Learning Systems Director
Job Description Summary
Under the general direction of the Assistant Vice President of Learning Design, the Learning Systems Director manages resources to develop, maintain and grow integrated learning systems for Saint Leo University. The director leads the design, development, maintenance, and support of Lions SHARE, an integrated learning ecosystem that includes the institution's LMS and a social component powered by Ucroo.
The Learning Systems Administrator creates templates and populates content into courses for every academic term, administers the LMS roles and permissions, and participates in on-going evaluation of quality standards. He or she works collaboratively ad supports applications and services shared with multiple departments within the university; provides quality customer service to the university community; maintains and develops procedures and documentation; keeps up to date on web technologies for continued enhancement and security.
Duties and Tasks:
- Configure, administer, maintain, update, and document the learning environment.
- Supervise the security, performance and fault-tolerance of the learning environment to include keeping a current knowledge of release notes, resolved issues, and known issues.
- Partner with related campus administrators and 3rd party vendors to support integration of other related applications such as LTI integrations and building blocks.
- Batch create users, curses and enrollments.
- Conduct system management pertaining to: authentication, configuration, performance and ability to interpret logs in order to identify appropriate actions.
- Configure and maintain the test environment to ensure consistency with production systems.
- Perform semi-annual learning management system tasks such as course archiving and user expiration.
- Support the application and extension of authoring and content production software.
- Develop, test, document, and implement high quality applications on time that perform according to specifications and requirements documents.
- Apply best practices including change management, effective error handling and performance instrumentation.
- Represent Saint Leo University Learning Design at meetings and conferences and encourage other team members to do the same.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in computer science or instructional technology. Formal education in eLearning development and design is preferred.
- Experience with BrightSpace by D2L Learning Management System preferred.
- Familiarity with and experience utilizing specific database technologies (MSSQL, NoSQL, Oracle, etc).
- Experience with SCORM and xAPI is desirable.
- Adept with appropriate development tools.
- Online course and web design, experience with enterprise level learning management systems
- Experience with back-end programming and front-end design functionality
- Successful track record of planning and executing successful projects.
- Knowledge of and experience in using course management systems, multimedia tools and authoring software.
- Excellent social, interpersonal, and communication skills.
- Skills in use of widgets, social media experience, creation, and maintenance, including rich content and interactive features.
- Pro-active approach to problem solving, constraints, and issues.
- Strong leadership and organizational skills.
- Ability to align to Saint Leo University's core values of excellence, respect, integrity, stewardship, community and personal development.
- Ability of understanding systems analysis
- Proven ability to organize and lead by example.
- Understanding of trends in higher education
- Positive attitude and the ability to encourage the same from team members.
The work environment characteristics described here are a representation of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term "qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of this position.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office and University, handle various type of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Saint Leo University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success.
Each year from 2012 to 2016, Saint Leo University was named one of Tampa Bay's Top Workplaces by the Tampa Bay Times .
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One of the Top-Ranked Universities in Florida
One of the top-ranked universities in Florida, Saint Leo is a Catholic, liberal arts school serving learners of all faiths.
We are traditional, but we are cutting edge
Established in 1889 by the Order of Saint Benedict of Florida, the university seeks balanced growth in mind, body and spirit for all members of our community. Saint Leo has grown from a peaceful campus in the rolling hills of Central Florida to an institution of international consequence-ranked one of the best regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report
Our Tampa-area campus remains committed as ever to student-centered liberal arts education, and is strengthened by the global reach of our regionally accredited online programs and Education Centers in seven states across the U.S., including on many military bases.
We are Catholic, but we are for everyone
Our determination to make higher education more accessible to all has made Saint Leo a world leader in redefining the 21st century university. Saint Leo now serves more than 16,000 students from 49 states and 86 countries-ranking us among the five largest Catholic higher education institutions in the United States. Saint Leo is also one of the nation's 10 leading providers of higher education to the U.S. military.
While we are proudly Catholic, we teach students not because they are Catholic, but because we are Catholic. And our faith compels us to imagine and contribute to a more socially just society.