Academic Services
Course Designer
Salary Range:   $10 - $14 Hourly
Institutional Mission
Southwestern Assemblies of God University exists to equip students spiritually, academically, professionally, and cross culturally for their God-given careers and callings.
Primary Function
The Course Designer serves Academic Services by assisting with the administration and technical support for both the online course delivery systems, as well as the on-campus component of the learning management system, chosen by the University. Course designers also play a major role in helping instructors develop their new courses.
Major Responsibilities
  • Course Development
  • Process the exporting and importing of previously used Blackboard shells into the course shells of the upcoming semester.
  • Assist instructors in planning, organizing, designing, building, and gathering resources for the new development of courses.
  • Assist instructors with semester-to-semester course updates, additions, and edits.
  • Adapt tests, quizzes, assignments, and other forms of assessment to the online environment
  • Develop, edit, and organize course content items.
  • Construct rubrics within Blackboard, based upon the instructions of the professor.
  • Hold face to face, in-office consultations with professors who require additional training.
  • Learning Management System Administration
  • Manage student access to special resource areas and supplemental courses in Blackboard
  • Assist in maintaining a current and updated information database based upon the current and forthcoming semesters. Manage institutionally-supported course applications
  • Investigate and evaluate new technologies to enhance systems    
  • Technical Support
  • Answer phone calls, emails, web tickets, and face-to-face communication from students and faculty in a timely, professional, and courteous manner
  • Routinely update the technical support tracking system, according to the support tickets you have handled.
  • Develop and maintain training and support resources for both students and faculty.
  • Conduct and assist with recorded and face-to-face training sessions
  • Assist faculty in utilizing the recording studio.
  • Miscellaneous
  • Participate in required overtime for technical support and course design during peak times
  • Supervise student workers as needed
  • Assist with special projects and events as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Organizational Relationships
The Course Designer reports to and is accountable to the Instructional Specialist.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Available to work outside of normal business hours and provide after hours support as scheduled
  • High level of organizational skills
  • High level of communication skills, including telephone and writing
  • High level of computer skills, including current Microsoft Office Suite
  • High level of initiative and self-motivation
  • High level of problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with superiors
  • Ability to work as a part of a team
  • Ability to pay attention to details
  • Ability to protect the privacy of education records
  • Ability to serve guests consistently and efficiently
  • Ability to work professionally and courteously with students, faculty, staff, and the public
Contact:  Human Resources at
Application Process:  Applications are available in the Human Resources office or one can be downloaded and printed at Incomplete forms will not be accepted. Your resume may be included when submitting the application to the Human Resources Office. An online application is also available at

Fair Labor Standards Act
This position is not exempt from overtime.

Thank you for your interest in participating in ministry by working at Southwestern Assemblies of God University.

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Cost of Living

To assist you to compare cost-of-living figures between the DFW/Waxahachie area and other areas of the country, recent web research reveals the following indices. The closest city approximating Cost of Living in Waxahachie is Ft. Worth/Arlington.

If Fort Worth/Arlington = 1 on the scale, then other areas relate as follows:

  • Lakeland = 1.04 (Southeastern University)
  • Philadelphia = 1.35 (Valley Forge Christian College)
  • Minneapolis = 1.12 (North Central University)
  • Springfield, MO = 1.04 (CBC; Evangel; Global; AGTS)
  • Costa Mesa = 1.50 (Vanguard University)(from another site)
  • Seattle = 1.43 (Northwest College)

In other words, if you made $100,000 here, you would need to make 143,000 in Seattle to enjoy the same lifestyle financially.

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