Language Technology Specialist
The Cooper International Learning Center (CILC) at Oberlin College seeks a Language Technology Specialist (LTS) to promote and support the use of technology in the teaching and learning of modern languages, literatures, and cultures. This is a one year, with possibility of renewal, full-time, 10-month Administrative and Professional Staff position reporting to the Director of the CILC. For more information about CILC, please visit our website: http://languages.oberlin.edu/.
The LTS works closely with the CILC Director to support approximately 40 language faculty, as well as affiliated staff and students. In this role, the LTS:
• Oversees the hardware and software maintenance of 24 Macintosh workstations via Carbon Copy Cloner, Apple Remote Desktop, and other tools.
• Administers the CILC’s cloud-hosted web server, including installation and configuration of web-based services (placement tests, course blogs, usage tracker, etc.), and maintenance of the backup system.
● Acts as liaison to the Oberlin Center for Teaching Enhanced Technology (OCTET) to help coordinate institutional initiatives and align CILC initiatives accordingly
• Provides technical support to faculty, staff, and students related to instructional materials
• Proactively supports existing software and apps (e.g. VoiceThread, Wordpress, iMovie, EDpuzzle, Seesaw) for the teaching of foreign languages, literatures, and cultures.
• Researches new technologies and tools for potential adoption in the CILC, sharing this information regularly with the Director and other interested parties.
• Leads technology training and orientation sessions for faculty and students.
• Assists with the training and supervision of approximately 8 student assistants.
• Grounding in best practice the integration of multimedia technology into language teaching and assessment
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution; experience using and supporting applicable technologies as well as recent versions of OSX, Windows, iOS and Android operating systems in an academic environment; experience leading small-group training sessions; ability to navigate, maintain, and update databases; excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, and organizational skills; second language experience; experience administering a Linux-based server via command-line interface; high level of skill in using and supporting WordPress; demonstrated commitment to a proactive support model; ability to work independently and as part of a team; familiarity with Python and Django as well as successful supervisory experience a plus.
Review of applications will begin January 15, 2018 and continue until position is filled.
For full job details, go to: https://jobs.oberlin.edu/