Educational Technology Analyst

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Educational Technology Analyst

Salary: $5,199.00 - $6,577.00 Monthly
Job Type:
Job Number: 201700228
Closing: 3/10/2021 12:00 PM Pacific
Location: Merced, CA
Department: Learning Resource Center - Area 6

This is a categorically funded assignment contingent upon year-to-year fundingInterviews scheduled on March 19, 2021
Merced College is a midsized community college located in California's Central Valley. Founded in 1962, the college serves more than 16,000 students with room to expand on its 267-acre main campus and 120 acre Los Banos site. Merced, incorporated in 1889, offers historical sites, affordable housing, access to the Bay Area and Sacramento, and is the Gateway to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra mountains as well as home to the University of California Merced campus. Our tree-shaded, growing community of just over 80,000 includes multiple biking and walking trails as well as access to several lakes - large and small - throughout the county.
The Educational Technology Analyst position is an integral member of a collaborative team whose mission is to “equip faculty to empower students' lives.” The position requires a combination of technical skills as lead administrator of the Learning Management System (LMS) along with the ability to communicate with a diverse group of staff and faculty in both oral and written modalities to ensure proper use of educational technology in the online environment. Together with the Dean of Distance Education and other members of the Educational Technology Training Center, this position will assist in the development of LMS policy and be responsible for documenting and implementing that policy. The Analyst must have the ability to innovate and think ahead to ensure our educational technology resources continue to meet the needs of the growing use of Canvas for the delivery of online content. The ideal candidate will understand educational technology in higher education and will be required to participate in state-wide conversations around distance education and online learning.

Merced College Vision
Merced College will provide transformative and empowering educational experiences to meet student and community needs.

Merced College Mission
Growing our community through education and workforce training:

  • lifelong learning
  • basic skills
  • career technical education
  • transfer
  • degree/certificate programs

  • Ensuring student success through equitable access, continuous quality improvement, institutional effectiveness, and student achievement.

    General Description:
    The Educational Technology Analyst supports student and faculty access to distance education learning management systems and leads the development of online training and help resources.

    Examples of Duties
    Essential Functions:

  • Performs a wide variety of technical, production, support, and liaison functions pertaining to distance learning including online, hybrid, and other alternative delivery formats and schedules
  • Evaluates, plans, installs (when necessary), and tests all new releases of the distance education software to assure a current and reliable system
  • Designs, maintains, and updates online help and training content and other digital and print media related to distance learning
  • Works directly with the Distance Education Committee to plan and coordinate implementation of new technology
  • Collaborates as the Information Technology representative
  • Provides input to management for online Learning Management Systems software updates and maintenance requirements, as well as planned down times or outages
  • Collaborates with the Distance Education Committee to establish policy guidelines to ensure compatibility and better service to District users of online education
  • Provides planning and technical support for District installations, including the manual and automated upload of students, instructors, and course in the LMS
  • Performs software installations and maintains building blocks required to support the distance education environment
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

  • Knowledge of:
  • Software applications on individual computers and the network
  • SQL data extraction techniques and reporting
  • Intellectual property licensing, copyright procedures and regulations
  • Principles, techniques, and tools for effective and efficient troubleshooting and performance monitoring
  • Operating procedures of computer systems and related equipment

  • Ability to:
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Write clear specifications, standards, and operating procedures
  • Analyze data/telecommunication operating problems to determine causes of malfunctioning systems
  • Read, interpret, and apply concepts found in complex technical publication manuals and other documents
  • Perform a variety of technical tasks in the installation and troubleshooting of computer software applications and peripheral equipment
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Meet project schedule and timelines
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students

  • Typical Qualifications
    Associate's degree AND five (5) years of applicable experience
    Bachelor's degree AND two (2) years of experience
    High school diploma OR GED AND Journeyman-level professional training AND three (3) years of applicable work experience
    The equivalent education and experience



  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Experience as a student, instructor or trainer in a distance education environment
  • Familiarity with a Strategic Academic Enterprise software package such as Colleague or Banner
  • Experience with HTML5 and .NET development
  • Experience with video production and video editing software such as Illustrator
  • Knowledge of accessibility and usability standards, requirements and laws related to Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and ADA

    The conditions herein 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 individual with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

    Work is performed primarily in an office environment with some travel to different sites; incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends

  • Work at a desk, conference table or in meetings of various configurations
  • Hear and understand speech at normal levels
  • Communicate so others will be able to clearly understand normal conversation
  • Read printed matter and computer screens
  • Stand or sit for prolonged periods of time
  • Bend and twist, stoop, kneel, crawl, push, pull
  • Lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy amounts of weight
  • Operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard
  • Reach in all directions

  • Vision:
    See in the normal visual range with or without correction

    Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction

    Supplemental Information
    How to Apply:
    1. Submit a complete application by the closing date/time on the Merced College career pages at
    Required Documentation:
    1. Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position (cover letter)
    2. Resume
    3. List of three (3) professional references (no reference letters permitted)
    4. Legible unofficial college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate); transcripts must include the degree major and date the institution granted the degree; official copies are not required unless applicant is hired
    If Applicable:
    1. Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation completed by an approved organization per the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (Download PDF reader)
    2. Equivalency Review Form (Required for applicants who do not possess the stated minimum educational qualifications and are seeking consideration on the basis of equivalency)
    Only the required documentation as listed above will be accepted for this recruitment. Any additional documentation will be removed from your application profile.

    Interview Information:
    Those applicants deemed highly qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee. Finalist interviews with district administrators may follow. A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, all interviews will be scheduled via Zoom. Applicants are required to ensure access to the necessary technology to participate in a Zoom interview.

    Employee Benefits:
    The District pays (with small contribution from employee) health, prescription, vision and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents. Life and income protection insurance premiums are provided for the employee only, as well as paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.

    Condition of Employment:
    The selected candidate must be fingerprinted and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment. In compliance with the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, all new employees are required to verify their identity and the right to work in the United States. Merced College does not sponsor visas. All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. The applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

    Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process. Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office.
    Merced Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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    Job No:
    Posted: 2/17/2021
    Application Due: 2/17/2033
    Work Type: Full Time