Mount Tamalpais College
Director of IT and Library Services
Full time (1 FTE), salary and benefits
San Rafael, CA
Start Date: ASAP (flexible)
Location: MTC’s San Rafael office
and San Quentin State Prison
The mission of Mount Tamalpais College is to provide an intellectually rigorous, inclusive Associate of
Arts degree program and college preparatory program, free of charge, to people at San Quentin State Prison; to expand access to quality
higher education for incarcerated people; and to foster the values of equity, civic engagement, independence of thought, and freedom of
expression. Mount Tamalpais College is a national leader in providing quality higher education opportunities to incarcerated people and in
expanding access to higher education within California’s prison system and nationwide. In recognition of our work the organization was
awarded the 2015 National Humanities Medal by President Obama.
Mount Tamalpais College is currently in a period of tremendous growth.
After twenty years of operating a robust higher education extension site degree program at San Quentin, the organization is in the final
stages of seeking independent accreditation. This major step requires building out extensive infrastructure, including in the realms of
institutional effectiveness, data management, information technology, and library services, among other critical systems.
environment of extreme technological scarcity and tight institutional restrictions, the Director of IT and Library Services will build and
maintain the IT infrastructure of the college inside the prison; develop curriculum; recruit and supervise faculty; and oversee student
access to digital and physical library resources.
While under normal circumstances, all instruction is carried out
face-to-face, this work will also include developing systems, processes, and technological resources that will, if necessary, allow delivery
of classes online, as well as support for in person classes.
This position requires versatility and ingenuity, as well as
communication and collaboration with a broad range of stakeholders, including incarcerated students, college staff and faculty, and custody
and non-custody prison staff. This is a fledgling program area for Mount Tamalpais College that requires the ability and willingness to
carry out a broad range of tasks, from the more highly skilled to the more menial.
Core Areas of Responsibility
Managing Computer Resources and Other Technology
- Procuring and maintaining laptops
all inventory and distribution of equipment
- Diagnosing and addressing technical problems
- Managing updates for operating
systems and software
- Developing technological systems to support distance learning
Curriculum and Instruction
- Developing curriculum related to computer literacy and computer science
and advising students in computer literacy and computer science
- Training and advising staff and faculty on classroom use of
- Developing teacher and student training related to distance learning
- Maintaining a library of digital resources for student computers
- Maintaining a small library of print resources
- Developing curriculum and delivering instruction related to library research
- Supporting instructors’ and
students’ access to open educational resources, and other electronic course content
- Associated administrative tasks,
including downloading content to support student research
- Maintaining robust
collaborative relationships with key organizations or individuals (e.g., the Marin County Free Library and Project Ithaka) to garner
relevant resources and support for faculty, students, and the College as a whole
- Maintaining close contact with other prison
education practitioners, related to library resources and the use of technology
- Remaining informed about CDCR policy related to the
use of technology, and maintaining relevant relationships with staff and administrators at SQ and within CDCR
Administrative and Other Key Duties
- Regularly escort faculty into the prison and provide support to faculty
and students on-site
- Communicate regularly with fellow Mount Tamalpais College staff and faculty about the needs of students
and faculty, as well as about institutional issues, with meticulous attention to detail
- Participate actively in professional
development activities hosted by Mount Tamalpais College for external practitioners and other stakeholders
- Provide support in
assessment cycles for accreditation, including compiling data and continually devising programmatic improvements
Minimum Bachelor’s degree with major in computer science or related field;
Master’s degree in library, information and/or computer science preferred
At least five years experience teaching computer
and/or information literacy
At least five years experience working as a librarian in an educational setting
At least five years experience managing, maintaining and troubleshooting computers and other relevant educational technology
Extensive experience using digital resources and other technological library tools for research in a broad range of disciplines
Experience working with learning management systems; ideally Canvas
Experience utilizing student information
systems (MTC uses Jenzabar SONIS)
Comfortable spending extended periods of time working inside San Quentin
Exceptional capacity to work within a highly restrictive environment, navigate complex institutional cultures, and maintain clear
Commitment to Mount Tamalpais College’s mission and values
spending at least 1/3 of the day walking or standing, a 1/2 mile walk at least twice a day, and lifting up to 15 lbs.
Compensation and Benefits
Mount Tamalpais College offers competitive compensation, flexible work policies, and a
collaborative work environment. Our benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, and the full cost of each plan is
covered by Mount Tamalpais College. We also offer vacation and holiday pay, as well as opportunities for professional development.
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume to email@example.com with “Director of IT and Library Services” in
the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
We seek candidates who share a
commitment to Mount Tamalpais College’s mission. MTC requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID. We especially encourage
applications from candidates of diverse socio-economic backgrounds; and/or who reflect the cultural, ethnic and racial diversity of our
student body; as well as people directly impacted by incarceration. We welcome applicants who are LGBTQ and/or gender diverse.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
Mount Tamalpais College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees
and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex,
national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other
characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including
recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
In keeping with our beliefs and goals, no employee or applicant will face discrimination/ harassment based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/ domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or veteran status.