Instructional Designer – Central Office

Centre for Learning and Teaching

Term, Full-time Position: Commencing approximately September 13, 2021 and ending approximately March 13,2022
Application deadline is 11:59 PM, September 2,2021

Competition No. 2021-274

The salary scale for Professional Support 4 is based on twelve steps that range from $62,933.98 – $87,933.98. New Professional Support may receive up to a maximum of seven steps for relevant occupational experience which is $75,511.20 annually

NSCC firmly believes a vaccinated population is a vital part of keeping us, our friends, families and communities protected from COVID-19 and the developing, fast-moving variants. With this in mind, please be aware that NSCC requires all employees and students working and learning on an NSCC campus be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees and students who cannot or choose not to be vaccinated for medical, religious or other reasons will be required to be tested for COVID-19 twice per week and wear masks on campus.

For the 2021-22 Academic Year, based on public health guidelines, NSCC plans to return to more in-person learning, supports and services. You may be required to work on campus, remotely or a combination of both as the Academic Year begins and progresses. This will be clarified further upon hire.

What you will be doing…

You will be responsible for working collaboratively with other team members to develop, deliver, implement and evaluate online course design and delivery in addition to other multi-media offerings and services. You will facilitate and manage all components of online course and multi-media offerings. You coordinate the development of online and hybrid delivery instruction and support the implementation of instruction through the provision of orientation and training sessions. Your role is to help create a comprehensive continuum of service delivery for clients.


You are a collaborative, team player who takes personal accountability to deliver on what is expected in your role and you strive for excellence every day. You understand your position as a role model to each of our students and as such, you demonstrate the utmost professionalism, integrity and respect for all persons in everything you do. You are committed to life-long learning, occupational currency and a belief in NSCC’s mission. You bring a learning-centered perspective to everything you do. You think broadly, celebrate diversity of thought, and respect the uniqueness of individuals. You flourish in a dynamic, changing and sometimes ambiguous environment by keeping informed and connected within your role and the College. Is this you?

Qualifications and Occupational Experience:

  • The minimum educational qualification for this position is a University Undergraduate Degree and a recognized Professional Certification/Designation in Instructional Design or equivalent combination of education credentials and certifications within the subject matter.
  • You have a minimum of five years of recent and relevant experience in the area of developing, designing and supporting online courses and programs.
  • Occupational experience that includes a strong background in adult education is necessary along with industry experience in curriculum and course development
  • You are familiar with and comfortable using computer applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite. Experience working with learning management systems in course design and delivery, D2L an asset.
  • Demonstrated fluency in industry standard software and technologies
  • Experience with eLearning authoring software packages such as Articulate Storyline and Camtasia considered an asset.
  • You are comfortable working in a digital environment; you take responsibility for acquiring knowledge about advancing technology; and you are committed to using technology to create an exceptional student experience
  • You have experience in training/facilitation preparation, delivery and evaluation
  • Familiarity with the Nova Scotia post-secondary educational pathway relating to trades and technical training considered an asset.

Relevant Skills and Knowledge

  • You demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • You possess excellent interpersonal skills that enable you to interact with a diversity of people and support resolution of issues
  • You are known for your superior customer service skills and are able to create a relationship of trust beyond the immediate interaction
  • Your superb team working skills enable you to contribute positively to a team environment
  • You have specific technical occupational knowledge and skill in industry standard software and technologies
  • You are known for your problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • You are a strong communicator
  • You possess excellent coordination skills specifically related to (the development of online and hybrid delivery instruction)
  • Project management skills considered an asset
  • You demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence (in selecting and applying instructional design models, online pedagogical approaches, learning theories and technology solutions appropriate to each course development project)
  • You are dedicated to life-long learning to maintain currency in professional practice, emerging trends and technologies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of adult learning principles and assessment strategies
  • Demonstrated proficiency in distributed learning, instructional design and multimedia, and mobile technologies
  • Practical experience and knowledge of current educational technology trends and applications

Work With Us

  • You will change lives.
  • You will join committed individuals as we work to build Nova Scotia’s economy and improve quality of life through education and innovation. As an NSCC employee, you will be part of that change.
  • You will find a place to grow personally and professionally with opportunities for professional development and collaborative projects.
  • You will do meaningful and challenging work in a publicly accountable and respectful working and learning environment that is diverse, safe and inclusive.
  • You will have the freedom to enable innovation, improvement and excellence.

You will celebrate the uniqueness of individuals. NSCC campuses are located on the traditional territory of the Mi’kmaq People. Nova Scotia Community College values diversity and inclusion and is committed to employment equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including Aboriginal/Indigenous Persons, members of racially visible communities, persons with disabilities, and women. Applicants from these communities wishing to self-identify may do so by completing an online questionnaire with your application.

As a condition of employment, Professional Support employees at NSCC must complete a two-year (part-time) adult education program delivered by NSCC. This adult education program is a significant investment on the part of NSCC in the learning and development of new employees. To achieve regular status; all probationary, full or part-time Professional Support employees of the College must successfully complete the program within their probationary period. Term full-time Professional Support employees whose term appointment is twelve or more months are also required to participate in this program.

NSCC offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package. As a learning-centred organization, we provide opportunities for every NSCC employee to be a life-long learner. Candidates selected for interviews will be expected to provide at least three recent, occupational references. The successful candidate will be expected to provide official transcripts to show proof of academic achievements.

NSCC is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. As part of this commitment, NSCC will ensure that applicants are provided reasonable accommodations, as required. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, please contact Nikki Berrigan, HR Generalist at Our Employee Workplace Accommodation Policy can be found here:

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