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Learning Technologist

Employer
Landmark College
Location
Putney, Vermont
Salary
competitive
Posted Date
Jul 13, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Instructional Technology & Design (Campus)
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Landmark College is a unique, fully accredited college for neurodivergent students with learning differences (LD; including dyslexia, ADHD, autism, and executive function challenges). Landmark provides an intentionally designed, resource-rich academic and student life model yet is a traditional college in most ways. Our primary location in beautiful southeastern Vermont provides the setting for an engaged and inclusive college community with the safety of a small, rural campus. The College is minutes away from ski resorts and other outdoor activities, and within driving distance of cities such as Boston, New York, and Montreal. A position with Landmark College is more than just a job; it is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of often overlooked college students and to help us change how the public thinks about education.

 

Landmark College (LC) is seeking a full time, on-campus Learning Technologist. Reporting to the Vice President of Research and Innovation, the Learning Technologist identifies, reviews, and evaluates educational hardware, software, and apps to enhance instruction and outcomes for neurodivergent learners, including those with learning disabilities (like dyslexia), ADHD, and autism. Additionally, this position is responsible for supporting the development, evaluation, and refinement of LC Online courses. The applicant will also develop media-based instructional content in collaboration with academic faculty and departments for use with LC Online courses.

 

We seek applicants who can work with a high-level of independence; have strong project management, communication and collaboration skills; a strong inquiry mindset; and a passion for creating and supporting innovative technological solutions for students and faculty.

Essential Duties

  • Identifies, evaluates, recommends, and incorporates new accessibility features, instructional design, and technologies for improving learning, assessment, and evaluation within online courses. Follows applicable laws and policies to maintain accessibility standards of instructional content. Collaborates with faculty and staff to design and develop accessible online instructional materials including but not limited to electronic guides, training materials, and interactive multimedia. Develops and maintains training and support documentation. Creates, modifies, and converts print, digital, video, or multi-media material into a variety of alternate media formats, ensuring those materials meet appropriate Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Assists with migration of in-person courses to online formats. Manages and completes simultaneous projects within a specified timeframe. Communicates technological information clearly and concisely in oral and written formats. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

Master’s degree preferred in Computer Technology, Information Science, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Media Studies/Production, or a related field, and at least two years of relevant experience working in higher education.

Required Competencies

  • Understanding of educational research in the areas of educational technology and instructional design. Knowledge of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), American with Disabilities Act (ADA), and how to achieve compliance. Knowledge of and familiarity with assistive technologies, particularly in the areas of reading, writing, and executive function. Knowledge of copyright laws pertaining to media. Ability to evaluate the accessibility, use, and efficacy of educational technologies. Ability to communicate effectively about technology with students, faculty, and college staff members. Ability to collaborate effectively with others. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to identify creative approaches to solving problems. Ability to organize and produce high-quality instructional video using such tools as Canvas Studio, Camtasia, and green screen technologies. Ability to use software packages including Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe. Skills in the areas of web design and development, information architecture, and programming.

Knowledge of neurodiversity, learning disabilities, ADHD, and autism a plus.

Benefits

Landmark College offers competitive wages and an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision plans; a generous vacation and time off package (four weeks' vacation; 15 health-related days; typically, 16 paid holidays; and two extraordinary days); a TIAA retirement plan that includes 6% College contribution; tuition reimbursement; and more. This position offers the opportunity to join the College during an exciting growth phase: a breadth of short-term, online (through LC Online), and 2- and 4-year academic programs are offered; student retention has increased; international enrollment efforts are underway; the

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