SME/User Experience/User Interface - Contract

The Position

Title: SME/Contractor – User Experience/User Interface

Position Type: 10-15 hours per week

Category: Contractor (Temporary)

Supervisor: Dean of Learning Innovation

Last Updated: October 10, 2022

Job Purpose: Provide subject matter expertise to program curriculum

Location: Remote

Position Overview

Under the direction of the Dean of Learning Innovation, provide Subject Matter Expertise  to develop program outcomes, aligned course competencies,  project based assessments for a UX/UI online program. The subject matter expert/curriculum developer will work with our development team to develop curriculum that includes (but is not limited to) the following:

  • Clear, measurable competenicess related to the industry skills and knowledge necessary to practically apply said concepts in the workforce.
  • Development of program outcomes, scaffolded competencies, and a learning plan.
  • May include Instructional content including:
    • Lessons
    • Assignments
    • Discussion area activities
    • Qualitative and quantitative assessments
    • Any additional resources deemed appropriate and necessary
  • Curation of third party content, including but not limited to open education resources or external content vendors.


Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

The duties below are representative of the role and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed within the scope of work. 

  • Clear, measurable competenicess related to the industry skills and knowledge necessary to practically apply said concepts in the workforce.
  • Development of program outcomes, scaffolded competencies, and a learning plan.
  • May include Instructional content including:
    • Lessons
    • Assignments
    • Discussion area activities
    • Qualitative and quantitative assessments
    • Any additional resources deemed appropriate and necessary
  • Curation of third party content, including but not limited to open education resources or external content vendors.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Deep knowledge and understanding of standards and procedures in the chosen subject area(s)
  • Experience in course or program curriculum writing and development.
  • Skilled in written communication in the chosen subject area(s).
  • Experience teaching or presenting concepts to adult learners.
  • Ability to follow client guidelines and specifications, which may change throughout the course of a project
  • Ability to meet all agreed-upon deadlines
  • Ability to work independently
  • Commitment to communicate and be available to the project and content manager
  • Commitment to working successfully to improve outcomes for all students in a flexibly-paced, online, competency-based environment; with a focus on improving outcomes for underserved communities.  
  • Have an equity-minded focus and asset-based understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and faculty, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment. 
  • Knowledge of competency-based education and understanding of career and technical education programming. 
  • Proficiency in technology-driven document and collaboration tools, including Google Suite, Slack, Zoom, and cloud-based tools.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree computer Science, Graphic Design, Fine Arts or a similar area of study or related field with equivalent professional experience required.
  • Excellent knowledge of CSS, HTML, and JavaScript
  • Teaching experience in the chosen subject area(s) is preferred.


Working Conditions and Travel

  • Calbright College is a statewide online college where all instruction and support are done via various online technologies both in person and remotely. Calbright College has administrative offices in Sacramento available for use. When working remotely, employees should be able and willing to use digital communication tools as used by the college, and have the ability to work on a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
  • 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 Calbright College policies, procedures, and Title IX.
  • Calbright College celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing Calbright College’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
  • Requires the ability to function in a remote online instructional environment performing work of primarily a sedentary nature. Requires the ability to use hearing and speech to make presentations to groups and carry on conversations over the phone and in-person. Requires speaking skills to communicate with staff and students in one-on-one and small group settings, on the phone, and to distinguish sound prompts from various types of equipment. Requires near visual acuity to read printed materials and computer screens. Requires sufficient hand/arm/finger dexterity to retrieve work materials, operate a personal computer keyboard, and operate standard office equipment. Requires the ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations exist.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Calbright College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Calbright College complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.


Who We Are

Calbright College is one of California’s newest community colleges – the first statewide, online campus designed to bridge the gap between employers with unfilled positions and students who don’t have either the time or money to attend a traditional school. Our mission is to increase economic mobility and close equity gaps for working adults who lack easy access to traditional forms of higher education by offering online, flexible, affordable skills-based programs that provide tangible economic value for both working adults and hiring managers.


How to Apply

To apply, email your resume and letter of interest to Shannon McCarty, VP of Learning and Instruction ([email protected]). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Your cover letter must include responses to the following:

  • Describe how your skills, education, and professional experience meet the minimum qualifications described in this job posting.
  • Describe how your past work experience prepares you for success in this role at Calbright.
  • Calbright has a very diverse staff and student population with respect to academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds. Please describe your skills, education, professional development, community involvement, and/or professional experience working with these diverse groups.