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Online Learning Assistant

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Closing date
May 21, 2023

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Analyst, Research
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)

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Online Learning Assistant The George Mason University Libraries is seeking qualified candidates for an Online Learning Assistant opportunity. The Teaching and Learning Team of the University Libraries focuses on the information literacy needs of Mason's diverse undergraduate community. With an emphasis on serving students throughout the Mason Core curriculum, the Teaching and Learning Team creates dynamic and engaging learning experiences, which promote critical thinking and enhance George Mason University's teaching mission for creating a more just world. Through course-based instruction, on-demand workshops, and campus and community outreach, informed by iterative student learning assessment, the Teaching and Learning Team empowers undergraduates to succeed as students and community members. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the Position:The primary purpose of this position is to be an integral member of the Teaching and Learning Team. The incumbent operates independently within a general outline of work to be performed under minimal supervision from the Online Learning Coordinator and Instruction Librarian. This position works effectively and courteously with diverse populations and various educational levels.The incumbent supports online education by providing services to faculty with online teaching responsibilities and to students enrolled in online courses. This includes teaching information literacy classes to lower-level undergraduate students; creating and modifying online learning modules in Blackboard; creating and revising online learning tutorials and providing administrative support to tutorial workflow procedures; and managing the Libraries' YouTube channel. This position also has a number of administrative responsibilities such as monitoring emails related to online learning; monitoring and maintaining content for the Libraries' web pages and online instructional materials; and LibCal administration for virtual reference.This position may work a combination of days, nights, and weekends, depending upon the time of the semester.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent combination of education and experience;Demonstrated proficiency with computer hardware, course management software, web authoring tools, and multimedia creation tools;Demonstrated ability to create learning objects using media authoring and management tools (e.g., Kaltura, CaptureSpace, Photoshop, and Premier Pro);Excellent oral, listening and written communication skills;Demonstrated technology skills including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel;Problem-solving skills, initiative, follow-through, attention to detail;Organizes and manages multiple tasks effectively and efficiently;Strong customer service skills; demonstrated success in working with the public;Ability to work independently, identify and modify work priorities as needed or directed;Ability to work effectively and courteously with diverse populations and varying educational levels;Creativity; motivation; takes initiative and proposes solutions; andAbility to work collaboratively in a team-based environment.Preferred Qualifications:Library public services, particularly reference, instruction and user services programs. Academic library reference and instruction/training experience;Experience using Blackboard as an instructor or course builder;Proficiency with information and research sources (print, electronic), automated library systems, online library catalogs, electronic databases, Internet;Experience with assessment, especially student learning assessment; andFamiliarity with online learning environments.

All applications for this position MUST be submitted online at George Mason's employment page ( Applicants must submit an application, cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses (including e-mail), and phone numbers of three current references. Questions should be directed to Brian Royer (, Office of the Dean of Libraries. Review of applications will begin on April 3, 2023.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.


George Mason University is a university with three campuses, each with a distinctive academic focus that plays a critical role in the economy of its region. At each campus, students, faculty, and staff have full access to all the university's resources, while duplication of programs and support services is minimized through the use of technology. In addition to the main campus in Fairfax, the university has campuses in Arlington and Prince William Counties.

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