Specialist, Instructional Technology (Accessibility)



Title: Specialist, Instructional Technology (Accessibility)

Anticipated Closing Date: June 27, 2021

Required Documents Needed to Upload at Time of Application:

· Cover Letter

· Resume

· Unofficial Transcripts

· Three professional references (See below)

Reference check requirements:

· Non-supervisory roles: three (3) current or former supervisors

· Supervisory roles: two (2) current or former supervisors and one (1) current or former direct report

· Personal references (friends, co-workers, clergy, customers, relatives) are not considered acceptable references

About Educational Technology Services (ETS):

ETS supports instructional technologies, audio/video equipment in classrooms and other spaces, multimedia creation, and distance learning technologies. Our services include administration of the learning management system (Brightspace) and providing support for a variety of instructional technology needs including blogging, video and audio recording, captioning and more.

About Pellissippi State Community College

Pellissippi State Community College is one of 40 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents system. TBR is the governing board of the College System of Tennessee, offering more than 400 programs of study at the state’s 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology and the online TN eCampus. The college serves an average of 10,000 students, making it the largest community college in Tennessee by enrollment. Pellissippi State Community College offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement programs, time off including annual and sick leave, and much more.

In 2018, Pellissippi State became a member of an Achieve the Dream (ATD) three-year cohort adopting a theme of Start Strong, Stay Strong, Finish Strong for our work. Achieve the Dream has partnered with the program Integrated Student Experience at Pellissippi State (Insteps) to improve the fall-to-fall retention rates for full-time and part-time students by 13% in the next five years. Our vision is to ensure every student who attends Pellissippi State will develop a sense of belonging and confidence in their ability to succeed academically, grow intellectually, and make timely progress towards achieving their educational and vocational goals. If this is something that aligns with your values, we encourage you to apply.

Culture and Diversity

Knoxville claims a wide range of forward thinking national and international talents. The scholarly influence on the Knoxville metropolitan area bred literary greats including James Agee, Cormac McCarthy, and Nikki Giovanni. Knoxville is home to one of the largest sculptures dedicated to an African American in the country. Located in Haley Heritage Square is a 13-foot high bronze statue of author and Pulitzer Prize winner Alex Haley who chose to spend the last several years of his life in Knoxville. Renowned artists Beauford Delaney and Joseph Delaney hailed from Knoxville. Musicians Roy Acuff, Chet Atkins, the Everly Brothers, and RB Morris called Knoxville home during their careers. Women’s suffragist Lizzie Crozier French was active in the ratification of the 19thamendment and was born and raised in Knoxville.

The lasting influence of these artists and activists leaves the Knoxville area as a welcoming area to live and work. More about the area and support groups can be found at Visit Knoxville https://www.visitknoxville.com , the Beck Cultural Exchange Center https://www.beckcenter.net , the Knoxville Urban League https://thekaul.org , Knoxville City https://knoxvilletn.gov , Knox County https://knoxcounty.org , My Knox Village http://myknoxvillage.com/business-directory/wpbdp_category/special-needsdisability-services/ , Knox Pride https://knoxpride.com/equality , Centro Hispano de East TN https://www.centrohispanotn.org , and Knoxville chamber https://www.knoxvillechamber.com

Position Summary: The overall purpose of this job is to design, develop, and deliver training and support for the integration of accessible instructional materials and technologies within teaching and learning, as well as assisting in the technology-based redesign of courses. This position also assists faculty in modeling, becoming proficient in, and applying instructional technology within their courses. This position also assists in administering the college’s learning management system, presents recommendations regarding course design, instructional technologies, accessibility and instructional delivery options.

Number of Positions: 1

Position #: 600660

FLSA Status: Exempt

Department: Educational Technology Services

Location of Position: Hardin Valley Campus, Knoxville, TN

Typical Duties & Responsibilities:

40% Support faculty in the use of instructional technology within teaching and learning including recommending technology options to enhance instructional methods. Provide technical consultation on the use of technologies such as videoconferencing applications, multimedia technologies (production, editing, and hosting), web design applications, and distance learning technologies. Conduct trainings and serve as an administrator for the learning management system (currently D2L Brightspace) as well as assist faculty in the use of equipment and software available in technology-based classrooms. Assist in researching and evaluating emerging instructional technologies or methods including remaining current in developments within the field through participation in continuing education opportunities. Develop and maintain communication and cooperation with instructional technology departments and other colleges and universities.

25% Develop on-going plans for faculty development in the areas of accessibility, universal design, and instructional technology. Research and present recommendations to the institution regarding accessible course design, technology, and instructional delivery options. Also participate in college-wide or TBR system-wide committees’/task forces as needed.

25% Assist faculty (1) by providing instructional design support in the development of accessible instructional materials and products for technology-based redesign of courses including stand-alone, instructor-led, blended, or online classroom use, (2) in selecting appropriate accessible technology based on best practices as well as state and federal accessibility laws and (3) in assessing effectiveness and efficiency of instruction based on course design best practices, instructional techniques, instructional technology use, and achievement of student learning outcomes.

10% Conduct needs assessments in order to prepare support documentation and training materials delivered to end users through blogs, websites, tutorials, videos, user guides, and presentations. Also provides after-hours instructional technology support when needed in order to respond to emergency issues such as a system wide outage.

Note: The College reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, or combine positions at any time.

Required Qualifications:

· Master’s degree from an accredited institution in educational technology, instructional technology, disability studies/services, education or related field required.

· Three years’ experience in providing instructional technology services/training including accessibility experience.

Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% credit of full-time work experience.

Skills/Abilities:

- Expressed thoughts clearly via written communication without grammatical and spelling errors.

- Demonstrates strong presentation skills

- Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical users.

- Ability to effectively communicate with faculty, staff, and students.

- Able to provide faculty and staff support (remote & face-to-face).

- Able to interact and provide information to diverse individuals and groups.

- Takes initiative to complete tasks/projects with minimal supervision.

- Demonstrates commitment to lifelong learning in order to remain current in developments taking places in the areas of instructional technology, instructional design, and accessibility.

- Must be able to work on multiple project simultaneously, either independently or as part of a team.

- Must be able to analyze and prioritize tasks/projects.

- Must be able to meet deadlines.

Key Result Areas:

Successful training of faculty on creating accessible electronic course materials. Increased adoption of appropriate use of technology in instructional settings. Increasing and improving faculty skills related to using the learning management system.

Pay Rate: $53,400 - $66,630.00/per year. Pay will be determined based on related work experience above required. To be considered in determining pay, all related work experience must be listed on the application. This is an exempt level position.

Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for a position at Pellissippi State, you must create an on-line application. Your skills, abilities, qualifications, and years of experience will be evaluated using only what is recorded on your application. Work experience that is not listed on the application will not be considered towards compensation. Please note: attaching a resume does not substitute for completion of the application form. Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% of full-time experience. Please note: to scan, upload, or attach documents, a computer and scanner are available at the Hardin Valley Campus Educational Resources Center, if needed.

Pellissippi State Community College is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA employer

If you have any problems or questions please contact Human Resources at Pellissippi State Community College’s Human Resource Office at 865-694-6607 or by email at recruiting@pstcc.edu .

A summary of our benefits can be found at http://www.pstcc.edu/hr/benefits

If you are interested in this position, click on the link to the left to apply.

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