Distance Education Coordinator (Pool)

San Mateo County Community College District

Distance Education Coordinator (Pool)

San Mateo County Community College District

Posting Number: 2014386F
Department: Human Resources DIST (DEPT)
Location: Skyline College, Cañada College, College of San Mateo
Position Number: PTF134
Percentage of Full Time: Varies
FLSA: Exempt (does not accrue overtime)
Months per Year: other
If other, please specify: Semester assignments as needed
Salary Range: Placement on the adjunct faculty salary schedule is based upon education and credited experience. Initial placement can range from $80.67 up to $100.41 per hour.
Min Salary:
Max Salary:
Position Type: Part-Time Faculty, Temporary

Who We Are:
The San Mateo County Community College District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the District’s Strategic Plan, “success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.” The District’s “Students First” Strategic Plan is focused on “Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.” We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences — emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at San Mateo County Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.

The College and the District:
The San Mateo County Community College District is home to Cañada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College. All three of our colleges are designated as Hispanic Serving Institutions enrolling approximately 33,000 students each academic year. San Mateo County Community College District has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities that it serves. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on the San Mateo County Community College District’s Educational Services & Planning website.

Who We Want:
We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. An equity-minded individual is a person who already does or has demonstrated the desire to:

(1) Understand the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;

(2) Reframe inequities as a problem of practice and view the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;

(3) Encourage positive race-consciousness and embrace human difference;

(4) Reflect on institutional and teaching practices and aim to make them more culturally responsive; and

(5) Strategically build buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.

The San Mateo County Community College District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. All departments strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. College faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods appropriate to the students they serve.

Your cover letter must include a discussion of the following questions:

  • What do you feel are the best strategies for helping faculty and staff meet the needs of historically marginalized learners?
  • What is the role of a distance education coordinator in supporting a campus community to create more equitable learning experiences for all community college students?

The Position:
The Colleges seek a part-time faculty member in Distance Education. The ideal candidate will share the Colleges’ commitment to educating a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population and recognizes the relationship of technology and equity.

The Distance Education Coordinator is the campus’s primary liaison connecting our campus across distance education governance entities: the State Chancellor’s Office, the San Mateo County Community College District, and various state and private organizations. The DE Coordinator provides strategy and leadership in sustaining our existing distance education foundation while elevating our campus’s emergent programs and initiatives.

This position is a “pool” position meaning that openings may or may not be currently available. The District maintains a “pool” of applications for positions which are needed on an ongoing basis at Canada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College. The advantage of “pool” positions is when a position becomes available, the Dean may immediately begin screening applications from the available pool of applicants without having to post a position and wait while the position is being advertised. Your application for this position will be kept current for a period of two years.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.

The ideal candidate has excellent organizational skills and is a sophisticated communicator who interfaces with colleagues, faculty, staff, and administration at the campus and district to assist with project management, training, documenting, and reporting on initiatives relating to distance education.

  1. Facilitate the development of projects in support of distance education courses and programs
  2. Provide leadership in promoting effective distance education pedagogies at the College in collaboration with instructional designers
  3. Lead campus efforts to align the College’s distance education programs with guidelines related to accreditation
  4. Coordinate the College’s distance education courses and programs in accordance with state Title V and Chancellor’s Office regulations, including coordination with the Education Access Center (EAC)
  5. Actively participate as a delegate for the College’s membership in the statewide Distance Education Coordinators Organization (DECO)
  6. Consult regularly with deans and directors with regard to the delivery of appropriate distance education courses and support services
  7. Regularly attend Curriculum Committee meetings and assist with Distance Education addendum consultation and facilitation
  8. Regularly attend assigned committee meetings (i.e., Technology Advisory Committee, District Distance Education Advisory Committee) to provide input in the development of online instructional programs and faculty training/professional development
  9. Work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students to ensure that current and future distance education activities and technologies meet student and community needs
  10. Work collaboratively as a member of the Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning team and support facilitating its goals centered on distance education
  11. Contribute suggestions for improving and maintaining websites relating to distance education
  12. Prepare and participate in developing reports as necessary in support of the distance education strategic planning
  13. Provide information, as needed, to assist the Dean in preparing the operational budget as related to distance education
  14. Maintain a relationship with the Student Equity & Support Programs Division as well as the Equity Institute as it relates to equity in distance education
  15. Maintain office and support hours in the Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning at times appropriate to the needs of faculty, students, and staff as well as participate in department and division meetings
  16. Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or above in an applicable discipline, either directly offered or indirectly related to instruction at a community college OR the equivalent (see below)
  • Three years of Online/Hybrid instructional experience at the community college or university level
  • Three years of relevant leadership experience working in online education development: including program planning and subsequent reporting
  • Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, neurodivergent, and LGBTQIA+ backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice both within and outside of the classroom

Physical Requirements:

Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications:
For persons applying for this position based on Equivalence, please answer the supplemental question on the online application by choosing one of the following:

Degree Equivalence
The applicant possesses a degree(s) with similar content to those listed for the relevant discipline. The name of the degree is close to that specified on the Disciplines List but the degree either has a different title or area of expertise or the coursework is slightly different.

Academic Background Equivalence
Related to disciplines in which a Master’s Degree is not generally expected or available. The applicant must have completed at least 24 semester units of coursework in the academic field and must possess at least the equivalent level of achievement and the equivalent in breadth, depth of understanding, and rigor in each of the following:

i) a broad cultural education usually met by the general education requirements for any Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree, and

ii) a detailed study of the discipline in breadth, depth, and rigor, usually met by course work required for the degree major.

Professional Achievement Equivalence
The applicant must have completed the General Education requirements for that degree and show evidence of outstanding professional achievement and/or substantial training in the requested field. The applicant must submit substantial evidence, which demonstrates that his/her preparation, teaching experience, work experience, and ability are equivalent to those expected from a person who meets the minimum qualifications.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Manage the development of innovative programs and services to meet the diverse needs and interests of the community
  2. Operate modern office equipment, including computer equipment and software
  3. Develop and maintain interpersonal relationships
  4. Coordinate, support, and assess distance education courses and programs
  5. Establish feasible program goals and evaluate program results
  6. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
  7. Apply and interpret pertinent laws, rules, regulations, and policies
  8. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  9. Prepare clear, comprehensive, and accurate reports, presentations, and correspondence
  10. Prepare comprehensive narrative and statistical reports
  11. Effectively utilize computer equipment, software, information management systems, and course management systems in the performance of duties
  12. Identify and respond to faculty issues, concerns, and needs with regard to distance education
  13. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  14. Interpret and apply the policies, procedures, laws, codes, and regulations pertaining to the College’s programs and functions
  15. Meet schedules and timelines
  16. Work independently with little direction

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Recent experience working with racially minoritized and other disproportionately-impacted students in educational contexts, and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education and particular fields shape patterns of participation and outcomes
  • Willingness to examine and remediate one’s instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized and other disproportionately impacted students
  • Experience and skill with addressing inequity in the classroom and on campus
  • Experience and expertise in culturally responsive teaching in technology
  • Demonstrated ability to address equity gaps within technology courses and classrooms
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the implications of the Hispanic-Serving Institution designation for institutional, departmental and instructional practices
  • Experience teaching in a community college online environment
  • Experience with distance education programming and development in a community college setting
  • Experience in professional development/professional learning development and leadership
  • Experience leading programs and/or projects in distance education in a higher education environment
  • Understanding of compliance regulations regarding online instruction
  • Experience with instructional design practices and methods
  • Experience with instructional technology applications and support
  • Bilingual/bi-cultural skills

Academic employees participate in the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS), a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California or they may choose to participate in the STRS Cash Balance program or Social Security.

Open Date: 06/07/2024
First Review Date:
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions Summary:
Required application materials will be screened on the basis of Requirements and Desirable Skills and Abilities listed in this announcement. Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and desirable skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to provide a teaching demonstration or demonstrate other job-related skills.

Conditions of Employment:
Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:

1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)
Foreign Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs in order for it to be considered for the satisfaction of minimum qualifications. Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a U.S.-based credentials evaluation service. The District currently accepts evaluations from agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

2. Submit verifications of prior employment

3. Satisfactory references

4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process
In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.

5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States

6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees

7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.

8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.

EEO Statement:
The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.

Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation requests and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures can be made by completing our: Applicant Reasonable Accommodation Request Form

Annual Security Report:
San Mateo County Community College District’s (SMCCCD) 2022 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2022 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2022 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2022 Annual Security Report is now available. You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000. The report includes information about criminal activity on our campuses, emergency procedures and resources.

To apply, visit: https://jobs.smccd.edu/


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