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Course Developer

The Course Developer full-time position will involve (1) working with faculty and staff to design and develop course curricula and instructional materials and (2) supporting the professional development of faculty and graduate teaching assistants through consultation and training. The successful candidates will possess an in-depth understanding of instructional issues related to teaching and learning in blended and online courses as well as experience using a wide range of hardware and software tools to develop instructional materials. The Course Developers will join a team that works collaboratively to support the teaching and learning mission of the University. Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance CSU OnlinePlus' commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Either (1) a Master's degree in instructional design, curriculum and instruction, educational technology, instructional systems, education, or a closely related field or (2) a Bachelor's degree in any field and at least two years of work experience in the field of course development by time of hire (estimated start date of May 1st, 2015)
  • Experience using learning management systems, web-editing software (e.g., Dreamweaver), and presentation software (e.g., PowerPoint)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to apply instructional design principles and use instructional technology
  • Familiarity with processes relevant to the development of course curricula and instructional materials.
  • Experience developing instructional materials for learning management systems, including Blackboard and Canvas.
  • Experience transferring courses from one learning management system to another (e.g., from Blackboard Learn to Canvas).
  • Familiarity with video recording techniques, video recording equipment, and video editing software.
  • Experience with HTML and CSS.
  • Ability to develop accessible Web-based materials.
  • Ability to work successfully with instructors.
  • An understanding of the higher education environment.
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative context.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Experience using the Canvas learning management system.
  • Experience using the Blackboard learning management system.


  • Work collaboratively with instructors (including faculty, professional staff, and graduate teaching assistants) to design blended/hybrid (both face-to-face and online) and fully online courses (credit, non-credit, and digital badging); to develop print and digital course materials; to ensure the timely development of accessible instructional materials; and to design and apply assessment procedures and instruments.
  • Consult with individuals and small groups concerning curriculum design, materials development, and course assessment.
  • Provide one-on-one and group training to faculty and graduate students for using the Canvas learning management system, as well as other teaching technologies.
  • Provide follow-up assistance and support to instructors as they incorporate new curricula and materials into their courses.
  • Other duties and committee work as assigned.


$35,000 - $45,000 per year plus benefits, which includes tuition benefits and 24 days of vacation and 10 holidays annually.

Position Duration

This is a permanent administrative/professional position; the employee will serve on an at-will basis.

How to Apply

Send an email message with attached letter of interest addressing both minimum and preferred qualifications, a statement of philosophy (300 words or less) addressing the question "What would your contribution be to a collaborative higher education environment?" and resume with three professional references to Mary Wilson at (attachments should be in Word or PDF format). References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. You will receive email confirmation when your application materials have been received. To receive full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59p.m. (Mountain Standard Time), March 16th, 2015.

Presentations, samples of work, and/or testing may be required during on-campus visits.

The job location for this position is on the Colorado State University South Campus (Drake Rd.) in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, a dynamic community with a population of approximately 142,000, and situated 65 miles north of Denver, at an elevation of 5,000 feet on the western edge of the Great Plains and at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Averaging 300 days of sunshine per year, with low humidity and moderate winters, Fort Collins is ideally located for a variety of recreational, cultural, and family activities.

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