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Learning Technologist

Posting Details

Position Information

Working Title Learning Technologist
Classification Title Information Technology Consultant - Career
Job Summary

The incumbent will provide 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). Serve as lead in the development and maintenance of critical CCE online learning infrastructure and implementation of web-based platforms. The incumbent is responsible for the web course management tools, Moodle, Canvas. Kaltura and student/course databases. Position 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 - This position is covered by health benefits, and is exempt, (not eligible for overtime compensation) according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Classification Salary Range

4,372-9,877 monthly

Hiring Range $4,372-$9,877 monthly
Salary Grade/Range 2
Step N/A
Is this position Hourly or Intermittent? No
Regular or Temporary Temp
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Pay Plan 12
Work Hours 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m., schedule may vary based on department needs.
Department Information

For more information on the College of Continuing Education, please visit,

Minimum Qualifications

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.

Required Qualifications

1. Experience with the backend configuration and optimization of the Moodle Learning Management System.
2. Experience with other Learning Management Systems (Canvas, Blackboard, 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 an Learning Management System.
4. Experience with Microsoft and Unix-based operating systems (Linux).
5. Experience with Project Management and planning.

6. Effective communication skills (Verbal and Written), with the ability to describe and present on technical issues in clear and concise language for a technical and non-technical audience.
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.

Preferred Qualifications

10. Bachelor’s degree (BS) 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, e-portfolio, web communications systems, certificate auto-gen, and completion records.
12. Familiarity with data migration methods is advantageous, as well as knowledge of best-practices for Software Engineering and ITIL principles.
13. Knowledge of new Moodle comprehensive management environment IOMAD.
14. Experience working with IT systems in a higher education environment.

Physical Demands
Required Licenses/Certifications
Is Background Check Required Yes
Background Check Disclaimer

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.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

Hiring Preference This position is open for application by current Sacramento State staff employees only per Article 9.3 of the current California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) contract.
Conflict of Interest

The duties of this position include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, an on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

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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Posting Detail Information

Posting Number AS0074P
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 08/31/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Priority Review Date 09/14/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants

For questions regarding this search, contact:

Contact Name Employment Services
Contact Phone 916-278-6326
Contact Email

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select the highest level of education obtained.
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Doctoral or Professional Degree
    • Some college
    • None of the above
  2. * Select the years of experience in an educational setting supporting learning technology.
    • None
    • Less than 6 months
    • Less than 1 year
    • Between 1 to 5 years
    • Between 5 to 10 years
    • More than 10 years
  3. * Please list the Learning Management Systems (LMS) you have worked with in your previous professional experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation