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Distance Education Coordinator

College of the Sequoias
San Jose
Closing date
Jul 11, 2021
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Distance Education Coordinator

Salary: $67,386.00 - $88,844.00 Annually
Job Type:
Job Number: 5970-ft-04/21
Closing: 7/9/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Visalia/Tulare/Hanford, CA
Department: Educational Support Services

General Description
College of the Sequoias Community College District is seeking an equity-minded candidate to fill a temporary, one year, full-time Distance Education Coordinator. Under the direction of the Director, LRC, the Distance Education Coordinator (DE Coordinator) will design, implement, coordinate, and evaluate the COS distance learning program; assist faculty in converting courses from face-to-face to distance modalities and in creating courses that are dynamic, engaging, rigorous, and educationally grounded in the latest pedagogy and technology for online and distance education. The DE Coordinator will identify technology solutions and distance education resources to support existing and emerging learning environments, sustain working relationships respectful of diversity; and provide direction to the college in its development and support of distance education. The focus is online, remote, hybrid and traditional classroom-based learning environments committed to equity, access, cultural wealth, and student achievement. The DE Coordinator serves as the content expert for online/distance learning and training for the District with an emphasis on universal design and equity. Participation in the governance of the District by way of committee assignments is expected. Other responsibilities include maintenance of a number of office hours, full participation in departmental responsibilities, and the willingness to create and/or participate in and sustain an atmosphere of equity, justice, and appreciation for diversity throughout the college.

College of the Sequoias Community College District values the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, gender identities, abilities, and orientations. The District prioritizes applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits a diverse student population brings to a community college. The District seeks to employ faculty members who are equity-minded and value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. Ideal candidates will share the College of the Sequoias' commitment to be knowledgeable about and implement equitable learning and teaching methods appropriate to serve its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. College of the Sequoias Community College District is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the District has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community.

Job Duties

  • Coordinate the delivery of distance education courses within and among divisions. Work with faculty to expand online offerings and to add courses in new areas that are not currently represented in the online environment and participate in the development and review of curriculum
  • Collaborate with applicable campus constituencies to maintain and enhance a COS distance learning portal that provides for centralized and coordinated online support services and resources that are effective and engaging for students (including but not limited to, library services, counseling, orientation, disability awareness and access, transfer guidance) and for instructors (including but not limited to workshops, online tech support, orientations, disability accommodations, support for broad student access, library of tutorials, and successful methodologies).
  • Assist in the selection of appropriate teaching methodologies and provide resources for pedagogical support to achieve student learning outcomes
  • Assist in faculty development of course design that promotes effective communication (i.e. initial contact, regular and effective contact, instructor feedback, documentation) and compliance with accessibility requirements.
  • Coordinate and provide instructional design services for faculty to support the use of high-quality online and distance education instruction and Learning Management Systems.
  • Model the integration of the basic principles of instructional design into their own classroom, training/workshops, and collaborative projects with faculty, students, and staff.
  • Coordinate and implement training of online faculty certification process.
  • Design and facilitate training (workshops and courses), demonstrations and ongoing follow-up support including mentorships and organized peer partnerships for faculty on a wide range of topics in support of distance education.
  • Collaborate with the Faculty Enrichment Committee, Educational Technology Committee, and Educational Support Services staff on the development and implementation of training programs for students and faculty as needed.
  • Collaborate with the Faculty Development committee and Educational Support Services staff on the development and implementation of training programs for students and faculty as needed.
  • Act as the primary liaison between the college and the California Community College Chancellor's Office on matters of distance education.
  • Work with Academic Senate in identifying the need for effective distance education standards and in identifying policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Contribute to the development of accreditation requirements of ACCJC and assist with drafting materials to be included in the self-study document in coordination with the Accreditation Liaison Officer and the Accreditation Steering Committee.
  • Serve as a point of contact with third-party Distance Education technology system/service providers.
  • Conduct technical research to match faculty pedagogical needs with available technologies and participate in the evaluation, selection, testing and implementation of hardware and software tools, technologies and services that empower faculty and enhance teaching/learning experiences and student services.
  • Facilitate online education troubleshooting, system, and technology support.
  • Work collegially with the campus community in setting direction for needs assessments, curriculum development, effective pedagogies, distance education modes, faculty training, instructional design support, and distance education policies.
  • Attend conferences, workshops, and institutes to stay current in innovations and best practices in distance education. Inform the campus community of appropriate findings.
  • Initiate advertising on campus and into the larger COS service area to attract students and faculty alike into distance learning and distance teaching opportunities.
  • Participate in the preparation and composition of status reports for ongoing projects, assist with grants and special programs, including proposals and applications, related to the enhancement of educational technology, distance education, and online instructional design.
  • Engage in data inquiry and self-assessment to develop strategies for student success, persistence, and equity.
  • Provide discipline specific instruction in accordance with established course outlines and expectations.


Minimum Qualifications

The candidate must meet the following criteria. The degree must be from an institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges or the equivalent.
  • Any Master's Degree
  • Distance Education Certification
  • Experience with Learning Management Systems
  • Experience teaching in an online environment
  • Experience with the use of technology in the delivery of content and instruction
  • Successful faculty training experience AND must have equity mindedness and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students
  • OR
  • The equivalent

  • Note: If claiming equivalency, please complete and submit the appropriate Equivalency paperwork found at: (Download PDF reader). Your equivalency paperwork must be submitted with your application, by the recruitment deadline. Please submit as a "supplemental attachment" within the "Attachment" section of this application.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Instructional Design/Technology or Educational Technology Experience with Canvas Learning Management Systems.
  • Community college teaching experience.

  • Desirable Qualifications:
  • Extensive experience in instructional design, educational technology, and/or online learning development AND related Learning Management Systems (e.g. Canvas).
  • Current technology skills related to teaching in the discipline and a willingness to pursue future technological developments.
  • At least one year of experience working collaboratively with administration, faculty, and staff on the development of online courses
  • At least one year of experience with innovative teaching methods and curriculum development in a higher education setting.
  • Experience working with instructors to produce instructional materials and leverage technology to support teaching and promote learning.

  • Application Procedure
    To be considered applicants must submit ALL of the following required material before or by the filing deadline:

  • Online COS application
  • Diversity Statement (included in the Supplemental Questions)
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter), which addresses the Desirable Qualifications.
  • Resume
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts of college/university work. (If transcripts are not in English, include a summary of courses and grades). Official transcripts are required upon employment.
  • Equivalency documents (if necessary)
  • Two (2) recent letters of recommendation addressing pertinent experience or equivalent competencies. If submitting confidential recommendation letters from a third party, please have letters emailed to [email protected]. Please do not submit a reference list in lieu of letters of recommendations.

  • For questions regarding this position, please contact Linda Reis at [email protected] (559) 730-3867.
    College of Sequoias does not sponsor H-1B Visas

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    COLLEGE OF THE SEQUOIAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The College of the Sequoias Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity and are not subject to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, gender, color, language, accent, citizenship status, ancestry national origin, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, parental status, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability or medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics.

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    College of the Sequoias is a two-year California community college offering educational and enrichment programs for the residents of its district in Tulare and Kings counties. The college was established in 1925 and moved to its current 62-acre main campus site in Visalia in 1940.

    In addition to the campus in Visalia, COS operates a full-service center in Hanford that is also home to the college's police and fire academies.

    COS also opened its Tulare College Center in January 2013. It is a full-service college center and the home of COS' agriculture program

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