The purpose of an educational technologist is to support the seminary’s teaching and speaking mission both on campus and online. Educational technologists are not faculty research assistants, and do not get personally assigned to a particular class or instructor. Rather, educational technologists are the first to provide support for immediate technology needs that occur in the context of class instruction, seminary events, and chapel. The technologists will report directly to the seminary’s technology manager.
It is the intent of Phillips to hire a pool of educational technologists to facilitate the use of technology throughout the seminary. These positions will be part-time positions with hours ranging from 10 to 24 hours per week depending on availability and need. Training will be provided on Seminary specific technology.
The successful candidates are:
- comfortable using technology
- familiar with learning platforms (preferably Moodle)
- competent with AdobeConnect or other similar products
- comfortable operating various A/V equipment
- able to quickly and effectively communicate solutions to problems, develop solutions or alternate methods
- comfortable performing in front of classroom sized crowds
- able to provide point of failure diagnostic and corrective action/s under pressure
- willing to learn new technologies
- capable of regular stooping, bending, and light lifting.
- Test equipment for functionality immediately prior to classes or events, including ensuring that batteries are fresh and all required equipment is in the room.
- Communicate with other educational technologists regarding changes in class technologies, procedures, equipment issues, best practices, etc.
- Know the locations of, and have accessible, supporting hardware such as mics, headphones, and clickers.
- Provide technical assistance and support to instructors/presenters, by appointment, during classes or events on campus and online. Be available to experiment with faculty on new or untried technology.
- Promptly respond to faculty requests for immediate technical assistance in situations where advance notice could not reasonably be arranged: for example, malfunctioning or missing equipment, or changing conditions (i.e. inclement weather) requiring impromptu technical workarounds.
- Fix/correct or establish work around, or initiate equipment replacement when a system malfunctions before or during teaching/presentation.
- Operate video cameras during synchronous online or hybrid instructor-led learning experiences.
If you are interested in being an Educational Technologist for 2014-2015 academic year, please send a resume or letter of qualification to firstname.lastname@example.org.