Ohlone College is seeking a dynamic and visionary educational leader with instructional design expertise to advance Distance Education initiatives. This individual will serve as a key resource to support faculty in the design of online course-work and develop training opportunities for faculty online instructional practice. The ideal candidate will have online teaching experience, knowledge of standards in accessibility in online resources, the ability to evaluate a variety of teaching methods, and effective skills in using and troubleshooting course management systems. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills with individuals of varied backgrounds and strong organizational skills are essential.
Job Description Summary: Under general supervision, provides instructional and program design expertise for the development and support of online course materials. Responsible for assisting faculty in the design of on-line coursework and instructional practices, development of learning resources, and revising of courses and course segments to online delivery methods; supports the customized development of online courses unique to the needs of the instruction and students; oversees faculty training and support for the use of the District's course/learning management system, monitors, updates, and reports on the progress of ongoing department projects.
This position works with faculty and interfaces with other staff to provide assistance and consultation in the development of online courses, oversees the creation and implementation of faculty training programs for online teaching, and provides support for course/learning management systems, educational technology, and best practices of online pedagogy.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities: KNOWLEDGE OF: • Methods, best practices, theories, concepts, and systems pertaining to instructional design and technology in a face-to-face, hybrid, and online environments in higher education; • Online learning and course management systems such as Canvas, Blackboard, and Design to Learn; • Adult learning styles; teaching techniques and barriers to learning in online and hybrid courses; • Common web authoring and development tools and related technologies; • Help desk practices, strategies, and technology associated with providing support to faculty members in the use of instructional systems and technology; • Federal, state and local laws regarding accessibility • Microsoft applications (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access). • Modern office practices, procedures, and equipment. • Principles of providing training and work direction. • Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Instructional Material Accessibility requirements of Section 508 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, in accordance with California Government Code §7405, Government Code §11135, Government Code §11546.7, as well as with best practices.
• Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; • Stimulate interest and faculty involvement in online and technology-enhanced instruction; • Design and redesign course materials to utilize new and emerging technologies in instruction; • Assess and evaluate a variety of teaching methods and strategies and recommend appropriate use of technology in the classroom and for online and hybrid courses; • Create effective teaching and learning environments using alternative instructional delivery methods and online course management tools; • Implement distance education and technology-related initiatives and programs; • Provide training and assistance to faculty members in their areas of teaching responsibility; • Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures; • Meet schedules and deadlines; • Maintain confidentiality of division records as required; • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
• Extensive computer work within a lab/training/learning environment. • Interaction with faculty and staff members. • May include long periods of standing and/or sitting. • Move from one work area to another, as needed. • May require working after regular working hours or weekends.
Essential Duties: REPRESENTATIVEDUTIES: Examples of key duties are interpreted as being descriptive and not restrictive in nature.
ESSENTIALDUTIES: • Assist faculty in designing and developing effective online and hybrid courses by providing feedback on online course design and educational materials for pedagogical soundness, instructional integrity and accessibility in accordance with Ohlone College, federal and state laws, and ACCJC standards. • Develop and promote resources that enhance online pedagogical effectiveness as it relates to establishing an inclusive and welcoming environment, one that emphasizes equity in student achievement. • Develop a local training/certification program for online teaching and establish ongoing professional development opportunities. • In conjunction with IT Services, develop and implement trainings and workshops in a variety of delivery formats to assist faculty in online instruction. Topics include universal design, the use of open educational resources, and pedagogical principles of technology-mediated learning. • Working with the Student Accessibility Services (SAS) and IT Services, assist faculty with understanding and meeting accessibility compliance requirements for online courses and digital learning content. • Develop standards in accessibility of electronic and online instructional resources in accordance with Ohlone College policies and procedures on accessibility of resources, federal and state laws, the Online Education Initiative (OEI) and the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. • Research advances in web based course development technologies and recommend instructional technology resources. • Serves as a college representative on local, state-wide and regional committees and consortiums; serves on appropriate college committees; and attend meetings and related seminars. • Work with the college’s course/learning management system provider and IT Services to ensure that student support for online learning is being provided. • Work collaboratively with other departments to promote the Distance Education Program. • May provide supervision, training and work direction for student and other temporary workers.
OTHERDUTIES: • Perform related duties as assigned and appropriate to support sound online pedagogical practices, including attending conferences as needed.
Education and Experience: Any combination equivalent to: • Master’s degree in any academic field. Master’s degree in Instructional Design or Instructional Technology, or related academic technology fields is preferred. • One (1) year of experience teaching online courses in any discipline. • Experience in courseware development, with emphasis on instructional design experience. • Experience in academic technologies and basic web development. • Experience in integrating third-party modules or applications with the core learning management system.
Salary Range: $87,412 - $111,565 per year
Posting Detail Information:
Number of Vacancies: 1
Close Date: 2/28/2019
Open Until Filled: No
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.
Benefits Statement: Ohlone offers a competitive benefits package. Employee pays for health benefits from salary. Below is a list of some of our offerings:
1. Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, EAP and LTD 2. Membership in Public Employees’ Retirement System Candidates hired on or after January 1, 2013 are subject to restrictions imposed by PEPRA) 3. Contribution to O.A.S.D.I. (Social Security) 4. Paid vacation 5. Paid sick leave 6. Paid holidays and district-paid floating personal days 7. Longevity pay step increase based on your years of service 8. IRS Section 125 Flexible Medical Spending Plan 9. 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan (employee contributes) 10. 403(b) Tax Shelter Annuity Plan (employee contributes)
*Benefits will be prorated for positions less than 100%
Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986: Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.”
District Statement: A multi-campus single community college district, Ohlone College is located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California; serving 12,000 students per year. The District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a newly constructed campus in the City of Newark. Ohlone College is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous improvement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont campus is located just south of the historical Mission. The Newark Campus is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.
EEO Statement Summary: The District is strongly committed to the principles of equal opportunity and to hiring qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our community. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, military and veteran status, pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding or related medical condition or any other protected basis in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants.
If you have a disability and are in need of special services, equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510) 659-6088.
Conditions of Employment: Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts and proof of freedom from tuberculosis. In addition you will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.” Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance.