Working Title: Learning Technologist
Classification Title: Information Technology Consultant - Career
Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): February 1, 2024 at 11:55pm PST
Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2,5,7, and 9 will be given first consideration in the recruitment.
The Learning Technologist provides technical consultation, application development, problem determination and resolution, training, and documentation for developing, integrating, maintaining, and supporting LMS architectures, enrollment systems, support database systems, and online courses at the College of Continuing Education (CCE). The incumbent leads development and maintenance of critical CCE Online learning infrastructure and implementation of web-based platforms. Position is responsible for web course management tools, student and course databases, and CCE LMS instances such as Moodle and Canvas. Emphasis is on enhancing student experiences and outcomes through building and maintaining scalable learning platforms and expanding services to offer to external clients.
FLSA: Exempt (Not eligible for overtime compensation)
Anticipated Hiring Range: $4,678 per month - $8,112 per month, commensurate with candidate's knowledge, skills and experience
CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,678 per month - $11,547 per month
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Recruitment Type: Temporary (annually renewable)
Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 5:00PM, work hours may vary dependent on department operations.
The College of Continuing Education (CCE) extends the mission of the university by increasing access for non-traditional learners. With a primary expertise on serving adult learners, CCE provides programs and services to individuals and employers year-round, unbound by traditional semester schedules and formats. CCE serves a hybrid student body that extends beyond California, serving over 80,000 learners annually through in-person, hybrid and fully online workshops, courses, conferences, certificate and degree programs.
For more information, visit the Sacramento State, College of Continuing Education website at https://cce.csus.edu/about-cce.
To enter this classification, a basic foundation of knowledge and skills in technical information systems and application program packages is a prerequisite. This 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. Foundation knowledge and skills for the Information Technology Consultant, depending on the nature of the position assignment, may include working knowledge of common software application packages, equipment platforms, reference database systems and sources, and training methods and a basic understanding of networks, data communication and multimedia systems.
1. Experience with the backend configuration and optimization of the Moodle Learning Management System
2. Experience with other Learning Management Systems (such as Canvas, Blackboard or Sakai), database
administration, MySQL, MS SQL, Linux operating system, and the PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor scripting language.
3. Experience with system architecture with the critical context of the primary system being a Learning Management System.
4. Experience with Microsoft and Unix-based operating systems (Linux)
5. Experience with project management and planning.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
6. Effective communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to describe and present on technical issues in clear and concise language for both technical and non-technical audiences.
7. Ability to train and provide consultation to end users.
8. Knowledge of adult learning theory and the application of best practices in applying technology in the service of pedagogy.
9. Skill in the research, analysis and evaluation of IT systems.
Conditions of Employment
- Ability to successfully pass a background check.
10. Bachelor’s degree in computer science, instructional or educational technology or related field.
11. 5+ years’ experience in systems architecture particularly for Learning Management Systems and their integration to other academic enterprise systems for enrollment, registration, student metrics and analytics, eportfolio, web communication systems, certificate auto-gen, and completion records.
12. Familiarity with data migration methods as well as knowledge of best practices for software engineering and ITIL principles
13. Knowledge of multi-tenancy solutions for Moodle.
14. Experience working with IT systems in a higher education environment.
Documents Needed to Apply
Resume and cover letter.
Failure to upload required documentation may result in disqualification.
About Sacramento State
Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State is a Hispanic and AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students coming not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission:
“As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students to lead, serve, and succeed. Sacramento State will be a welcoming, caring, and inclusive leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to learning and student success; teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity; justice, diversity, equity and inclusion; resource development and sustainability; dedicated community engagement, and wellness and safety.
As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.
To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.
Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.
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A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.
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Out of State Employment
Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.
As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.
Candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (ie. H-1-B Visa).
Note to Applicants:
Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.