Teaching and Learning Subject Matter Expert

Orono, Maine
Jul 11, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Maine System is seeking to hire a full time, regular, Teaching and Learning Subject Matter Expert.

Primary Purpose:
The Teaching and Learning Subject Matter Expert is responsible for working with key stakeholders at the campuses, and within Information Technology, to support the tools used to facilitate the pedagogical needs of faculty and learning needs of students, within the University of Maine System. This role will support key technological solutions in place at UMS, with a focus on our Learning Management System (currently Blackboard Learn). The person in this role will work with users across the system to provide scalable, long-term solutions by leveraging the features, functions, and best practices of the supported platforms. This role will be responsible for understanding the educational needs of faculty and students, and translating those processes to the available tools. Additionally, this position will work closely with other IT staff in managing key support issues, evaluating and implementing new features, and participating in new product implementations.

Work Location:
The preferred work location is the Orono, ME campus of the University of Maine but other University Campuses may be considered.

Based on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant, the salary range is mid $60's to low $70's plus a 10% employer contribution to the UMS retirement plan. Additional benefits include medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. The UMS is a recipient of the Wellness Councils of America’s Well Workplace Award and offers a wellness program.

Review of applications begins immediately. For full consideration materials must be submitted by August 1, 2019. Applications received after that date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

About the University:
Established in 1968, the University of Maine System is the state’s largest educational enterprise. It has an annual enrollment of nearly 30,000 students and positively impacts the lives of hundreds of thousands of Mainers each year through its educational and cultural offerings as well as outreach and public service to individuals, businesses, organizations and policymakers. The System has an estimated $1.5 billion total statewide economy impact each year, a return of $7.50 for every dollar of State appropriation. Two-thirds of its alumni—approximately 120,000 people—live in Maine. The University of Maine System is accessible with seven universities—some with multiple campuses—located across the state, as well as a law school, an additional 31 course sites, and Cooperative Extension. The University of Maine System Chancellor’s office is located in Estabrooke Hall on the University of Maine campus in Orono. System-wide services and governance employees work from campuses across the state.

University of Maine:
Established as a land grant college in 1865, the University of Maine is a public research university located in Orono and referred to as the flagship institution of the University of Maine System. UMaine, as it is often called, has an overall enrollment of over 11,000 students who pursue majors in ninety undergraduate disciplines, more than seventy masters’ courses of study and thirty doctoral programs. Ranked highly by the National Science Foundation among American research universities, UMaine’s research faculty has an international reputation for excellence and the campus’ Fogler Library is the largest in the state. Located on more than 600 acres only a few miles from Bangor, one of Maine’s largest cities, the University of Maine is a major resource not only for education but economic and community development throughout the state as well.

•Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
•3 years of related experience supporting, creating courses, or instructing with Blackboard Learn, or a similar Learning Management System

•Experience in Higher Education

Other Information:
Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application (which includes contact information for 3 references); upload:

1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae

Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening.

The University of Maine System is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Office of Equal Opportunity, University of Maine, 101 North Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469 207-581-1226. TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).