Educational Technology & Media Specialist
Position Title: Educational Technology & Media Specialist (ETMS)
# of Openings: 1
Department/Program: Academic Affairs 41000
Work Location: Hybrid On-Site/Remote
Campus Location: Arapahoe Campus
Reports to: TBD
FLSA Classification: Exempt/Salaried
FTE: 100% (40 hrs/week)
Compensation: $50,500 - $58,500 based on prior experience
Naropa University is dedicated to addressing the diverse needs of its student body and the growing demand for hybrid and online courses, degree programs, and enriched digital student experiences. The Innovative Teaching & Learning Lab, a newly established unit within the office of Teaching and Learning Technology, seeks to deliver technologically advanced course content through innovative methods, specifically incorporating contemplative education.As a key member of both the Teaching and Learning Technology Office and the Title III Grant Project Team, the Educational Technology & Media Specialist (ETMS) plays a pivotal role in advising faculty members and the Senior Director of Innovative Teaching and Learning. This involves generating new digital course content for Title III grant-funded programming, advising faculty on content creation, and overseeing the recording, editing, and digitization of audio and video course materials for online learning. The ETMS ensures ADA compliance for non-digitized materials, uploads content to Canvas (Naropa’s Learning Management System), collaborates with the Director of Online Education and Instructional Designers, and provides essential administrative support to drive the success of the Title III Project.Additionally, as an integral member of the Teaching and Learning Technology core team, the ETMS is responsible for delivering Learning Management System (LMS) and educational technology support to faculty and students. Handling Canvas help desk inquiries and troubleshooting requests in a timely manner, the ETMS also collaborates with the Director of Online Education in developing and managing an educational technology/professional development training schedule. Supporting content development and educational technology projects, the ETMS coordinates administrative, technical, and digital activities for the Teaching and Learning Lab throughout the duration of the Title III grant. This position will be in the office at least 3 days/week and 2 days can be remote with an agreement with the Senior Director.
Job Duties & Responsibilities
Communication and Project Management:
•Strategize and execute regular communication with faculty.•Design, coordinate, and manage comprehensive projects.
Content Creation and Training:
•Design and create quality deliverables (PowerPoint slides, video tutorials).•Lead development trainings for online course development.
Digital Learning Resource Management:
•Manage audio/video asset inventory and scheduling.•Present and facilitate discussions with faculty and Title III Team.
Office of Teaching & Learning Technology Responsibilities:
•Lead digital learning resources management for the university.•Provide Instructional Design services and execute assigned projects.
Lab Management and Faculty Support:
•Manage the Lab office and logistics planning.•Lead faculty in procuring and modifying materials for digital delivery.
Educational Technology Support:
•Support faculty with Canvas (LMS) helpdesk.•Coordinate technology training and development for students and faculty.
Research and Recommendations:
•Research and recommend dynamic educational technology software.•Support faculty with course content adaptation and educational technology projects.
What Naropa Requires…
•All job candidates must hold a commitment to co-create a diverse and inclusive community and actively participate in related JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion) professional development regarding the dynamics of privilege and oppression and the impact these have in the workplace.
•All job candidates must demonstrate their level of understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression, and the impact these have on equity, access, and opportunity.
•All job candidates must demonstrate an appropriate level of understanding of and appreciation for the values of Naropa University and the capacity to demonstrate an integration and embodiment of these values as evidenced in work, communication, collaboration styles, and other general workplace behaviors.
•Bachelor’s Degree required in Business, English, Higher Education, Information Technology, Digital Arts or a related field
Minimum length of prior applicable professional experience required:
•2 years experience in the administration of a the learning management system in a higher educational environment;
•2 years experience organizing, posting, storing and doing basic editing with audio and video files.
May prior relevant experience substitute for degree? (If yes, please explain.) ☒Yes ☐No
Minimum Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and/or Competencies Required:
•Substantial understanding of, and competence in, working with technology.
•Experience working with Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, and experience in file sharing. Working knowledge of video and audio recording and editing applications
•An eye for detail and visual composition
•Self-starter with strong organizational and problem-solving skills, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects •Able to produce high-quality materials
•Demonstrated familiarity with digital learning platforms such as learning management systems (Canvas preferred)
•Excellent verbal, written, and technology-based communication skills and excellent customer service and organizational skills.
•Must demonstrate ability to work independently and collaboratively.
•Must demonstrate ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks and projects.
•Understanding of and commitment to upholding the Vision, Mission, and Code of Conduct of Naropa University through aligned personal behaviors, actions, and communications.
•Commitment to co-create a diverse and inclusive community and participate actively in related professional development, including but not limited to Restorative Justice, Dynamics of Privilege and Oppression, and the impact these have in the workplace, Feedback, and commitment to ongoing self-examination.
Qualifications Naropa Would Prefer in Candidates for this Position
•Master’s degree in Instructional Technology, Education, Information Technology/Computer Science, or related field.
•Work experience in higher education.
•Demonstrated success working collaboratively with cross-functional/institutional teams.
•Demonstrated desire to work with college-aged and diverse populations.
•Experience in developing and facilitating educational technology and/or professional development training.
Physical Requirements & Environmental Conditions
During regular daily activities, employee must be able to do the following with or without reasonable accommodation (check all that apply):☐ Stand☐ Walk☒ Sit☐ Run☐ Handle/Finger☐ Bend at the waist☐ Reach above shoulder level☐ Kneel☐ Crouch☐ Crawl During regular daily activities, employee may be exposed to the following:☒ Interruptions/Distractions☐ Heat/Cold☐ Dust☐ Dampness☐ Heights☐ Moving machinery parts☐ Other (please list):