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Montana Tech Lead Instructional Designer/Distance Learning Coordinator in Butte, Montana

Lead Instructional Designer/Distance Learning Coordinator

Montana Technological University provides a comprehensive benefits package for all eligible positions that includes health, dental and vision insurance, mandatory retirement plan with employer contribution, partial tuition waiver, and a wellness program.

Applications received by June 14, 2024 will be guaranteed full review and consideration.  Applications received after that date may be considered until an adequate applicant pool has been established.


This position will fulfill duties that include instructional design, quality assurance, consulting, designing and facilitating professional development in multiple modalities, contributing to on-campus communications out of the CAI office, providing end-user support (not tech support), and some record keeping. More specifically, duties will include (but may not be limited to):


  • Utilize best practices (QM, OLC) to design and enhance online courses.

  • Obtain and/or maintain certification with Quality Matters or similar quality assurance provider.

  • Conduct internal reviews of online courses to ensure quality standards are met.

  • Ensure any course or course materials from the CAI follow best practice in accessibility, readability and usability, regular substantive interaction, and alignment. 

  • Assist in scheduling, designing, and facilitating professional development sessions for faculty.

  • Support faculty in the use of learning technologies, including Proctorio, Panopto, and Zoom.

  • Manage various technologies’ licensures

  • Stay current with emerging trends and technologies in education to provide relevant and effective training.

  • Help the Director maintain regular communication with faculty and staff on relevant developments and opportunities, including contributing to the CAI website.

  • Actively support the Strategic Goals of the University through the mission and vision the CAI office.

    Required Qualifications:


  • BA/BS degree from an accredited institution 

  • Experience with online course design and development in various distance modalities,

  • Familiarity with learning management systems in higher education from the instructor and/or student side,

  • Experience in utilizing learning technologies such as Proctorio, Panopto, and Zoom,

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal,

  • Demonstrated Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and administrators

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently 

  • Willingness to obtain and maintain Quality Matters or similar certification


  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, or a related field,

  • Experience in higher education, especially as an online instructor

  • Experience in higher education in a similar position,

  • Experience designing courses, especially in STEM subjects

  • Familiarity with Moodle and experience with Canvas.

  • Knowledge of NC-SARA, C-RAQ, and/or Regional Accreditation requirements 

  • Experience in multi-media course content development

  • Current Quality Matters or similar certification

    For full consideration application materials must be complete.  

    Please include: 

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications,

  • Resume

  • Contact information for 3 professional references. 

    For full consideration application materials must be complete.

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check.

    Montana Tech is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged. Montana Tech makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, Montana Tech provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans.

    To claim veteran’s preference please complete the employment (veteran’s) preference form located on the employment page and email to humanresources@mtech.edu. You must include the job title of the position in which you are applying.

    Employment (veteran's) preference form

    To request an accommodation for the application or interview, please contact Cathy Isakson 406-496-4380; cisakson@mtech.edu

    Why Work at Tech?

    Help meet the changing needs of society by providing a transformative student experience by helping develop leaders for tomorrow by advancing science, engineering and technology.

    In addition, Montana Tech offers an attractive benefits package* which includes:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance with low deductibles and comprehensive coverage.

  • Generous employer contribution toward monthly health care benefits worth $6.08 per hour.

  • 5.9% retirement employer contribution for eligible employees

  • 11 Holidays per year

  • 3 weeks of Annual Leave to start

  • Generous sick leave policy that can be used for sick children, doctor and dentist appointments as well as bereavement.

  • 6 credits of coursework free per year (fees not included)

  • Life and Disability Insurance

  • Reduced tuition for dependents after 4 months of employment for eligible employees

  • Employee Assistance and a Wellness Program

  • Optional Retirement Plan for eligible employees

  • Possible remote work days with supervisor approval and eligible positions.

    • Benefits are dependent on position type and terms and conditions of eligibility.

    Montana Technological University, Butte Montana, is nestled in the Heart of the Rocky Mountains along the Continental Divide, where I-15 and I-90 intersect. We are home to the largest National Historic District in the country. Montana Tech is a special focus institution with a reputation for excellence and value. Montana Tech is ranked #1 in the nation by CollegeNET.

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