Hayward, CA - Educational Technology Specialist - Life Chiropractic College West

  • August 21, 2017 1:45 PM
    Message # 5040278

    Life Chiropractic College West, located approximately 20 miles from San Francisco, CA in Hayward, CA, is taking applications for the following position. Please contact Shirin Mahzari at smahzari@lifewest.edu or Dawne Bost at dbost@lifewest.edu with inquiries. 

    Job Title: Educational Technology Specialist
    Reports to: Director of Assessment and Educational Effectiveness
    Department: Academic Affairs
    Position Class: Exempt
    PURPOSE

    The Educational Technology Specialist is a central part of Life West's expanded efforts in educational technology in the classroom and in online learning. The Educational Technology Specialist will have a strong understanding of pedagogy and learning technologies. S/he will think strategically about teaching with technology and be able to conceptualize and implement solutions. S/he will have a love of learning and a passion for helping others to create learning opportunities.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    Specific duties and responsibilities for the Educational Technology Specialist include, but are not limited to, those noted below:

    • Provide support for teaching and learning technologies by serving as in-house expert in the development and functionality of our learning management system, Canvas, and other educational technologies.
    • Provide support to faculty in the following areas: online education; hybrid/blended learning environments; innovative pedagogy, and peer education
    • Management all online continuing education offerings
    • Work with the faculty Development Committee to advance the achievement of college learning goals and the college’s strategic plan relative to teaching and learning around the use of technology
    • Assist departments and faculty in the development and use of these technologies to provide online and blended learning as a part of the LCCW curriculum and the continuing education department through:
      • Coordinating auxiliary educational technology used for course delivery (video hosting, screencasting, video editing, YouTube, Vimeo, Canvas app, e-reader software, etc).
      • Training instructors on how to use LCCW Learning Management Systems and related technologies.
      • Creating and maintaining instructional videos and other training tools that allow instructors to be as self-sufficient as possible.
      • Managing all classroom course needs with regard to educational technology. This includes developing self-paced tutorials for instructors explaining how to use essential technologies in the classroom; providing on-site training and high-touch support for instructors who require extra help; maintaining daily oversight to ensure a high-level of quality control for all technologies employed in the classroom; troubleshooting where needed.
      • Designing and producing multimedia and interactive course materials, e.g. videos, podcasts, webinars, and interactive documents for tablet devices
      • In collaboration with the Educational Technology and Digital Systems Coordinator, provide high-quality technical support to students, instructors, and staff working with our LMS and other online learning tools.
      • In collaboration with the Educational Technology and Digital Systems Coordinator explore ways to bring new educational technology tools into the classroom to enhance the learning experience; research and recommend new collaborative technologies as the need arises.
      • Other duties as assigned.
      REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education, Training and/or Experience
      • Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in instructional design or related discipline or equivalent experience.
      • Teaching experience
      • Experience in educational technology.
      • Professional experience in identifying and resolving technical issues arising from administrative, learning, and teaching environments.
      • Experience incorporating e-portfolios into curricular plans
      • Experience using web design, audio-visual technologies and other online course enhancements
      • Experience using a learning management system (e.g., Moodle, Blackboard, Canvas).
      • Experience in supporting users of various types of devices, eg., Windows, Mac, iOS, Android.
      Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics
      • Strong analytical and organizational skills
      • Strong creative skills
      • Ability to manage and multiple and varied tasks with frequent high levels of urgency or sensitivity
      • Ability to work collaboratively and foster strong team environment
      • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
      • Strong interpersonal skills, as well as a high level of sophistication in social and professional settings
      • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and address technical issues arising from administrative, learning, and teaching environments.
      • Demonstrated ability to work calmly, professionally, and with attention to detail, and with a strong focus on student and instructor support.
      • Demonstrated ability to adapt to and work well within a team environment.
      • Ability to work on multiple projects and under strict deadlines.
      • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills.
      • Ready to learn new skills and technologies as needed.
      PHYSICAL DEMANDS
      • Nature of work requires an ability to operate standard business office equipment.
      • Requires ability to communicate and exchange information, collect, compile and prepare work documents, set-up and maintain work files.
      • Must be able to lift 25 lbs., retrieving and placing materials on high shelves and on floor-level shelves; standing, walking, carrying, grasping, hearing, seeing, sitting, kneeling, climbing, balancing, stooping, crouching, and reaching.
      WORKING CONDITIONS
      • Work performed in a general office environment.
      This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills required for the job and is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice, in accordance with the needs of Life Chiropractic College West. Since no job description can detail all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time in the performance of a job, duties and responsibilities that may be inherent in a job, reasonably required for its performance, or required due to the changing nature of the job shall also be considered part of the jobholder’s responsibility.


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