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Learning Technology Specialist

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 3/01/23

Job Description

Learning Technology Specialist

Job No: 524243
Work Type: Staff
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Temporary, Full Time, Information Systems & Technology

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the LMS and Mobile App Administrator, this position serves the role of primary front-line Learning Management System (LMS) support providing faculty comprehensive instructional design consultations to enhance and develop teaching and learning, with a focus on utilizing academic technology for on-line, hybrid, hyflex, blended, and web-enhanced course designs. The Learning Technology Specialist is expected to be a technical and functional expert and knowledge transfer agent for all instructional technology tools supported by ATS. The incumbent will be responsible for creating technical documentation, developing training workshops, testing existing and prospective technologies, and collaborating with other ATS staff such as instructional designers, multimedia developers, and others.
Key Responsibilities

  • Support the campus Learning Management System, video conferencing and all other supported instructional technology tools.
  • Assist with testing and creating technical documentation and resources for all supported instructional technology tool features and respective releases/updates.
  • Work collaboratively as a team to support, develop, and conduct academic technology training workshops and materials for faculty on the campus LMS and other ATS supported technologies.
  • Support instructional design consultants and technologists in providing faculty consultations focused on utilizing ATS supported technologies to create web-enhanced, blended, hybrid, and online courses to enhance student learning experience.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Ability to apply instructional design theories and methodologies. Experience in instructional design and development for online and hybrid learning. Ability to work independently, possessing the experience and credentials to be fully proficient in performing most or all the work assignments defined for this position; ability to provide effective technical coordination of projects and/or provide work direction to others. Knowledge of instructional design and the technology-enhanced design process. Demonstrated experience with student-centered learning and learning theories; outcomes based curricular design and program development; technology-enhanced teaching and learning including learning management systems, webinars, video conferencing, ePortfolios, and technology used in instructional efforts enhancing teaching and learning. Recognize and understand federal and state access laws that relate to making instructional materials accessible in accordance with the California State University's Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI). Expert knowledge of effective instructional uses of a learning management system such as Blackboard, Desire2Learn or Canvas. Knowledge of current copyright regulations and intellectual property concepts as they relate to the academic environment. Working knowledge of multiple computer operating systems i.e., Mac and Windows. Ability to describe complicated technology topics in a non-technical manner and maintain confidentiality. Comprehensive understanding of educational environments, especially related to the role of technology in all aspects of these environments. Familiarity of multimedia development, MS Office products, wireless technologies, basic to advanced web-enhanced, blended, online development, and graphic software packages. Possess excellent communication, motivational, and interpersonal skills, flexibility, good customer service attitude, attention to detail, and be able to work collaboratively. An ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks is essential.

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."
Education and Experience

Required: Equivalent to a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Educational Technology, Communications, or related technical field and two (2) years of experience providing training and support to faculty and students in higher education environments required; three (3) years preferred.

Preferred: Minimum of two (2) years of experience designing and developing online courses using Canvas LMS or other learning management systems, or two (2) years of related instructional design experience in higher education and training. Master's degree in Instructional Design and/or Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Information Systems, Educational Technology, Communications, or equivalent professional related field and two years of related experience. Digital E-Portfolio highlighting experience and projects experience.
Licenses / Certificates

Online Teaching Certification or similar preferred.

Instructional Technology Support Services

Information Technology Consultant - Career

CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,678 - $11,547 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

Excellent benefits through CalPERS (health, vision, dental), tuition fee waiver, generous vacation and sick leave, and 14 paid holidays each year.
Time Base

Full-time temporary position for two (2) years with no permanent status granted. Temporary assignments may expire prior to the ending date.
Application Procedures

Click Apply Now to complete the CSULB Online Employment Application.
Additional Information

CSULB is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.
Equal Employment Statement

California State University Long Beach is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

To view the University's Annual Campus Crime Report go to: Copies of the report are available upon request. To request a copy, contact the University Police Department at [Register to View] .
CSU Vaccination Policy

The 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 as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
Out of State Employment Policy

California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon 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.

Application Closes: Feb 12, 2023 (11:55 PM)

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Company Details

Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.