CRCDS Dept. of Academic Life, New Models Group seeks Online Instructional Designer/Content Manager

As part of CRCDS' commitment to strategic initiatives, the Department of Academic Life/New Models Group is seeking a full time online instructional designer. The position will report to the Director of Learning Communities and Online Programs.


  • Support CRCDS Faculty in creating and delivering online courses and educational content modules in multiple formats.
  • Support a growing network of community-based content creators to develop online education in multiple formats.
  • Help create systems for content management for this new and growing program.
  • Oversee content gathering processes, including managing research and technical support persons.
  • Work with Dean and Faculty to develop content vetting/curating procedures.
  • Ensure consistent and professional standards for content modules.
  • Serve as the liaison to the various seminary departments – working with constituencies to develop and refine policies as issues emerge.

Skills and Experience:

  • Professional experience in online instructional design
  • Theological training
  • People and organizational management skills


  • Organized and flexible
  • Collaborative
  • Comfortable working on a small, dynamic, and entrepreneurial team


Master’s degree in Instructional Design is a minimum requirement.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to use hands and fingers to handle or feel.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to ten pounds. Specific vision requirements include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

To Apply:

Please submit a resume plus examples of instructional design work by June 30, 2016

Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School
1100 South Goodman Street
Rochester, NY 14620
Attn: Dr. Rachel McGuire, Director

Or email: with subject line Instructional Design Position

CRCDS Commencement now available for viewing online

Thanks to everyone behind the scenes who captured these wonderful moments from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School's 2016 Commencement, held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Rochester, NY) on May 14, 2016.

Click here to view the services:

Visit the "CRCDS Live" tab on the website to see clips of many other services, sermons, celebrations and events.


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Dr. Barbara A. Moore, RSM, Professor of Preaching and Practical Theology and Director of Women and Gender Studies at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, was one of five honorees chosen to receive the prestigious Rochester Women's Network "W" award at the organization's 30th annual awards ceremony on May 24th.

Rochester Women's Network (RWN), the oldest and largest networking group for women in the Rochester area, bestows the "W" award annually to a woman, nominated by her peers, who exemplifies outstanding leadership, compassion, mentoring skills and guidance in helping other women. Elaine Spaull, Director of the Center for Youth, Rochester city council member and 2005 "W" award recipient, emceed the event  at the Woodcliff Hotel & Spa in Victor, NY.

Dr. Moore, a beloved part of the CRCDS faculty since 2005, has dedicated her professional life to improving conditions for society's marginalized citizens. She served as Executive Director of Rochester Interfaith Jail Ministry for ten years, managed Highland Hospital's Center for Women and has been involved with Interfaith Ministry of Preaching and Retreat work since 1972.

The Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY) printed a story on RWN's "W" award finalists. Click here to read the article:





CRCDS Community is saddened to announce the passing of Alumnus and Trustee Rev. Dr. Albert P. Rowe

Rev. Dr. Albert P. Rowe, a dedicated pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Paterson, NJ, a Crozer alumnus of the Class of 1962 and a dedicated member of the Board of Trustees at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, passed away on May 13, 2016.

Dr. Rowe guided thousands of people from the pulpit he led for 45 years, until he retired in 2013. He lived an exemplary life of service to others and personified the CRCDS values.  His funeral, on May 21, 2016, was held at Calvary Baptist Church. His obituary is listed here:

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The Rochester Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative (RMAPI) has featured prominently in the Rochester news over the past year. This organization, guided by a board of community leaders that includes CRCDS President, Dr. Marvin A. McMickle, was formed to address vital issues related to confronting and ultimately eliminating poverty in the greater Rochester, NY area.

While organizations such as these need our support, Dr. Marvin A. McMickle reminds us that we, as citizens, can utilize four powerful weapons against poverty: our visions, values, voices and our votes.

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