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Instructional Technologist/Designer-Intern
Texas Southmost College in Brownsville, Texas
Date Posted 08/11/2020
Admin-Instructional Technology And Design
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Classification Title

Job Title

Instructional Technologist/Designer-Intern




Main Campus

Position Length


Job Summary

The Instructional Technologist Intern will provide primary instructional technology support for online course and eLearning creation and related resources including audio and video components, which may include academic courses, self-paced learning modules, and other training resources for faculty, staff, and students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Assists with developing courses and online learning content for various audiences per design plans/consultation discussions in the LMS and/or using other course authoring tools (e.g., Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, etc.).
• Creates documentation on various instructional technologies that support the instructional mission of the college.
• Assists with developing, maintaining and updating training materials and resources in various delivery modalities.
• Provides faculty and staff support on instructional technology tools and their effective implementation via group and one-on-one training sessions.
• Provides technical support for all online learning management system instructional initiatives to improve learning outcomes, facilitate technology-rich teaching and advance curricular innovation.
• Participates in the process for systematic review and evaluation per the institutional effectiveness model adopted by the College.
• Attends the workplace regularly, reports to work punctually and follows a work schedule to keep up with the demands of the worksite.
• Completes duties and responsibilities in compliance with college standards, policies and guidelines.
• Uses interpersonal skills and makes sound judgments to decide how duties and responsibilities are completed between coworkers, the supervisory chain, faculty, staff, students, and customers.
• Completes all required training and professional development sessions sponsored by Texas Southmost College (TSC).
• Promotes positive morale and teamwork within the functional unit and provides exceptional customer service to students, faculty and community.
• Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing; defines problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draws valid conclusions; and effectively presents information, as needed.
• Supports the values and institutional goals as defined in the College’s Strategic Plan.
• Working hours may include evenings, holidays or weekends depending on deadline requirements and special events.
• Performs duties and responsibilities within a high-tech all-digital environment.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge and Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

• A strong commitment to the mission of the community college.
• Must exhibit highest professional integrity and ability to work confidentially with discretion.
• Familiarity with institutional effectiveness issues and other institutional assessment concepts.
• Ability to determine the technical needs of the client and effectively communicate those needs to the information technology staff.
• Ability to research and implement appropriate new technologies.
• Strong demonstrated organizational skills in handling, directing and prioritizing multiple and complex assignments and projects with excellent attention to detail.
• Ability to work independently, according to established schedules and to complete assignments and projects, as per defined timelines.
• Strong customer service skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment.
• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and effectively present information.
• Ability to handle sensitive and extensive confidential data.
• Problem solving skills and the ability to lead, instruct, handle a large variety of details and to work with all levels of organization, with excellent attention to detail.
• Proficient in the use of e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software and use of the Internet to access data, maintain records, generate reports, and communicate with others.

Required Education and Experience

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education and experience required.

• Current or recent enrollment in a graduate (Master’s or Doctorate) degree program geared towards Educational Technology, Instructional Technology, or related areas of study from an accredited college or university.
• General knowledge of the Texas State Education Code; the rules, regulations and principles of the THECB and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, as well as other state and federal laws and regulations regarding curriculum development; academic, career and technical programs; developmental education; student learning outcomes; and assessment of student learning outcomes.
• Experience with proprietary learning technology solutions and learning management systems.
• Experience with computerized systems.
• Excellent customer service skills and interpersonal skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Education and Experience

Higher education teaching experience.

Certificates and Licensures


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to walk; stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Posting Number


Open Date


Close Date

Open Until Filled


Special Instructions Summary

Please note: Official transcripts are only required if recommended for hire.

Official transcripts shall be sent directly from the issuing institution to the College District’s Office of Human Resources and must include documentation of all credit earned, including the education requirements that specifically qualifies the applicant for the position. The address to send all transcripts is:

Texas Southmost College
Office of Human Resources
80 Fort Brown, Tandy 105
Brownsville, Texas 78520

For eTranscripts please use email address: jose.rivera@tsc.edu.

The College District recognizes equivalent credits and degrees earned from foreign universities. The equivalency shall be determined by translation and evaluation from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). For more information please visit: www.naces.org

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