Instructional Technology Analyst, Distance Education

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Position TitleInstructional Technology Analyst, Distance EducationHow many positions are you recruiting for?CampusMission CollegeDefinition

Mission College is now accepting applications for a full-time Instructional Technology Analyst in the Office of instruction. The person in this position will plan, organize and design college online courseware; collaborate with faculty to produce content compatible with the college’s course management system; assist in designing online courses; aid faculty to meet ADA compliance for online content; and will participate in the support of the district online course management system and other instructional technology systems.

Mission College serves a region of the San Francisco Bay Area that includes urban neighborhoods, business centers and residential communities. Nestled in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Mission College enjoys an entrepreneurial and innovative energy supplied by its closest technology and business neighbors. Mission College has been identified by the federal government as being both an AANAPISI and a Hispanic-serving institution. Currently Federal HSI and AANAPISI grants support our efforts to bridge achievement gaps for these groups.

The successful candidate will be an equity-minded professional committed to closing achievement gaps and further committed to collaboration with faculty, classified professional staff, administration, students, and members of the greater community towards student success.


100% of full time, 37.5 hours per week, 12 months per year, with anticipated start date of December 14, 2020. Schedule may change to include some evening or weekend hours, as needed. This position is represented by the West Valley-Mission Classified Employees Association (WVMCEA), Office, Technical & Business Services Employee Unit.

Work Location: Mission College, Santa Clara, CA

Salary and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Range:

  • $7,520–$8,228 monthly (WVMCEA Salary Schedule, Range 74, Steps A-C).

Benefits include:

  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse, and/or dependents.
  • Employer-paid long term disability for employee.
  • Employer-provided life insurance.
  • 13 paid holidays, plus 1 floating holiday annually; paid non-workdays between Christmas and New Year.
  • 12 days vacation leave accrued annually; rate increases step-wise up to maximum 22 days vacation leave accrued annually.
  • 12 days sick leave accrued annually.
  • Personal necessity leave and personal business leave.
  • Educational growth incentive program from $45 to $225 monthly.
  • $500 longevity award annually after 10 years of service and $1,000 longevity award annually after 15 years of service.
  • CalPERS retirement.
  • Position is union affiliated.
Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of experience and education that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

1. Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.

2. Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in instructional technology, instructional design, media communications, computer science or a related field.

3. Two years of responsible professional instructional technology experience.

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will also demonstrate the following desired qualifications:

  • An individual with a background in effective, equity minded distance learning education methods, design, and practices.
  • An individual with proficiency in software used in distance educational instruction including using software tools such as Canvas, Blackboard, or other course management systems.
  • An individual with experience in using supporting technology such as Enterprise Management Systems, Cranium Café, accessibility software, curriculum, and assessment tools.
Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Commonly accepted instructional design techniques.
  • Principles and practices of online course management systems.
  • Related state and federal laws and regulations and District policies.
  • Basic understanding of electronic databases.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Research methodology.
  • Trends and advancements in instructional technology applicable to college instruction.
  • Development, design and preparation of media materials in a variety of formats.
  • Development, design and preparation of printed materials for in-class instructional use or other college publications.

Ability to:

  • Plan and schedule projects to meet critical timelines.
  • Independently develop and administer on-line courses.
  • Use specialized software to perform duties.
  • Assist faculty and staff in use of course management system.
  • Design and evaluate instructional courses and related media.
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policy and procedures.
  • On a continuous basis sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 10 pounds or less.
  • Use sound judgment in recognizing scope of authority.
  • Maintain regular attendance and adhere to prescribed work schedule to conduct job responsibilities.
  • Utilize appropriate safety procedures and practices for assigned duties.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Relate effectively with people of varied academic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds using tact, diplomacy and courtesy.
  • Establish and maintain effective, cooperative and collaborative working relationships with others.
Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist college faculty in designing and developing online courses, hybrid courses and related online content; maintain and update Online Courses (distance learning) website, maintain list of current and upcoming online course offerings, post and update help guides for student and faculty resources.
  • Diagnose and correct problems and/or support issues related to the district’s online course management system and other instructional technology systems.
  • May plan, organize, implement and evaluate the college’s assessment outcomes data collection, analysis and activities when assigned.
  • Train campus instructors in the utilization of the district’s online course management system.
  • Assist faculty with integration technology into the curriculum; serve as a resource to faculty and staff in the development of technology enhanced instruction and related media.
  • Assist in planning and evaluating instructional technology design needs for new and existing courses including technology enhanced hybrid courses and online courses.
  • Prepare and deliver orientations, workshops and short-courses to faculty in the development of online course content, online pedagogy and other instructional technologies as well as integrating new innovative technologies into traditional classroom courses.
  • Participate in establishing and achieving goals in accordance with ongoing distance learning strategic plans; serve on committees and teams as requested.
  • Track and compile data; distribute distance learning program information and related materials.
  • Perform desktop publishing functions for the schedule of classes, college catalog and other similar tabloid type publications as needed; prepare or assist in preparing reports.
  • Assure compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and restrictions related to instructional technology and distance learning.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other district employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Foster an environment that embraces diversity, integrity, trust and respect.
  • Be an integral team player, which involves flexibility, cooperation and communication.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
Working ConditionsOther DutiesPhysical DemandsApplicant Information


  • Interested applicants must submit online all materials requested, including: (1) A completed online West Valley-Mission Community College District application; (2) Supplemental application questions; (3) Resume; (4) Unofficial copies of transcripts, if requested; (5) Cover letter and/or reference list, if requested; and (6) Any requested licenses or certificates, if applicable.
  • All sections of the online application, including Education and Educational Work History, must be completed thoroughly.
  • Supervisor(s) name(s) and telephone numbers must be included in the application.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Do NOT send unrequested materials. Unrequested materials will be removed from your application and will not be used for consideration of employment.
  • The employment application and supporting documents represent you; it is to your advantage to fill out the application form carefully and completely.


  • If a minimum requirement is possession of a degree, then a copy of transcripts is required to be included with your application to verify the degree being awarded. If no transcripts are included, the application may be screened as not meeting minimum requirements.
  • Should the minimum qualifications state “any combination equivalent to,” then additional relevant work experience may substitute for education. In this case, please upload a document stating such in the Required Transcripts document field.
  • Degrees must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Candidates with degrees earned outside of the United States must provide official certification of equivalency to U. S. degrees by a certified U. S. credential review service, must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course of the transcripts) and must be submitted with this online application.
  • If you do not have an electronic version of the transcript, you can get it scanned at an office supply or copy store; then attach the electronic version of your transcript to this online application.
  • Copies of diplomas, grade reports, graduation petitions, transcript evaluations requests, or similar documents WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of transcripts.

For assistance, contact:
Office of Human Resources, Attn: Recruitment
14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone: (408) 741-2174 Fax: (408) 867-9059
Email: [email protected]

Selection Process


  • After the deadline date, a committee will review and evaluate applications and supporting materials to select the applicants to be interviewed. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview.
  • All candidates will receive an e-notification to acknowledge receipt of their application materials. If not contacted within 3-6 weeks following the close of the recruitment, no suitable match was determined at this time.
  • Travel expenses to attend first-level interview are the responsibility of the candidate.
  • Application materials become the property of the District and will not be returned or duplicated.
  • The District may choose to re-advertise or indefinitely delay filling a position. Some positions may include first and second level interviews.
  • The District reserves the right to contact former, current, the most recent employers, and others to investigate past employment records of applicants.
  • Any tentative verbal offer of employment is contingent upon formal approval of the college Governing Board.
  • Upon hire the successful candidate must provide the required documents of identity and authorization to work and attest he/she is authorized to work in the United States.

West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ a diverse workforce who will contribute to an inclusive and welcoming educational and employment environment. The District is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, genetic information, ancestry, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, military or veteran status, and medical condition consistent with applicable federal and state laws.

Special Instructions to the ApplicantPosting NumberFY20/21-013FTOpen Date10/09/2020Close Date11/05/2020Open Until FilledNoRequisition Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please describe your experience in supporting and enhancing distance learning and instruction through technology and course design.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Transcripts
  2. Additional Supporting Documentation




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