Instructional Technology Specialist

Redding, California
Oct 31, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Staff Level: Hourly, Non-Exempt

Position Reports to: Provost


This position serves as a resource for the development and expansion of online offerings on campus. This position also provides training and support to faculty, staff and students in learning technologies. This position will meet regularly with key positions on campus to assess the learning technology needs.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in related field required; master’s degree preferred
  2. Minimum of three years’ experience working in an academic setting
  3. A strong commitment to the university’s mission
  4. Proficient in Microsoft Office software (e.g. Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, etc.)
  5. Experience with Moodle and Google platforms required
  6. A thorough understanding of traditional and adult learners and programs necessary
  7. The ability to work harmoniously with faculty, staff, and administration
  8. High level of personal initiative, creativity, flexibility and multi-tasking a necessity

General Expectations:

  1. Personal relationship with Jesus, a vibrant Christian faith, and a commitment to Christian community
  2. Demonstrate Simpson University Values in the performance of all duties
  3. Maintain lifestyle in accordance with Simpson University Lifestyle Policy in Staff Handbook
  4. Maintain the confidentiality of information, data and records. Properly use tact, diplomacy, discretion and judgment
  5. Demonstrate strong customer service skills in the performance of job duties
  6. Demonstrate good organizational and communication skills in the performance of job duties
  7. Supervises employees in accordance with Simpson University policies and procedures
  8. Support the overflow needs of other departments within the respective university area
  9. Perform other duties in accordance with this position as deemed necessary by the immediate supervisor

Essential Functions:

  1. Serve as a resource for the expansion and administration of online offerings, as well as development and production timelines
  2. Meet regularly with deans, division chairs, academic office and IT to assess needs and provide development support as it relates to online offerings
  3. Assist in the development of academic policies and procedures specific to online offerings
  4. Provide input in the development of procedures and standards for online instruction
  5. Assist faculty in the design and production of face-to-face, online, and hybrid offerings on the learning management system
  6. Train faculty on online pedagogies and learning technologies
  7. Train faculty, students, and staff on the learning management system and provide end-user support
  8. Manage the learning management system and our third-party host
  9. Participate in the online student orientation process for all programs and present at physical orientations as requested
  10. Assess existing policies and procedures for more effective ways to operate
  11. Maintain effective communication with University relating to coordination of learning management system offerings
  12. Serve on the Technology Advisory Group and other groups as assigned