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Director, Distance Learning and Instructional Technology
Mt. San Antonio College


Date Posted Aug. 6, 2021
Title Director, Distance Learning and Instructional Technology
University Mt. San Antonio College
Walnut, CA, United States
Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Director/Manager
  • Administration - Undergraduate Education
 
 


Director, Distance Learning and Instructional Technology


Position Number: 2013141179

Department: Library & Learning Resources

Job Category: Management

Time (Percent Time): 100%

Term (months/year): 12 months

Current Work Schedule (days, hours): Monday -Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Salary Range: M-15

Salary: Steps 1 - 6: $133,392 - $147,468 Annual

Shift Differential: Shift differential eligibility based on the current collective bargaining agreement.

Open Date: 08/04/2021

Initial Screening Date: 09/02/2021

Open Until Filled: Yes

Application Procedure:

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; however, applications submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PT) on the listed Initial Screening Date are assured consideration.

Applicants must submit all of the following materials online, unless otherwise noted, at Mt.SAC Employment Website to be considered for this position:

1. A Mt. San Antonio College online application.
2. A cover letter describing how the applicant meets the required education and experience.
3. A detailed resume that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position.
4. If applicable, College and/or university transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree are required and must be submitted with the online application by all applicants, including current or former employees of the college, to demonstrate that the required educational qualifications are met. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; however, copies of diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts.
5. Optional Three letters of recommendation that reflect relevant experience (do not use social media or professional networks as a means to provide letters of recommendation). Confidential letters of recommendation are not allowed for this position.

Health & Welfare:

The College contributes an annual premium up to the family coverage amount for Kaiser Permanente $15 office visit medical, DeltaCare HMO dental, VSP vision and life insurance plans. Lifetime retirement benefits provided for eligible retirees.

The District participates in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) retirement programs, and National Benefit Services.

*Note: Salary and Health & Welfare Benefits are subject to change.

Basic Function/Overview:

DEFINITION:
Under administrative direction plans, organizes, controls, and provides administrative direction and oversight for all operations, activities, programs, and services for Distance Learning (DL) and related instructional technologies. The position will collaborate with Deans, faculty, and staff to ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness of Distance Learning services and will serve as the campus resource in this area. Coordinates initiatives promoting affordability and equity of instructional materials, including Open Educational Resource (OER), Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) and Low Cost Textbook (LTC). Supervises daily operations of the Faculty Center for Learning Technology and manages the design and delivery of training for faculty on distance learning applications and teaching strategies and collaborates to provide cohesive services to support online students.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED & EXERCISED:
Receives administrative direction from the assigned managerial personnel. Exercises general direction and supervision of assigned staff.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS:
This is a director classification that oversee, directs, and coordinates all activities related to Distance Learning and Instructional Technology. The incumbent organizes and oversees day-to-day activities and is responsible for providing professional-level support to the College and related technologies in a variety of administrative, coordinative, analytical, and liaison capacities. Successful performance of the work requires knowledge of relevant federal and state education policy, knowledge of College functions and activities, and the ability to develop, oversee, and implement projects and programs in a variety of areas. This class is distinguished from the Dean, Library & Learning Resources in that the latter has overall management responsibility for all division academic programs, functions, and activities, for accomplishing division planning and operational goals and objectives, and for furthering College goals and objectives within general policy guidelines.

Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities:

1. Directs, manages, and oversees the daily operations of the Faculty Center for Learning Technology in accordance with College policies, legal requirements, and sound educational principles and practices.
2. Designs, recommends, and implements a strategic online education plan through research and data analyses of enrollment issues, trends, and models, designed to support consistent enrollment growth, increased student success, and reduced equity gaps.
3. Compiles, analyses, interprets, and presents data to various stakeholders, including instructional deans, department chairs, and faculty, to support strategic enrollment management strategies, assist with forecasting, and support achievement of learning outcomes.
4. Designs, develops, and delivers training for faculty that is both current and forward-thinking. Collaborates with Professional & Organizational Development Office to deliver training content.
5. Manages the development and implementation of online and hybrid instructor certification in collaboration with the Academic Senate and the Instruction Office.
6. Develops and markets Zero Textbook Cost and alternative format pathways, in collaboration with instructional deans, department chairs, enrollment services, and instruction.
7. Coordinates initiatives promoting affordability and equity of instructional materials, including Open Educational Resource, Zero Textbook Cost, and Low Cost Textbook.
8. Implements and maintains relevant policies and procedures necessary for compliance with accreditation standards, Title 5, Education Code and other external requirements pertaining to areas of responsibility. Pro-actively maintains currency with developing external regulations and standards.
9. Maintains currency, and appropriateness of instructional technologies by regularly evaluating user feedback and tool functionality; conducting product and platform reviews, and developing consensus with relevant stakeholders to innovate the delivery of instruction supported by educational technology.
10. Align technology needs of students and faculty; monitors and gives input on the performance of the learning management system and appropriate integration of other instructional technology tools.
11. Advocates for support of distance learning and collaborates with other relevant departments to address the needs of distance learning students and faculty.
12. Develops program plans and budgets, monitors assigned program budgets and pursues grants. Plans, manages, and supervises the implementation of grants.
13. Selects, trains, motivates, and directs the assigned department personnel; evaluates and reviews work for acceptability and conformance with department standards, including program and project priorities and performance evaluations; works with employees on performance issues; implements discipline procedures; responds to staff questions and concerns.
14. Coordinates with faculty and staff in providing online learning orientation and training for students to prepare them to be successful in online learning.
15. Actively engages in developing, coordinating, and implementing grant opportunities that promote and expand distance education support services and learning technologies.
16. Participates on committees, task forces, and special assignments, including, but not limited to Screening and Selection Committees and affiliated trainings. Prepares and delivers oral presentations related to assigned areas if needed.
17. Attends and participates in professional group meetings and various College committees and advisory boards; stays abreast of new trends and innovations related to the area of assignment. Serves and chairs committees with a mission to introduce, evaluate, and integrate educational technologies in support of excellence in teaching and learning in all delivery formats. Collaborates on relevant issues with the Information Technology (IT) Team and the Academic Senate.
18. Provides a working and learning environment that is free from prohibited discrimination, harassment and retaliation (DHR), and provided by applicable law and College policies. Attends College mandated DHR training and participates in DHR investigations as directed. Prevents discrimination and harassment and retaliation against individuals who bring these complaints forward through recognizing and reporting possible incidents to Human Resources.

Other Duties:

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:

1. Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation, and evaluation, and supervision of staff, either directly or through subordinate levels of supervision.
2. Budget development, administrative practices, and organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of projects, programs, policies, procedures, and operational needs.
3. Principles, practices, procedures, and techniques involved in development, implementation, and evaluation of instructional services programs, services, plans, strategies, processes, systems, projects, goals, and objectives
4. Distance Education policies, procedures and internal and governmental laws and regulations.
5. Teaching and learning with technology strategies and experience in evaluation of those strategies.
6. Emerging web technologies that impact training, development, and instruction.
7. Principles and practices of administration, supervision, and training.
8. Accessibility of instructional content and technology functionality for all learners with diverse abilities.
9. Methods and techniques for the development of presentations, business correspondence, and information distribution; research and reporting methods, techniques, and procedures.
10. Principles and procedures of record keeping, technical report writing, and preparation of correspondence and presentations.
11. Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications.
12. Instructional technologies such as: learning management systems; video production and streaming; video- and teleconferencing; graphic media; web development; computer-based multimedia; portals; mobile apps; and audio/visual systems.
13. Techniques for effectively representing the College in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative organizations

Skills and Abilities:

1. Integrate instructional technology solutions to enhance student success both online and in person.
2. Develop and implement, and communicate goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards, and internal controls for the departments and assigned program areas
3. Develop, interpret, and uniformly implement College policies and procedures and the colleges bargaining agreements.
4. Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
5. Communicate effectively and persuasively orally, in writing, and by using technology.
6. Work with complex regulations and/or compliance programs and to successfully coordinate their implementation among multiple areas.
7. Maintain currency in educational technology, distance learning, and related fields.
8. Work independently with little direction and meet schedules and time lines.
9. Operate and utilize assigned networks, software programs, hardware, and platforms.
10. Evaluate services, technologies, and workflows to improve student outcomes.
11. Work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and business and industry representatives of diverse backgrounds.
12. Learns and applies emerging technologies and, as necessary, to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.
13. Review situations accurately and determine appropriate course of action using judgment according to established policies and procedures.
14. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Minimum Qualifications/Education & Experience:

Masters degree from an accredited institution with major course work in Education with an emphasis in Instructional Design, Distance Education/Online Learning, Instructional Technology or related fields and three (3) full time equivalent years of increasingly responsible administrative experience, preferably in higher education in the implementation of Distance Learning programs.

Equivalencies:

Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications is listed in the Minimum Qualifications section.

Preferred Qualifications:

License(s) & Other Requirements:

Examination Requirements:

Working Environment:

Physical Demands:

Must be able to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including technological devices; to communicate with individuals at various College and meeting sites; the ability to understand and comprehend written and electronic materials; and the ability to receive, review, and respond to communications in person, before groups, and over and through various media. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although movement between work areas may be required. Positions in this classification occasionally may need to physically reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Incumbents must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 20 pounds.

Hazards:

Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may occasionally work outdoors for assigned events and be exposed to loud noise levels, cold and/or hot temperatures, and dust, fumes, and allergens. Employees may interact with staff, students, and/or the public in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Conditions of Employment:

Official offers of employment are made by Mt. San Antonio College Human Resources and are made contingent upon Board approval. It is also required that a final offer of employment will only be made after the candidate has successfully been live-scanned and clearance for employment is authorized by Human Resources. Costs for live-scan services shall be borne by the candidate.

Notice to all prospective employees The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Administrative Procedure 3518, titled Child Abuse Reporting, as a condition of employment.

As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Mt. San Antonio Community College Annual Security Report is available here: Mt. SAC Annual Security Report 2017

The person holding this position is considered a Responsible Employee under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 and is required to report to the Colleges Title IX Coordinator all relevant details reported to him or her about an incident of alleged sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking.

Typing Certificate Requirements:

Special Notes:

A confirmation number will be assigned when your application packet indicates the supplemental questions have been answered and a document has been attached to each required link. Assistance with the online application process is available through Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail: employment@mtsac.edu.

DO NOT include photographs or any personal information (e.g. D.O.B, place of birth, etc.) on your application or supporting documents.

TRAVEL POLICY : Costs associated with travel in excess of 150 miles one way from residence for the purpose of an interview will be reimbursed up to a $500 maximum (per position recruitment). Relocation costs will be borne by the successful candidate. Travel reimbursement claims must be submitted no later than 30 days following the interview date.

THE MT. SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE DISTRICT WILL NOT SPONSOR ANY VISA APPLICATIONS.

Foreign Transcripts:

Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline. Accredited evaluation agencies can be found on the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services Website.

Inquiries/Contact:

Human Resources
1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399.
Phone: (909) 274-4225
E-mail: employment@mtsac.edu

Selection Procedure:

A committee will evaluate applications, taking into account breadth and depth of relevant education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Interviews may include a writing sample, committee presentation, and/or performance test. The start date will be following Board approval and receipt of live scan clearance.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be guaranteed consideration, it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that all required materials are received before the initial screening date and time indicated on the job posting. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. All application materials will become College property, will not be returned, and will not be copied. Please visit our employment website at Mt. SAC Employment Website to complete and submit your application for this position.

EEO Policy:

The College is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex (gender), age, sexual orientation, or the perception that a person has one or more of these characteristics.

Conflict of Interest:

Mt. San Antonio College employees and the Board of Trustees members shall not engage in any employment or activity that is inconsistent with, incompatible with, or in conflict with Mt. San Antonio Colleges Administrative Procedures (AP 2710 Conflict of Interest, AP 2712 Conflict of Interest Codes).

Cancel RTF Policy:

We reserve the right to re-open, re-advertise, delay, or cancel filling this position. This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.

To apply, visit https://hrjobs.mtsac.edu/postings/8366

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