Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) Director/Academic Specialist Director, Tenure-Track

Employment Opportunity

Are you interested in creating an amazing educational environment for students who are part of an equity driven community? Faculty at Cabrillo College provide quality programs and services to students that promote their diverse and evolving needs as they progress toward their individual educational goals. Come join us in our vision to improve the world, one student at a time!

The ideal candidate will share Cabrillo's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. Cabrillo College serves approximately 11,400 students per term, of which 44% are LatinX, 5% multi-ethnic, 2.75% Asian, 1.25% African-American, 1% Filipino, 0.25% American Indian or Alaskan Native, and 0.18% Pacific Islander as of Fall 2019. In 2006, Cabrillo College was designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community.

Cabrillo College is committed to equitable access and achievement, and approaches that eradicate a deficit mindset toward students with increased faculty engagement in equity-focused pedagogy and outcomes. Cabrillo is proud to be a part of the California Guided Pathways project to help students achieve their educational goals by providing a clear roadmap to completion.

About the Position: The tenure-track, Academic Specialist Director enjoys a 195 day work schedule, and coordinates the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) and Distance Education Program (CCFT The TLC offers a range of academic technology services and programs to faculty and staff, including leadership and support for the college learning management system and accompanying applications, professional development support, and training and certification of online instructors. This position is responsible for the design, development, and implementation of training, and subsequent support services that sustain effective, equitable, and innovative technology use both online and in the physical classroom. In addition, the position will coordinate with the Dean of Education Centers, Dual Enrollment, and Distance Education to ensure all regulatory requirements are met, documented, and services are aligned with other college constituencies; including curriculum, information technology, student equity, student services, and education initiatives including state and federal grants.

The position begins on May 17, 2021 , pending Governing Board ratification. Services will be in a traditional 'office' setting once it is safe to resume classes on-site.

About the College: Situated on Monterey Bay in the county of Santa Cruz, California, Cabrillo College is one of the most highly regarded community colleges in the state for its success in the area of transfer and career education and currently serves approximately 12,000 students each semester. Cabrillo College transfers many of its students to three nearby universities – the University of California at Santa Cruz, San Jose State University in the heart of Silicon Valley, and California State University at Monterey Bay. Cabrillo's career education is closely connected to the nearby Silicon Valley business environment as well as that of the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Cabrillo focuses on student-centered learning and has a tradition of collegial governance.

Faculty at Cabrillo College have a long history of shared governance and participation in all levels of decision-making at the college. Cabrillo provides an opportunity to learn, collaborate, create, and make a difference in the lives of its students and community.

Starting Salary Range: $57,157 to $87,673 per year + 20 additional days ; salary placement determined by documented education and experience; maximum initial salary step placement on the faculty salary schedule is step 9. An annual doctoral stipend of $3,816 is granted to eligible faculty.

Benefits: Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, life, short and long term, and vision (optional) insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis, CalSTRS Retirement and an Employee Assistance Program. Please see the Benefits link on the HR webpage for more information.

Examples of Duties

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this department.

  • Plans, organizes, directs, integrates, and evaluates the work of the Teaching and Learning Center; implements and monitors work plans for the Distance Education Program to achieve goals and objectives.

  • Contributes to development of and monitors performance of the Distance Education Program to achieve annual objectives; creates Board of Trustee reports and Chancellor’s Office reports.

  • Acts as liaison between college and Chancellor’s Office online education initiatives

  • In collaboration with administration, faculty, and classified staff, contributes to the planning and development of academic technology solutions for instructional programs and services.

  • Provides timely academic assistance and related services to all employees during scheduled service hours

  • Directs and manages classified staff and student workers.

  • Participates in participatory governance committees, processes, and initiatives such as Guided Pathways

  • Makes presentations to the Board of Trustees, and other District groups.

  • Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disabil­ity, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.

  • Ensures District compliance with California Code of Regulations Title 5, accreditation standards and Board Policies and Administrative Procedures; collaborates on the implemen­tation and integration of Distance Education regulations

  • Completes required District training such as Title IX, Mandated Reporter, EEO/Diversity/Elimination of Bias, Workplace Safety, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:
  • Master’s in instructional design/technology or educational technology OR the Equivalent

  • Demonstrated ability to use and teach academic technology applications

  • Effective oral and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other college constituencies


Submit this form with supporting materials if you do not possess the minimum qualifications as listed in the job announcement and feel you have the equivalent education and/or experience. Graduate students currently working on the required degree are encouraged to apply, with the understanding that the degree must be completed and confirmed by May 1, 2021.

Required Professional Expertise:

  • Successful online teaching experience

  • Currency and depth of knowledge in the applicable field, technology training and knowledge of operating systems, learning management systems, various educational technology applications, and live synchronous online teaching.

  • Knowledge of curriculum development, and curriculum management applications

  • Knowledge managing a learning management system or other complex application as an administrator

  • Knowledge of active learning classroom technology

  • Knowledge of Information Technology support services, including security and privacy procedures

  • Knowledge of and commitment to the community college philosophy, including Guided Pathways

  • Knowledge of and commitment to equity-minded and culturally responsive teaching strategies and practices that enhance student success

  • Demonstrated responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning)

  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others

  • Effective oral and written communication skills and effective use of technology

Additional Information

  1. Completed application
  2. Resume
  3. Answer Supplemental Questions
  4. Attach one of the following:
    • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended showing degree(s) conferred (copies, and downloads are acceptable). Foreign transcripts must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency at the applicant's expense – click here for more information OR
    • Copy of lifetime California Community College Instructor credential in English as a Second Language, front and back (if applicable) OR
    • Equivalency Form – click here Submit this form with supporting materials if you do not possess the minimum qualifications as listed in the job announcement and feel you have the equivalent education and/or experience. Unofficial transcripts must accompany this form. Graduate students currently working on the required degree are encouraged to apply, with the understanding that the degree must be completed and confirmed by May 1, 2021.
Please note : All application materials mu s t be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date indicated above.

Attention Applicants
Only completed applications with the above required documents will be reviewed by the committee. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be reviewed. Remove personally identifiable information such as personal photos, social security number, birth date, age, and gender from your application materials. Expenses related to the recruitment process are the responsibility of the applicant. Cabrillo is unable to sponsor work visas.

Selection Procedure
Meeting the posted requirements does not guarantee an interview. A teaching demonstration / presentation may be a part of the interview, and finalists will be invited to return for a second interview. All notifications will be via email, and by accessing your application profile . Candidates invited in for an interview are slated for March 2021.

Conditions of Employment
Selected candidates given a conditional offer of employment are required to submit tuberculosis screening clearance results, official transcripts, proof of eligibility to work in the United States, and present their Social Security card upon hire (for payroll purposes).

EEO Statement
Cabrillo College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of qualified applicants. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status or protected veteran status.

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Human Resources at (831) 479-6217.

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