Instructional Designer and Technology Specialist

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Work type: Staff
Location: Maritime Academy
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Library

Working Title:  Instructional Designer and Instructional Technology Specialist

Classification Title:  Information Technology Consultant - Career

Department Name: Academic Technology

Time Base: Full-time

Pay Plan: 12 month 

Bargaining Unit:  9, CSUEU

Employment Type: Probationary/Permanent

Salary Range: $4,372 -$10,792 per month. Hiring salary is budgeted at $5,417 - $6,000 per month commensurate with education and experience

Benefits: Premium benefit package includes outstanding health, dental, and vision plans; life and disability insurances; pension (CalPERS); tuition fee waiver; and 14 paid holidays per year. See our benefits website for additional information.

Application Deadline: Open until filled, unless there is a specific close date.  A review of applications will begin Thursday, July 7, 2022, and the review period may end at any time thereafter.

Position Summary:  

Under the general supervision of the Senior Director of Academic Technology and general direction of the Provost, the Instructional Designer and Instructional Technology Specialist supports the university’s teaching and learning mission by facilitating innovative and accessible course design via traditional, blended, and online formats, content development, assessment practices, feedback, and demonstration of student outcomes through the use of technology.

Working with faculty, staff, and administrators, the incumbent supports the university community in the design and application of instructional technologies and pedagogies, develops and delivers professional development and training opportunities, and collaborates with faculty development and technology support staff members and campus service providers to create an innovative support infrastructure for distributed learning at CSUM.

About the California State University Maritime Academy:

Established in 1929, California State University Maritime Academy, a campus of the California State University, is the only degree-granting maritime academy on the West Coast. Located on the scenic Vallejo waterfront, the campus serves a student population of approximately 1000 undergraduates and 50 graduate students.

Cal Maritime offers seven baccalaureate degrees in Business Administration, Global Studies and Maritime Affairs, Facilities Engineering Technology, Marine Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering,  Marine Transportation, and Oceanography. The undergraduate curriculum includes licensing programs for future merchant marine, coast guard, and naval reserve officers. Cal Maritime also offers a Master of Science in Transportation and Engineering Management degree, as well as a number of extended learning programs and courses.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively as a team and with faculty development to support, develop, and conduct academic technology training materials and workshops for faculty regarding instructional technology. Use the campus Learning Management System (LMS) and the tools provided of current and emerging technologies in teaching and learning for face-to-face, hybrid and online modes of instruction.
  • Provide individual faculty and group comprehensive instructional design consultation for various modes of instruction with a focus on utilizing academic technologies to create a web-enhanced, blended, hybrid, and online courses to enhance student learning experiences.
  • Serve as a technical and functional expert for the learning management system, teaching and learning technologies support, training, and support campus units use of academic technologies.

Required Qualifications:

  • The foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, educational technology, communications, or related fields, or similar certified coursework in applicable fields of study. 
  • General knowledge of information technology systems and/or applications used for teaching and learning, including campus-wide systems and multimedia environments, access procedures, and databases.
  • Training theory and practices are demonstrated by an ability to develop and deliver technical training and user documentation. 
  • Ability to apply consultative skills to assess user needs and provide appropriate support; integrate multiple applications and/or systems, and analyze data requirements, and research data availability and access methods.
  • Proficiency in using standard instructional software packages.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills in working with users to interpret needs and provide appropriate solutions.
  • Basic foundation of knowledge of instructional design principles.
  • Broad skills in technical information systems and educational technology software to support teaching and learning.
  • Working knowledge of automated desktop management tools in an enterprise environment, common software application packages, equipment platforms, reference database systems and sources, and training methods and basic understanding multimedia systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive understanding of current and emerging pedagogies and modalities used in higher education, specifically in distributed learning.
  • Knowledge/certification in quality assurance for distributed learning (ex. Cal State QLT), LMS tools and design, media and graphic design production and editing.
  • Strong interpersonal skills that promote professionalism and mutual respect in all interactions. Ability to work effectively and interdependently in a diverse university environment. Ability to independently handle multiple work unit priorities and projects. Exceptional ability to communicate in a professional, persuasive, and tactful manner both verbally and in writing. Demonstrated record of a strong customer service orientation. Demonstrated success in working collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Advanced degree in education, information systems, educational technology, communications, or related fields.

Special Conditions: Potential of partial remote work available.

Hours of Work/Travel: Incumbent may be called back to work at the discretion of the Appropriate Administrator in an emergency. May occasionally work evenings or weekends as need dictates.

Physical, Mental, and Environmental Conditions: Involves mainly sitting; walking and standing is minimal; involves lifting lightweight objects limited to 15 pounds.

Background Check: Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Eligibility to Work:  Applicants must provide proof of U.S. citizenship or authorization to work in the United States within three days of the date of hire.

Title IX: Please view the Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator at:

EEO Statement: Cal Maritime is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.  Reasonable Accommodations will be provided to applicants with qualifying disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Benefits Coordinator at (707) 654-1146.

Application Procedure: Click "APPLY NOW" to complete the Cal Maritime Online Employment Application and attach the following documents: cover letter and resume. 

Disclaimer: The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and any provisions contained may be modified or changed.

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