Manager, Instructional Design

Austin Community College

Highland Campus, TX

ID: 7246881 (Ref.No. R-6098)
Posted: May 21, 2024

Job Description

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Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a multicultural population of approximately 41,000 credit students each Fall and Spring semester.  We embrace our identity as a community college, as reflected in our mission statement.  We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.

As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:

  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching

  • Is attracted by the college's mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities

  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for populations including; first generation college students, low-income students, and students from underserved communities.

  • Focused on student academic achievement and postgraduate outcomes

  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others

  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC

Job Posting Title:

Manager, Instructional Design

Job Description Summary:

To implement, manage, document, support, and evaluate integrated instructional development projects of assigned area, training and development, and related support for faculty and staff initiatives in the areas of instructional design, teaching strategies, assessment, instructional technology applications, evaluation, and related strategic planning.

Job Description:

Description of Duties and Tasks

1) Supervises, trains, coaches, directs, and coordinates personnel activities while adhering to organizational human resource policies and procedures as well as related employment laws. Recommends hire and termination personnel actions for positions.
2) Manages the instructional design function including project management, faculty support, and application of instructional course design and development of assigned area.
3) Conducts evaluation of instructional development projects in meeting educational objectives and goals. Prepares summaries and reports.
4) Recommends changes to processes, policies, and metrics to facilitate the improvement of instructional design services and performance.
5) Recommends and implements changes to work plans, goals, and objectives that are focused on: providing efficient service and support for all faculty; managing resources; maintaining quality assurance including the development of surveys, needs assessments, and satisfaction evaluations; preparing reports on survey outcomes, program attendance, and evaluations; and making appropriate revisions based on data collected.
6) Ensures project information, files, and records are accurate and current. Analyzes data collected to determine necessary revisions.
7) Researches and makes recommendations on educational best practices, instructional resources, instructional technologies, and multimedia hardware/software to support digital teaching and learning.
8) Leads instructional design meetings of assigned area and facilitates group sessions for various purposes that involve planning and application ensuring good instructional design, and appropriate as well as meaningful application for instructional projects success.
9) Recommends resources including staffing recommendations for the success of students and the department's efforts that contribute to the development of the Academic Master Plan, budget recommendations, internal department evaluation, and collection of data including recommendations of faculty, students, and staff.
10) Maintains and prioritizes inventory of current, relative professional development offerings for staff and faculty including development opportunities which have been, or will be, developed by Instructional Design staff as well as a schedule for requested departmental specific training.
11) Consults with faculty on instructional design, strategies, and learning objectives of assigned area; assists in the development of course materials, assessment techniques, appropriate integration of instructional technologies, and best practices.
12) Designs, develops, and delivers workshops and training to faculty in the use of instructional technologies and digital education best practices; provides ongoing faculty training and support in technology tools and educational applications.


* Supervisory principles, practices, and methods; experience leading teams and projects.
* Research methodologies and techniques.
* Instructional design of both instructor-led courses and web-based courses.
* Processes and standards for planning and implementing instructional design and development.
* CMS and LMS.
* Learning theory, instructional strategies, curriculum standards, and assessments.
* Project management disciplines, resource management, and quality assurance.


* Maintaining an established work schedule.
* Effectively using interpersonal and communication skills.
* Effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow-through.
* Project management and efficient use of resources.
* Time management, prioritizing, and multi-tasking.
* Leading and coordinating activities of subordinate personnel.
* Interpreting and applying rules, regulations, policies and procedures, and making effective decisions.
* Researching and analyzing complex information.
* Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.
* Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.

Technology Skills

* Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.
* Use educational software, webpage editors, and graphics software.

Required Work Experience

* Three years related work experience including one year supervisory experience.
* Completion of the ACC Supervisor Certificate Series Program will satisfy the supervisory experience required for this position.

Required Education

* Master's degree.

Physical Requirements

* Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment.
* Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling.
* Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.


* Supervise safe operation of unit. Facilitate safety inspections. Take reasonable and prudent actions to eliminate identified hazards. Ensure employees receive appropriate safety training and foster a workplace safety culture.

Salary Range

$85,239 - $106,548

Number of Openings:


Job Posting Close Date:

June 3, 2024

Clery Act

As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.


The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC at its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the job.