Academic Staff - Instructional Technology Specialist (Public May Apply)

Code: 14012 Posted: 02/08/2018

POSITION SUMMARY

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Instructional Technology Specialist.

 

This position is under the broad policy guidance of the Innovations in Learning team and under the general supervision of the Instructional Technology Manager. The Instructional Technology Specialist will provide campus-wide support of the university’s Learning Management System (LMS), along with emerging media technologies support in concurrence with accessibility guidelines. This position is responsible for the creative needs of the Innovations in Learning team, including: maintaining social media presence, website maintenance, and any LMS rebranding. This position assists in the development and delivery of training materials (through web and face-to-face) related to instructional technology, media, and the LMS.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area
  • Working knowledge of learning management systems
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • 1 or more years’ experience working in a technology-related field or environment
  • 1 or more years’ experience developing and facilitating technology training for one or more years.
  • Ability to maintain high levels of creativity and quality
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Commitment to or experience with diverse populations

Preferred:

  • Experience with Blackboard web-conferencing software
  • Experience with supportive technologies (i.e. Kaltura MediaSpace, CaptureSpace Lite, and Articulate 360)
  • Experience with the learning management systems Desire2Learn (D2L) and Canvas
  • Experience with the Turnitin plagiarism software
  • Experience with the content management system CommonSpot
  • Experience creating documentation and training materials
  • Experience with graphic and web design
  • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

LMS Administration and Support:

  • Provide technical support for faculty, staff, and students
  • Investigate and test new features and upgrades
  • Integrate third party tools
  • Support the day-to-day management of LMS courses
  • Troubleshoot faculty, staff, and general course-related issues
  • Attend Academic Systems Administrator meetings
  • Monitor and resolve LMS support data
  • Create documentation and tutorials for the campus-wide KnowledgeBase

Instructional Media, Emerging Technologies, and Accessibility Support:

  • Support media related technologies, including but not limited to: Blackboard, Kaltura, and 3Play Media
  • Collaborate with colleagues to assess educational technologies and their implementation at the university
  • Mentor faculty and staff in the use of new instructional technology
  • Monitor new technologies to determine appropriate use
  • Participate in piloting technologies, collect feedback, evaluate and make recommendations on the piloted subject
  • Assist faculty and staff with defining effective technology use
  • Implement accessibility standards across campus and within the LMS in accordance with ADA
  • Ensure faculty are aware of training, support, and best practices regarding accessibility in the online learning environment

Graphic & Web Design:

  • Maintain and create pages for the Innovations in Learning website using the content management system CommonSpot
  • Design all content for professional development opportunities
  • Responsible for the Innovations in Learning social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Other Duties:

  • Participate in organizational and department activities and projects
  • Participate in professional development activities
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable working on both Mac and PC platforms

 

THE UNIVERSITY AND AREA

UW-Parkside is a regional comprehensive university that is committed to accessibility, academic excellence, student success, diversity, and community engagement. This beautiful campus is on 700 acres of woodland & prairie in the heart of the Milwaukee/Chicago corridor, between Racine and Kenosha and near Lake Michigan. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students, many of whom are first- generation and nontraditional students. UW-Parkside benefits from the diversity of the communities it services in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties. Kenosha and Racine are small cities that offer tranquility and convenience. The myriad attractions of Milwaukee and Chicago are easily accessible, as is the solitude of the country. UW-Parkside is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a multicultural, pluralistic campus environment.

The tri-county region that comprises the University’s primary service area is home to an impressive array of businesses. There are more than 10,000 small businesses in the region, as well as a large number of globally-recognized employers. The college, through its active, engaged Advisory Board, enjoys a close relationship with many of these businesses. For further information regarding the University and community, please see our website at www.uwp.edu.

 

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS

Applications received by 11:59 PM February 25, 2018, are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Candidate Apply Here (Candidates not currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System) – follow link then continue to STEP 2

Internal Candidate Apply Here (Candidates currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System) – follow link then under “Main Menu” choose:

  • “Self Service”
  • “Recruiting”
  • “Careers”

STEP 2: Under "Job Search" choose:

  • "More Options"
  • Job Opening ID: "14012"
  • "Search"
  • Select "Instructional Technology Specialist"
  • Click "Apply"
  • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login"
  • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position
  • Names and contact information of three references

You must select "SUBMIT", selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have questions about how to apply go to https://kb.wisc.edu/hrs/page.php?id=21544

Please Note:
In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Commensurate with experience and education. The UW System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf

Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/

 

LEGAL NOTICES

A criminal background check will be required at the time of hire. 

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available at https://www.uwp.edu/live/offices/universitypolice/crimestats.cfm. Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at (262) 595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.

Contact Name: Julie Lee

Contact Phone: 262-595-2261

Contact Email: leej001@uwp.edu

900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345