Instructional Consultant

New Mexico State University   Alamogordo, NM   Full-time     Education
Posted on September 21, 2021
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New Mexico State University at Alamogordo (NMSU-A) is a comprehensive community college located in the foothills, at the base of the Sacramento Mountains. This vantage point overlooks the city of Alamogordo and the Tularosa Basin. The service area of the school includes Holloman Air Force Base (HAFB), White Sands Missile Range, and stretches beyond the view to include the Mescalero Apache Reservation and approximately twenty villages and towns. Much of the South Central New Mexico region benefits from the convenient location of the campus. NMSU-A is a two year community college campus accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of Colleges and Schools, and is dedicated to the concept of high-quality, cost-effective education that meets the needs of the community and diverse student population.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Under limited supervision perform duties that are varied and somewhat difficult in character. This position includes duties associated as an instructional designer and coordination of the Learning Management System (LMS), Quality Matters (QM) logistics, faculty/staff/student training, leading QM reviews, teaching an online or hybrid course offered by NMSU-A, and knowledge of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guidelines as they apply to course design.

Classification Summary

Under supervision performs work that is varied and that may be somewhat difficult in character, but usually involves limited responsibility. This position includes a cross section of duties associated with both instructional designers and educational technologists including supporting faculty and support staff to design, test, and implement educational technology aligned with effective instructional strategies.

Classification Standard Duties

Facilitate professional development for faculty related to the effective design and use of educational technologies. Align the use of educational technologies with effective instructional strategies deployed using various formats including face-to-face, online, ITV, or a mixture of formats (hybrid). Provide consulting on the use of educational technologies used for learning management, content multi-media authoring, learning assessment tools, asynchronous and synchronous communication, and any related technologies. Work with faculty to implement quality standards for instructional design and delivery based on national/international best practices (e.g. Quality Matters). Beta test and provide recommendations on emerging educational technologies. Assist with the development of online self-help resources, website content, paper guides, workshops, presentations and other support resources for various audiences.


Knowledge of teaching and learning processes in educational settings (e.g. University, College, K-12, Continuing Education). Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures. Knowledge of current technological developments/trends in area of expertise. Knowledge of a broad range of relevant multi-user computer systems, applications, and/or equipment. Knowledge of computer security procedures and protocol. Knowledge of federal copyright laws as they pertain to the use of computer software.


Demonstrated ability in instructional design related to producing and teaching quality online courses/workshops. Ability to provide consulting related to building online courses efficiently with numerous instructors in a professional educational environment. Ability to plan, implement, test, and troubleshoot education technology applications. Ability to author technical documentation in paper, online, and video formats for the use of educational technology.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Required Experience

Three (3) years of experience related to the standard duties as outlined.
Equivalency None
Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree in a related field. Appropriately credentialed to provide college-level instruction at NMSU-A.

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