Established in 1865, the George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in the nation’s capital and one of the most prestigious law schools in the country. The Law School is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. GW Law is located on the GW campus in the downtown DC neighborhood familiarly known as Foggy Bottom.
This position typically works closely with clients to assess and implement technology in teaching. The core responsibilities of this role are to provide learning technology support and assist faculty in developing technology skills, to assist faculty in integrating learning technologies into their pedagogy and creating course learning objects, and to provide technical, creative, and visual design support in integrating emerging technologies for face-to-face, blended, and online modalities. This position will interface with clients, responding to their needs and collaborating with other information technology staff in order to identify, develop and implement appropriate technology solutions for teaching and learning. This role may research projects, scholarly activities and publications, may design and build online learning modules, may produce and edit videos, and may also assist in creating and using other media.
Responsibilities of the Instructional Technologist position
-Develops detailed knowledge of the law school’s technology infrastructure, learning management systems, instructional technology, and classroom facilities in relation to the delivery of academic and event programming, including an increasing demand to support online course development.
-Promotes the use of innovative pedagogies and the use of both current and leading-edge technologies designed to enhance teaching and learning; support faculty in the design and development of course content and related mediated learning activities; advise faculty on the adoption and integration of learning technologies into their pedagogy.
-Supports faculty and staff with the use of online technology; support Law School Faculty with the instructional design process of online course creation.
-Contributes to department support of faculty and staff use of classroom technology; coordinate setup, operation, and troubleshooting of video recordings, web conference sessions, and event presentations.
-Coordinates the development and delivery of workshops and online tutorials with an emphasis on instructional technologies.
-Drafts documentation to explain or support the use of new or existing and newly developed instructional services; maintains and/or revises the department operations manual.
-Creates training tutorial videos to assist law school faculty, staff, and students with the use of law school technologies
- Coordinates content creation for video production; communicates with faculty and other interested parties to schedule and arrange recording sessions; operates equipment during recording sessions; provides basic video editing.
The position is based at GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus in Washington, DC. The incumbent may perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
-Knowledge of instructional design theory and online course development.
-Experience with learning management systems.
-Knowledge of best practices in online learning and distance education.
-Experience setting up and participating in web conferencing technologies such as Zoom.
-Familiarity with computer-oriented applications.
-Knowledge of creating basic video graphics.
-Experience in video production, video streaming, editing, and file management using hosted solutions.
-Writing skills and oral communication skills that demonstrate the ability to convey information clearly and accurately with customers, colleagues, and supervisors.
-Demonstrated superior interpersonal, communication, customer service, time management, and organizational skills.
-Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.