Instructional Consultant

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
June 12, 2023
Offerd Salary:$21 - $24
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MCAD is seeking an Instructional Consultant. The Instructional Consultant provides assistance to the department in the areas of technical and Learning Management System (LMS) support, Course Design support and faculty training, and online program management. The Instructional Consultant is knowledgeable in technically supporting online learning programs, experienced in supporting online, blended, and emerging modalities, experienced with course design and development support, collaborating with instructional designer and instructional technologist to curate and design teaching and learning materials to support online teaching at MCAD. The Instructional Consultant must be sensitive to college needs, employee and student goodwill, and the overall brand equity of MCAD as an employer and educational institution.

DETAILS: This is a part time non-exempt and benefits eligible position, expected to work 21-24 hours a week. This position reports to the Director of Online Teaching and Learning and is paid $21 - $24 hourly.


  • Course Design Support and Faculty Training:
  • Collaborating with faculty in a consultative process in the design and development of their online synchronous course
  • Developing and utilizing effective proactive and just-in-time quick support resources and media, like toolkits, knowledge base articles and videos job-aids
  • Writing scripts for video and audio content
  • Collaborating with OTL staff to troubleshoot problems reported by users
  • Responding to student and instructor technical questions related to MCAD's Learning Management System or online learning technologies.
  • Supporting faculty and staff with creating instructional media for their courses or programs (e.g. videos).
  • Creating support resources to support online teaching and learning, including Knowledge Base (KB) articles, Toolkits, Instructional Videos, and on-demand workshops.
  • Assisting with new online faculty onboarding.
  • Creating engaging learning activities and compelling course content
  • Designing and implementing learning tools for assessments such as discussions, group work, and peer reviews
  • Dialog with OTL team in identifying faculty's training needs with improving their Online teaching
  • Keeping up-to-date on learning technologies, educational frameworks, and best practices for teaching and learning
  • Foster a culture of inclusion, innovation, and excellence among online faculty, students, and staff.
  • Administering Online Learning contracts and ancillary forms and maintains a well-organized archive of contracts for the department.
  • Managing and collaborating with the OTL team the documentation of OTL processes for (e.g., maintaining the department wiki, tracking education technologies licenses).
  • Additional duties as assigned.
  • Represents MCAD's vision, purpose, and values in day to day work and interactions with MCAD students, staff, faculty, and campus guests, as well as the greater community.
  • Requirements


  • A Bachelor's degree in Education, Instructional Design, Instructional or Academic Technology, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least 2 years of administrative experience.
  • At least 2 years experience supporting users with technology, preferably in an academic setting.
  • Learning Management System (LMS) support experience (Canvas) preferred.
  • Experience teaching or assisting online course(s) preferred.
  • Experience creating a variety of high-quality, engaging educational media preferred.
  • Experience with art and design is preferred.
  • Excellent organization and communication skills required.
  • Careful attention to detail.
  • A friendly, welcoming demeanor.
  • Able to multitask effectively.
  • Expertise using office software (Google Apps preferred): docs, forms, and spreadsheets.
  • Strong skills in troubleshooting technical issues.
  • Proficient with Google Meet preferred.
  • Experience with screencasting software, such as ScreenFlow preferred.
  • Proficient with Adobe software preferred.
  • ENVIRONMENT: This position operates in a professional office environment. This position requires the ability and willingness to closely partner with team members and colleagues in other departments. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    BENEFITS: MCAD's community of staff and faculty enjoy a dynamic, creative, and inclusive work environment. We offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, and 403(b) retirement plans, commuter benefits, and employer paid basic life insurance policy, short term and long-term disability coverage. MCAD promotes work life balance with shorter work weeks, 14 paid holidays, an additional two personal holidays, accrued vacation time, accrued vacation time, accrued sick time, volunteer time off, as well as additional summer days. In addition, after six months of service, full-time employees and their eligible dependents can receive free tuition at MCAD, as well as the potential to receive reduced tuition at more than 600 colleges nationwide.

    BACKGROUND: Founded in 1886, Minneapolis College of Art and Design is located in the rich creative community of the Twin Cities. Recognized nationally and internationally for its innovative approaches to art and design education, MCAD is home to approximately 800 students from 45 states and 15 countries. The college offers bachelor's degrees in fourteen disciplines including arts entrepreneurship, design, fine arts, and media arts; one MFA; three online master's degrees; and continuing education classes for all ages. Through the core curriculum, students focus on their careers and craft by learning technical and professional skills while developing their creative leadership capabilities.

    MCAD is especially interested in candidates from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the MCAD community. MCAD welcomes diversity of identity, experience, and thought. Members of marginalized communities are encouraged to apply.

    Salary Description

    $21 - $24 hourly.

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