Elon University is currently accepting applications for an Instructional Technologist. The position is part of an instructional technology team that supports the mission of the university by working with faculty and staff to identify and apply modern instructional technologies to advance Elon’s model of student and learning-centered higher education and to enhance and support strategic campus initiatives. The position provides expert guidance in the application of instructional technologies and provides consulting, training, and support in the use of both existing and emerging technologies. Additionally, the Instructional Technologist for Learning Technology Support focuses on advancing the university’s learning management system (LMS), and provides technology expertise, guidance and support for connected tools, plugins and software as a service (SaaS). The position works closely with the instructional technology team to support faculty and staff through consultations, group trainings and quick help. This position is also responsible for supervision of student staff, who serve as the entry point for support.
Master’s degree required in Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Media, Instructional Technology, Instructional Design or similar field. Two to four years of work experience in these areas, preferably in a higher education environment. Must have a demonstrated knowledge of supporting an LMS, instructional technology tools and their use in teaching and learning. Requires outstanding communication and consultative skills and must be able to apply these skills with faculty and staff at all educational levels. Must be detail-oriented, have excellent time management and organizational skills, and be able to effectively lead and execute projects and initiatives. Must be able to work both independently and be a team player. Must have a demonstrated broad knowledge of instructional technology tools and their use in teaching and learning. The successful candidate will have a patient nature and the ability to work well with others as needed. Must be comfortable leading training sessions and speaking in front of large groups. Must be able to work with frequent interruptions, manage multiple tasks/projects, and learn independently. Must have an understanding of copyright, fair use, accessibility, universal design and learning analytics, and their applications in teaching and learning. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required, including: the ability to read and comprehend information related to teaching and learning pedagogies and delivery systems; the ability to read and comprehend technical information pertaining to computer hardware and software and computer peripherals; the ability to compose correspondence and create various instructional materials; the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups and individuals; the ability to define instructional needs and communicate appropriate solutions. Significant experience with Windows and Apple operating systems, Microsoft Office, Learning Management Systems (Moodle), web-based technologies, and other audio-visual applications and tools. Familiarity with tools, applications, and equipment used for presentations, e-learning, videoconferencing, graphic design, video, learning response systems, and multimedia development. Must have a broad range of technology skills and be able to be a “technology agnostic.” Must have knowledge and passion for learning the latest instructional technology trends and tools and their application to teaching and learning.
Internal Number: 20121700
About Elon University
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered liberal arts university that values strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon's 6,700 students prepare to become the ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe. Elon is known for academic excellence across the curriculum, and for experiential learning programs in study abroad, undergraduate research, leadership, interfaith dialogue, civic engagement and community service. Elon is ranked the nation's #1 master's-level university for study abroad and is a top-producer of Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. U.S. News & World Report recognizes Elon more than any other university in the nation for academic programs that "Focus on Student Success." More than 425 full-time faculty members teach in six academic units: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law. Elon's four-year graduation rate of 78 percent ranks in the top... 10 percent of U.S. private universities. The student-faculty ratio is 12-1, and the average class size is 20. The university's 636-acre residential campus in the Town of Elon, N.C., is consistently recognized as one of the nation's finest environments for learning. The Elon Phoenix NCAA Division I athletic program is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association.