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TITLE: Program of Distinction Virtual Content & Extension Technology Developer

DEPARTMENT: College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources

REPORTS TO: Chair, School of Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences

CLASSIFICATION: Staff-12 months

EFFECTIVE DATE: TBD

STANDARD WORK HOURS: 37.5 hours per week

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-Time 

EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Exempt

JOB SUMMARY:

This position works directly with Faculty to design, create, and implement online extension videos/grant funded research videos associated with the School of Aquaculture and Aquatic Science.

The individual will manage the POD digital library, maintain and update online videos used for extension in various formats. They will provide videography/photography for aquaculture research projects, operate and maintain both the KSU aquaculture website and virtual networks, coordinate development and create all side video projects including “How To” videos.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • Consult with and advise faculty for online instructional design and curriculum development for extension/grant funded videos.
  • Advise and instruct individuals regarding equipment, technology, teaching methods, technical support for classes dependent on distance learning.
  • Design, create and edit online video-based applications.
  • Operate Canon video recording devices and Tandberg HD teleconference unit.
  • Edit video using Final Cut, Motions, & Compressor software.
  • Liaison with campus for video production needs and events.
  • Work internet servers and video links.
  • Virtual content development, graphics design: develop instructional tutorials, presentations, and support materials for faculty and students.
  • Design and distribute brochures among prospective students & stakeholders.
  • Produce instructional and informational posts for public distribution and social networks.
  • Webmaster for KSU Aquaculture web site.
  • Perform website diagnostics and design.
  • Submit technical specifications for grants.
  • Run all aspects of social virtual accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok).
  • Provide photography support for research & extension projects.
  • Assist students with development of poster presentation of research for professional meetings.
  • Manage data library/storage for all virtual content.
  • Order and update technology as needed (cameras, computers, data storage, wires, connectors, projectors, etc.).
Have administrative rights from Information Technology to assist is computer technology needs.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
  • Knowledge of distance learning technologies and experience using online platforms.
  • Ability to edit and convert video to multiple formats.
  • Proficient knowledge of aquaculture practices and concepts.
  • Sensitivity to diversity issues related to effective communication and interaction with persons from diverse cultures, social backgrounds, experience levels and ages.
  • Production skills using graphics/audio/video packages such as PowerPoint, Photoshop, Final Cut, Motions, Compressor and Keynote.
  • Familiarity around various social platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TicTok, YouTube).
  • Excellent written, oral and electronic communication skills.
  • Capacity to efficiently organize and multitask.
  • Proficient with Mac and Windows based operating systems.
  • Able to properly use both still and video cameras (Canon, Insta-360, etc.)
  • Knowledge of apple software such as Pages (Brochures / Posters)
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:
  • This position does have supervisory responsibility.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
OTHER DUTIES:
  • As assigned
QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Bachelors of Science, Masters of Science preferred. Degree(s) in Aquaculture, Agriculture, or Agricultural Communications with training in aquaculture for communication of aquaculture principles and practices. Candidates need familiarity with instructional design and online learning. Video editing and multimedia experience is a plus.

Licensing and Certifications: NA

Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the United States. At this time, Kentucky State University is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa

Internal Candidates are Encouraged to Apply

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

I have received, reviewed and fully understand the job description for ____________________. I further understand that I am responsible for the satisfactory execution of the essential functions described therein, under any and all conditions as described. 




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KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The functions, qualifications, knowledge/skills, and physical requirements listed in this job description represent the essential duties of the job, which the incumbent must be able to perform either with or without reasonable accommodation. The Job Functions listed do not necessarily include all activities that the individual may perform.

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