The Academic Technology Specialist supports the development, implementation, and assessment of instructional technology at Trinity, including course development, effective use of the LMS, employment of digital tools, and similar intersections of technology and pedagogy in higher education.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Consult with faculty to identify and implement modern pedagogical approaches in technology as it relates to classroom usage and academic research, particularly in disciplines specific to the humanities.
2. Provide guidance, training, and support in the application of both existing and emerging instructional technology.
3. Assist faculty in the development of Digital Literacy (DL) courses and or/teach one-to-three credit hour course(s) as deemed necessary.
4. Advance the usage and best practices of the University’s Learning Management System (LMS).
5. Create and publish documentation for supported instructional technology tools and software.
6. Plan and assist with long-term academic initiatives that contain significant academic technology components .
7. Keep current with developments in the areas of instructional technology and design in the scope of higher education.
8. Other duties as assigned
Over 1 year to 3 years experience in Instructional Technology, Instructional Design or similar field, preferably in a higher education environment.
(Note: Instructional design experience while attending graduate school, relevant internships, etc., is considered professional experience.)
Critical thinking and analysis to address key issues surrounding Learning Management Systems (LMS) and other academic technology tools.
Demonstrated effectiveness in facilitation of in-person or remote workshops.
Demonstrated enthusiasm for engaging in the ongoing, self-directed learning that is necessary in order to be a power user of emerging instructional technologies.
Ability to interact positively with colleagues of all levels of technical aptitude.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Ability to prioritize/manage multiple complex projects and tasks.
Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of work.
Advanced instructional technology use and/or support, preferably in higher education.
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Learning Management Systems (LMS) in functional (user support) and technical (administrator) aspects.
Working knowledge of instructional design principles.
Preferred: Working knowledge of general technology troubleshooting.