Job Opportunity: Assistant Director, NLC Office of Online Learning @ NTID/RIT

Assistant Director, NLC Office of Online Learning


National Technical Institute for the Deaf

NTID Learning Consortium

Detailed Job Description

The Assistant Director for NTID's Office of Online Learning assists with designing online instruction for a range of demographics including Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing students, faculty and adult learners; for a variety of modes including online synchronous, online asynchronous, blended, and HyFlex to support the development of accessible credit-bearing courses, career-focused training, webinars and professional development training. Essential to this role is familiarity with the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing user experience (UX); and the importance of providing meaningful opportunities for them to interact with the online instructor, content and each other.

Department/College Description

NTID's Office of Online Learning is responsible for supporting NTID online instructors and programs. This includes assistance with designing engaging online courses and expanding online initiatives for Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing learners.

Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We are dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring.

As a member of the RIT/NTID community, you'll receive a comprehensive employee that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).

Required Minimum Qualifications


• Minimum 2 years’ proven working experience designing materials for online instruction
• Experience with digital technologies and curriculum planning skills
• Experience with course development software and hands-on experience with at least one Learning Management System (LMS)
• Knowledge of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and WCAG 2.0
• Able to articulate the difference between in-person vs online pedagogy
• Experience providing direct service and/or consulting to others


• Experience designing instruction for Deaf/hard-of-hearing learners
• Able to manage multiple projects
• Able to communicate in English and writing


• Visual design skills (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)
• Proficiency/Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) communication skills strongly preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

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How to Apply

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Additional Details

Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the world’s leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For.” RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit and

As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employee’s pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RIT’s Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at:

RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov

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