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Academic Technology Specialist

Employer
Fairfield University
Location
Connecticut, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 27, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Instructional Technology & Design, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Instructional Technology & Design (Campus), Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Technology Administration/Other
Employment Type
Full Time
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Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT. The University is comprised of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, and School of Education and Human Development. As an expression of our Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values.

Job Description:

DIVISION: ITS

DEPARTMENT: Information Technology Services (ITS)

BASIC FUNCTION: The Academic Technology Specialist works closely with other members of the Academic Computing team to assist faculty, staff, and students with their learning technology needs. This role serves as a subject matter expert in instructional technology and is adept at researching and selecting tools to support faculty pedagogy and student success. Acts as an administrator for learning-related systems (e.g., streaming video and document collaboration) and for other related academic systems. Serves as backup administrator for the University’s Learning Management System (currently Blackboard) to provide teaching & learning support to faculty and students, as well as functioning as the primary support liaison with the LMS vendor. Takes the lead in developing all types of academic-related training materials (including PDFs, video tutorials, online and digital texts, etc.), and meets in small groups as well as individually with instructors to assist in incorporating a wide range of teaching technologies into face-to-face and online classes. Provides primary assistance to ITS Help Desk workers to facilitate first-level support for all learning systems, and assists with/conducts workshops for faculty on LMS and other instructional technologies. Works closely with other members of the Academic Computing and with the Center for Academic Excellence department to continually adapt and refine technologies and training offered to faculty, with the aim of maintaining a responsive and innovative environment of support for teaching and learning. The Academic Technology Specialist also works with the rest of IT on critical department projects.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in education, curriculum development, or a related field.

EXPERIENCE: 2+ years experience working with educational technology in a higher education setting (preferred) or a K-12 setting. A working knowledge of computer hardware and software (Windows and Mac) is required, along with experience with course management systems (Blackboard preferred). Knowledge of mobile technologies and multimedia creation tools are essential, along with excellent organizational and communication skills, keen attention to detail, the ability to prioritize duties, and a capacity to critically evaluate and quickly learn new software technologies. Experience working with instructors in one-on-one or group training settings is a plus. Classroom teaching experience is a plus.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

· Serve as subject matter expert in academic technologies to advise and assist faculty in finding the right tools to support their course pedagogy.

· Serves as backup Learning Management System (LMS) Administrator while providing training and support to faculty and students.

· Acts as an administrator of the streaming video server.

· Develops all types of training materials related to the learning systems (including PDFs, video tutorials, online and digital texts, etc.).

· Assists in incorporating a wide range of teaching technologies into face-to-face and online classes.

· Provides primary assistance to ITS Help Desk to facilitate first-level support for all learning systems. (e.g., Blackboard, Zoom, Kaltura)

· Works closely with other members of the ITS department and the Center for Academic Excellence to continually adapt and refine technologies and training offered to faculty.

· Participates in the growth and development of the department.

· Identifies areas for personal professional development.

· Promotes safe and secure working conditions.

· Performs other duties, responsibilities, and activities as required by supervisor and as departmental/ University needs indicate.

Performs such other duties, responsibilities, and activities as required by supervisor and as departmental/University needs indicate.

This position is based at Fairfield University’s Fairfield, CT campus and is not eligible for immigration assistance.

*Disclaimer
The above information indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain, and should not be interpreted as containing, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, activities, and/or qualifications required or expected of employees assigned to this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change and new ones may be assigned at any time, with or without notice.

Category:

ITS - Admin

*Disclaimer

The above information indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain and should not be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, activities, and/or qualifications required or expected of employees assigned to this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change and new ones may be assigned at any time, with or without notice.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, Veterans, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.

Load a resume or CV first, then upload supporting documents including a cover letter at the bottom of the third page under the "My Experience" section where it says to upload a Resume/CV. You will be able to upload up to 5 other documents in this section. You will be unable to edit your application, so please have all documents available before applying. Faculty Positions : If you need to upload more than 5 documents, please either combine them to upload or email the additional documents to the applicable contact in the job description. Staff positions : If you need to upload more than 5 documents, please either combine them to upload or email them to hr@fairfield.edu
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