Instructional Design Assistant

Instructional Design Assistant/College Assistant
Job Description:PVN #: 0053
Closing Date: Open until filled
Department: CUNY School of Professional Studies
Location: Temporarily Remote

The CUNY School of Professional Studies:

For over 15 years, the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) has been leading online education in New York. Notable for offering the most online bachelor’s and master’s degree options at the City University of New York, and for serving transfer students as the University system’s only undergraduate all-transfer college, CUNY SPS meets the needs of adults who wish to finish a bachelor’s degree, progress from an associate’s degree, earn a master’s degree or certificate in a specialized field, and advance in the workplace or change careers.

The School’s growth has been remarkable, with twenty-four degrees launched since 2006. Enrollment has risen by more than 30% in the last four years to over 4,000 students in the credit-bearing programs. Thousands more are enrolled in non-degree and grant-funded workplace learning programs. In addition, the School has an active alumni network and has established the CUNY SPS Foundation, which offers multiple scholarship opportunities to current students.

CUNY SPS has consistently been named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the country’s top online institutions. This year, the School was ranked in the top 2% in the nation on the publisher’s list of the 2021 Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Associate Director of the Office of Faculty Development and Instructional Technology, the Instructional Design Assistant will support the Office in the development, revision and maintenance of online courses. The Instructional Design Assistant will:

• Assist with the building of new courses in the Blackboard learning environment using content provided by the academic program
• Assist with the quality assurance review of courses in Blackboard using a standardized checklist and procedure
• Provide maintenance support for existing courses on an as-needed basis
• Assist with planning and facilitating training and other faculty development events
• Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
• High school diploma/GED

Preferred Qualifications:
• Familiarity with the LMS Blackboard and MS Office
• Knowledge of and experience using educational technologies
• High level of comfort with technology and ability to upskill rapidly
• Attention to detail and accuracy and strong organizational skills
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Experience with providing user training and support preferred
• Instructional design experience desirable

Note: While the Instructional Design Assistant/College Assistant position is currently remote, the selected finalist is expected to have access to a laptop/computer, internet and phone access to perform most job duties and responsibilities. Upon return to normal campus operations, this position will transition to our physical office located at 119 W 31st Street, New York, NY 10001.

Salary Range: $20.98 per hour based on qualifications and experience

Hours: up to 20 hours per week

Please send resume, cover letter and contact information of three (3) professional references to:

CUNY SPS Instructional Design Assistant/College Assistant Search
Antonia Levy, Associate Director, OFDIT
Email Address:

CUNY SPS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/IRCA/Americans with Disabilities Act Employer:

The CUNY School of Professional Studies complies with the Clery Act and copies of its annual report on security policies and statistics are available in its Security Office.

Selected applicants must pay fingerprint and filing fees (full-time CUNY students are excluded from fingerprint fee)

All prospective candidates must be able to be certified as eligible to work under the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

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