The position will join a team of support professionals dedicated to assisting students and faculty with technology related to online learning and teaching.
The primary responsibility of this position is to provide ongoing support of Web Conference courses, online section meetings and other video streaming technologies. Must be able to design and conduct both group and individual faculty training using various technology related to online learning. Responsibilities include answering support incidents (emails and phone calls) in a variety of technologies and provide tier II support for Web Conference incidents. Candidate must be able to troubleshoot problems in live online classrooms and other time-critical situations.
Need to stay up to speed on the latest online learning technology by attending conferences, engaging online communities, and researching new technology. Will take an active role in determining the technology standards and hardware recommendations related to Web Conferencing.
Secondary duties include integration of video streaming technologies with Canvas Learning Management System, assisting with lecture capture-based courses, and designing online documentation. Secondary duties include some tier II support at Online Support Help Desk.
The schedule for this position will be Monday - Friday, 12pm-8pm
The Division of Continuing Education (DCE) comprises several entities serving about 30,000 students annually. The Harvard Extension School, the Harvard Summer School, the Harvard Professional Development Programs and the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement allow Harvard to serve the learning needs of students across their life. For more than a century, Harvard Extension School has made Harvard faculty and teaching accessible to a diverse community of local, national, and international students. Harvard Extension School enrolls approximately 16,000 students per year in approximately 46 graduate and undergraduate liberal arts and professional fields. More than 1,500 open enrollment courses are offered year-round with over 600 available online are offered at affordable prices to our communities across the world. Harvard Summer School offers approximately 450 courses on the Harvard Campus to 10,000 secondary school, college and adult learners and more than 30 international study abroad programs for up to 600 students each summer. The Division also includes the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement with approximately 550 active members and Harvard Professional Development Programs offering 80 short noncredit courses to almost 4,000 learners annually.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Salary Grade: 055
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
Three plus (3+) years of experience with computers and providing customer service or technical support in an academic technological environment.
High school graduate with computer operations training, or experience in a multi-operation system or production control environment, and or data processing training.
Bachelor's degree strongly preferred
Fluency in multiples of the following is critical: Zoom, Canvas, HTML, and ServiceNow.
Familiarity with video streaming technologies and basic video editing.
Familiarity with a variety of digital video cameras, microphones, webcams, and related equipment.
Experience with Canvas or other Learning Management System is strongly preferred.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, technological, and written communication skills preferred
Ability to work independently and respond quickly to correspondence
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 53187BR
About Harvard University Division of Continuing Education
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.