Instructional Technologist

Pomona College
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 21, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Instructional Technology & Design (Campus)
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Posting Location:

Claremont, CA


Job Posting Title:

Instructional Technologist


Job Description:

Instructional Technologist


ABOUT POMONA COLLEGE:  Located near Los Angeles, California, Pomona College is widely regarded as one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges. Established in 1887, Pomona College is known for small classes, a challenging curriculum, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of student research and leadership opportunities. Pomona is a member of The Claremont Colleges.


POSITION SUMMARY: This position supports the teaching, learning, and research of Pomona College students and faculty by providing instructional technology support services and by participating in the coordination of these services with other curricular and research support colleagues. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter with experience in supporting teaching and scholarship at the college level. They will have facility working with faculty from across the disciplines using both established and newer instructional technologies and techniques.

Reporting directly to the Senior Director of Digital Learning Technologies and Operations, the Instructional Technologist works independently and collaboratively to perform the following essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide instructional support services to faculty and other curricular and research support colleagues to incorporate technologies in support of student learning goals.

  • Work with faculty on the design, development, and production of learning materials using digital media (audio, video and web) and the application of student-centered instructional design principles.

  • Lead the implementation of blended learning tools and techniques and be well-versed with the educational research literature in this area.

  • Implement adaptive learning tools and techniques and be familiar with the literature in this area.

  • Gather and apply learning analytics and be familiar with the literature in this area.

  • Research and evaluate software tools and toolkits in digital and multimedia software for implementing on-line course materials more efficiently.

  • Serve as primary community manager for social media accounts. Track social media influence metrics, monitor and manage audience engagement, oversee content strategy and implementation.

  • Develop digital collections for instructional use in collaboration with faculty.

  • Assist by providing support with using Pomona College’s learning management system and related tools including research, testing, integration and troubleshooting.

  • Design, maintain and update the RITG site and other ITS web pages as needed.

  • Collaborate and contribute to ITS’ faculty development program by assisting in the planning and coordination, offering workshops and consulting with faculty one-on-one.

  • Oversee a group of student workers to provide optimum services to support the research and effective and innovative uses of instructional technologies at Pomona College.

  • Coordinate, develop, or lead special projects/tasks/duties and provide assistance as assigned.

  • Leverage emerging educational technologies, learning science research, and learning analytics to design, evaluate and enhance learning experiences.

  • Collaborate with Claremont Consortium colleagues to develop joint projects in support of instructional technology initiatives.

  • Serve on departmental and/or college-wide committees and task forces, as required. Participate in local consortia and regional and national associations, serve on ITS committees.

  • Continually acquire new knowledge and skills to enhance professional performance in all areas of responsibility


QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree in instructional/educational technology, media studies, digital scholarship or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.  Master’s degree in these fields or a related subject is strongly preferred.  A minimum of three years of experience post degree working with advanced multimedia and web technology, digital video and audio production, learning management systems and/or various classroom and online learning technologies within a higher education setting is required. Five years of professional experience in instructional technology, curriculum and instruction, or other related fields is preferred. Exemplary communication and interpersonal skills that enable effective leadership, training, team membership, and proactive initiative are also preferred.


REQUIRED HOURS: The regular hours for this full-time position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.  Holiday, weekend and evening work hours may be required.  Travel will be required.  Regular hours may vary due to needs of the College or division.


ADDITIONAL POSITION DETAILS:  Regular, full-time, exempt position.  Starting pay rate: $75,175 per year.  Please submit your resume and cover letter.  Persons from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


TO APPLY: Please submit your resume and cover letter.  You may submit both resume and cover letter as one attachment in the My Experience section of the application under the "resume/CV" upload section, or as separate attachments. Once you submit your application, you will not be able to attach additional documents.


POMONA COLLEGE REWARDS:  Pomona College offers a wide variety of benefits and perks including health, dental, and vision plan options; paid time off; flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits; tuition assistance; fitness and wellness programs; rideshare incentives; and so much more! 


Pomona College prides itself in being an open, competitive, and equal opportunity employer.

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