Educational Technology Specialist/Coordinator

$35.41 hourly
  • Ilisagvik College
  • 100 Stevenson Street, Utqiagvik, AK, USA
  • Jan 31, 2024
Full time Education Information Technology Telecommunications

Job Description

REPORTS TO: Director of Technology

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday 8:30pm - 5:00pm

COMPENSATION: $35.41 - $37.18/hour + DOE + Regular Full-Time Non-Exempt Position

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

Iḷisaġvik College is rooted in the ancestral homeland of the Iñupiat. As an institution, we are “Unapologetically Iñupiaq.” This means exercising the sovereign inherent freedom to educate our community through and supported by our Iñupiaq worldview, values, knowledge, and protocols. The Iñupiaq way of life is woven into our curriculum, programs, activities, and daily interactions within Iḷisaġvik College and our community partners.

SUMMARY OF POSITION: 

The Educational Technology Specialist/Coordinator helps coordinate and manage all aspects of online learning and distance delivery platforms, and coordinates with Academic Affairs and Technology departments with ensuring classrooms and instructional spaces are operational for optimized teaching and learning at Iḷisaġvik College

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage Moodle (Iḷisaġvik College’s Learning Management Platform).
  • Create Moodle courses and oversee enrollments in those courses.
  • Utilize a CSV upload to create courses and enroll users, and LDAP integration to enroll students in courses.
  • Consult with students and faculty that use Moodle for purposes other than official Iḷisaġvik College classes, including the Department of Workforce Development, Student Services and the Learning Resource Center staff, various institutional committees, and other ad hoc purposes.
  • Manage custom roles, update the site regularly, design the layout and theme for the site, and engage IT Department and Moodle hosting partner Moodle HQ for server-side integration and performance with LDAP and  EMPOWER (Student Information System).
  • Train Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, and Instructors in the integration of Moodle, Zoom web / video delivery, Google Workspace , teleconference delivery, Adobe applications, Microsoft 365, and other classroom technology.
  • Anticipate and respond to Moodle issues by troubleshooting issues alongside faculty / instructors as well as seek support from moodle.org community and our host partner, Moodle HQ.
  • Consult with faculty and instructors on Instructional delivery and learning outcome solutions using Moodle and other educational technology platforms/services including integration of multi-display classrooms, mobile technology, video or YouTube lectures, videoconferencing, and other solutions that improve the classroom experience.
  • Utilize pedagogical training to promote teaching over technology while subscribing to the belief that in a well-integrated classroom the technology should be invisible.
  • Support students in using Moodle and additional educational technology on and off campus.
  • Provide training and support to students using technology for academic purposes as well as students who are using it for internships, scholarships, tutoring, student associations, etc.
  • Design and deliver student technology orientations (semester basis) and develop tutorials for educational technology use and troubleshooting.
  • Support videoconferencing and teleconferencing platforms.
  • Help train and assist faculty and instructors in the use of educational equipment utilized in the classroom.
  • Support the Educational Technology Division with a proactive approach and excellent internal (faculty) and external (students) customer service.
  • Participate in various departmental meetings and serve on institutional and departmental committees as required or assigned.
  • Complies with College policies, procedures and administrative directives, as well as state, federal, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances.                                                      
  • Performs other related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Experience in working with college level students in a support function.
  • Experience with course management system (Moodle, Blackboard or similar platform).
  • Experience with live synchronous delivery (Elluminate, Collaborate, Adobe Connect or similar platform).
  • Working knowledge of PC and MAC as they relate to asynchronous and synchronous course delivery.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of computer applications.
  • Good oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively in a multicultural environment, including working with various cultural organizations.
  • Demonstrated stable employment history.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment background check.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in one or more of the following areas: post-secondary educational systems, North Slope Borough [NSB] institutions and organizations; Iñupiat culture, language, values, and traditions.
  • Ability to interpret and represent North Slope community values, customs, and beliefs for the College.
  • Ability to interpret and represent College actions and western institutions to the North Slope community.
  • Ability to support Iḷisaġvik College’s mission.

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATES/EXPERIENCE [Required]:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Liberal Arts, Instructional Technology or another appropriate field.

 

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATES/TRAINING [Preferred]:

  • Master’s degree in Education, Liberal Arts, Instructional Technology or another appropriate field.One year or more experience with distance delivery and online education.
  • Valid driver’s license. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk and hear; The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, and may occasionally drive a vehicle. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: The environmental conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and the employee is regularly required to work indoors with a usually moderate noise level in the work environment.

BENEFITS:

Leave - 16 paid holidays and up to 36 days of paid leave.

Retirement - Iḷisaġvik College is a public employer whose employees contribute to the State of Alaska, Public Employees Retirement System.

Health Insurance - Iḷisaġvik College is self-insured and Meritain Health is the health insurance third party administrator. Iḷisaġvik College offers health insurance to our employees with a no cost premium, and $50/pay period for each additional dependent and a low cost annual deductible of $200 for employee only and $600 for family.

Life Insurance - Iḷisaġvik College offers Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment coverage through Guardian Life to employees at no cost to the employee in the amount of $100,000/per benefit.

Additional supplemental or voluntary retirement, life insurance, disability benefits offered.

 [If any questions, please contact jobs@ilisagvik.edu]

IỊisaġvik College is a Drug Free Work Place and Equal Opportunity Employer