Multimedia & Technology Specialist, Office for Teaching
Wayne State University is searching for an experienced
Multimedia & Technology Specialist, Office for Teaching
at its Detroit campus location.
Wayne State is a premier, public, urban research university located
in the heart of Detroit, Michigan where students from all
backgrounds are offered a rich, high-quality education. Our
deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity,
diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational
opportunities which prepare students for success in a global
The Teaching and Learning Multimedia & Technology Specialist
consults with faculty on the design and delivery of instructional
media for face-to-face, online, hybrid, blended, and hyflex courses
and the integration of evidence-based best practices in all aspects
of their courses and instruction. The Teaching and Learning
Multimedia & Technology Specialist consults with faculty
members to achieve their teaching and learning goals using
technology, and plans and delivers training to faculty members on
media, graphic, and interactive content creation and their
integration in the Learning Management System (currently
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Conceptualizes, researches, develops, promotes and delivers
practical and responsive training and development services for
faculty and instructional staff in the effective use of learning
technologies tools, solutions, and techniques for advancing the
quality of courses to support student success in all teaching and
learning modalities, including, but not limited to, face-to-face,
online, hybrid, blended and hyflex.
Provides consultations and development support to faculty to
recommend applicable media, multimedia equipment use, design, and
production techniques for high-quality instruction, materials, and
presentations utilizing available learning technologies and
evidence-based strategies for course design and continuous
Maintains, troubleshoots and provide support for the use of media
production and distribution equipment and software including video
cameras, audio recording equipment, video and audio editing
Create and maintain training materials and documentation related to
the use of available educational technologies to motivate faculty
and instructional staff in the use, integration and appropriate
application of said technologies.
Produce original, creative, professional quality visual media
employing a range of production techniques and tools, from very
simple to moderately complex; employing industry standard image and
audio editing, lighting, and post-production procedures and
techniques to achieve a high-quality result.
Manage our YouTube channel, making sure videos are titled,
keyworded, transcribed, and organized to maximize views and meet
Recommend effective and creative use of technologies to enhance
instruction and create new learning experiences by remaining
current on and evaluating emerging technologies that have potential
value for teaching and learning in all modalities.
Assist in the design and develop web pages using Content Management
System or other relevant tools and creates print and digital
Assist with special projects as assigned.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
THIS DESCRIPTION IS INTENDED TO INDICATE THE KINDS OF TASKS AND
LEVELS OF WORK DIFFICULTY THAT WILL BE REQUIRED OF POSITIONS THAT
WILL BE GIVEN THIS TITLE AND SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED AS DECLARING
WHAT THE SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF ANY PARTICULAR
POSITION SHALL BE. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO LIMIT OR IN ANY WAY MODIFY
THE RIGHT OF ANY SUPERVISOR TO ASSIGN, DIRECT AND CONTROL THE WORK
OF EMPLOYEES UNDER THEIR SUPERVISION. THE USE OF A PARTICULAR
EXPRESSION OR ILLUSTRATION DESCRIBING DUTIES SHALL NOT BE HELD TO
EXCLUDE OTHER DUTIES NOT MENTIONED THAT ARE OF SIMILAR KIND OR
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY.
Education: Master's degree
Master's degree in information technology, education, instructional
design, digital media design, communications or related field.
Experience Specialist (minimum 5 years of job-related
3-5 years of experience with educational technology in higher
education; AND a minimum of 2 years of experience in graphic design
and digital media development or a minimum of 2 years of
professional experience in video and audio production/recording and
Experience consulting with higher education faculty from a
variety of disciplines, including needs assessment and
identification of appropriate instructional methods, resources, and
technologies for use in face-to-face, online, hybrid, blended and
Experience with the operation and troubleshooting of
audio-visual control equipment and video editing systems.
Experience with interactive program design utilizing Adobe
Creative Suite, including InDesign, Photoshop, Premier Pro, After
Experience with content development tools such as Articulate
Storyline or Camtasia
Experience designing courses in Learning Management Systems
Education certifications such as ISTE or Google
Experience in an educational technology setting blending
in-person and virtual learning
Experience with quality metrics (Quality Matters, OLC,
Experience teaching in a college/university setting.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of current course design, assessment, and teaching
strategies in a higher education environment.
Knowledge of current trends, developments and significant
innovations in student learning and faculty
teaching leveraging technology.
Experience applying instructional design methodology and
principles to the design, delivery, and evaluation of courses in
Experience utilizing backward course design and universal design
Ability to employ best practices for technology use and course
Advanced skills in instructional design, development, and
Knowledge of online course design principles and
Knowledge of ADA and W3C compliance concepts.
Experience with video editing software and/or motion graphics.
Including optimum delivery modes/file types.
Experience developing and editing instructional media, including
video and/or audio related.
Strong technical knowledge of professional media production
equipment and a wide range of media software.
Thorough understanding of media production methods and
Ability to operate and troubleshoot most AV equipment and
Ability to develop products that comply with ADA accessibility
standards and techniques, as they pertain to online materials
within higher education.
Extensive experience with Learning Management Systems
Experience with emerging technologies (e.g. social media, mobile
devices, Web 2.0 applications, learning analytics).
Knowledge of SCORM-compliant shells.
Experience working in a multi-platform Macintosh and Windows
Advanced proficiency in the use of MS Office Suite including
Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
Proficient skills in Microsoft Teams and SharePoint.
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective
professional relationships required.
Ability to initiate and foster teamwork by maintaining a
positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere with a diverse
population and those from various cultural backgrounds.
Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information,
exercise tact, sound judgment, diplomacy and discretion.
Ability to interact with humility, empathy and patience
Demonstrated excellent organizational and time management skills
with the ability to set and assign priorities, to coordinate
multiple assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive
Strong organizational and file management skills as well as project
Ability to prioritize, execute tasks, and meet deadlines in a busy
Demonstrated ability to effectively consult with faculty and
administrators from across the disciplines and with both technical
and non-technical audiences.
Exceptional ability to effectively communicate processes,
explain terms, concepts and technology in a clear and
understandable manner, visually, verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated ability to solicit, accept, and provide
JOB EFFECTIVENESS SKILLS
Demonstrated intellectual curiosity in the application of
technology in the areas of teaching and learning.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
dedicated to innovative problem-solving.
Demonstrated ability to identify needs and take initiative to find
Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional growth and
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Ability to quickly learn and teach new technologies.
High attention to quality, accuracy, and detail.
Education certifications such as ISTE or Google. Experience in an
educational technology setting blending in-person and virtual
learning. Experience with quality metrics (Quality Matters, OLC,
etc.). Experience teaching in a college/university setting.
H32 - Provost & VP Academic Affairs
H0107 - Center Teaching & Learning
- Regular Employee
- Job type: Full Time
- Job category: Staff/Administrative
- Compensation type: Annual Salary
- Salary minimum: $62,772
- Salary hire maximum: $75,328
Normal office environment. This position must be filled pursuant to
the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement, and as such
may be filled by a qualified bargaining unit member, should one
Background check requirements:
University policy requires certain persons who are offered
employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal
history check, before starting work. If you are offered employment,
the university will inform you if a background check is
Equal employment opportunity statement:
Wayne State University provides equal employment opportunities
(EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or
genetics. The university encourages applications from women, people
of color and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an
affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.