Educational Support Technologist, Department of Teaching Innovation and Learning Technologies

Updated: 2 days ago
Location: Kansas City, KANSAS
Job Type: FullTime

Department
Teaching Innovation and Learning Technologies


Job Posting Title
Educational Support Technologist, Department of Teaching Innovation and Learning Technologies


Job Description

Position Description:  Reporting to the Assistant Provost for Teaching Innovation and Learning Technologies (TILT), the Instructional Technology Specialist is responsible for the creation and production of multimedia learning objects, lecture capture, and supplemental materials to incorporate in courses under development.  The position directly supports faculty, staff and students in the use of technology-based teaching and learning tools.  Is a partner in the learning and design process to ensure that the best use of available teaching methods and technology is used to enhance student learning. 

The Instructional Technology Specialist must be team-oriented, as the position involves working closely with the instructional design team, academic departments, and faculty to ensure a high-quality learning experience for students, and the deployment of tools and platforms that enhance the learning experience. The Instructional Technology Specialist also manages video management system, professional development training platform, and other software as necessary to support faculty and staff. This is an on-campus position located in Hays, Kansas.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Three years demonstrated experience in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology or similar role. Related advanced degree may count toward experience.
  • Direct experience using one or more web-based learning management systems (LMS)
  • Experience working with learning design tools and platforms

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree with 3 years demonstrated experience in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Adult Education, or related disciplines
  • Experience in higher education, in teaching, faculty development, and/or instructional technologies
  • Knowledge of multimedia production software, such as Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, and Audacity
  • Knowledge of authoring tools, such as Adobe Captivate, DominKnow, Articulate
  • Experience with Zoom or other synchronous communication software.
  • Ability to manage, develop, and support student learning and faculty development projects
  • Proven record of positive, collaborative working relationships with diverse colleagues, students, and faculty with different levels of technical knowledge
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills

Appointment Date: Start date to be determined after acceptance of an offer and completion of criminal background check.

Application Deadline: Priority deadline is August 3, 2020.  Review of applications will begin after the priority deadline and continue until the position is filled.

Benefits: Competitive benefit package http://www.fhsu.edu/humanresourceoffice/Prospective-Employees/

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Utilize instructional design principles to design training workshops and develop course materials in support of teaching and professional development initiatives
  • Coordinate and assist in the creation and curation of instructional media- activities include:
    • Video, and lecture capture, production for instruction and faculty development
    • The maintenance of VidGrid- the FHSU video content management system
    • Assist faculty with design and implementation of effective multi-media presentations
  • Oversee Learning Technologies web presence, media distribution and organization
    • Web Page management and content creation
    • Create and publish tutorials in support of TILT’s educational technology initiatives
    • Create content for and update the Learning Technologies website and blog
  • Train and support faculty and instructors in the use of teaching and learning technologies with special attention to best practices for improving learning outcomes and active learning via face-to-face workshops and self-directed online courses.
     

Ancillary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support assistance for other learning technologies supported by TILT, including the process of piloting new technologies;
  • To become an active member of FHSU by serving on committees and being involved with the FHSU community
  • Engage in professional development activities, including attending and presenting at conferences, participating in webinars, and reading current research to stay abreast of developments in the field; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Provost TILT.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Andrew Feldstein

apfeldstein@fhsu.edu

785-628-4788

ABOUT HAYS, KS

Candidates will discover a locale where professional satisfaction and career achievement are paired with an optimal quality of life. Fort Hays State University is located in Hays, Kansas, a vibrant, growing community of over 20,000 that takes great pride in the University's presence. Hays is a celebration of historic and contemporary contrasts, evidenced in its frontier roots highlighted throughout the city and local museums and in its redeveloped downtown area where residents enjoy one-of-a-kind restaurants, unique shopping, and a vibrant arts scene. This community’s commitment to the future inspires Hays businesses to reinvest locally.

A welcoming and family-centered community, Hays offers premier healthcare services, a growing high-tech and retail business community, and excellent Pre-K and K–12 schools in both the private and public sectors. The City of Hays has long been known as a safe community, and the FHSU campus is recognized by the National Council for Home Safety and Security in 2018 as one of the Top 100 Safest College Campuses in America. For entertainment, recreation, education, employment, or simply for a comfortable place to live, residents of all ages will find in Hays the elements that contribute to a safe, enjoyable, and fulfilling lifestyle.

Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or www.kpers.org for further information on how this might affect you.



Department
Teaching Innovation and Learning Technologies


Job Posting Title
Educational Support Technologist, Department of Teaching Innovation and Learning Technologies


Job Description

Position Description:  Reporting to the Assistant Provost for Teaching Innovation and Learning Technologies (TILT), the Instructional Technology Specialist is responsible for the creation and production of multimedia learning objects, lecture capture, and supplemental materials to incorporate in courses under development.  The position directly supports faculty, staff and students in the use of technology-based teaching and learning tools.  Is a partner in the learning and design process to ensure that the best use of available teaching methods and technology is used to enhance student learning. 

The Instructional Technology Specialist must be team-oriented, as the position involves working closely with the instructional design team, academic departments, and faculty to ensure a high-quality learning experience for students, and the deployment of tools and platforms that enhance the learning experience. The Instructional Technology Specialist also manages video management system, professional development training platform, and other software as necessary to support faculty and staff. This is an on-campus position located in Hays, Kansas.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Three years demonstrated experience in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology or similar role. Related advanced degree may count toward experience.
  • Direct experience using one or more web-based learning management systems (LMS)
  • Experience working with learning design tools and platforms

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree with 3 years demonstrated experience in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Adult Education, or related disciplines
  • Experience in higher education, in teaching, faculty development, and/or instructional technologies
  • Knowledge of multimedia production software, such as Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, and Audacity
  • Knowledge of authoring tools, such as Adobe Captivate, DominKnow, Articulate
  • Experience with Zoom or other synchronous communication software.
  • Ability to manage, develop, and support student learning and faculty development projects
  • Proven record of positive, collaborative working relationships with diverse colleagues, students, and faculty with different levels of technical knowledge
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills

Appointment Date: Start date to be determined after acceptance of an offer and completion of criminal background check.

Application Deadline: Priority deadline is August 3, 2020.  Review of applications will begin after the priority deadline and continue until the position is filled.

Benefits: Competitive benefit package http://www.fhsu.edu/humanresourceoffice/Prospective-Employees/

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Utilize instructional design principles to design training workshops and develop course materials in support of teaching and professional development initiatives
  • Coordinate and assist in the creation and curation of instructional media- activities include:
    • Video, and lecture capture, production for instruction and faculty development
    • The maintenance of VidGrid- the FHSU video content management system
    • Assist faculty with design and implementation of effective multi-media presentations
  • Oversee Learning Technologies web presence, media distribution and organization
    • Web Page management and content creation
    • Create and publish tutorials in support of TILT’s educational technology initiatives
    • Create content for and update the Learning Technologies website and blog
  • Train and support faculty and instructors in the use of teaching and learning technologies with special attention to best practices for improving learning outcomes and active learning via face-to-face workshops and self-directed online courses.
     

Ancillary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support assistance for other learning technologies supported by TILT, including the process of piloting new technologies;
  • To become an active member of FHSU by serving on committees and being involved with the FHSU community
  • Engage in professional development activities, including attending and presenting at conferences, participating in webinars, and reading current research to stay abreast of developments in the field; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Provost TILT.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Andrew Feldstein

apfeldstein@fhsu.edu

785-628-4788

ABOUT HAYS, KS

Candidates will discover a locale where professional satisfaction and career achievement are paired with an optimal quality of life. Fort Hays State University is located in Hays, Kansas, a vibrant, growing community of over 20,000 that takes great pride in the University's presence. Hays is a celebration of historic and contemporary contrasts, evidenced in its frontier roots highlighted throughout the city and local museums and in its redeveloped downtown area where residents enjoy one-of-a-kind restaurants, unique shopping, and a vibrant arts scene. This community’s commitment to the future inspires Hays businesses to reinvest locally.

A welcoming and family-centered community, Hays offers premier healthcare services, a growing high-tech and retail business community, and excellent Pre-K and K–12 schools in both the private and public sectors. The City of Hays has long been known as a safe community, and the FHSU campus is recognized by the National Council for Home Safety and Security in 2018 as one of the Top 100 Safest College Campuses in America. For entertainment, recreation, education, employment, or simply for a comfortable place to live, residents of all ages will find in Hays the elements that contribute to a safe, enjoyable, and fulfilling lifestyle.

Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or www.kpers.org for further information on how this might affect you.


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