Instructional Technologist

Location
Fairfax, VA
Salary
Commensurate with education and experience.
Posted
Sep 14, 2021
Closes
Sep 15, 2021
Ref
STF10382
Function
Analyst, Research
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
Instructional Technologist

The George Mason University, Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning invites applications for an Instructional Technologist. 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 Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning at George Mason University is currently seeking an Instructional Technologist to work as a team member within the Office of Digital Learning. Instructional Technologists support the development and maintenance of technology-rich teaching and learning by providing development opportunities and technical support related to Mason's learning management system for online, and hybrid courses. This includes support for academic courses, self-paced learning modules, multimedia components, and other training resources for faculty, staff, and students.

Working hours are typically Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm with flexibility to meet business demands as needed.

Responsibilities:

Instructional Technologists are primarily responsible for training, modeling, and assisting faculty and instructional design staff in developing and integrating technology to improve student achievement and learning outcomes.

Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Instructional Design, Graphic Design, Education or related field; or, equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Experience with e-learning authoring tools such as Articulate Storyline and Rise 360;
  • Professional work experience providing technology-related support to faculty and/or related staff (One year of this experience is preferred);
  • Familiarity with instructional technologies, including learning management systems, tool adoption, piloting, and training.
  • Ability to work effectively with non-technical faculty and staff;
  • Ability to translate content into multimedia products in formats including but not limited to: video, audio, graphics, digital animations, and HTML5;
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a project team;
  • Experience supporting faculty in their use of learning management systems;
  • Experience in higher education setting and ability to work in a university environment;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines, simultaneously;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Experience with cloud-based tools such as Office 365 or G-Suite.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in in information technology, instructional design, graphic design, education or related field;
  • Experience with JavaScript (to build custom interactive objects) or graphic design skills (Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator);
  • Conversant in instructional design fundamentals;
  • Conversant in strategies for formative and summative assessment;
  • Expertise collaborating in an agile development team;
  • Experience with Blackboard Learn;
  • Experience with instructional and training video storyboard writing, design, and development.


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For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 03060z at https://jobs.gmu.edu/ ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
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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 jobs.gmu.edu/!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.
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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.

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