Request for Proposals: Instructional Designers

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Amy Hofer

Aug 4, 2022, 7:32:58 PM8/4/22
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Open Oregon Educational Resources seeks two instructional designers to work remotely on a contract basis to provide course design support to instructors developing openly licensed course materials. Each contract will run from September 12, 2022 through June 30, 2023. Each contract will not exceed $24,000. 

More information about the project:

Open Oregon Educational Resources received one-time funding to develop openly licensed, subject-specific targeted pathway materials with an equity lens. We work with faculty in three disciplines, Human Development/Family Studies, Sociology, and Criminal Justice, to develop 13 openly licensed textbooks and about 50 course pilots that each produce openly licensed course materials. 

Each instructional designer will support approximately 8 course developments per term for winter 2023 and spring 2023. We estimate 30 hours of design support total per course (including development and post-development support), at $50 per hour ($1500 per course).

Instructional designers will work with the Statewide Open Education Program Director, the Statewide Open Education Instructional Designer, the Statewide Open Education Grant Project Manager, the Open Education Instructional Technologist, and Chemeketa Press personnel to assist course pilot instructors with the following tasks:

  • Ensure alignment between statewide and institutional learning outcomes and course and module level objectives in each course development

  • Design and scope assessments using open pedagogy, Transparency in Learning and Teaching (TILT), Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT)

  • Support the course site build in each instructor’s institutional Learning Management System (Canvas, Moodle, Blackboard, D2L)

  • Conduct a course review prior to course launch 

  • Conduct a post-pilot course review and advise on course material revision, especially re: digital accessibility standards 

Required qualifications:

  • Demonstrated skill in providing design consultations and support for instructors in higher education

  • Familiarity with Creative Commons and open licensing practices

  • Proficiency with equity-minded instructional design strategies, including open pedagogy, Transparency in Learning and Teaching (TILT), Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT)

  • Experience building and developing H5P interactives

  • Ability to work well with people from diverse backgrounds and levels of expertise and comfort in varied organizational relationships

  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities

  • Strong communication skills

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish  

Hourly Breakdown per course:

Hours per course




On-boarding sessions with project team + communication with leadership team

  • Prepared to implement tools for equity-minded open course design

  • Regular updates on course development progress


Course development support prior to course pilot

  • Provide instructors with guidance on the design of the open course, including: 

    • Course Alignment 

    • Assessments 

    • Activities

    • Content

    • Course Build in the institutional LMS

  • Complete Equity-minded Course Review prior to pilot launch

  • Synchronous Zoom consultations with instructors


Midterm check-in with instructors during course pilot

  • Complete Midterm Reflection with instructors on design successes and goals for revision 


Post course pilot revision support

  • Create a Course Revision Plan for openly licensed course materials

  • Complete Course Accessibility Review to flag issues for instructors and support team

Please submit a cover letter and resume by August 28, 2022, to We will want to know your qualifications and interest in the contract, as well as the equity framework or orientation that you will bring to the project. With your cover letter and resume, please include evidence that you meet the requirements in the LBCC Personal Service Contract. Finally, please submit a completed W9 using the LBCC Confidential Submission Form (please include in the email recipient field).


Amy Hofer (she/her)
Statewide Open Education Program Director
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