Educational Technology Specialist

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Educational Technology Specialist

Salary: $4,622.00 - $5,848.00 Monthly
Job Type:
Job Number: 201700247
Closing: 6/4/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
Location: Merced, CA
Department: Learning Resource Center - Area 6

Range 2640 hours/week12 months/yearInterviews tentatively scheduled the week of June 14, 2021Filling two (2) positions
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, as well as at our innovative Business Resource Center in Downtown Merced. The City of Merced, incorporated in 1889, offers historical sites, affordable housing and access to the Bay Area and Sacramento. Merced is known as the Gateway to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada mountains, and is home to the University of California's newest campus, UC Merced. 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 Specialist 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 and knowledge 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 Distance Education team, this position will assist in the implementation of LMS policies and trainings. The Specialist must have the ability to work collaboratively with individuals with varying degree of technology skills to continually improve our campus use of our educational technology resources. The ideal candidate will understand educational technology in higher education and will ensure Merced College faculty and staff are trained in the most current and effective tools 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:
    Provides technical support and training for development of instructional multimedia materials and use of classroom technology including the following: training faculty on use of educational software; assisting faculty in integrating technology into their curriculum components; providing troubleshooting and repair of multimedia equipment in classrooms; providing assistance with configuration, installation, and troubleshooting of Internet-based and server software as well as database applications for use in the delivery of instruction; working as a member of the Audio-Visual team to support faculty in distance learning, multimedia use, and other audio-visual curriculum activities.

    Examples of Duties
    Essential Functions:
  • Establishes in cooperation with other Audio-Visual staff, software and hardware components to support multimedia applications and classroom technology
  • Trains faculty on educational software
  • Assists faculty in integrating technology into curricular components
  • Troubleshoots and repairs equipment and software related to multimedia used for classroom support, including but not limited to computer servers, interactive video equipment, document cameras, computer projectors, computers and VCRs
  • Configures, installs, and troubleshoots Internet-based and server software
  • Maintains inventory of equipment and supplies necessary to the functioning of the distance education portion of Audio-Visual
  • Develops and conducts in cooperation with other Audio-Visual staff, faculty and staff development programs related to staff training in multimedia applications
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

  • Knowledge of:
  • Multi-media authoring software, such as PowerPoint, Adobe Photo Shop and/or similar software
  • Internet application development software including SQL databases, Macromedia DreamWeaver, Front Page, and similar software and databases
  • Intranet networks and applications

  • Ability to:
    • Select, modify, install and support appropriate media hardware and software for instructional applications
    • Work as part of a team
    • Maintain records
    • Troubleshoot and repair minor problems with multimedia equipment in classrooms; follow
    • Follow oral and written directions
    • Train others in technical areas
    • Keep abreast of technical advances in the areas of computer and multimedia technology
    • 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 four (4) years of applicable experience OR
  • Three (3) years applicable experience AND applicable certifications OR
  • Bachelor's degree AND applicable certifications or one (1) year of applicable experience OR
  • High school diploma OR a GED AND Journeyman-level professional training AND two (2) years of applicable work experience OR
  • The equivalent education and experience

  • Desired:
  • Experience in the operation of audio and video production equipment and multimedia
  • Experience in the use and installation of classroom instructional technology equipment
  • Knowledge of classroom educational software, such as Power Point or Adobe Acrobat
    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

    Physical ability to:
    • 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
    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:
  • Submit a complete application by the closing date/time on the Merced College career pages at

  • Required Documentation:
  • Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position (cover letter)
  • Resume
  • List of three professional references (no reference letters permitted)
  • 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:
  • 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)
  • 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. A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the first interview will be scheduled via Zoom. The second/final interview may be scheduled onsite. Applicants are required to ensure access to the necessary technology to participate in a Zoom interview and will be responsible for their travel expenses, if necessary.

    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. Sick leave and retirement benefits are also provided.

    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: 5/4/2021
    Application Due: 5/4/2033
    Work Type: Full Time