Instructional Technology Specialist

Location
New Haven, New Haven County
Posted
Jul 12, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs, Instructional Design
Employment Type
Full Time


Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.


STARS Requisition Number 26230BR
Department Cntr for Lang Stdy
University Job Title Instructional Technology Specialist
Bargaining Unit None
Job Category Managerial & Professional
Type of Employment Full Time
Duration Type Regular
Salary Grade 23
Work Location Central Campus
Worksite Address 370 Temp
Work Week Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Position Focus: The Center for Language Study supports language education across Yale University by providing opportunities for professional development for language faculty and graduate students and by promoting innovate approaches to language instruction. The Center also offers a range of specialized language programs, such as a shared course initiative with peer institutions using distance technology, the English Language Program, and Directed Independent Language Study. Under direction of the Technology Manager, consults with language faculty to determine technical requirements meeting pedagogical needs. Facilitates testing and assessment activities; including management of the desktop/server hardware and software in the computer labs, classrooms and other facilities. Provides instructional technology support and training to language faculty for traditional and distance learning classrooms including researching, recommending and implementing new solutions.
Department URL Address: Click here for more information
Principal Responsibilities 1. Identifies educational objectives and appropriate supporting technologies, and provides expert advice to faculty on course design and development. 2. Assists in the preparation of course materials for online distribution, uploading and organization of course materials, and production of digital resources that will be easily accessible online. 3. Serves as a primary technical support provider. 4. Designs, develops and deploys appropriate assessment tools to measure and evaluate all critical aspects of the online course environment. Researches and develops all necessary materials and benchmarking tools to obtain institutional approval for online courses. Participates in ongoing assessment of the effectiveness of the online course materials. 5. Establishes curricular standards. Assesses the web templates' capacity to accommodate a range of learning goals, instructional approaches, and online activities for courses across the educational curriculum. 6. Manages all online course development initiatives to ensure that program resources will meet expectations, while meeting schedule timeline and budgetary targets. 7. Provides expert advice on effective and efficient online teaching practices. Develops specialized faculty training materials as needed. 8. Develops an online orientation program, and provides ongoing support. Assesses support needs, and advances ongoing improvements accordingly. 9. Ensures the execution of the online program. Serves as a thought leader for online learning throughout the university. 10. Researches and identifies new trends in online learning design and practice. Makes recommendations to enhance and grow the program. 11. Manages relationships with external vendors involved in the production and delivery of courses. 12. May perform other duties as assigned.Required Education and Experience Bachelor's degree in a related field three years of relevant work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Skill/Ability 1: Proven ability to consult with Foreign Language Faculty to determine Technical requirements for online Foreign language instruction.
Required Skill/Ability 2: Ability to meet Foreign Language pedagogical needs.
Required Skill/Ability 3: Ability to facilitate Foreign Language testing and assessment activities.
Required Skill/Ability 4: Proven ability to provide Technology Support and training to Foreign Language faculty for traditional and distance learning classrooms.
Required Skill/Ability 5: Proven ability in online course development.
Weekend Hours Required? Occasional
Evening Hours Required? Occasional
Drug Screen No
Health Screening No
Background Check Requirements All External candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.
Posting Disclaimer The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.
Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

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