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Instructional Design & Technology

Instructional Technologist

Job Type Full-Time  
Experience Level Mid   Senior  
Organization Type University  
Pay Range $4k - $7k/ month  

CSUN strives to be a destination workplace, where everyone understands that they belong to a community that is vital in advancing student success and providing exemplary service to all stakeholders. We foster an environment of success, both for our students and our employees. We have a relentless passion for celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as being an employer of choice. You will also have the opportunity to realize your own personal goals and be recognized for the work you do, and enjoy the unique value the CSUN community can offer. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place. Learn more: https://www.csun.edu/about-csun. 

Major Duties

Under general supervision, the Instructional Technologist supports the faculty in all aspects of academic technology integration and innovation for the university. The incumbent provides technical support to faculty with technology integrations into the curriculum and innovates new ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of instructional delivery.

  • Creates and provides training materials and experiences face to face and online for faculty and provides user consultation, training and assistance on a variety of instructional, multi-media and emerging technologies.
  • Improves student engagement, student achievement and digital literacy skills by facilitating faculty professional growth and development on the selection and integration of appropriate technologies for their discipline and learning objectives.
  • Participates in the evaluation and selection of the latest instructional technology software and hardware.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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  • Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in a related field. Master’s degree in Instructional Technology, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited program is preferred.
  • Certification training and applied experience may be substituted for the required education, on a year-for-year basis.
  • Three years of full-time, progressively responsible field-related experience that includes knowledge of relevant hardware, software, maintenance, and user support.
  • Experience working collaboratively in a team environment on the use of instructional technology and course development is a plus.
  • Experience working in a higher education environment with learning management systems, like Canvas, is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of a variety of software application packages, equipment platforms, reference database systems and sources, and training methods and a basic understanding of networks, data communication, and multimedia systems. Knowledge of learning models and learning-related research.  Peer reviewer status on quality assurance rubrics.  Demonstrated experience with project management and the ability to meet milestones and deadlines.
  • Ability and specialized skills to: apply and assess user needs; identify, analyze and address user problems; analyze problems and propose effective solution; understand functional and procedural requirements and develop alternative solutions; relate system solutions to departmental management and staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; make presentations; conduct meetings; develop and/or provide user training; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and administration. 

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

  • The university offers an excellent benefits package, including but not limited to: medical, dental, vision, retirement & savings, tuition waiver and more.
  • Classification / grade: 0420 / ITC / 2
  • The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $4678 – $7000 per month, dependent upon qualifications and experience. The salary range for this classification is: $4678 – $11,547 per month.
  • HOURS: Full Time; 40 hours per week; Monday through Friday; may include evenings and weekends.   
  • REG: This is a Regular position with a one-year probationary period. 
  • The position is currently hybrid (2 days in office, 3 days remote); however, this is subject to change based on student and/or operational needs.

General Information

  • Applications received through March 20, 2023, will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.
  • This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.
  • A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
  • The person holding this position may be considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
  • In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California.
  • Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link: www.csun.edu/careers
  • CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. To learn more visit our Matadors Forward site: https://www.csun.edu/matadors-forward/faculty-and-staff-fall-guidelines

Equal Employment Opportunity

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.

Advertised: Mar 07, 2023 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time

Applications close: Open until filled

About Organization

CSUN is a vibrant, diverse university community of nearly 40,000 students and more than 4,000 faculty and staff, sited on a 356-acre campus in the heart of Los Angeles'​ San Fernando Valley. As you explore the university's web site, you will find ample evidence of CSUN's commitment to the educational and professional goals of students, and its extensive service to the community.