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Job Title: Instructional Coach - SILICON VALLEY

Organization: University of California Santa Cruz, Silicon Valley, CA

Instructional Coach - SILICON VALLEY
Location: Silicon Valley
Job ID: 35230


This position works remotely requiring a telecommuting agreement and adherence to the UCSC Telecommuting/Remote Work Guidelines. The employee shall be available in a full-time capacity during assigned telecommuting work hours (specific hours to be discussed with supervisor). While telecommuting/remote working, the employee is responsible for ensuring a worksite environment suitable for accomplishing their regular job duties during scheduled hours of work and, if applicable, arranging for dependent care just as they would if they were working at the regular UCSC worksite.

This position is funded with one-time funds and has an end-date of June 30, 2024 with the possibility of conversion to a permanent position.


UC Vaccination Policy: With limited exceptions, for Covered Individuals under the Policy. Covered Individuals include all employees, students, or trainees who physically access a University facility or program in connection with their employment, appointment, or education/training.

Covered Individuals do NOT include employees who work 100% remotely with NO expectation that they will physically access any University location or program at ANY time. If 100% remote work ends, the employee is subject to policy.


UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.

The IRD for this job is: 05-18-2022


UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.


The University of California, Scout is a SAPEP program that develops and delivers A-G approved, online classes and curriculum to high school teachers / students. UC Scout's mission is to reach out to educationally disadvantaged students across the state, raising achievement levels and closing achievement gaps between groups of students.

UC Scout's Instructional Design department is responsible for the development and support of online courses, as well as oversight of the online learning environment and its users. The Instructional Coach will work collaboratively to design, deliver and maintain high quality online courses to support teachers in online learning and instructional effectiveness.

UC Scout at UCSC Extension headquarters is located at UCSC Silicon Valley Campus in Santa Clara, CA. However, we are a fully remote team.


More information can be found here:


UC Scout is seeking an Instructional Coach with a unique combination of skills in K-12 faculty development, instructional design, instructional technology, and online learning. The Instructional Coach will design and develop a course series aimed at improving middle / high school teacher preparedness/effectiveness in online learning facilitation. Must demonstrate a high degree of collaboration and flexibility as well as project management and creative problem-solving.

The primary scope/responsibility includes a leading role in the organization and streamlining of course content creation, including course mapping (editing/alignment of learning objectives and outcomes), lesson writing/drafting, video scriptwriting, content revisions, and content design / deployment in an LMS (Canvas). Experience working with a video production team is preferred but not required.

The Instructional Coach will receive moderate direction (from an Instructional Design Supervisor) during course development. Incumbent works closely with the Instructional Design team and a Producer/Director. Solves complex content or delivery-related challenges in conjunction with technical and video production teams. Occasionally interacts with senior internal and external personnel.

The Instructional Coach role requires experience and insights in engaging and supporting diverse teacher groups, strategic deployment of interactive online / hybrid learning environments, maximizing student engagement, interpreting student achievement data and implementing effective instructional responses for all levels of student achievement. Experience with primary platforms (Canvas, Asana, and GSuite) is strongly preferred.


Salary Information: Salary Range: $60,000 - $83,400 / Annually. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.

No. of Positions: 1

Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits

Schedule Information:

• Full-time, Fixed
• Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
• Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
• Shift Includes: Day

Employee Classification: This is a Contract appointment
Job End Date: 06/30/2024
Work Location: Remote
Union Representation: Non-Represented
Job Code Classification: 006148 (INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER 3)
Travel: Never or Rarely


50% - Course Design

• Applies instructional design and coaching skills to articulate course design for a middle / high school teacher audience, including the creation and editing / alignment of course series objectives and outcomes, review of inclusive multimedia learning activities and resources, and the selection of appropriate technologies and tools.
• Applies knowledge of new and emerging instructional technologies to improve teaching and learning outcomes.
• Supports staff in the production of a course series according to an established schedule, including materials such as video lessons / demonstrations, interactive learning activities, and formative/summative assessments. Reviews written work with scrutiny, provides direction and feedback, and performs revisions.
• Consults with project team members and stakeholders to determine best practices and methods for the delivery / deployment of course content. Strong advocate for learner engagement and knowledge acquisition, specifically effective transfer of learning from professional development to classroom teaching.

20% - LMS Design & Deployment

• Deploys content on learning management platform (Canvas LMS).
• May collect and/or analyze feedback on course performance and needs for revisions. Recommends strategies for continuous improvement.
• Provides support for testing content and tools to meet ADA requirements, research and document copyright for embedded media and other non-faculty-created content.

15% - ID Project Management

• Manages detailed schedules and tasks within an established project plan for multiple course project/course series; provides project management throughout course development and revision processes to ensure projects are completed on time and meet quality standards, and keeps others informed of progress / important updates.
• Facilitates project team meetings as needed throughout the development process.

15% - Collaboration & Communication

• Ensures that quality standards, intellectual property guidelines, ADA and copyright requirements are met. Collaborates with the Instructional Design team to uphold standards, implement templates and business processes, to be used across all courses or programs of courses.
• Works in highly collaborative environments effectively, including other instructional designers, technology staff, faculty, and teaching assistants. Demonstrates diplomacy and tact in all communications.
• Works in a collaborative manner with others in a diverse environment to prioritize work assignments, conduct analysis, and develop recommendations.


• Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
• Teaching Credential or other / equivalent experience or training.
• Thorough knowledge and experience of functional areas (instructional/multimedia design and teacher/faculty coaching) and understanding of how work within teacher professional development settings impacts diverse student populations and their learning outcomes.
• Thorough attention to detail and analytical skills; ability to conduct comprehensive instructional analyses and develop clear, actionable recommendations. Demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills.
• Exceptional verbal and interpersonal communication skills, including flexibility and diplomacy.
• Exceptional written communication skills; demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, instruct, and act as part of an effective team.
• Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, collaborative environment under tight deadlines.
• Thorough experience applying instructional design principles and learning strategies in large-scale or regional projects, including learning outcome and assessment design, LMS design / deployment, e-learning video development, and evaluating instructional approaches and learner achievement data.
• Experience implementing technical tools and platforms required to achieve the delivery of engaging and media-rich online learning content, and knowledge of trends in the use and effectiveness of educational technologies.
• Thorough working knowledge of widely recognized / adopted learning theories and methodologies.
• Demonstrated ability to plan, strategize, and deliver major instructional design products for organization-wide initiatives.
• Thorough knowledge of copyright law, ADA compliance in electronic environments, and other regulations and guidelines that relate to online course development/distribution.
• Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive learning environment.


• Master's degree including substantial coursework and research in the fields of instructional design, curriculum development, pedagogy, or related field.
• Online teaching certification and / or faculty development.
• Thorough knowledge and skills with relevant business software systems (Canvas LMS, Asana, GSuite).
• Experience working with a video production team.


• Selected candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
• Ability to work remotely from a home office and be able to fulfill requirements of the UCSC telecommuting agreement.
• The University of California has implemented a covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
• Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained


All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.


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The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.


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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

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