Instructional Technologist

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Job Code/Title 80041 - H - Instructional Design Specialist 1 Position Number HU1121 Working Title Instructional Technologist Department School of Nursing Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range $28/hour - $34/hour Campus MCV Campus Position Type Hourly Hours/Week Up to 29 Normal work days Monday - Friday Normal work hours varies Job Category Information Technology Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No Is any portion of this position grant-funded? No Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Description of the Job

VCU School of Nursing is seeking an Instructional Technologist to provide remote support and manage relevant instructional technology resources in the design, development, and delivery of online and hybrid courses. This position will be an integral resource in the migration from the Blackboard LMS (learning management system) to the Canvas LMS . Additionally, this position will assist with the management of additional technologies related to online delivery, including, but not limited to, online exam software and streaming video technology. This position will report to the Director of Academic Technology.

General Duties:

Online Course Design and Development
• Develop online course sites within the Canvas LMS in collaboration with instructional designers and according to approved course design standards.
• Manage the copying and readiness of all online course shells for each academic term.
• Ensure that online courses are ready to launch on the first day of each new academic term, meeting course structure guidelines, and reporting any discrepancies.
• Knowledge of and ability to apply Section 508, UDL, and accessibility standards for online learning environments, as well as familiarity with assistive technologies used with online course production and delivery.
• Provides technical, creative, and visual design support for web, video, and print projects.

Faculty and Staff Technology Support
• Provide faculty and student helpdesk support by responding in a timely manner for assistance in using various instructional technologies.
• Provide ongoing support to instructional designers and instructors in the building/deployment of online courses.
• Troubleshoot online and hybrid course functionality such as: discussion boards, surveys, quizzes, assignments, exams, course multimedia.
• Provide one-on-one technology and instructional support and training to faculty teaching hybrid and online courses.
• Assists with support, documentation, and training for learning technology systems.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Required Skills and Knowledge (Hard Skills):

• Experience in course and learning management systems (e.g., Blackboard, Canvas), image manipulation (e.g., Photoshop), and multimedia authoring. Skill in using and providing end-user support for technology tools.
• Well-developed understanding of personal computers (e.g., Mac and Windows), web development, and multimedia software.
• Extensive experience in online conferencing software (e.g., Zoom).
• Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office and GSuite for Education.
• Familiarity with LTI .

Required Skills and Knowledge (Soft Skills):

• Proven ability to adapt and learn new procedures and software programs.
• Capable of leading and participating in collaborative instructional development processes and activities.
• Excellent problem-solving skills, the ability to manage and meet deadlines, a commitment to customer service, and demonstrated ability to training one-on-one or in a group setting.
• Must possess strong and comprehensive oral, written and interpersonal skills and the ability to deal effectively with multiple constituencies in a dynamic work environment (significant planning and design work with the faculty will be by email, phone, and online conference).
• Must be self-motivated, organized, and detail-oriented; exercise independent judgment to carry out duties and responsibilities; and assume responsibility for decisions, consequences, and results having impact on people, costs, and/or quality of service.
• Ability to work remotely.
• Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU .


• Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Qualifications

• At least two years of progressively responsible experience in course design and development, faculty training, or other related experience.
• Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Technologies, Instructional Design or Multimedia Design.
• Coursework and/or demonstrated experience in digital video production.
• Experience creating course or workshop content, preferably at a university level.

Job Open Date 10/08/2020 Remove from posting on or before Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Additional Information Quick Link Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have experience working with a Learning Management System (LMS)? If yes, please list.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Describe your knowledge of web development.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please describe your experience working with video conferencing software (e.g. Google Hangout, Zoom, or other technologies).

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please describe your experience with end-user support. Include a situation where you had to deal with a difficult user, and the outcome of that situation.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please list programs in Microsoft Office with which you are familiar and rate your level of proficiency as limited, frequent user, OR extensive/advanced skills.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Do you have a bachelor's degree? If yes, state field.

    (Open Ended Question)

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  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
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