Instructional Technology Consultant / eLearning Specialist

Position Title Instructional Technology Consultant / eLearning Specialist Position Number 069431 Department Learning Technology Services - 205300 Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Earned Master’s degree in Instructional Technology, Educational Media, Instructional Design, Education, or similar field.
  • Must have a demonstrated knowledge of instructional design and instructional technologies required to develop online/blended materials.
  • Knowledge of and experience in using learning management systems for instruction.
  • Requires outstanding communication and consultative skills and must be able to apply these skills with faculty and staff at all educational levels.
  • Must have a demonstrated broad knowledge of instructional technology tools and their use in teaching and learning.
  • Must be detail-oriented, have excellent time management and organizational skills, and be able to effectively lead and execute projects and initiatives.
  • Must be able to work both independently and be a team player.
License/Certification Required

N/A

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the primary contact for instructional design and for support and training in the use of Appalachian’s learning management system ( LMS ) and other instructional technologies for digital learning.

Duties and responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Collaborate with faculty on educational technology, course design, and solving teaching challenges with technology.
  • Provide expertise, consult, train and support faculty and staff in the application of instructional technologies, such as the University’s LMS (Moodle), collaboration software, multimedia tools, presentation tools and other instructional tools.
  • Support the development and creation of accessible online learning experiences.
  • Support and develop professional development for those interested in online teaching, hybrid teaching and effectively using instructional technologies in their courses.
  • Support and consult with faculty, both pedagogically and practically, in the development and successful delivery of quality online and blended courses.
  • Serve as a liaison for departments and colleges.
  • Collaborate with Center for Academic Excellence ( CAE ) colleagues and assist with the management of projects.
  • Stay current with existing and emerging instructional technologies trends.
  • Create and update documentation and Knowledge Base articles.
  • Develop and disseminate accessible materials, documentation, modules, trainings, workshops and resources related to campus technologies and the effective use of instructional technologies.
  • Serve as a conduit for the University community to present new teaching and learning technology ideas for future exploration.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Suggested Salary Range Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of professional position within a university, including ordinary office lifting required – e.g., setting up and moving computers, monitors, etc., rearranging light tables and chairs for workshops or seminars, ability to use a computer for extended periods of time during the work day.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach required documents:
Cover Letter and Resume.

List a minimum of 3 professional references in the application or attach a List of References with Contact Information.

AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally. Inclusive Excellence is the intrinsic value that a diverse population adds to the learning, teaching, and decision-making processes of an institution.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

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