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Job Title:   Senior Instructional Technologist
 
FP0911
Days
None
Information Technology
Full-Time

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Note:  This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required or assigned to an employee in this position.
 
Manages the faculty use of instructional technology by analyzing needs; researching, evaluating and developing or recommending appropriate technology to meet those needs; and providing training, support and documentation.  Collaborates with faculty, students, and support staff in the assigned subject area to provide leadership and information about the appropriate instructional tools. Investigates, recommends, and supports appropriate instructional technology tools including Spelman's course management system.  
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilitiesinclude but not limited to the following:
 
Administer enterprise level applications used by faculty, staff, and students such as the course management system and other tools used in support of teaching and learning;

Support Faculty, students and staff with the use of Course Management System (Moodle);

Ensure all linkages with BANNER are current and operational particularly at the beginning of each semester;

Analyze, research, and evaluate new offerings related to Course Management System (Moodle) and other integrated tools and applications to ensure the College is positioned to maximize its investment in Moodle, Spelman's course management system;

Work with faculty to incorporate new technologies and/or strategies in the learning areas by incorporating technology into the delivery of course materials;

Provide workshops and one-on-one support to train faculty to use Course Management System (Moodle) in their classes;

Advise and assist faculty in the design and development of teaching materials using educational technologies;

Initiate and lead in the development and delivery of professional development activities relating to instructional technologies;

Work with the Educational Technology Committee to develop the overall plan for academic technology;

Assist faculty in evaluating new instructional software and hardware;

Initiate and lead in developing evaluation tools and processes for assessing technology-based instruction;

Facilitate faculty communications through various methodologies including listserves, e-mail, collaborative chat rooms, or forums and other tools;

Manage the incorporation of multimedia instructional course content requirements including images, CD-ROM, video, audio, and electronic library materials;

Lead setup and implementation of technology requirements for special instructional events such as conferences, workshops, and seminars;

Provide leadership and  conducing research on: computer hardware and software for instructional support; trends in the use of technology in education and instructional technology;

Provide professional leadership to other Instructional Technologists.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Our ideal candidate profile will include:
  
Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Technology, Computer Science, or related field (Masters preferred), plus a minimum of five years experience in computing support or equivalent combination of education and experience are required. The duties require experience and/or coursework in instructional technology and experience in providing computing support at a college or university.

This position requires experience at the application administrator level of a course management system; intermediate level knowledge of other instructional technologies; experience in training users individually and within a group setting; and the ability to understand and present complex technical issues. Knowledge of PC hardware, Mac hardware, operating systems, Microsoft Office applications and web publishing software is also required. Excellent problem-solving and interpersonal skills and the ability to provide technical assistance and solve computing problems are essential for this position.

Must have the ability to work effectively independently and as a member of a team. Excellent writing, editing, and public-speaking skills and some experience in project planning and project management are important. The incumbent must be able to work autonomously. Excellent customer service skills, the ability to adapt to changing technologies, changing priorities and the ability to handle multiple tasks at once are essential. This position is responsible for mentoring a junior instructional technologist.

Excellent oral communication skills are required when presenting information and responding to questions from students, parents, employees, and the general public in one-on-one or group situations. Incumbent must be able to write business correspondence and procedure manuals plus compose memos, letters, and e-mails. Must be able to read, analyze, and interpret documents such as professional journals, software and hardware documentation, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedural manuals. Good proofreading skills are essential.

Must have knowledge of principles and practices of instructional design and e-learning; familiarity with multimedia and web design technology; must have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills; customer service oriented and be able to work in a team environment, and the ability to perform advanced skills using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). In addition to producing correspondence, memos, and e-mails, duties may involve assignments that require creating brochures, spreadsheets with formulas and pivot tables, tables, PowerPoint presentations, newsletters, computer generated graphics, and the use of Lotus Notes. Web authoring, training and multimedia development software (i.e, Adobe Dreamweaver CS3, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Fireworks, Camtasia, Captivate, etc.) is also preferred. 

Spelman College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

 
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