Position TitleInstructional Technologist
LocationCollege of San Mateo
DepartmentAcademic Support & LT CSM (DEPT)
Percentage of Full Time100%
FLSANon-Exempt (accrues overtime)
Months per Year12
Min Salary$84,840 (annual)
Max Salary$108,648 (annual)
Position TypeClassified Positions
Who We Are
The San Mateo County Community College District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the District’s Strategic Plan, “success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.” The District’s “Students First” Strategic Plan is focused on “Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.” We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences — emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at San Mateo County Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.
The College and the District
College of San Mateo is part of the San Mateo County Community College District and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), enrolling approximately 15,000 students each academic year. College of San Mateo has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities that it serves. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on College of San Mateo’s Office of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) website.
Who We Want
We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. The San Mateo County Community College District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.
This position is responsible for coordinating and providing support as the college faculty use technology throughout their work, especially as they enhance their teaching and improve student success. The Instructional Technologist assists in the operations of the college’s Distance Education (DE) program, which includes support for face-to-face (FTF), hybrid, and online learning; provides related technical training, and supports the college’s DE web presence; coordinates and conducts technical workshops on the use of the course management system and other instructional technologies; assists faculty in the design and development of instructional content used in FTF, hybrid, and online courses; provides training and support to students, staff, and faculty to assist them in the development and improvement of their technology skills; works collaboratively with the staff and administration responsible for technology enhanced instruction and learning as well as college professional development activities; directs the work of student assistants as assigned.
Duties and Responsibilities
The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.
1. Assist faculty with course design, course development, learning objectives, classroom management, active learning, assessment methods and strategies with a primary focus on online and web-assisted courses
2. Support the learning management system, Canvas
3. Work with designated staff, faculty and administrators to develop, modify, or implement training programs on web-based course development, technology-mediated instruction, and concepts of online course delivery to be delivered via a face-to-face setting (group or individual consultation), video, within the course management system, or online
4. Create partnerships and provide leadership and support for faculty and staff in implementing effective pedagogy and use of technology to support teaching and learning
5. Maintain currency in knowledge and trends related to teaching and learning and application of technology to enhance teaching and learning of diverse populations
6. Develop and maintain the Distance Education program web presence
7. Co-chair the Distance Education and Educational Technology Committee
8. Coordinate with counterparts at the District and sister colleges
9. Must be flexible and be available to support evening and weekend instructors
10. Coordinate and work closely with the College’s Professional Development Coordinator
11. Assist in the incorporation of multimedia instructional course content materials, including images, video, audio and digital library materials using sound instructional design and pedagogical principles
12. Create documentation on internal procedures and prepare reports
13. Assist with assessment efforts, grant and research projects, including conducting faculty and student surveys and data analysis
14. Assist in the organization and coordination of conferences, symposiums, and other faculty-oriented technology programs
15. Collaborate with departmental/area staff and participate in required meetings
16. Assist faculty with understanding and meeting accessibility compliance requirements for online courses and digital learning content
17. Work with external partners, corporations, community, and business representatives
18. Keep current and make recommendations to the dean on educational best practices, instructional resources, and instructional technologies to support teaching and learning
19. Will assist with professional development initiatives as needed
20. Perform other related duties as assigned
• A combination of education and experience equivalent to possession of a Bachelor’s degree in an education-related discipline with an emphasis in instructional design, instructional technology or significant experience in online program development and work in an asynchronous learning network environment
• A minimum of two (2) years’ experience working in instructional technology and distance education or a related field
• Demonstrated experience assisting faculty with distance education courses
• Prior experience coordinating instructional design projects for an institution of higher education
• Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Advanced skills and extensive knowledge in the use of Moodle and Canvas
2. Knowledge of effective pedagogical practice and the Online Education Initiative (OEI)
3. Knowledge of accreditation standards and Title 5 regulations related to distance education
4. Experience providing technical training in individual and group sessions
5. Ability to work with and train in both PC and Macintosh
6. Excellent skill in the use of Microsoft Office and Mac applications
7. Skill in using web and media-based technologies for education
8. Excellent skills in the use of digital media programs
9. Experience with Online Educational Resources
10. Knowledge of Fair Use Copyright policies
11. Working knowledge of social media use in education
12. Excellent verbal and written communication skills; presentation skills
13. Skill in research methodologies, resources, data analysis and documentation
14. Skill in respectful, sensitive communication with people at all levels within organizations that are diverse in their academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds
15. Skill in directing the work of others
16. Ability to work effectively as part of a customer service team
17. Skill in program planning, implementation and evaluation
18. Skill in working accurately under deadline pressure
This classification requires the ability to communicate to exchange information in person and on the telephone, ability to operate standard office equipment, including keyboard and mouse, sitting and standing for extended periods of time, reaching, lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling objects up to 20 lbs.
• Master’s degree in instructional design or instructional technology
• College classroom training and teaching experience
• Experience teaching in an online environment
• Understanding of compliance regulations regarding online instruction
Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Classified employees participate in the Public Employees’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.
First Review Date05/10/2021
Open Until FilledYes
Special Instructions Summary
Required Application Materials
All applicants are required to submit:
1. A completed online District application form (go to https://jobs.smccd.edu to complete the application and to apply for this position).
2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and other work experience.
3. A cover letter of no more than 3 pages that addresses the applicant’s cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff as well as the applicant’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements, knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in this announcement.
Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills.
For questions related to this posting, please contact:
SMCCCD Office of Human Resources
3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel.: (650) 574-6555
Web Page: www.smccd.edu/hr
Conditions of Employment
Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:
1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)
In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.
2. Submit verifications of prior employment
3. Satisfactory references
4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process
5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States
6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees
7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.
8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.
The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.
Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation request forms and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures are available in the Office of Human Resources.
Annual Security Report
San Mateo County Community College District’s (SMCCCD) 2020 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2020 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2020 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2020 Annual Security Report is now available. You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000.