Manager of Academic Technology

Posting Details

Job # 036870 Department Code 00000 Department School of Management Job Title Manager of Academic Technology Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with experience Staff Level S5 FLSA Status Exempt Hours

Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

The Manager of Academic Technology Services leads the Whitman Service Desk in providing hands-on support and technology services to faculty, students and staff. The Manager of Academic Technology Services oversees a service desk with a volume of approximately 7000 tickets per year, serving a combination of walk-up, telephone and email requests. This position is also the primary point of contact for faculty support for teaching and research, assisting faculty in classrooms and labs, investigating and promoting new and innovative technologies and providing training and documentation in a variety of ways (in person, print, multimedia & online).


BA/BS required, MA/MS preferred. In lieu of degree, 5+ years of relevant experience.

Job Specific Qualifications

Proven experience in managing a technology help desk or service desk.

- Demonstrated ability to independently and continuously learn new technologies, and to creatively approach problems and emerging needs.

- Demonstrated experience in supporting faculty and students with Blackboard or another Learning Management System.

- Proven ability to succeed in a collaborative and team-based environment, and to work as an enthusiastic and flexible team member.

- Excellent time management skills with the ability to appropriately prioritize multiple tasks.

- Excellent written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills used to communicate effectively with people at varying levels of computer literacy.

- Knowledge of current and emerging educational technologies and implementation strategies.

- Demonstrated experience using visual presentation software and hardware, and in digital media creation.

- Experience with content creation and or/graphic design, including contributing content directly to a website.


Lead the Whitman Service Desk, with a volume of 7000 tickets per year, in providing high quality hardware and software support to faculty, staff and students via phone, email or in person.

Perform client-side application administration and provide support and training to faculty, staff and students of various off-the-shelf supported applications including the campus Learning Management System (Blackboard), web conferencing services (Adobe Connect, Skype, Google Hangouts), WordPress, and lecture capture tools and other cloud-based services used in the classroom.

Support instructional and audio/visual technologies in classrooms and other learning spaces. Assist faculty with the integration of classroom technology into teaching practices.

Develop and maintain web-based resources and documentation to enable faculty, students and staff to use technology resources more effectively. Develop and conduct workshops and individual trainings.

Research and implement instructional technologies to address needs and areas of opportunity in teaching and learning. Promote the adoption and assess the efficacy of both new and existing

Physical Requirements




Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Quick Link Job Posting Date 03/12/2021 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants

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