Instructional Designer - Municipal Employment Readiness Program

College Oshawa Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology

Instructional Designer - Municipal Employment Readiness Program

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Durham College is seeking an experienced and motivated professional who shares our commitment to quality and student success. The Centre for Professional and Part-time Learning requires a contract instructional designer for an exciting project supporting the Municipal Employment Readiness that will start immediately and extend over a 9-week period to the end of September 2020. This position is classified as a part-time casual support role, and the incumbent will be paid an hourly rate of $35, at approximately 18 hours per week. Reporting to the Director of Program Quality and Development, the Instructional Designer will set up and run a series of virtual focus groups, and then use that input to design three instructor-led asynchronous courses related to municipal government. This is a pilot project made possible through direct funding and support from eCampusOntario, eCampusOntario is funded by the Government of Ontario.


Core activities:

  • Organize and facilitate various virtual focus groups with stakeholders to gather all information required to develop a pedagogically-sound micro-certification comprising three courses.
  • Develop appropriate Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs).
  • Develop appropriate Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) for three courses.
  • Define assessment criteria to meet each CLO (how each CLO should be demonstrated).
  • Map CLOs to PLOs.
  • Define core topics and sequencing for each course.


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop high-quality program and course designs based on adult learning principles and best practices for online learning.
  • Prepare course outlines aligned to program and course outcomes.
  • Ensure each course is learner-centered, clear and concise, and follows a logical progression of ideas.
  • Proactively support the successful collaboration of various stakeholders on this project.
  • Work in close partnership with the Director to ensure all deadlines are met within budget.



  • Masters in Education required. Additional certification(s) such as a CIDD, CTP or CTDP considered an asset.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ recent experience in instructional design, with a proven track record of developing successful online learning curriculum in higher education.
  • Experience working within municipal government considered an asset.
  • Deep understanding of adult learning principles and best practices in instructional design.
  • Exceptional skills in communication, facilitation, critical thinking and research.
  • Proven project management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with a team, but also to work proactively and independently.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and consultation skills with a high level of adaptability in dealing effectively and positively with diverse team members.
  • Ability to produce high quality, highly detailed written documentation that can be easily followed by course developers and graphics artists.
  • Experience using time management skills to work under pressure and with minimal
  • Required Experience

    Please note that both a cover letter and a resume must be provided in order for your application to be considered for this position. Preference will be given to candidates with relevant educational credentials and a proven track record of relevant work/teaching experience. Applications will be accepted until 4:00 pm on July 20, 2020.  Competition number SP20-09.

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    Oshawa, Canada
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