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CanTech Curriculum Designer

Job Type Contract  
Experience Level Entry   Mid  
Organization Type University  
Pay Range TBD  

Job Description

CanTech Curriculum Designer

Faculty of Research & Academic Innovation

NorQuesters are difference makers and we’re searching for someone dedicated finding ways forward to join our Can Tech Learning & Development team as a Curriculum Designer. Reporting to the CanTech Project Director, the successful candidate will embody our intentional values of being dependable, boldly curious, and intentionally courageous, while being passionate about quality curriculum design and skilled with agile processes.  

As a member of the Can Tech Learning & Development team, you will collaborate to develop quality teaching and learning resources that provide a strong foundation for learner engagement and teaching excellence. You will support the development of curriculum maps, Moodle courses, assessments, and rubrics. This is a 0.6 term position until December 15, 2023. Internal candidates may apply, and secondment opportunities will be considered. 

How You’ll Make a Difference 

  • Design learner-centered, engaging curriculum for multiple deliveries including Face to face, blended, and HyFlex.
  • Apply universal design principles throughout the development process to ensure curriculum is accessible to all learners.
  • Promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in curriculum development; in particular, strategies that support Indigenization.
  • Utilize knowledge and understanding of Moodle best practices.
  • Engage as a member of the Learning and Development Team to meet the standards of NorQuest Quality Curriculum Framework.

What You Bring 

  • A Master’s Degree in Education with specialization in instructional design and/or curriculum development or an equivalent level of credentials and experience.
  • 3+ years of experience in designing curriculum in a post-secondary environment.
  • Experience collaborating with multiple stakeholders to develop engaging learning experiences for diverse adult learners across various modalities.
  • Significant knowledge of outcomes-based and competency-based curriculum and pedagogical practices for online and blended teaching and learning.
  • Strong foundation of e-learning content delivery technologies.
  • Experience building courses in Moodle LMS.
  • Working knowledge of adoption and creation of Open Education resources and open pedagogy.
  • Ability to design curriculum using Indigenous pedagogies

What Makes you a Difference Maker 

As a difference maker you bring: 

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and collaboration skills that demonstrate your ability to lead from where you are.
  • Big ideas and creativity to enhance teaching and learning practices.
  • Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong commitment to and passion for working with a diverse student population.


Reflective upon what you bring AKA your education and experience. This is a partime (0.6FTE) term position until December 15, 2023 with immediate access to our great pension and benefit programs.  

 This is a Faculty role therefore the pay range is quite large, the Faculty Association agreement outlines how pay is determined.

If your education was received internationally we recommend you obtain an international education assessment through IQAS, WES, or one of the other nationally designated organizations. 

We offer flexible work options. We strive for balance between a flexible work environment, connectedness to the campus community, and ensuring NorQuesters are set up to succeed in their roles and responsibilities.

Competition Number:


Closing Date:

March 17, 2023 @ 11:59PM MST

Apply to Become a Norquester:

If this opportunity delights you and your expertise will shine in this role, we invite you to apply for this position online by uploading your resume and cover letter combined as one document.


Only candidates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted and we’ll make sure to do this within 28 days of the closing date. 

Difference Makers.

If we were to describe what NorQuest College is, we’d say these two words. We are so fundamentally driven in our mission to make a difference to our students, our community, and to our fellow NorQuesters, that it guides what we do, who we meet, and where we are headed. 

So how do we make differences? 

  • We empower NorQuesters. When it comes to working, it’s up to you to decide where (on campus or from another location) and how you work. NorQuesters are expected to embody our Qs—lead from where you are, be dependable, find ways forward—to name a few, but how you do that is your choice!
  • We unlock potential. Whether its newcomers to Canada who want to improve their English, students who want to complete their academic upgrading, learners pursuing post-secondary education, or anyone who wishes to strengthen their skills through professional development, our passion to educate touches people of all levels and all backgrounds.
  • We strengthen Alberta. From our graduates who hit the ground running, to our partnerships with government, industry, and business, to our commitment to communities, including a dedicated focus on Indigenous communities, we contribute to our province and make it stronger. We strive to be an employer of choice for First Nations, Metis and Inuit people in Canada by leading, supporting, and being an ally through our work toward decolonization, reconciliation, and Indigenization.

And that’s a snapshot of how we are Difference Makers. But there’s so much more to us and we invite you to explore further!

About Organization

At NorQuest, we have a unique ability to provide students with the skills Alberta needs in a supportive and inclusive environment. And with input from industry, business, and the public sector, we make learning relevant and rewarding.

We understand that our learners come with varying levels of education and we assist them at the times and places that meet their needs, whether that is in the classroom, via distance learning or continuing education. We help identify their strengths, work on their areas of need, and move them towards exciting learning paths and life-changing careers. Our post-secondary diploma and certificate programs offer careers in health, community studies, and business.

We also uniquely deliver to the increasing demands of our economy. Thanks to our workforce-relevant programming, the average diploma graduate from NorQuest College earns $15,100 more than a high school graduate at their career midpoint. In addition, research shows that NorQuest College and our students added $471.4 million of total income to Edmonton’s regional economy. These outcomes are based on a 2016-17 study conducted by Economic Specialists International.

Located on traditional lands referred to as Treaty 6 territory, we serve 21,162 learners. This translates to 12,112 full-time and part-time credit students, and 9,050 non-credit or continuing education students, including assessment examinations. As a regional steward, we provide access to adult education in Edmonton and the surrounding region. Our services reach from Drayton Valley in the southwest, to Whitecourt in the northwest, and to Wetaskiwin in the southeast, encompassing 26 communities. In all, three regional campuses complement our two Edmonton campuses.

We are proud to embrace diversity and honour inclusiveness.