(Part-time) Online Learning Instructional Technician

Employer
Shasta College
Location
Redding

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Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians
Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Description of Basic Functions and Responsibilities
OVERVIEW:
The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District (Shasta College) sits at the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, surrounded by mountains to the north, east, and west. The area provides a wide array of outdoor amenities and activities with miles of hiking and biking trails, national parks, two lakes, and the Sacramento River.

Shasta College is committed to providing its diverse student population with equitable education outcomes, contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic development of our communities. The college has been recognized as a leader in developing and implementing innovative education programs to increase student success, including accelerated pathways for high school students to achieve a bachelor's degree and for returning students to complete their Associate and Bachelor's degrees. Shasta College enrolls more than 11,000 students annually and provides educational services to students with a wide range of skills and abilities.

Our ideal candidate is motivated to join a campus community prioritizing the success of our racially and socio-economically diverse staff and student population. Providing equitable outcomes so all members of our community may enjoy safe, healthy, and vibrant educational and employment environments is critical to our success.

Classified positions in the California Community College system offer a unique opportunity to contribute to the empowerment of our students seeking to improve their lives and communities. Our classified staff engage with a diverse employee and student populations, facilitating equitable outcomes for all by implementing and supporting our various employment and academic programs. As a classified staff member at Shasta College, you will join a vibrant community of professionals and educators working together to provide a positive, healthy educational environment where our students experience diverse academic and cultural perspectives. A career in classified service at Shasta College offers a highly rewarding and enriching employment experience.

DESCRIPTION OF BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
To collaborate with faculty to produce course content compatible with the College's learning management system (LMS) and to help faculty design, maintain, and conduct online courses. Participate in the support of the online LMS and other instructional technology systems and tools. Provide workshops and on-going support to faculty and staff in the development of online course content, online pedagogy, and other instructional technologies. Under limited supervision and using a significant degree of independence and initiative, organize work, prioritize activities, and exercise responsibility for scheduling and overseeing day-to-day functions. Employees in this classification receive general supervision within a framework of standard policies and procedures, and perform a wide variety of specialized tasks including desktop publishing, web page design, data collection, and report writing.

SUPERVISOR: Executive Dean of Educational Technology, Learning Services, and Research or designee

CLASSIFICATION: Range 35 on the current Classified Salary Schedule, 20 hours per week, 4 hours per day, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, 12 months per year.

BENEFITS: Holiday, vacation and sick time. This position is eligible for CalPERS Retirement. No medical, dental or vision insurance provided. For more information regarding Employment and Vacation Policies, please view the Classified Employee Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Typical Duties, Knowledge and Ability

Examples of duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

Essential Functions:
  • Assists College faculty with the design and development of online courses, hybrid courses and related online content for web enhancement of courses using commonly accepted instructional design techniques and the approved LMS shell and template.
  • Diagnoses problems or support issues related to faculty use of the online LMS and other instructional technology systems as appropriate.
  • Helps faculty integrate technology into the curriculum; serves as a resource to faculty and staff in the development of technology enhanced instruction and related media.
  • Assists in planning and evaluating instructional technology design needs for new and existing courses including fully online, hybrid, web enhanced and technology enhanced courses.
  • Serves as a member of the college distance learning team, prepares and delivers orientations, workshops, and short-courses to faculty in the development of online course content.
  • Assists with online pedagogy and other instructional technologies as well as integrating new innovative technologies into traditional classroom courses.
  • Develops, schedules, and delivers online orientations and workshops in support of faculty and staff.
  • Consults with the college webmaster and the DSP&S office to insure that online content complies with ADA and section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act guidelines.
  • Produces a wide variety of media, printed materials, and instructional presentation materials to support online courses.
  • Tracks and compiles data, distributes distance learning program information and related materials.
  • Prepares or assists in preparing reports as appropriate including the annual Distance Education report.
  • Operates a computer and shows competency with a variety of software programs.
  • Assures compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and restrictions related to instructional technology and distance learning.

Marginal Functions:
  • Updates the Distance Learning web pages as assigned.
  • Serves on committees as assigned.
  • Performs other related duties similar to the above in scope and function as required.

Knowledge of:
  • Requisite technical skills to perform essential and marginal job functions.
  • Modern online course management and learning management systems.
  • Microcomputers and related peripherals including operating systems and related software.
  • Web page and HTML creation software, media and presentation equipment, and other instructional related systems, equipment, and software.
  • A variety of authoring and graphic design software programs including but not limited to the Adobe suite and Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Development, design and preparation of media materials in a variety of formats including audio, video and streaming media.
  • Trends and advancements in instructional technology applicable to college instruction.
  • State and federal laws and regulations and District policies related to the development and implementation of distance learning instructional programs including ADA compliance regulations.

Ability to:
  • Plan, prioritize, schedule and perform simple and complex customer support activities in an organized manner.
  • Communicate technical and complex information to nontechnical users.
  • Learn evolving pedagogy of online learning technologies in a community college setting.
  • Maintain current knowledge of technical advances in areas of responsibility and recommend improvements in the District's LMS and services.
  • Analyze instructional courses and related media.
  • Maintain current knowledge of advances, enhancements and developments in modern instructional technology and distance learning.
  • Maintain skills necessary to integrate new technologies into the curriculum.
  • Develop distance learning and instructional technology solutions that meet the instructional needs of college faculty and the learning needs of the student.
  • Plan and schedule projects to meet critical time lines.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in a collegial manner and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships.
  • Prepare and present clear, comprehensive oral and written reports and recommendations.
  • Maintain accurate records; collect, compile and analyze data.
  • Assure compliance with State and federal laws and District policies.
  • Speak effectively in front of large groups of people.
  • Work effectively and independently with frequent interruptions and stringent timelines.
  • Effectively interact with others from diverse backgrounds.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.


Experience/Education
Education/Experience:

  • Associate degree or higher with coursework in computer and network systems and technologies or equivalent.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred, with course work in instructional technology, web design, Computer Science or related discipline.
  • Professional experience in online learning, preferably in a community college educational environment
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge and ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.


Additional Information

Online Application with Additional Preferred Materials to be attached to application:
  • Cover letter addressing criteria listed in the position announcement
  • Current resume
  • College transcripts, if applicable (unofficial will be accepted at the time of application)
  • Attention Applicants:
  • After application has been submitted, all application materials will be screened.
  • Internal candidates must also submit all required materials to be considered.
  • Candidate evaluations will not be considered.
  • Reference letters from any member of the Hiring Committee or Board Members will not be considered.
  • Interviews will be by invitation only.
  • Interviews will be by Zoom.
  • The District does not reimburse for new hire moving expenses.
  • New Classified Appointments will be placed at Step 1 on the Classified Salary Schedule and will graduate to the next step on July 1st if the hire date is before January 1st, with subsequent steps annually thereafter to a maximum fifth step.

    Longevity pay in accordance with Section 8.8 of the Classified Employee Collective Bargaining Agreement.

    The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District ("Shasta College") does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religious preference, age, disability (physical and mental), pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, sexual orientation, genetics, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities at any of its campuses. Shasta College also prohibits harassment on any of these bases, including sexual harassment, as well as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.







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    Organization

    Shasta College is a comprehensive community college with campuses in Shasta, Tehama, and Trinity Counties, offering students a unique educational experience. Small class size allows faculty to provide personalized instruction and hands-on training. Shasta College is committed to providing access to the latest information technology.

    The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Community College District encompasses over 10,000 square miles serving approximately 247,700 residents of beautiful north­eastern California. The College is located four miles east of Redding, which is the population center of the upper Sacramento Valley. Located 220 miles northeast of San Francisco, the campus is situated on 337 acres and commands spectacular views of Mt. Shasta, Mt. Lassen, and the Trinity Alps. Nearby are some of the outstanding recreational areas in the western United States, including Shasta, Trinity, and Whiskeytown Lakes.

    Shasta College enrolls approximately 11,000 students, including on-campus day, on-campus evening, and off-campus students taking classes in extended education centers throughout the District. The College currently employs about 150 full-time faculty and administrators, 400 part-time instructors, and 200 support staff.

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