The Digital Learning Consultant promotes technology integration in the curriculum and supports the exploration of emerging learning technologies. This position partners with HWS faculty members to explore and evaluate innovative ways to use technology and new pedagogies to support learning environments where students can succeed. This role resides within the Digital Learning Team which is a part of the Learning Commons, a collaborative, cross-organizational venture between the Library, Center for Teaching and Learning, and IT Services.
• Provide assistance to faculty to develop the methodologies and strategies for improving student learning outcomes; involves supporting courses through the use of instructional design pedagogy and education technologies; this occurs at both the course-level and through stewardship of institution-wide initiatives. • Ability to articulate, demonstrate, and apply best practices in the use of digital resources for teaching, learning, and scholarship. • Develop and deliver programs, training, workshops, and resources, which promote the effective use of digital tools for teaching and learning with both students and faculty. • Provide leadership, programmatic collaboration, and instructional design in areas of specialization and skill. • Assist in the discovery, administration, and delivery of educational technologies (LMS, Web 2.0 tools, app-based software, and cloud-based services); ability to learn new systems quickly and efficiently; interest in and desire to teach others about them. • Collaborate and partner with a diverse constituency: faculty, students and staff; ability to facilitate defining learning goals and target solutions accordingly. • Provide expert hours and drop-in support for curricular technology needs. • Mentor student staff to support digital learning assignments. • As a campus leader and facilitator of innovation, represent IT Services on campus committees, working groups, and academic department planning conversations. • Works collaboratively with Learning Commons colleagues to fulfill educational needs and curricular goals.
• Master’s degree with experience in an educational environment preferred; or, Bachelor’s degree in related field with minimum 5 years teaching/training experience. • Understanding of curricular development, learning theories, and academic assessment; background in Universal Design for Learning (UDL), blended and/or flipped learning preferred. • Teaching or training experience, preferably in a higher education setting. • Ability to adopt new technologies and identify their integration into the curriculum. • Demonstrated ability to bring creativity, enthusiasm, and vision in the promotion of digital resources. • Superior communication skills with the ability to interact with people at all levels of an organization. • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects/tasks while keeping to strict deadlines. • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a team while equally confident to work independently on a project with minimal supervision, understanding and embracing the value in both modalities. • Strong problem solving skills with a keen ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues. • Knowledge and experience with Windows, Macintosh, and mobile platforms.
This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible administrative position. Some on-call, weekend, and/or evening hours may be required. Must possess a valid NYS driver's license. This position description is not all-inclusive and other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.
About Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Located on 195 acres in the heart of New York States Finger Lakes Region, Hobart and William Smith are independent liberal arts colleges distinctive for providing highly individualized educations. Guided by an interdisciplinary curriculum grounded in exploration and rigor, the Colleges prepare students to think critically. In partnership with the Geneva and global communities and through robust programs in career development, study-abroad, service, leadership and athletics, the Colleges foster an environment that values global citizenship, teamwork, ethics, inclusive excellence, and cultural competence.Under the mentorship of faculty, Hobart and William Smith students gain the necessary clarity to be competitive when seeking employment. They win prestigious fellowships like the Rhodes, Gates Cambridge, Udall, Fulbright and Goldwater. They gain admittance to the best graduate programs in the country. They go on to lead lives of consequence.