaching Excellence, the Faculty Senate Instructional Technology Committee and collaborate with the Office of Academic Affairs.

Combine a rewarding professional career and the opportunity to help educate the next generation with the amenities of small town living in the mountains of Colorado. Located in Gunnison, minutes from great skiing, mountain biking, climbing, rafting and hiking, Western Colorado University ( is a small university offering a wide variety of programs. Established in 1911, Western evolved from a Normal School to a state college to a comprehensive University with expanding graduate programs.

Additional benefits of employment include four weeks of paid vacation with an additional 10 paid state holidays. We offer a shared contribution, comprehensive health insurance with zero deductibles, low maximum out of pocket expenses and low co-pays. Shared contribution dental insurance and voluntary vision insurance are also available. Free life insurance and options for voluntary life insurance are also included. The campus has a state-of-the art fitness center, indoor track, pool and climbing wall available for a nominal fee. Professional development is encouraged and supported.


Train faculty effectively use the suite of instructional technologies supported by the institution, including; Canvas, Office 365, OneDrive, MS Office Suite, Zoom, et. al., by providing on-call assistance, training, and ongoing support.

  • Manage the institutional learning management system and assist faculty with all aspects of the tool, including in-course assistance (course development, feature use, etc.)

  • Organize and conduct faculty training and information sessions

  • Research and recommend emerging instructional/educational technology

  • Collaborate with Senate Instructional Technology Committee and Center for Teaching Excellence by regularly attending committee meetings

  • Other related duties may be assigned.


  • Able to work effectively with faculty and technical staff in a variety of settings

  • Recent experience with the roles listed under Duties and Responsibilities

  • Aptitude for technical problem solving

  • Customer centric

  • Willing and able to continuously upgrade skills, abilities and knowledge



  • Master’s degree in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Education, or a graduate degree with related experiences.

  • Solid understanding of learning management systems

  • Teaching or training experience, any setting

  • Two years of experience providing educational technology instruction or support


  • Extensive experience with Canvas

  • Well versed in the Microsoft Office suite and other common instructional tools

  • Recent teaching or support experience in higher education, particularly in an online setting

  • Experience with lecture capture solutions

  • Experience migrating faculty to a new LMS