Founded in 1856, Albright College is the oldest institution of higher learning in Berks County and one of the most economically and culturally diverse colleges in the country. Nationally ranked as a top performer for social mobility, Albright is home to about 1,600 residential undergraduate students from across the nation and around the globe, working together to cultivate integrity, curiosity, connection and resilience. Albright students are encouraged to cross or combine majors to create individualized academic programs, without taking longer to graduate. The college’s flexible curriculum, close faculty mentorship and numerous experiential learning options are all designed to help students exceed their own expectations.
At Albright, we believe our differences make us stronger and empower us to better understand and respect one another in a just and fair manner. With this in mind, the college recruits, houses, educates, employs, supports and generally celebrates people of all statuses, identities and backgrounds, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, religious or spiritual identity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, marital and parental status, veteran status, political affiliation and physical and mental ability. Albright College is an EEO employer, committed to inclusivity. In alignment with this commitment, we actively encourage diversity in all dimensions among applicants for this position. Read the college’s Inclusivity and Equity Statement online and learn more our demonstrated commitment to building an inclusive and equitable academic community.
Albright College is seeking applications for an Instructional Technologist. The Instructional Technologist is an integral part of the Digital Learning and Innovation team and works specifically with the campus learning management system, video portal, web-conferencing, student retention and other instructional technology systems on campus. The ideal candidate will have experience supporting and troubleshooting web-based instructional software, working with cross-functional teams, creating online documentation, training new users and working as a point person with our instructional technology partners. Candidate must demonstrate a commitment to enhancing equity and inclusion within the staff and the team and across a culturally diverse campus while celebrating people of all statuses and identities.
Essential Job Functions:
Lead support person for all instructional technologies on campus including, but not limited to the learning management system, video portal, web-conferencing, student retention, assessment creation and other technical tools
Lead new and upgrade technical projects from beginning to end that include facilitating meetings, developing timelines for changes, prioritizing tasks and user needs and communicating changes to all stakeholders
Lead the technical side of the Universal Design for Learning/Accessibility initiative focusing on creating accessible materials for use in the classroom and learning management system
Assist with training new and existing faculty and staff on how to use the instructional technology tools available on campus.
Assist with multimedia product creation and support utilizing graphics, video, audio and other high-touch technologies such as a video studio, lightboard and other emerging tools
Assess classroom technology needs for faculty and work with Digital Strategy and Infrastructure on upgrading learning spaces
Evaluate new or emerging instructional technologies or services for college-wide use
Solve problems for faculty, staff and students using instructional technologies including responding to support tickets and escalating issues with vendors
Act as technical liaison with instructional technology partners
Work closely with other team members, partners, and technology providers to evaluate, test, implement and promote tools, maintain technical documentation and provide instructional technology training and videos for self-paced training
Hire, train, collaborate with and evaluate department student workers.
Conversant in the literature on inclusive, evidence-based and high-impact teaching and learning strategies
Keep current on research about use of instructional technologies, innovative pedagogical practices, high-impact practices, data-driven decisions in higher education, etc.
Attend workshops, seminars and conferences that are best suited for the given responsibilities in this job description.
Serve on campus committees, seek leadership opportunities and integrate the mission, vision and strategic initiatives into each activity of the department.
Review of applications for this position will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should complete an application by clicking “Apply Now”. Cover letter, a minimum of two professional references and any other supporting application materials can be uploaded in one document along with the resume. Optional documents may be submitted can include: proof of education/certification, licenses, and letters of recommendation. Albright offers a competitive benefits package, which includes tuition remission.
About Reading, Pa.
Ranked a “Best Place to Live” and “Best Place to Retire” by U.S. News & World Report, Reading is a medium-sized city in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Albright College’s 118 acre campus is located in the city’s historic northeast College Heights neighborhood. Catch a concert in Reading’s 9,000 seat Santander Arena or get up close and personal in the historical Santander Performing Arts Center (built in the 1870s — only 20 years after Albright was born!) Start a new art project with materials like hot glass, paint, wood and more at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, enjoy seasonal festivals or take a walk through West Reading’s artisan shops, restaurants and boutiques. See Pennsylvania’s spectacular autumn display from the top of Reading’s Pagoda, a kayak on Blue Marsh Lake, or from a scenic steam train ride. Or leave civilization behind with more than 125 miles of certified biking and hiking trails. The city of Reading is also home to the Philadelphia Flyer’s ECHL ice hockey team and the Philadelphia Phillies’ AA baseball team.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated knowledge of learning and instructional design theories, instructional systems, and learning technologies.
Experience in course design, curriculum design, training, or eLearning, preferable in higher education.
Experience with the use of instructional technologies such as web conferencing, lecture capture, Office software applications, web page editors, graphic software, mobile learning, and learning management systems.
Familiarity with copyright, intellectual property, Open Education Practices and ADA standards relevant to material usage and course development.
Experience with Learning/Course Management systems, instructional technologies to include hardware and software, online course design/facilitation, software applications used for the creation and editing of audio/video/web/interactive technologies and skills in managing multiple projects at one time..
Required: Bachelor’s degree in instructional design/technology, education, communications, information technology, information sciences, curriculum design or related field required. A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in instructional technology and supporting faculty, in the use of technology in an educational setting.
Preferred: Master’s Degree instructional design/technology, education, communications, curriculum design, or related field preferred.
Our mission is to inspire and educate the scholar and leader in each student, building on a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences and a commitment to the best of human values, fostering a commitment to a lifetime of service and learning.