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CUNY IT Academic Technology Specialist (Instructional Designer) in New York, New York

IT Academic Technology Specialist (Instructional Designer)

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Baruch College

Full/Part Time




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“At Baruch College we believe that student success is everyone’s responsibility”

Baruch College is looking for a reliable and innovative individual to join our team as an Instructional Designer. The Instructional Designer would join the Digital Learning Hub (DLH), collaborating with the Online Program Manager and the Assistant Vice President of Digital Learning to support faculty and staff as we develop and deploy online programs using the Brightspace Learning Management System (LMS). This role will employ a wide knowledge of applications that support learning and will support faculty and other design team members as they work to re-envision or adapt existing teaching content or assist in designing new content for online learning.

Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Creates weekly learning objectives in collaboration with faculty and generates a course storyboard outlining the content for a course that needs to be developed.

  • Leverage course storyboards to add assessments, readings, and media content into the learning management system (LMS) ensuring best practices for engagement and accessibility.

  • Helps to identify media shoots and designs all interactive learning material in service of a final exemplary product.

  • Implements project plans for each course under development and manages project through completion milestones.

  • Review course materials and make recommendations regarding quality and engaging learning experiences, grammatical accuracy, and functionality of course components.

  • Uses the OSCQR and/or Quality Matters rubrics to ensure instructional designs meet industry standards.

  • Work with a variety of hardware and software applications and instruct faculty on the use of these applications in teaching and learning.

  • Troubleshoot instructional technology issues and provide solutions to faculty and/or students.

  • To be successful in this role, the instructional Designer will communicate frequently and effectively collaborate with various team members to ensure that goals and objectives are being fulfilled and will provide periodic reports on course development projects.


Bachelor's Degree and four years' relevant experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in instructional design, instructional technology, digital pedagogy, or a related field or demonstrated passion for creating learning experiences that place a high value on diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.

  • Strong independent judgment and service-oriented attitude

  • Experience using development tools (e.g., Powerpoint, Google Slides, Photoshop, Canva, etc) to produce and edit content

  • Experience working with higher education faculty to develop distance education programs and courses, and provide technology support

  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively in an academic environment


Supports and consults with faculty, students, and others in the use of instructional systems, software, and programs.

  • Provides day-to-day support for users of instructional systems

  • May supervise a College help desk related to academic technology, supervising and training staff

  • Designs, develops, and delivers training and orientation sessions on the use of instructional technologies

  • May serve as an administrator and/or account coordinator for one or more systems

  • Assists in demonstrating the practical application of computers and communications technology for classes and workshops for faculty or students

  • May track problem reports, troubleshoot reported issues, and document resolutions

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: IT Academic Technology Specialist


Higher Education Assistant




Salary range is $61,000-$71,000; commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


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DECEMBER 7, 2023


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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