Western Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department
Business and Financial Affairs and the Human Resources Department support Western's mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.
About the Position
The Onboarding and Learning Technologist is responsible for the development and delivery of Western’s employee e-learning program and for continued implementation of the new employee onboarding program and systems, which serve employees from offer acceptance through their first year at Western.
Duties will include welcoming newly hired and newly promoted employees to Western, acquainting and connecting employees with onboarding information and resources available to help them succeed; and serving as the initial point of contact for them both pre- and post- hire.
The Technologist will be responsible for implementing HR IT systems and processes to support the classes; providing instructional design for the classes; producing some digital course content; prioritizing attention to the user experience; selecting the best-fit user tools for each class; screen casting and facilitating classes; and audio-video media delivery. The Learning Technologist will work as a member of the Organizational and Talent Development (OTD) team, assisting with broader organizational development and talent development functions relating to learning technology and onboarding.
The successful candidate will have a balance of skills being quick with technology tools and enjoying direct employee engagement with a friendly welcoming demeanor that supports a culture of teamwork, compassion and respect.
This is a 2-year full-time project position.
Two years of professional experience with learning management systems and E-Learning, including utilizing instructional technology to create and present engaging training experiences
Experience using a “User Experience Design” focus for E-Learning
Experience with Screen Casting, Audio and Video Media Delivery, or related technology
Proficiency in website development using Word Press, CSS, HTML, or related languages
Demonstrated emotional intelligence (self-awareness, self-regulation, empathetic awareness of others and application of awareness) and an ability to create trust, inclusivity, and effectiveness
Demonstrated excellence in ability to network and build connections with and between employees of diverse identities and experiences
Experience working independently to deliver a program
Experience working in higher education
Experience working as part of a Human Resources team
Demonstrated experience with database reporting using pre-defined reports and by creating new reports
Experience with Mail Chimp software and managing email campaigns
Experience working with Survey Instruments such as Qualtrics and Survey Monkey
Experience with Banner or related HRIS software
Experience working in an employee onboarding program for a department/program/company of at least 30 people
Experience in Videography
Commensurate with experience and qualifications, market mid-point $63,425
A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and each of the required and preferred qualifications.
Please include the names and contact information of three professional references.
Closing Date Notes
Application review begins April 22, 2019; position is open until filled
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); email@example.com
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With 15,000 students, 160 academic programs, and an energized campus community, Western offers the focus on students and the faculty access of a smaller college and the academic choice, resources, multicultural diversity, and room to grow of a large university. Western is located in beautiful Bellingham, a scenic coastal city of approximately 80,000 situated between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. With easy access to both the Cascade mountain range and the Pacific coast, the region is rich in cultural events and attractions as well as many recreational activities. Western is known nationally for its successes, including being named the top public master’s granting university in the Pacific Northwest by U. S. News and World Report and one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by the Chronicle of Higher Education.