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Instructional Technologist (#822)

Date Posted:
02/28/2019
Type/Department:
Staff in Library, Information & Technology Services
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Library, Information, and Technology Services (LITS) at Mount Holyoke College seeks a diverse pool of applicants for the full-time position of Instructional Technologist.

Position Summary Reporting to the Manager of Digital Pedagogy, the Instructional Technologist collaborates with Mount Holyoke faculty and students across the college at the intersection of teaching, learning, and technology. As a critical member of the Digital Pedagogy team within Research and Instructional Support (RIS), this person partners with colleagues on the implementation and support of new and existing campus technologies, and participates in the day-to-day work of the team. The Instructional Technologist also collaborates with colleagues across LITS, to ensure the integration and complementarity of support for LITS programs and services.

The Instructional Technologist will be further tasked with providing advanced support for one or more of three identified core technologies, including the college’s learning management system (currently Moodle), content publishing platform (currently WordPress), and/or interactive content creation and authoring tools (currently H5P).

Primary Position Responsibilities

  1. Collaborates with faculty and students to support the design, implementation and assessment of meaningfully integrated technology skills and tools into teaching and learning activities at the College.

  2. Effectively develops, delivers, and assesses seminars, workshops, and other learning opportunities, both those integrated into regular courses and conducted independently for faculty and students.

  3. Serves as a key source of support for advanced faculty and staff users of core learning technologies, such as learning management systems, content publishing platforms, or interactive content creation and authoring tools.

  4. Keeps abreast of new trends, tools, opportunities, and campus needs in the areas of teaching, learning, and instructional technologies. Actively contributes to team effort to identify, plan, and implement the best solutions for Mount Holyoke.

  5. Maintains a high level of quality customer service standards responding to questions and problems.  Actively works to help the Digital Pedagogy team, RIS, LITS, and the College to create an accessible and welcoming environment in which a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff can thrive.

Required education and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • At least 2 years of post-graduate experience providing instructional technology support in an academic setting.

  • Experience providing technical support to users of a learning management, data management, or content management system.

  • Competence working with multiple operating systems.

  • Advanced knowledge of two or more technologies in common use at Mount Holyoke.

  • Experience managing or coordinating instructional technology projects, including setting project scope, goals and milestones, creating and testing deliverables, and assessing outcomes.

  • A working knowledge of best practices and emerging trends in the field of instructional technology.

  • A demonstrable willingness to experiment with emerging technologies in the course of one’s work.

Preferred qualifications

  • Advanced degree in instructional technology, instructional design, computer science, education, or related field.

  • Teaching experience.

  • Technology skills, knowledge, or experience applicable to a specific subject area (such as, but not limited to, the digital humanities, physical sciences, or education)

  • Familiarity with at least one programming or markup language (such as, but not limited to, HTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, and/or PHP).

  • Evident knowledge of instructional design theories and practices.

  • Experience developing curriculum, training materials, or technical documentation.

We are actively building an organization that values the following skills and abilities. We want to talk with candidates who see themselves broadly reflected below:

  • Seeks to build a collaborative, accessible, and culturally diverse environment; understands the implications of technology as it relates to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Works effectively in both independent and team environments; is able to set priorities and manage multiple tasks.

  • Experience engaging with accessible technologies.

  • Understands library services in an academic setting, via past collaborations with libraries/librarians as a colleague or user.

  • Shows sensitivity to the diverse needs of users at all skill levels.

  • Enjoys learning new technology skills.

  • Possesses excellent and creative interpersonal, communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills, and an enthusiastic service orientation.

This position may require travel in order to participate in consortial and professional meetings and events.

About Library, Information, & Technology Services, Research & Instructional Support, and Digital Pedagogy

Library, Information, and Technology Services (LITS) is committed to providing integrated library, information, and technology services and resources that enable students, faculty, and staff to creatively and productively advance the College’s academic, administrative, and co-curricular goals.

Research and Instructional Support (RIS) is a co-located group of librarians and instructional technology liaisons within LITS. RIS provides research support, information literacy programming, language learning support, library collections, and instructional technology support which advance excellence in teaching and learning. Within RIS, the Digital Pedagogy team facilitates the critical use of technologies in teaching and learning in a primarily residential setting. The team develops and supports a suite of foundational technology offerings, including the learning management system, videoconferencing, and content creation platforms, while also collaborating with faculty to introduce, foster, support and expand innovative uses of technologies in classrooms across campus. The team plays a key role in the campus’s Arts and Technology Initiative; works closely with the campus Makerspace community; is building capacity in data services for faculty and students; and partners with other LITS units on the effective deployment of technology in classrooms and labs.

About Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke College is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Mount Holyoke is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

Mount Holyoke is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of institutional excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups, including faculty, staff, and administrators of color, diverse gender identities, first generation college students and individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college, and individuals with a demonstrated leadership commitment to including diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

 

Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of institutional excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups, including faculty, staff, and administration of color, diverse gender identities, first generation college students and individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college, and individuals with a demonstrated leadership commitment to including diverse backgrounds and perspectives.