Instructional Designer

Foundation for California Community Colleges | Sacramento, California


Join a highly creative, collaborative, and multi-faceted team working together to benefit, support, and enhance the California Community Colleges—the largest and most diverse system of higher education in the nation. Incorporated in 1998, the Foundation for California Community Colleges (Foundation) is the official non-profit serving the California Community Colleges’ (CCC) system, Board of Governors, and the statewide Chancellor’s Office.

The Foundation is the trusted partner of the California Community Colleges— facilitating collaboration, accelerating innovation, and increasing system wide resources.

Job Purpose:

The Foundation for California Community Colleges is seeking an individual to join our Success Center team who has experience, dedication and motivation to support the Chancellor’s Vision for Success and our Center’s goals and activities, as well as an inclination toward building long term relationships across our organization, the Chancellor’s Office and the system of 115 California community colleges. Our Center’s role is to support the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and Foundation in implementing the Vision for Success. This work is engaging, fast paced, and ever evolving. Our team is committed, goal oriented and future-focused. This position will be charged primarily with developing high-quality professional development courses and tools for the Vision Resource Center.

Job Summary

Essential Job Duties:

  • Use an editorial perspective to make improvements to content across text, video, and audio resources
  • Build professional development courses utilizing the Articulate 360 suite of tools
  • Pair written content with effective visual representation
  • Coordinate packaging of workshop and other effective-practice material for placement onto the Vision Resource Center
  • Accurately synthesize a variety of content related to California Community College reforms, initiatives, and promising practices from across various sources
  • Ensure development and dissemination of training content and related materials meet state and system priorities and requirements, including accessibility standards

Reports To

Success Center Manager of Content Development


Level of Supervision:

  • Works within the strategies set by the Success Center and Chancellor’s Office staff
  • Receives direction on departmental and individual goals as well as to the achievement of those goals
  • Evaluated annually based on the successful achievement of goals

Professional Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough understanding of instructional design software (e.g. Articulate Storyline, Lectora, etc.) and how to utilize it to create accessible and engaging content
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, able to craft text to fit the delivery and audience of diverse professional development courses
  • Knowledge of aesthetic and functional design principles; ability to conceptualize and create graphics to effectively convey information
  • Capable of having work be informed by a system view of the California Community Colleges
  • Able to analyze and synthesize various and disparate opinions and ideas
  • Ability to navigate political issues and hold confidential conversations
  • Able to work toward a vision as strategies and tactics evolve quickly—must be able to adapt quickly
  • Ability to work in and across teams
  • Must be an excellent communicator, able to build and maintain collaborative working relationships with highly diverse stakeholders across multiple systems and up and down chains of command
  • Strong project management and problem-solving skills including:
    • Ability to prioritize tasks,
    • Efficiently manage timelines,
    • Effectively execute projects with limited supervision and according to established deadlines
  • Skilled in the use of a variety of platforms for organizing work flow
  • Knowledge of current principles and practices of state agencies or non-profits
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, CMS, CRS or LMS, and other office equipment
  • Thorough understanding of WCAG 2.1 accessibility expectations and compliance

Valued Competencies

  • Creative and innovative thinker, willing to seek opportunities to add value
  • Effective worker within and across teams with outside partners across the higher education landscape.
  • Trustworthy, forward thinking while demonstrating a sense of urgency that drives action


Education and Experience:

  • Minimum 2+ years instructional design experience required
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience using instructional design software to create accessible (WCAG 2.1-compliant) content
  • Graphic design experience strongly preferred
  • Front-end web development experience preferred
  • Experience developing online courses for professionals in a large, complex, public system preferred
  • State or national level work preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment to improving public education required




Working Conditions and Travel:

  • Must be willing and able to work remotely and be able to come into the office for regular in-person meetings
  • Rare daytime travel throughout California (less than 15%)
  • Rare overnight travel throughout California (less than 15%)
  • Valid California Driver’s License, good driving record, automobile insurance and reliable vehicle

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work at a computer workstation for periods up to 4 hours at a time and for up to 8 hours per day for up to five consecutive days
  • Ability to speak on the telephone for a total of up to 3 hours per day
  • Ability to sit for up to 3 hours without breaks at meetings
  • Ability to perform repetitive movements, such as typing, filing, and the use of commonly used office machines and supplies
  • Ability to lift and move a minimum of 10 pounds

How to Apply

Application Process:

For immediate confidential consideration, please submit a letter of interest and resume saved as Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx) or Adobe Acrobat PDF (.pdf) documents to Please include in the subject line “Instructional Designer, Success Center”. The application process will be open until the position is filled.

The Foundation for California Community Colleges provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, The Foundation for California Community Colleges complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Foundation for California Community Colleges


Organization: Nonprofit Organizations