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Distance Education Technologist/ Developer (Accessibility)

Pasadena City College

Pasadena, CA,US

Under the supervision of the Dean of Social Sciences and Distance Education, the Distance Education Technologist/Developer supports student access to and success in PCC’s rapidly growing distance education program and online learning initiatives. The Distance Education Technologist/Developer brings leading-edge ideas in the technical development of innovative online, hybrid, and web-enhanced course content; Provides technical support to faculty, staff, and students; Designs, maintains, and updates web presence and other digital and print media related to online learning; Identifies and maintains effective tools and techniques necessary to expand student access and success in the online environment; Provides support and work collaboratively with faculty to provide culturally responsive, innovative instructional, and accessibility design expertise for the development and support of online courses in line with the principles of Universal Design in Learning (UDL).


Assists faculty in producing, developing, and implementing innovative and effective online course materials, including multi-media elements, digital learning objects, and other media as technologies evolve, including technical support for remediation of materials and courses to ensure copyright and accessibility compliance for online and digital content.
Collaborates with faculty, external vendors, and course development teams to ensure instructional integrity of distance learning course development projects using systematic design with clear standards and objectives. Participates constructively in cross-functional projects. This includes consulting with faculty on technical, equity-minded, and accessible pedagogical solutions and providing hands-on professional development on course design, course accessibility, and course development in asynchronous and synchronous online instruction.
Participates in the management of the College’s Learning Management system and instructional tools.
In collaboration with the Distance Education team, plans, designs, and implements a variety of faculty professional development opportunities on the effective and innovative use of instructional technologies, as well as student-centered resources that support online success and retention.
Acts as a liaison to relevant campus departments, including but not limited to Student Learning & Support Services, Information Technology Services, Disabled Student Programs and Services, Institutional Equity, Diversity, and Justice and other areas as assigned to ensure equity-minded and anti-racist instructional design.
Assists students and faculty with the contribution and delivery of digital learning objects, including but not limited to, Open Educational Resources.
Participates in strategic planning for the online learning program to meet college-wide, program-level and accreditation goals.
Designs, maintains and updates digital and printed materials that effectively promote the department to faculty, and inform prospective and current students of program offerings.
Prepares and maintains reports, documentation and databases and databases, including but not limited to patterns of student enrollments, class schedules, instructor information and helpdesk inquiries.
Trains and provides work direction to adult hourly and/or college assistants.
Participates on college-wide committees.
Performs other related duties as assigned.



Bachelor’s degree in education, educational technology, instructional design or a related area and three years of experience in the development of online instructional content using best practices in universal design.
Experience developing and facilitating workshops and tutorials in a variety of engaging and innovative formats. .


Experience as a distance learning instructor/facilitator or student


Demonstrated knowledge of Federal, California State, and WASC Accreditation regulations and guidelines relating to Distance Education
Demonstrated ability to produce 508 compliant course content, and ability to test accessibility using various assistive technology guidelines and tools, American with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and 2.1 (A/AA), and Universal Design Learning principles.
Demonstrated knowledge and ability to produce innovative and engaging multimedia content using current media production tools. Best practices, current and emerging trends in instructional technology, accessibility, and instructional design.
All candidates should have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity- minded and anti-racist practices in education.
Demonstrated ability to operate, maintain, and administer current course management systems and instructional technology tools.
California Community College CVC/OEI course design rubric, and equity-minded course design.
Learning management systems, such as Canvas and related software and applications.
Ability to utilize a customer-oriented approach to collaborate and communicate effectively with faculty, administration, classified, students, and community members and to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to communicate effectively with beginning and experienced technology users.
Strong critical thinking and analytical skills, coupled with robust project management abilities, including attention to detail, meeting deadlines, and handling multiple projects simultaneously.
Ability to work independently with little direction or as part of a team. Skill working in an atmosphere of collegial decision-making, demonstrating consensus-building skills.
Ability to train, supervise and evaluate employees.
Demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence and represent the Department and College in a wide variety of on-campus and community settings.


Pasadena City College (PCC) utilizes an online application process. Hard copy, e-mailed, or faxed resumes are not accepted. Job postings will not be reopened due to failure to submit an application before the closing date for any reason. You can apply for a position from any computer with Internet access. Please keep in mind the following:

If you do not follow the process or your application/resume is incomplete, your information will not be processed.
If you need to update any submitted information, you will need to reapply in full. When HR sees duplicate applications, we archive the oldest and the most recent application and materials are considered.
The selection advisory committee will review, evaluate, and consider applications and supporting materials received by the deadline. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a particular position does not assure the applicant an interview.
While the acceptance of the application packet is done through PCC’s Applicant Tracking System (ATS), all hiring decisions are made by a hiring committee.
Once applications are submitted, they are final. Please carefully review your application and the documents which you are attaching to make sure that they are free from errors and complete. If you require assistance with your application, please refer to the application guide or you may contact NeoEd Customer Support at 855-524-5627. Customer Support is available Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. (PST).

All materials listed below may be required for your application packet to be considered complete:

Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter

After a review of applications received, the District may require the completion and submission of supplemental documents prior to the interview process.


Successful applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Successful completion of background check including Live Scan and Tuberculosis (TB) assessment/screening.
Pasadena Area Community College District will not sponsor any visa applications.
Applicants must be available for interviews at Pasadena City College at no cost to the District.
Applicants who have disabilities may request that accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process by contacting the Office of Human Resources directly at (626) 585-7388.
The Pasadena Area Community College District does not discriminate in the educational programs and activities operated by the District or in employment procedures and practices of the District. The Policies of Title IX as developed to date are available for inspection during normal business hours at the District office at 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106.
Crime awareness and campus security information are available from Campus Police. (Public Law 101-542).
The Pasadena Area Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. The District encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and the disabled.
An applicant, who attempts to contact individual Board members or members of the screening committee with the intent of influencing the decision of the committee or the Board, will be disqualified. General inquiries regarding the position and/or District employment should be directed to the Office of Human Resources.

Equal Opportunity, Title IX, Section 504 Employer

Salary Range: $95000 - $105000

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