Media Systems Specialist

Sep 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description Summary: The Media Systems Specialist is a member of the Learning Technology Services team of Information Technology Services (ITS). The Media Systems Specialist will schedule, demonstrate, recommend, operate, maintain, support, image, configure and deploy computer or multimedia equipment and facilitate activities in support of the university's digital media strategy including the university's digital signage. The Media Systems Specialist will provide expert technical and customer service support and strategy development for instructional, presentation and collaboration technologies, including videoconferencing and lecture capture with the emphasis of enhancing the quality of content and the overall user experience. Furman University is a selective private liberal arts and sciences college committed to helping students develop intellectually, personally, and interpersonally and providing the practical skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly-changing world. Furman professors are exceptional teacher-scholars who mentor undergraduate students within a campus community that values and encourages diverse ideas and perspectives. Our recently-launched strategic vision, The Furman Advantage, promises students an individualized four-year pathway facilitated by team of mentors and infused with a rich and varied set of high impact experiences outside the classroom that include undergraduate research, study away, internships, community-focused learning, and opportunities to engage across differences. Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits. The Furman student experience is supported by a rich network of centers and institutes that includes The Riley Institute, The David E. Shi Center for Sustainability, The Institute for the Advancement of Community Health, The Rinker Center for Study Away and International Education, The Cothran Center for Vocational Exploration, The Shucker Center for Leadership Development, The Malone Center for Career Engagement, and our newest addition, The Center for Inclusive Communities. Furman is located in Greenville, South Carolina, which is one of the fastest growing cities in the Southeast and is ranked among "America's Ten Best" by Forbes Magazine. The charming downtown features excellent restaurants, in-town parks, shops, museums, galleries, music venues, and theaters. The city also has excellent public and private schools and a vibrant international community. A 20-mile bike and running trail connects the university to Greenville and to Travelers Rest, which was named "one of America's coolest small towns." The surrounding area abounds with outdoor recreational activities and has some of the most beautiful lakes, rivers, and mountains in the country. Greenville is within easy reach of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Atlantic Beaches. The newly renovated Greenville-Spartanburg Airport, located just 25 minutes from downtown, runs daily flights to major cities and airline hubs. Greenville is 2 1/2 hours from Atlanta and only one hour from Asheville, North Carolina. It is an ideal place to live and work.

Minimum Qualifications: Associate Degree or relevant experience. Strong customer service orientation, excellent communication skills, and ability to efficiently convey highly complex technical issues to a range of populations. Demonstrated successful experience in supporting computers in Windows and Mac networked environments. Broad experience in installing, configuring and supporting rich media systems including stationary and portable rich presentation systems. Demonstrated facility with creating, editing and documenting video and audio applications. Facility for completing tasks in fast paced environments requiring frequent multi-tasking and prioritizing tasks. Ability to work without supervision. Ability to lift and maneuver computer and multimedia equipment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Salary Grade: Level 7 $46,400.00 - $74,100.00

Special Instructions: Full Time

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