Director of IT and Library Services
Full time (1 FTE), salary and benefits
San Rafael, CA
Start Date: ASAP (flexible)
Location: Currently remote; ordinarily at San Rafael office and at San Quentin 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 seeking independent accreditation. This major step requires the building out of extensive infrastructure, including in the realms of institutional effectiveness, data management, and information technology, among other critical systems.
In an environment of extreme technological scarcity, the Director of IT and Library Services will build and maintain the IT infrastructure of the college inside the prison and develop systems for students to access 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 allow delivery of classes online and support for in person classes. The Director of IT and Library Services will also oversee computer literacy training programs, including curriculum development, faculty recruitment and supervision, and may participate in instruction. This position requires versatility and ingenuity, as well as communication 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 will require 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 include:
Managing computers and other technology
Instruction and curriculum development
Please submit your cover letter and resume to [email protected] 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. 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.
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.
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.