Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal
arts institution located in the MetroWest suburbs of Boston, which
integrates an academically challenging liberal arts education with
workforce preparation programs. Founded in 1839, FSU enrolls about
4,000 undergraduates and 1,200 graduate and professional students.
FSU offers 35 bachelor's degrees with 55 specialized
concentrations, 63 minors, and 26 master's degree programs, in a
highly personalized teaching environment. Our community takes pride
in empowering student success by providing a superior education,
leading research and innovation opportunities, and a strong
At FSU, we are deeply committed to inclusive excellence,
encouraging a supportive, diverse and collaborative learning
environment, and providing culturally relevant education. We are
honored that our commitment earned FSU six Higher Education
Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Awards from INSIGHT Into Diversity
and that we are the only public institution in Massachusetts
recognized in 2018, 2019, and 2020. FSU is designated as an
emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution by the Hispanic Association
of Colleges and Universities and also belongs to the Howard Hughes
Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence community, providing
national leadership in science education and exploring strategies
that will lead to more inclusive science education. We encourage
applications from those who share our commitment to promoting a
diverse, welcoming, and inclusive community.
Our founding motto, LIVE TO THE TRUTH, was said at the end of
each class by beloved first principal, Cyrus Peirce, who sought to
discover and teach "truth in theory and principle...truth in spirit
and motive...truth in manner and form...truth intellectual and
truth moral." Principal Bagnall found this motto "speaks of
sincerity of spirit...of intensity of effort, of resolution to
succeed, of joy in achievement." LIVE TO THE TRUTH continues to
guide our institution in practice and endeavor. If you share in
this quest for truth and a commitment to living it fully, make the
next chapter of your career the best chapter at Framingham State
Learn more about our career opportunities at www.framingham.edu/careers.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
The Instructional Technologist provides technical support for
Framingham State's portfolio of online services, classroom
technology and software applications used for learning and
instruction and supported by the University's Information
Technology Services (ITS) division. This position plays a key role
in designing, implementing, and maintaining technology for faculty
teaching methods, academic program goals and objectives, and the
desire to continuously enhance inclusive learning at Framingham
State. The role requires a blend of technical know-how and
interpersonal skills that are essential to working directly with
faculty, staff, and students and in collaboration with other
members of Information Technology Services.
- Accountable for ensuring that equal opportunity, affirmative
action, and diversity are integrally tied to all actions and
decisions in areas of responsibility.]
Designated Student Workers
Director Education Technology and eLearning
EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Performs administrative tasks in support of the day-to-day
operations of the Education Technology Office, including (but not
limited to) phone, written, virtual, and in-person support, to
faculty, staff and students requiring assistance with online
services, classroom supported software and eLearning applications,
and supports the Marion Scherner Leonhard Lab technology.
- Provides system administration for the university Learning
Management System and associated tools including (but not limited
to); managing access privileges, methods of user authentication,
application and data integration, and configuration of associated
- Performs LMS system maintenance including (but not limited to);
course archiving, user account review and other associated tasks on
a continual basis in order to ensure optimal performance,
reliability, availability, and compliance with third party
contractual obligations and applicable requirements for information
- Assists with the design of new or modified education technology
solutions and implements configuration changes and/or approved
customizations through the University's formal change management
process and (where needed) in coordination with third party service
- Assists faculty in identifying opportunities for using
technology in the design of course materials and presentations, and
evaluating their use.
- Works collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students to
support learning through the design and use of technology,
especially with ITS staff.
- Provides content, pedagogical, technical and general support of
innovative technology solutions in collaboration with others in ITS
and the Education Technology Office on an ad-hoc, project by
project basis and under the supervision of the department
- Designs, develops and promotes the availability of high-quality
workshop materials and other documentation for university-supported
applications, and provide ongoing administration for related
training platforms. And, participates in faculty and student
orientations, and provide one-on-one or classroom training as
- Designs, develops and integrates digital course materials,
multimedia presentations and other interactive technologies in the
support of classroom and online instruction in collaboration with
others. Ensures that materials are consistent with instructional
objectives, accessibility requirements, and integrate
- Provides timely and accurate updates, documentation and reports
to the Director as requested including (but not limited to) the
configuration and usage of the University's Learning Management
System (LMS) and any other technology used for learning and
Locates, extracts, assembles and transforms data from the LMS
and companion systems into actionable knowledge including (but not
limited to); detailed reports for analysis, executive level summary
reports, data visualizations such as graphs and charts, and
All of the work associated with the duties and responsibilities
for this position is ordinarily performed at Framingham State's
main campus, and may be done periodically from a remote location
consistent with the conditional provisions specified within
University's Telework Guidelines and in accordance with an approved
- Bachelor's Degree and at least 3 years' experience in the
directly comparable position, or any combination of teaching or
related undergraduate experience, preferably at a four-year public
- Experience with educational technologies or other similar
- Experience delivering instruction to groups &
- Excellent computer skills including intermediate to advanced
knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
- Ability to learn & teach new software applications.
- Demonstrated ability to support wide varieties of
- Ability to work a flexible work schedule as required.
- Ability to use data analytic tools.
- Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communications
- Ability to communicate effectively with multiple
- Demonstrated the ability to work both independently and in a
collaborative team environment.
- Must have strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
with the ability to exercise mature judgment; must be well
organized, dedicated, accurate, thorough and punctual, with
meticulous attention to detail and follow-through and a focus on
- Degree or certification in educational/instructional
technology, instructional design, multimedia, information
technology or related field.
- Familiarity with Information Technology Services Management
(ITSM) software and generally accepted best practices (e.g.
- Prior higher education teaching experience highly
- High-level computer skills and proficiency with a wide range of
technology resources and their application to teaching and
learning, including, but not limited to, classroom presentation
media, courseware authoring systems, Web development tools,
streaming audio and video, podcasting, digital graphics and
photography, and conferencing applications.
- Excellent computer skills including knowledge of Adobe Creative
Cloud, HTML 5, digital video editing software and other multimedia
- Familiarity with Canvas, Blackboard Learn, and other LMS
- Familiarity with Canvas API, and Data visualization
This is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible position in the
Association of Professional Administrators (APA) bargaining unit
with a title of Staff Assistant. The salary range is $50,000 -
Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual
offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final
employment for all positions.
Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative
Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans,
persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity
and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.
Candidates must apply online by submitting:
- Cover Letter,
- Equity and Inclusion Statement,
- Names and contact information for three (3) professional
*The Equity and Inclusion Statement is an opportunity for
candidates to discuss professional skills, experience and/or
willingness to engage in activities that would enhance the
university's efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive
community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as
part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidate
The application deadline for this position has been extended to
October 10, 2021.
Framingham State University only accepts application materials
through our online application system. We are unable to accept
application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery.
If you experience technical issues with the online application
process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.
Framingham State University understands that persons with
specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application
process and/or with the interview process. For confidential
assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at
508-626-4530 or email@example.com.