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Instructional Technology Support Specialist

Carson, CA 90747

Posted: 7/25/19
Deadline: 8/5/19
Reference Number: 1542583

About This Organization

California State University, Dominguez Hills

California State University, Dominguez Hills, was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system. CSU Dominguez Hills is an urban, comprehensive public university that serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of over 12,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located on a 346-acre site in the South Bay portion of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, CSU Dominguez Hills has a highly pluralistic student body, which includes a significant number of non-traditional, working adult students as well as approximately 2,000 students enrolled in distance learning programs statewide. The University, with its five Academic Colleges, has more than 300 full-time faculty members and is situated in an area characterized by an extraordinary heterogeneity of people, and an extensive array of high technology industries and professional services.

Job Duties

Under general supervision of the Director of Academic Technology/ATO, the Instructional
Technology Support Specialist will build and maintain faculty development structures necessary to provide for successful face to face, hybrid and online teaching and learning, and coordinate these activities across CSUDH colleges where appropriate. The position will support and promote the effective use of instructional technology, especially in active learning classrooms. The incumbent will act as a liaison between Academic Technology and the colleges to consult with, train, and support faculty utilizing active learning and other instructional trends. The candidate will perform outreach including data collection, information sharing, consultation, training, and collaborative workshops and presentations; will evaluate and consult on learning space designs and technology installations; and will help develop new technology implementation strategies.
The tools provided by the learning management system (LMS) are used by nearly all students and most faculty to support high standards of teaching and learning, both in the classroom and at a distance. This position is part of a team of instructional technologists who share a wide range of duties each team member also has his/her own special focus. In this case, the special focus is scheduling and leading user training and workshops related to the LMS, instructional technologies and online learning.

Required Qualifications

Preferred Experience: Experience with instructional design strategies and techniques to meet instructional technology and distance learning needs of higher education in both undergraduate and graduate levels. Experience with database management, and web-based learning and its application to university instruction. Professional activity in research, writing, and/or presenting about distance learning. Experience with Learning Management Systems, preferably in higher education. Experience working with faculty to develop and deliver effective courses, especially at a distance learning. Experience using web site development code and/or software for the design and creation of functional websites.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
-Ability to develop relationships with faculty members to assist them in using instructional technology in their delivery of face to face, hybrid and online learning.
-Knowledge of computer systems and audio visual systems used to deliver course materials. -Knowledge in online learning management systems to include Blackboard.
-Ability to work independently on projects, coordinate activities with faculty and staff, complete projects within budget and timelines and insure quality of work.
-Ability to work in teams to maintain positive relations with co-workers.
-Ability to communicate clearly, both in writing and orally and follow written and oral instructions.
-Demonstrated ability in providing exceptional training experiences preferably in higher education.
-Demonstrated ability using personal computers and a variety of software, such as word processing, spreadsheet, database and the internet, including an awareness of general computer use concepts (Windows and Mac).
-Interpreting instructional requirements documents and student learning outcome definitions. -Writing clear and concise design documents.
-Using authoring tools such as HTML5, Dreamweaver, Office Suite, Flash.
-Familiarity with distance education concepts and educational/pedagogical theory.

Specialized Materials: The position uses a variety of personal computers, mainframe computers, servers, and network peripherals.

Experience and Education:
Required Education: Bachelors Degree in computer science, information systems, educational technology, communications, or related fields, or similar certified coursework in applicable fields of study.
Preferred Education: Master’s degree in a relevant field.
Required Experience: Three to five (3-5) years of experience in instructional technology or a related field of information technology.
Preferred Experience: Experience with instructional design strategies and techniques to meet instructional technology and distance learning needs of higher education in both undergraduate and graduate levels. Experience with database management, and web-based learning and its application to university instruction. Professional activity in research, writing, and/or presenting about distance learning. Experience with Learning Management Systems, preferably in higher education. Experience working with faculty to develop and deliver effective courses, especially at a distance learning. Experience using web site development code and/or software for the design and creation of functional websites.

You can only apply by completing an electronic application at the campus job web site at https://apptrkr.com/1542583